Faculty Members

Faculty Members

The GSS Program is jointly run by nine graduate schools and three institutes. Thus, the Faculty Members consist of professors having diverse academic backgrounds and practical experiences.

Table 4 – Faculty Members of Kyoto University in charge of the Program
 
TitleNameGraduate SchoolDivision/Department
Executive DirectorMasao KITANOExecutive Director / Executive Vice-President
Director: ProfessorKaoru TAKARADisaster Prevention Research Institute(Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Engineering)
Vice Director: ProfessorMasato SHIOTANIResearch Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Science)
Vice Dean: ProfessorShoko SUZUKIGraduate School of EducationDivision of Educational Studies
ProfessorAkira KAITOGraduate School of EducationDivision of Clinical Studies of Education
Associate ProfessorYasue TAKAHASHIGraduate School of EducationDivision of Clinical Studies of Education
ProfessorTakanori IDAGraduate School of EconomicsDepartment of Economics
Associate ProfessorMasaki KUSANOGraduate School of EconomicsDepartment of Economics
ProfessorKazurou HIRAHARAGraduate School of ScienceDivision of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Vice Dean: ProfessorShigeo YODENGraduate School of ScienceDivision of Earth and Planetary Sciences
ProfessorTakao HIRAJIMAGraduate School of ScienceDivision of Earth and Planetary Sciences
ProfessorKaoru KOIKEGraduate School of MedicineMedicine
ProfessorAkio KOIZUMIGraduate School of MedicineSchool of Public Health
ProfessorMasahiro KIHARAGraduate School of MedicineSchool of Public Health
Associate ProfessorMasako KIHARAGraduate School of MedicineSchool of Public Health
ProfessorFumitoshi MATSUNOGraduate School of EngineeringMechanical Engineering and Science
ProfessorTakashi HOSODAGraduate School of EngineeringUrban Management
ProfessorSatoshi FUJIIGraduate School of EngineeringUrban Management
ProfessorMakoto KIMURAGraduate School of EngineeringCivil and Earth Resources Engineering
ProfessorYasuto TACHIKAWAGraduate School of EngineeringCivil and Earth Resources Engineering
ProfessorKazunori HARADAGraduate School of EngineeringArchitecture and Architectural Engineering
ProfessorHirohisa TAKANOGraduate School of EngineeringEnvironmental Engineering
ProfessorYutaka OKUMOTOGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Agronomy and Horticultural Science
ProfessorTatsuhiko SHIRAIWAGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Agronomy and Horticultural Science
ProfessorKaoru KITAJIMAGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Forest and Biomaterials Science
ProfessorMamoru KANZAKIGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Forest and Biomaterials Science
ProfessorKenichiro KOSUGIGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Forest and Biomaterials Science
ProfessorToru MatohGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Applied Life Sciences
Associate ProfessorYoshitaka TAKANOGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Applied Biosciences
ProfessorYoshiko KOSUGIGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Environmental Science and Technology
ProfessorHiroshi SHIMIZUGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Environmental Science and Technology
ProfessorKouichi KURIYAMAGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Natural Resource Economics
ProfessorKazuhiro IRIEGraduate School of AgricultureDivision of Food Science and Biotechnology
ProfessorShinya TAKEDAGraduate School of Asian and African Area StudiesDivision of Southeast Asian Area Studies
Associate ProfessorTakuro FURUSAWAGraduate School of Asian and African Area StudiesDivision of Southeast Asian Area Studies
ProfessorMasayoshi SHIGETAGraduate School of Asian and African Area StudiesDivision of African Area Studies
ProfessorJuichi ITANIGraduate School of Asian and African Area StudiesDivision of African Area Studies
ProfessorJunji KIYONOGraduate School of Global Environmental StudiesDepartment of Natural Resources
ProfessorTakeshi KATSUMIGraduate School of Global Environmental StudiesDepartment of Technology and Ecology
ProfessorMasaki TAKAOKAGraduate School of Global Environmental StudiesDepartment of Global Ecology
ProfessorSatoshi HOSHINOGraduate School of Global Environmental StudiesDepartment of Global Ecology
Director: ProfessorToshitaka TSUDAResearch Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere(Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Informatics: Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Science)
Associate ProfessorHiroyuki HASHIGUCHIResearch Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Science)
ProfessorHiroyuki YANOResearch Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere(Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Agriculture)
ProfessorToshiaki UMEZAWAResearch Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere(Division of Applied Life Sciences, Agriculture)
ProfessorKatsuya YAMORIDisaster Prevention Research Institute(Department of Social Informatics, Infromatics)
ProfessorTetsuya SUMIDisaster Prevention Research Institute(Urban Management, Engineering)
ProfessorTomoharu HORIDisaster Prevention Research Institute(Urban Management, Engineering)
ProfessorHajime NAKAGAWADisaster Prevention Research Institute(Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Engineering)
ProfessorMasayoshi NAKAJIMADisaster Prevention Research Institute(Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Engineering)
ProfessorHiroshi KAWASEDisaster Prevention Research Institute(Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Engineering)
ProfessorJames Jiro MORIDisaster Prevention Research Institute(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Science)
ProfessorHirohiko ISHIKAWADisaster Prevention Research Institute(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Science)
Associate ProfessorKazuyoshi NISHIJIMADisaster Prevention Research Institute
Director: ProfessorYasuyuki KONOCenter for Southeast Asian Studies(Division of Global Area Studies, ASAFAS)
ProfessorMitsuaki NISHIBUCHICenter for Southeast Asian Studies(Division of Southeast Asian Area Studies, ASAFAS)

