Members

Chair Holder

Kaoru TAKARA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Kaoru TAKARA, Dr. Eng., Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, and Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Chair Holder
    Supervise overall operation of the Chair in terms of education for sustainable development (ESD) and international cooperation research using the UNESCO-designated sites such as geoparks, biosphere reserves, and world cultural/natural heritages, as well as many field research sites of Kyoto University and partner institutions in Japan and abroad. His commitment also includes exchange of scholars, students and UNESCO officers, fund raising and international symposia/meetings lead by the Chair.
  3. Education
    • 1979.4 – 1981.3: Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University (KU).
    • 1990.1: Doctor of Engineering, KU.
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2017.4 – Current: Dean,
    • 1998.11 – Current: Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), KU.
    • 2015.4-2017.3: Director, DPRI, KU.
    • 1994.4-1998.10: Associate Professor, DPRI, KU.
    • 1990.4-1994.3: Associate Professor, Gifu University, Japan
    • 1981.4-1990.3: Research Associate, Civil Engineering Department, KU.
    Dr. Takara has been contributing to the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) since 1995, serving as the Secretary (1999-2012) and Chairperson (2013-2015) of the IHP Reginal Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and attending IHP Intergovernmental Council (IGC) Sessions as the representative of Japan eleven times (every two years since 1996 to 2016). Especially he played roles of the IGC Vice-Chairperson during 2008-2010, the Chairperson of the Japanese national committee for IHP (2010-2015), a member of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO (2009-2015).
  5. Selected Publications
    • Kobayashi, K., K. Takara, H. Sano, H. Tsumori and K. Sekii (2016): A High Resolution Large Scale Flood Hazard and Economic Risk Model for the Property Loss Insurance in Japan, Journal of Flood Risk Management, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 136-153, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12117
    • Duan, W. L., He, B., Takara, K., Luo, P. P., Nover, D., Hu, M. C. (2015), Modeling suspended sediment sources and transport in the Ishikari River basin, Japan, using SPARROW, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi:10.5194/hess-19-1293-2015, 19, pp. 1293-1306.
    • Pham Hong Nga, Kaoru Takara, Nguyen Hoang Son, Flood hazard impact analysis in the downstream of Vu Gia – Thu Bon River system, Qang Nam province, Central Vietnam, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B1 (Hydraulic Engineering), Vol. 71, No. 4, I_157-I_162, 2015.
    • Takara, K. (2015): Disaster risk and two recent episodes in Japan, Living Land, UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification), Tudor Rose, U.K., pp. 115-118.
    • Takara, K. (2013): Coping with extreme weather and water-related disasters, Free Flow, A UNESCO Publication for the International Year of Water Cooperation, pp. 103-106.

Co-chair

Yasuto TACHIKAWA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Yasuto TACHIKAWA, Dr. Eng., Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Water-related Disaster Management
    Contribute to development of flood prediction models and their toolkits usable for early warning system and hazard mapping. The commitment includes development of training programs on the prediction models for the technological transfer and practical applications.
  3. Education
    • 1987.4 – 1989.3: Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.
    • 1996.1: Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2013.10 – Current: Professor, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 2007.4-2013.10: Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1996.4-2007.3: Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 1990.9 – 1996.3 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1998.9 – 1999.6: Visiting Scientist, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Oklahoma, awarded by Ministry of Education in Japan
  5. Selected Publications
    • Wichakul, S., Tachikawa, Y., Shiiba, M. and Yorozu, K.: River discharge assessment under a changing climate in the Chao Phraya River, Thailand by using MRI-AGCM3.2S, Hydrological Research Letters 9(4), 84-89, 2015, DOI: 10.3178/hrl.9.84
    • Duong, D. T., Y. Tachikawa, M. Shiiba, K. Yorozu: Statistical analysis of river discharge projected using the MRI-AGCM3.2S dataset in Indochina Peninsula, IAHS Publication, 363, pp. 165-170, 2014.
    • Noh, S., Tachikawa, Y., Shiiba, M. and Kim, S.: Ensemble Kalman Filtering and Particle Filtering in a Lag-Time Window for Short-Term Streamflow Forecasting with a Distributed Hydrologic Model, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 18(12), pp. 1684–1696, 2013. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000751
    • Kim, Y., Tachikawa, Y., Shiiba, M., Kim, S., Yorozu, K., and Noh, S. J.: Simultaneous estimation of inflow and channel roughness using 2D hydraulic model and particle filters, Journal of Flood Risk Management, 6(2), 112–123, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-318X.2012.01164.x

