He Bing

 

  Name:He Bing
  Department: Graduate School of International Development & Cooperation
  Course: Social Implementation
  Research Field: Japanese Railway Privatization
  Supervisor: Yoshida Yuichiro

Career and Academic Background before TAOYAKA Program

Before joining the Taoyaka Program, I graduated from Beijing Normal University. Between September 2010 to July 2014, I studied in the College of Resources Science & Technology in BNU as an undergraduate student. At that time, my major was Resource Science and Engineering which taught graduates skills in management ability and innovation ability. During the four years in BNU, I got some research experience in regional development. For example, between December, 2011 and April, 2013, I took charge of an undergraduate program to conduct research on “Intensive use of education land—taking BNU for example”. In the summer of 2012, I conducted research on “Community Inventory and Regional Community Sifting in mountains of northwest China”. This one month field work in the mountains was quite unforgettable. In the summer of 2013, I went to do field work in Susong County for my undergraduate thesis which was about wetland ecotourism in Huayang River. My most important experience was an exchange in Yokohama National University in January 2014). During this short term exchange in Japan, we did research on Aging Population.   Half a year later, I came to Japan again.

Research Plan in TAOYAKA Program

My current research interest is about the influence of Japanese Railway Privatization on benefits for Railway Passengers. As the Japanese National Railway became privatized, the conventional railway became less convenient and less comfortable, for example taking more time and making more changes than before because of the policy. Therefore, I want to conduct research on time cost and fare cost of Shinkansen and Zairaisen before and after 1987 (privatization). During the research, I make investigation between 12 stations with 30 random target arriving time in 1982 and 2015. Then use DID (difference in difference) method to analysis the benefit loss caused by Railway Privatization. This research will be important to people who live in disadvantaged areas who only have Zairaisen.

Career Plan after TAOYAKA Program

After graduating from the Taoyaka Program, I want to continue my research on transportation economics, especially research on transportation improvement in rural area. If possible, I want to work in a NGO which focuses on rural infrastructure improvement and use my professional knowledge to draw people’s attention to the transportation conditions in disadvantage areas. This will not only make local people’s travel more convenient, but also will make a great contribution to local economic development. Working in a university will also be a good choice because I can have the chance to work on my interest. Anyway, no matter where I finally work, I want to use my knowledge learned from the Taoyaka Program to make a contribution to the development for disadvantaged areas.