Professional Mentors

Professional Mentors

Professional mentors participate in our program from autonomous communities in disadvantaged area, public service, organizations which conduct human resource development programs, universities abroad, and companies with leading-edge technologies. They engage in advising and evaluating our students practicaly in lectures and seminars, career support, and Qualifying Examinations.

 

 

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Victorino Aquitania

Organization

Regional Director, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat

Degree

MA in Public Administration

Current specialty

Public administration

Career

1992 MA in Public Administration, Baguio Central University

1944 Developer, Local Governments in Baguio City

2002 Regional Director, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia

Publication

“Final Report of Study of on Practice Diffusion and Adoption Process under the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Program in the Philippines,” 2008.

 Message

I have confidence that students of the TAOYAKA Program will become movers and shakers in their respective fields and eventually become “Change Makers” in their own country, if not globally!

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David Eaton

Organization

Professor, Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor of Natural Resource Policy Studies, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Degree

Ph.D. of Environmental and Engineering

 Current specialty

Consensus formation

Career

1976 Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor of Natural Resource Policy Studies, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

1991 Associate Professor, LBJ school of Public affairs, UT Natural Resource Policy Studies, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin-Austin

2009 Visiting Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University

 Message

You have an opportunity to achieve excellence as professionals and scholars, as well as ethical leaders. To create a society of coexistence will require all of your creativity, your courage, your humility and your capacity to choose what is reasonable and responsible.

Begum Nurjahan 
Organization Managing Director, Grameen Shakti
Ram Prasad Dhital
Organization Executive Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology Government of Nepal
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S. Paul Sumitro

Organization

President and CEO, Smart Sensys LLC, IL

Degree

Ph.D. of Engineering

Current specialty

Monitering Engineering

Career

1992 Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Cum Laude
Institute Technologi Bandung, Indonesia

1997 Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Ph.D.), Summa Cum Laude, Yokohama National University, Japan

2010 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 

1997 Structure Design and Analysis, Japan Structure Eng. and Computer Corp.

2012 President and CEO, Smart Sensys LLC, IL, USA 

Publication

“Application of Smart 3-D Laser Scanner in Structural Health Monitoring, Proc. Of the World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, ” (joint authorship), Chongqing and Nanjing, China, May 22-27, 2007

“GPS_based Remote Optical Monitoring System (UAV) for Structural Inspection,” (joint authorship), Proc. Of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, USA, June 16-20, 2013.

 Message

Asprospective Grobal Leaders, TAOYAKA PROGRAM enriches you knowledge and knowhow to actualize a Co-exisperity society.

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Hassan Virji

Organization

Executive Director, International START Secretariat

Degree

Ph.D. of Metrology

Current specialty

Integrated research of climatic variation risk management  

Career

 

1979 Ph.D. of Meteorology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1973 Assistant Professor, Department of Metrology, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

1979 Research faculty, Center for Climatic Research and the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1983 Associate Program Director, Climate Dynamics Program, US National Science Foundation.

1992 Executive Director, International START Secretariat.

 Publication

“Say you want a revolution: Transforming Education and Capacity Building in Response to Global Change,” (co-author), Environmental Science & Policy, 28,  48-59, April 2013. 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.011

“Capacity Building to support knowledge systems for resilient development-approaches, actions, and needs,” (co-author), Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4, 115-121, February 2012.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2012.01.005

 Message

I hope you become “driving forces” of TAOYAKA program and be Global Leaders fosters by Taoyaka program. Together we can attain peaceful, and sustainable diverse society!

岡本卓慈
Takuji Okamoto
 

Organization

President, Keisoku Research Consultant Co.

Degree

Bachelor of Engineering
 Current specialty

Metrology

 Career

1977 Hiroshima University, B. of Engineering, School of Engineering

 1977 Keisoku Research Consultant Co.

Publication

“Measurement and Visualization Techniques of Strain Using Moir Fringes,” (joint authorship) , Journal of JSEM, 12(3), 201-206, 2012.

“The application of the frequency-shifted feedback laser optional coordinates measurement system for field measurement of bridges in service,” (joint authorship), paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring on Intelligent Infrastructure, 22-24 July, 2009.

