Academic Mentors

  • Culture Creation Course

Name and Affiliation Research Topics

OKAHASHI Hidenori
Affiliation: Program Coordinator / Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Division of Humanities
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Human Geography, Economic Geography, and Contemporary India Area Studies

TOMOZAWA Kazuo
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Division of Humanities/ Director of the Center for Contemporary India Studies
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Human Geography with emphasis on Economic Geography and Urban Geography

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Exploring New Possibilities through Hiroshima University’s Long-Standing Research on India”

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KAWANISHI Hidemichi
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Division of Humanities
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Comparative Studies of Japanese Culture, Local history of Japan and Modern history of Japan, Japanese History

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “How were disadvantaged areas born? Exploring the hidden possibilities of areas”

OTA Atsushi
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
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History
East Asian history, Southeast Asian history, and historical relations between these regions and Japan

FUNCK, Carolin
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
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Tourism Geography
Sustainable tourism
Marine leisure and tourism
Tourism development in Japan
Citizen participation in urban development in Japan and Germany

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Initiatives to identify development, growth and sustainable tourism in disadvantaged regions”

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MAHARJAN, Keshav Lall
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies
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Regional Research in South Asia
Rural Economics; issues related to agricultural economy and rural dynamics
South Asian Studies; issues related to socio-economy of South Asia

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “What are the measures necessary for modern technology to improve the various inconveniences inherent in disadvantaged areas?”

 

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SEKI Koki

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies
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Cultural Anthropology
Area Studies of Southeast Asia, Cultural Anthropology of Development, Environment, and Peace

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Understanding the living cultures of asian regions, to become leaders with a broad perspective!”

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TOGAWA Masahiko
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
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Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology of South Asia
Comparative Studies on Asian Cultures
Theories and Practices of Regional Studies related to the issues of
Development, Conflict, and Religion

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Southern Asia is a region with high potentials, and much can be learned through interactions”

NAKAYA Ayami

Affiliation: Associate Professor, International Center and Graduate School for Education, Program in Education and Human Science
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Comparative and International Education

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KUMAHARA Yasuhiro
Affiliation: Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Education, Research Center for Regional Geography
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Physical Geography, Geomorphology

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Learning method to understanding origin of landform in disadvantaged areas”

  • Technical Creation Course

Name and Affiliation Research Topics

ISHII Idaku
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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High-speed and Real-time Vision
Sensory Information Processing
Hyper-human Robotics

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “How Advanced Robotics Technology Brings Change to Disadvantaged Regions”

TSUJI Toshio
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Biological systems engineering, Human motion analysis, Bioelectric signal processing, Medical electronics

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Using cybernetics theory to link people with machines and connect developing nations with advanced technology”

NISHIZAKI Ichirou
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Social informatics, System engineering, Game theory, Decision making

Game theory, multiattribute utility analysis, simulation analysis, artificial agent modeling, network analysis, nonlinear data analysis, and application for electricity market

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Acquiring the methodology to obtain rational results when decisions are required”

YORINO Naoto
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Control system engineering, Electric power and energy system
Voltage stability
Research mainly concerned with large-scale, complex and nonlinear electric power systems

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Taking up the challenge to resolve energy issues. An important task linked to Japan’s future”

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TAKAHASHI Katsuhiko
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Industrial Engineering
Research on design, planning and control techniques of large-scale, complicated manufacturing systems and supply chains

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Developing production system and production management system that are compatible with the user country”

YAMAMOTO Toru
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Control Engineering
Research and education on system control technology and digital signal processing

TAKAKI Takeshi
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Robotics Engineering

ZOGA Yoshifumi
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Electric Power System Engineering

KURITA Yuichi
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of System Cybernetics
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Human Engineering

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MATSUMURA Yukihiko
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering
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Energy Engineering

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Giving assistance of biomass effective utilization technology in the less favored region”

MIURA Michiko
Affiliation: Professor, HiSIM Research Center
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Measurement of mesoscopic carrier transport in ultimately small devices and development of simulation models for their electric response aiming at circuit-performance predictions, and development of organic devices enabling ultimate electrical control.

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Ability to create not necessary a state-of-the art solution, but the optimum solution for that region”

HIGASHI Seiichirou
Affiliation: Professor,
Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Department of Semiconductor Electronics and Integration Science
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Research on novel thin-film semiconductor processing techniques such as crystalline growth, low-temperature deposition of insulator films, and junction formation and their application to large-area electronics (solar cells, flat panel displays, etc) and ULSI devices.

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MATTAUSCH Hans Jurgen
Affiliation: Professor, Research Institute for Nanodevice & Bio System (RNBS)
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Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Department of Semiconductor Electronics and Integration Science
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Flexible and intelligent information-processing systems based on memories with fast, low-power data-access and pattern-matching functionality as well as multi-port capability. Architecture and circuit technologies for LSIs, which realize learning and recognition capability.

