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

Research

Full-Time Researchers

>> Hiroshi Tajihi
>> Taku Sugano
>> Hironobu Nakabayashi
>> Anna Matsukawa
>> Aya Tsujioka
>> Yang Zi
>> Naoko Kisaku
>> Yasuhito Kawata
>> Masakazu Kiyama

Hiroshi Tajihi, Director, Research Department
Hiroshi Tajihi, Director, Research Department

  • Expertise
    Public Administration on Disaster Management, International Disaster Management
  • Background
    -Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kansai University, March 1985
    -Joined the Hyogo Prefectural Government (HPG), April 1985
    -eputy Director for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness, Cabinet Office of Japan, April 2005 – March 2007
    -Assistant Director, Project Planning & Coordination Division, Disaster Management & Planning Bureau, HPG, April 2007 – March 2009
    -Lead & Project Section Director, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, April 2009 – March 2011
    -Deputy Director, Tourism Promotion Division, Industry, Employment & International Affairs Department, HPG, April 2011 – March 2014
    -Director, International Affairs Promotion Department, Hyogo International Association, April 2014 – March 2015
    -Director, International Economic Development Division, International Affairs Bureau, Industry, Employment & International Affairs Department, HPG, April 2015 – March 2017
    -Director, International Relations Division, International Affairs Bureau, Industry, Employment & International Affairs Department, HPG, April 2017 – March 2018
    -Obtained present post in April 2018

Taku Sugano, Researcher
Taku Sugano, Researcher

  • Expertise
    Disaster Reconstruction Assistance, Resettlement Assistance, Anthropogeography
  • Background

    • Graduated from the Department of Force and Biomaterials Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University in March 2005.
    • Completed a program at the Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University in March 2007.
    • Researcher/Consultant, Consulting Division, Nomura Research Institute, April 2007 – March 2010.
    • Office Director, Planning & Research Office Director (and other posts), Personal Support Center, July 2011 – March 2014.
    • Partially completed doctoral program in geography at the Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University in March 2014.
    • Obtained present post in April 2014.

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Hironobu Nakabayashi, Researcher
Hironobu Nakabayashi, Researcher

  • Expertise
    Crisis Management Studies, International Relations, Governance Theory, Security Studies (Non-Traditional Security Studies)
  • Background

    • Graduated from Department of History, Ritsumeikan University in March 2000
    • Finished Master`s course at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University in March 2002.
    • Completed Doctor course at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University in March 2008 (Receiving Ph.D in Media and Governance in March 2010).
    • Employed as Associate Researcher / Chief Researcher at Japan’s Independent Institute Inc. during February 2006 – September 2010.
    • Employed as Research Fellow at Meiji University Research Center for Crisis and Contingency Management during December 2009 – February 2013.
    • Employed as Fellow at Okinawa Prefectural Government Exective office of the Governor Regional Security Policy Division during February 2013 – March 2016.
    • Obtained present post in April 2016.

Anna Matsukawa, Researcher
Anna Matsukawa, Researcher

  • Expertise
    Environmental Criminology, Sociological Criminology, Crime Prevention, Disaster Mitigation, Social Capital, People with Special Need at the Time of Disaster
  • Background

    • 2002, Graduated from Osaka Jogakuin Senior High School
    • 2005, Graduated from Santa Monica College (Liberal Arts)
    • 2007, Graduated from University of California, Irvine (Criminology, Law and Society)
    • 2010, Graduated from Graduated School of Sociology, Doshisha University (Sociology MA)
    • 2013, Completed from Graduated School of Sociology, Doshisha University (Sociology D)
    • 2014, Earned PhD (Sociology) at Doshisha University
    • From 2013 through 2016, obtained as an Associate Researcher at Doshisha University.
    • April 2016, Obtained present post.

Aya Tsujioka, Researcher
Aya Tsujioka, Researcher
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Yang Zi, Researcher
Yang Zi, Researcher
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Naoko Kisaku, Researcher
Naoko Kisaku, Researcher
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Yasuhito Kawata, Researcher
Yasuhito Kawata, Researcher
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Masakazu Kiyama, Researcher
Masakazu Kiyama, Researcher
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