In memory of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

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Research Fellows

This page introduces Researchers and Research Investigators currently affiliated with the DRI and Research Fellows currently working in a wide variety of fields.

Masahiko Murata
Masahiko Murata

  • Present post: Professor, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Human Science (Director, Safety Management Research Laboratory) Kansai University of International Studies
  • Affiliation: April 2012 – March 2016
  • Expertise: Disaster management planning, International cooperation for disaster risk reduction

Kiyomine Terumoto
Kiyomine Terumoto

  • Present post: School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin Univ. Associate Professor
  • Affiliation: April 2005 – March 2010, April 2014 – March 2016
  • Expertise: Disaster Mitigation System,Emergency Management,Recovery and Reconstruction process

Yoko Saito
Yoko Saito

  • Present post: Director, Resaerch Institute for Life:Mamadokoro
  • Affiliation: April 2012 – March 2016
  • Expertise: Local Disaster Management, Gender, International Assistance

Naoki Furumoto
Naoki Furumoto

  • Present post: Project Associate Professor, the Implementation Research and Education System Center for Reducing Disaster Risk ,Kumamoto University
  • Affiliation: April 2013 – March 2016
  • Expertise: Disaster Medicine/Health/Welfare,Disaster Reconstruction,Disaster Management Education,Local Disaster Management Capacity

Ryoga Ishihara
Ryoga Ishihara

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Science, Ryukoku University
  • Affiliation: April 2015 – March 2016
  • Expertise: Community Resilience, Disaster Memorial Transference

Atsuhiro Yamamoto
Atsuhiro Yamamoto

  • Present post: Professor, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Human Science (Director, Safety Management Research Laboratory) Kansai University of International Studies
  • Affiliation: April 2015 – March 2016
  • Expertise: Disaster Management Administration

Takayuki Kido
Takayuki Kido

  • Present post: Reporter’s Desk, News Department, News Information Center
  • Affiliation: May 2014 – September 2015
  • Expertise: Disaster Information, Historical Disasters

Mitsuhiro Nakamura
Mitsuhiro Nakamura

  • Present post: Director (News Programs), NHK Osaka, News Department
  • Affiliation: April 2014 – March 2015
  • Expertise: International Relations, Local Disaster Management

Taketo Oyama
Taketo Oyama

  • Present post: Announcer, NHK Radio Center
  • Affiliation: April 2013 – March 2015
  • Expertise: Disaster Management Information

Hiroaki Takahashi
Hiroaki Takahashi

  • Present post: Seiryu no Kuni Gifu Disaster Management and Mitigation Center
  • Affiliation: April 2014 – March 2015
  • Expertise: Disaster Management Administration

Hiromasa Watanabe
Hiromasa Watanabe

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Fieldwork Internship Support Office, Office for the Setup & Preparation of the Faculty of Collaborative Regional Innovation, Ehime University
  • Affiliation: April 2013 – March 2015
  • Expertise: Anthropogeography, Farm Community Research, Community Assistance, Community Reconstruction

Shinya Kondo
Shinya Kondo

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Center for Education and Research of Community Collaboration, Utsunomiya University
  • Affiliation: October 2005 – March 2010, April 2013 – March 2015
  • Expertise: Disaster Management Measures and Support, Urban Disaster Management

Elizabeth Maly
Elizabeth Maly

  • Present post: Assistant Professor, International Disaster Resilience Laboratory, Human and Social Response Research Division, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
  • Affiliation: April 2012 – March 2014
  • Expertise: Housing Reconstruction

Mayumi Sakamoto
Mayumi Sakamoto

  • Present post: Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University
  • Affiliation: April 2010 – March 2014
  • Expertise: Disaster Reconstruction Assistance, Resettlement Assistance, International Cooperation

Eiko Ishikawa
Eiko Ishikawa

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Urban Development Course, International College of Arts and Sciences, Yokohama City University
  • Affiliation: April 2009 – January 2014
  • Expertise: Urban Development, Disaster Management, Reconstruction Planning

Takehiko Furukoshi
Takehiko Furukoshi

  • Present post: Crisis Management & Disaster Management Section, Crisis Management Department, Nagano Prefecture
  • Affiliation: April 2012 – March 2013
  • Expertise: Disaster Management and Mitigation Policy

Sohei Beniya
Sohei Beniya

  • Present post: Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
  • Affiliation: April 2007 – March 2013
  • Expertise: Local Administration, Urban Planning, Local Economic Revival

Takuma Saeki
Takuma Saeki

  • Present post: Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
  • Affiliation: April 2011 – March 2013
  • Expertise: Earthquake Disaster Management, Risk Management

Tomoya Kamino
Tomoya Kamino

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Gifu University
  • Affiliation: April 2010 – March 2012
  • Expertise: International Humanitarian Support

Yoshihiro Okumura
Yoshihiro Okumura

  • Present post: Assistant Professor and Student of Urban Management (Earthquake Life Science Engineering), Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University / Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
  • Affiliation: April 2008 – March 2012
  • Expertise: Tsunami Disaster Management Engineering, Disaster Management Informatics

Masao Nomura
Masao Nomura

  • Present post: NHK Radio Center
  • Affiliation: July 2011 – June 2012
  • Expertise: Disaster Information, Communication Theory

Seiji Kondo
Seiji Kondo

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Faculty of Safety Science, Kansai University
  • Affiliation: April 2009 – March 2011, July 2011 – June 2012
  • Expertise: Disaster Information, Media Theory

Takeshi Noda
Takeshi Noda

  • Present post: A Reporter, Medical Welfare Department, The Mainichi Newspapers
  • Affiliation: April 2010 – March 2011
  • Expertise: Disaster News Pedagogy