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Leaving LIS with human-like recognition functions to society”

YOKOYAMA Shin
Affiliation: Professor, Research Institute for Nanodevice & Bio System (RNBS)
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Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Department of Semiconductor Electronics and Integration Science
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Research on nanoprocess technologies to make higher density of large-scale-integrated-circuits (LSIs), on-chip optical interconnection instead of global metal interconnection to enhance the operation speed, and research on biosensors using the optoelectronic technologies.

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KADOYA Yutaka
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Department of Quantum Matter
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Investigation of ultrafast phenomena in quantum matter, development of semiconductor  devices for generation, control, and detection of THz electrical signals, and photon-based quantum state control of light and matter.

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “From cutting edge research on light and electromagnetic waves, to their effective application and practical use in society”

KATO Junichi
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Department of Molecular Biotechnology
Major: Applied Microbiology, Bioengineering
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Environmental Biotechnology: Development of new biotechnology for bio-remediation, bioprevention, and biomonitoring. Chemical Biotechnology: Development of bioprocess for production of fine and commodity chemicals using solvent tolerant bacteria

YAMAMOTO Tamiji
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Department of Environmental Dynamics Management
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Environmental Dynamic Analysis
  • Social Implementation Course

Name and Affiliation Research Topics

FUJIWARA Akimasa
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Transportation planning methods, evaluation of transport policies,
and sustainable development and transport

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Contributing to the growth of disadvantaged regions from the perspective of environmental and energy issues”

KANEKO Shinji
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Study on Sustainable Development for Developing Countries
Environmental Policy Studies in Asia

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Training Exports to Identify and Resolve Transportation Issues”

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ZHANG Junyi
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Urban activity/travel behavior models and survey methods,
regional/urban development and transportation, tourism policy, urban
and transportation issues in developing countries

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “What’s needed to solve societal problems is to make people who are actually living in that society understand them”

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ICHIHASHI Masaru
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Quantitative Comparison for Asian Economy, International and
Regional Studies of Economy, Analysis for Industrial Development,
Japanese Economic System, Economics Statistics Analysis

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Understanding the mechanisms that causes poverty and investigating politics that could lead to economic development”

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YOSHIDA Yuichiro
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Study on the Optimal Social Capital and the Public Policy towards the Economic Growth and Development
Comparative Macroeconomic Analysis in Developing Countries

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “Disadvantaged areas–not necessarily remote areas. They are within us.”

GOTO Daisaku
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Applied Microeconomics for Development and Environmental Policy Studies
Lab and Field Experiments in Development and Environmental Economics

KAWATA Keisuke
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
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Applied Microeconomics for Development and Environmental Policy Studies
Lab and Field Experiments in Development and Environmental Economics

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KAWANO Noriyuki
Affiliation: Professor, Institute for Peace Science / Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science
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Peace Studies; especially focusing on the global nuclear damages

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “How is peaceful society of coexistence ahieved, and for whom? Our initiative takes this as the staring point”

KUBOTA Tetsu
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
Division of Development Science
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Building and urban environmental science for achieving sustainable
development in developing world

TRAN Dang Xuan
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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Agrobiology/ Plant Science

Han Soo LEE
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Relative sea-level rise estimation and projection, Climate change and coastal hazards, preparedness and mitigation, Evaluation and prediction of renewable energy, Natural hazards and earth system modeling

KAKINAKA Makoto
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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International Economics, Public Choice and Policy Analysis, Banking and Financial Systems

Chikaraishi Makoto
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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Engineering, Civil engineering, Civil engineering project, Traffic engineering

KAWAI Kenji
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Concrete engineering, Structural materials

OHASHI Akiyoshi
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major: Biological wastewater treatment, Energy recovery by microbes
Nitrogen and phosphorous removal, Microbial community analysis
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Biological wastewater treatment
Energy recovery from biomass by microbes
Nitrogen and Phosphorous removal
Microbial community analysis
Analysis and modelling of behavior of trace toxic chemicals in air and water environments
Application of membrane filtration technique on wastewater treatment

>> MENTOR INTERVIEW “What technology can be used in developing nations to resolve energy and environmental issues?”

TSUKAI Makoto
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major: Regional Plan, Statistical Analysis
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Regional Plan, Statistical Analysis

 

  • Cooperative Mentors

Name and Affiliation Research Topics

AIDA Misako
Affiliation: Vice President
(University Management Planning) and Professor, Graduate School of Science
Department of Chemistry
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Quantum Chemistry, Biophysics

SAKURAI Riho
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education and Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies
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Educational Development, Comparative and International Education