Program-Specific Professors

Program-Specific Professors provide lectures and practical curriculum, and assist Program students as mentors in learnning about the Global Survivability Studies and to take courses.

Table 5 – Program-Specific Professors
 
 TitleName
Associate ProfessorShimpei Kudo
He is a specialist of the Attachment theory and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy concerning establishment and development of safety and security in human mind and psychological problems led by negative effects on it. In specific, his focus is on how environment and trauma in early development affect occurrence of an individual's problem, among other things, criminal actions, and how his/her rehabilitation is possible at the individual/societal level. Non-profit corporation to support criminals' rehabilitation is his field.
Associate ProfessorMasanori Katsuyama
My specialty is Forest Hydrology. Hydrology is the science that deals with the waters above and below the land surfaces of the Earth, and Forest Hydrology especially discuss how the activity of the creature called the forest affects the water cycle as well as water quality in mountainous area. I collect water samples in my research field every month, and measure the water quality and think about runoff generation processes. A variety of students gather in GSS. I hope you all to acquire the ability to logically understand the natural science phenomenon regardless of your discipline, because this ability is the most basic ability to deal with the risk of the global environmental change.
Associate ProfessorMinako Jen Yoshikawa
Crossing over Public Health, Business Administration, and Geopolitics, my interdisciplinary research aims to empower societies with abilities to respond better towards health threats. In particular, I am interested in improving social measures to mitigate damage that can be caused by outbreaks of mosquito-borne viral infections. My main study field is the Republic of Singapore, a global travel destination, where frequent transnational movements of people, goods, and pathogens might lead to spread of infectious diseases. Field research typical of Area Studies has enabled me to learn local knowledge as well as to collect data from international organizations, research institutions, governments, private sectors and local communities.
Associate ProfessorKumiko Kondo
This year marks my 10th year of teaching. After receiving my doctorate in global environmental studies from Kyoto University, I worked for several academic institutions. My research interests include CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and CSV (Creating Shared Value) initiatives that aim to strengthen ties between companies and their stakeholders in order to create prosperous societies. I have come to realize that there is a huge perception gap between companies and students. By taking part in the development of our ePortfolio system (‘GSSfolio’), I hope that I will be able to help prepare graduate students to pursue a variety of careers.
Associate ProfessorMika Shimizu
I have engaged in global risks and governance research based in the United States since my student years: completed master degree in international service in American University, and Doctor degree in international public policy in Osaka University. In parallel with the academic research, I have worked for Embassy of Japan in the U.S. and Nomura Research Institute America as a researcher, and committed to the policy research in East-West Center. With my first book Collaborative Knowledge Creation based Resilience, I am determined to work on creation of problem solving oriented social schemes, through seeing both the overall structure of systems (“forests”) and components within systems (“trees”) at the same time for the changing risk society.
Assistant ProfessorFlorance Lahournat
Her research interest is in cultural anthropology, material culture and ritual studies, more specifically the adaptive nature of cultural and ritual practices.
Currently, her research focuses on the preservation and transmission of cultural practices, notably living heritage, and its meaning and effect on community resilience and community building, in the context of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake aftermath.
As a central part of this research, she has been conducting fieldwork on the East Japan coastline, exploring the relationship between local tradition and local community, and the complex balance between material and community reconstruction.
Assistant ProfessorNobuyuki Ito
I specialize in environmental economics. To determine solutions to environmental issues, approaches from various fields are required. Natural science and life science reveal the extent to which environmental pollution and destruction are caused by the economic activities of humans. The role of economics in environmental issues is twofold: to evaluate the impact of environmental pollution and destruction in quantitative monetary terms and design institutions that reduce pollution efficiently. I would like to explore how we should approach the real issues using interdisciplinary research, through discussions with GSS students.