Yuki Sadaike
Yuki Sadaike

  • Present post: Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research (CIDIR), Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo
  • Affiliation: April 2010 – March 2011
  • Expertise: Disaster Sociology, Community Sociology, Disaster Management Pedagogy

Sumiyuki Matsumoto
Sumiyuki Matsumoto

  • Present post: Section manager, Lake Shinji and Nakaumi Policy Section, Environmental Policy Division, Department of Environment and Civic Affairs, Shimane prefectural government
  • Affiliation: April 2009 – March 2010
  • Expertise: Disaster Management Administration

Shingo Nagamatsu
Shingo Nagamatsu

  • Present post: Professor, Graduate School of Safety Science, Kansai University
  • Affiliation: April 2002 – March 2007, April 2009 – March 2010
  • Expertise: Public Policy, Local Economic Revival, Development & Disaster Management

Kenji Koshiyama
Kenji Koshiyama

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Safety Science, Kansai University
  • Affiliation: April 2002 – March 2010
  • Expertise: Urban Safety Planning, Urban Reconstruction Planning

Hironori Nishijima
Hironori Nishijima

  • Present post: Department Director, Society Department, Osaka Editorial Office, Nikkei Inc.
  • Affiliation: April 2009 – March 2010
  • Expertise: Disaster Information

Sadanori Hamada
Sadanori Hamada

  • Present post: Nuclear Safety Policy Section, Crisis Management Bureau, Tottori Prefecture
  • Affiliation: April 2008 – March 2009
  • Expertise: Disaster Management Administration

Nagahisa Hirayama
Nagahisa Hirayama

  • Present post: Principal Investigator, R&D Promotion Office, Center for Materials Cycles and Waste Management Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • Affiliation: April 2003 – November 2008
  • Expertise: Water Supply Engineering, Environmental Sanitary Engineering, Crisis Management Measures

Keisuke Kubota
Keisuke Kubota

  • Present post: Editorial Board Member and Columnist, Nikkei Inc.
  • Affiliation: April 2008 – March 2009
  • Expertise: BCP

Atsuo Takahashi
Atsuo Takahashi

  • Present post: Chief, Society Department, West Head Office, Yomiuri Shimbun
  • Affiliation: April 2008 – March 2009
  • Expertise: Disaster Mitigation, Disaster Management Related News

Tamiyo Kondo
Tamiyo Kondo

  • Present post: Associate Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University
  • Affiliation: April 2003 – September 2008
  • Expertise: Urban Reconstruction Planning, Government Crisis Response & Organization

Hiroyoshi Horii
Hiroyoshi Horii

  • Present post: Editorial Board Member, Tokyo Head Office, Yomiuri Shimbun
  • Affiliation: July 2007 – June 2009
  • Expertise: Disaster News, Disaster Management Pedagogy

Kenji Harada
Kenji Harada

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Center for Integrated Research and Education of Natural Hazards
  • Affiliation: April 2005 – March 2008
  • Expertise: Tsunami Disaster Management Engineering

Shinichi Mizunaka
Shinichi Mizunaka

  • Present post: Director, Nuclear Safety Policy Section, Crisis Management Bureau, Tottori Prefecture
  • Affiliation: April 2007 – March 2008
  • Expertise: Initial Response, Mountain Disaster Management, Professional Engineer (Woodland Civil Engineering)

Masaru Kawanishi
Masaru Kawanishi

  • Present post: Editorial Board Member, Science Department, Osaka Head Office, Yomiuri Shimbun
  • Affiliation: July 2006 – June 2007
  • Expertise: Disaster Information, Earthquake Disaster Management

Shingo Suzuki
Shingo Suzuki

  • Present post: Principal Investigator, Resilient Disaster Management and Mitigation Research Promotion Center, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
  • Affiliation: April 2006 – March 2007
  • Expertise: Tsunami Disaster Management Engineering

Kei Horie
Kei Horie

  • Present post: Team Leader, Risk Measurement and Assessment Team, General Research Department, InterRisk Research Institute & Consulting
  • Affiliation: April 2006 – March 2007
  • Expertise: Architectural and Seismic Engineering, Urban Safety Management Science

Makoto Yasutomi
Makoto Yasutomi

  • Present post: Professor, Department of Social Studies of Disaster Management, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Kobe Gakuin University
  • Affiliation: July 2005 – June 2006
  • Expertise: Disaster News

Kunihiro Fukutome
Kunihiro Fukutome

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Department of Life Design for Safety and Amenity, Tohoku Institute of Technology
  • Affiliation: July 2002 – April 2006
  • Expertise: Geography, Urban Planning, Urban Disaster Management

Shunichi Koshimura
Shunichi Koshimura

  • Present post: Professor, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics for Disaster Management, Hazard and Risk Evaluation Research Division, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
  • Affiliation: April 2002 – April 2005
  • Expertise: Tsunami Disaster Management Engineering

Yukari Ito
Yukari Ito

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Center for International Education and Exchange, Osaka University
  • Affiliation: October 2003 – March 2005
  • Expertise: Medical Economy, Public Policy, Social Security

Mashiho Suga
Mashiho Suga

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Safety Science, Kansai University
  • Affiliation: April 2002 – March 2005
  • Expertise: Disaster Sociology, Local Disaster Management, Civic Action

Yasunori Hada
Yasunori Hada

  • Present post: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Yamanashi
  • Affiliation: April 2002 – January 2005
  • Expertise: Urban Earthquake Disaster Management, Lifelines

Yuuka Karatani
Yuuka Karatani

  • Present post: Professor, Faculty of Urban Science, Meijo University
  • Affiliation: April 2002 – September 2003
  • Expertise: Urban Disaster Management Planning