Message 

I would like to support students’ researches, developing some infrastructure monitoring technology

Kazuyuki Kawamoto

Organization

Special Adviser, The Chugoku Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Mamoru Yamada

Organization

Manager, Micron Technology, Inc., Fab15 HR GA

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Masayuki Moriyama

Organization

President, Vital LEAD Co. LTD.
Degree Ph.D. of Engineering

 Current specialty

Transportation planning, rural planning
 Career

2004 Ph.D. of Engineering, Hiroshima university, Graduate school of IDEC

1983 Konoike Instruction Co. LTD.

1985 Izutech Coproration

1998 President, Moriyama Regional Planning Research Institution Co. LTD.

2005 President, Vital LEAD Co.LTD  (renamed from Moriyama Regional Planning Research Institution Co. LTD.)

Publication

“Public transportation policies in rural area,”  The Japanese journal of real estate sciences, 26(4), 96-101, 2013.

“Izumo Taisha Shrine Pilgrimage Development : Prosperity through Walking Tour Promotion,” Transportation & economics, 72(2), 53-57, 2013.

 Message

My doctoral research which is related to design for social implementation later became the foundation of my company.

Study hard with diversity of perspectives!

藤山様
Ko Fujiyama
Organization Research Producer, Mountainous Region Research Center / Professor, Partner Graduate School of The University of Shimane

Current specialty

Ph.D. of Management

Current specialty

Rural Management
Career

2008 Ph.D. of Management, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of  Social Sciences, Department of Management studies

1991 Chugoku Comunity Renovation Center Co.LTD

1998-present Research Producer, Mountaious Region Research Center

2009-present Professor, Partner Graduate School of The University of Shimane

Publication

“Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Countryside,” The Japanese Association of Rural Medicine, 61(6), 862-66, May 2013.

“Recent Development of GIS for Planning and Management in Mountainous Region in Shimane,” Journal of the Japanese Society of Imagination, Drainage , 75(10), 893-97, October 2007.

 Message

Let’s create sustainable societies from each regions! 

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Syuichi Ikeda
Organization Director General, JICA Chugoku International Center
Degree

Master (Environmental Sciences)

Current specialty 

Development cooperation, nature conservation cooperation

Career

1985 Master of Environmental Sciences, The University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Live and Environmental Sciences 

1985 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

2013 Director, JICA Thailand Office

2016 Director General, JICA Chugoku International Center

Message

“Naimono-wa-nai!” (“What we haven’t got we do without!”)

This is a slogan of Ama-cho, Oki Island. One meaning of the slogan is the wotn does not need what the town does not have. But the other way to read it is that the town has got everything they need. I think this is a key of development cooperation and rural revitalization in Japan. What do you think?

Shizuya Haru

Organization

Chugoku Bureu of Economy, Trade and Industry
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Katsunobu Shirakawa
Organization Chief Curator, Hiroshima Prefecture Kitahiroshia-cho Board of Education

Degree

Ph.D.

Current specialty

Ecology

Career

2003 Ph.D., Hiroshima University, IDEC

2003  Chief Curator, Hiroshima Prefecture Kitahiroshia-cho Board of Education, Natural History Museum of Geihoku

Publication

“The 30-month progress of Geihoku Sedoyama Restoration Project,” Bulletin of Kansai Organization for Nature Conservation, 37(1), 21-24,  2015.

“Economic Value Evaluation of Grassland at Ungetsu Mountain from the Standpoint of Residents,” (co-author), Journal of Rural Planning Association, 32 (special issue), 191-196,2013.

Message

Since it’s been obvious that “sustainable society” is unfeasible with centralized cities, accumulated and indigenous knowledge and culture in each area are essential. Let’s study together and create a new society.

 
Prakash Chandra Tiwari
Organization Professor of Deography, Kumaon Universiy, India

Degree

Ph.D.

Current specialty Geography
Career

1984 Ph.D. of Geography, Kumaon University

1987 Assistant Director, NationalInstitute of Rural Development, Govt of India

1988 Assistant Professor of Geography, Kumaon University National India

1989 Associate  Professor of Geography, Kumaon University National India

2007 Professor of Geograpgy, Kumaon Unibrsity, National India

Publication

Tiwari, P.C. and Joshi, B. (2015): Climate Change and Rural Out-migration in Himalaya, International Journal of “Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological System” (CASES), 2: 8–25

Tiwari, P.C. and Joshi, B. (2015): Local and Regional Institutions and Environmental Governance in Hindu Kush Himalaya, “Environmental Science and Policy,” 49, 66-74.