Shigenobu TANAKA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Shigenobu TANAKA, Dr. Eng., Professor, Head of Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Water Resources
    Contribute to organize and conduct IHP training course. With the expertise of hydrologic frequency analysis, the commitment includes also the research and knowledge transferring in water related disaster management.
  3. Education
    • 1979.4 – 1981.3: Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Tottori University.
    • 2010.1: Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2013.8 – Current: Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 2009.7 – 2013.6 Deputy Director, ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute
    • 2006.3 – 2009.7: Chief Researcher, ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute
    • 2003.4 – 2005.3: Director, Mie River and National Highway Work Office, Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
    • 1999.12 – 2003.3: Director, Toyohashi Work Office, Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  5. Selected Publications
    • Kuniyoshi Takeuchi and Shigenobu Tanaka; Recovery from Catastrophe and Building Back Better, doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p1190
    • Takahiro Sayama, Yuya Tatebe, Yoichi Iwami and Shigenobu Tanaka, Hydrologic sensitivity of flood runoff and inundation: 2011 Thailand floods in the Chao Phraya River basin, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, pp. 1617-1630, 2015.
    • Shigenobu Tanaka and Kaoru Takara; A study on threshold selection in POT analysis of extreme floods, The Extremes of the Extremes: Extraordinary Floods, IAHS Publ. no.271, pp.299-304.,2002.

Yosuke YAMASHIKI

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Yosuke Yamashiki, Dr. Eng. Professor, Department Head, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Water Quality
    Launch and organize relevant course as Chairperson of International Initiatives on Water Quality (IIWQ) as a part of UNESCO-IHP. Launch and maintain Global Lakes & Reservoir Repository(GLR).
  3. Education
    • 1986.4 – 1990.3 Undergraduate study at Dept. Civil Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1990.4 – 1991.3 Research Student, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 1991.4 – 1994.9, Master Student, Global Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1990.8 – 1994.3: Graduate School of Polytechnic Engineering, The University of Sao Paulo
    • 1994.4 – 1999.7: Graduate School of Global Environment Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1999.7: Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2014.9 – Current: Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University
    • 2013.4-2014.8: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University
    • 2008.9-2013.3: Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 2008.4–2008.8: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
    • 2004.4 – 2008.3: Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
    • 2007.4 – 2008.3: Visiting Lecturer, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Earth and Planetary Physics, The University of Tokyo
    • 2001.6 – 2004.3: Assistant Professor, Dept. Environmental Engineering / Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
    • 1999.7-2001.3: Associate Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme-International Environment Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC)
    • 1997.3-2001.6: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
    • 1995.4-1997.3: JSPS Research Fellow
  5. Selected Publications
    • Yosuke Yamashiki, Yuichi Onda, Hugh G. Smith, William H. Blake, Taeko Wakahara, Yasuhito Igarashi, Yuki Matsuura, Kazuya Yoshimura. 2014. Initial flux of sediment-associated radiocesium to the ocean from the largest river impacted by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). 4. 3714; DOI:10.1038/srep03714..
    • Mochamad AdhiragaPratama, Minoru Yoneda, Yoko Shimada, Yasuto Matsui, Yosuke Yamashiki (corresponding author). 2015. Future projection of radiocesium flux to the ocean from the largest river impacted by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plan. Scientific Reports. (Nature Publishing Group). 5 DOI: 10.1038/srep08408.
    • Kenichi Tatsumi, Yosuke Yamashik (corresponding author), Roberto Valmir da Silva, Kaoru Takara, Yuzuru Matsuoka, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Koki Maruyama, Naoko Kawahara. 2011. Estimation of potential changes in cereals production under climate change scenarios. Hydrological Processes, 25(17):2715-2726.

Keiichi N. ISHIHARA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Keiichi N. Ishihara, Dr. Eng., Dean and Professor, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Energy
    Contribute to develop a curriculum of energy science. With the expertise of energy modeling, the commitment includes also the research and knowledge transferring in renewable energy.
  3. Education
    • 1983 – 1986 PhD. Department of Metal Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2017-Present Dean of Graduate School of Energy Science
    • 2014-2017 Vice-dean of Graduate School of Energy Science
    • 2013-2014 Assistant to Executive Vice-president for Research
    • 2002-Present Professor, Department of Socio-environment of Energy Science, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University
    • 1996-2002 Associate Professor, ibid.
    • 1993-1996 Associate Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1990-1993 Associate Professor, Department of Metal Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
    • 1986-1990 Research Associate, ibid.
  5. Selected Publications
    (Energy modelling)
    • Zhang Q, Ishihara KN, Tezuka T “A Feasibility Study on a Future Zero-Carbon Electricity System Based on 100% Nuclear Power in Japan” Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol47, (2010) pp.1182-92.
    • Esteban M, Zhang Q, Utama A, Tezuka T, Ishihara, KN “Methodology to estimate the output of a dual solar-wind renewable energy system in Japan” Energy Policy, Vol 38, (2010) pp.7793-7802.
    • McLellan, BC, Corder, GD, Giurco, DP and Ishihara, KN “Renewable energy in the minerals industry: a review of global potential”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 32, (2012) pp.23-44.
    (Waste Managements: Optimization of WEEE)
    • Duc-Quang Nguyen, Eiji YAMASUE, Hideyuki Okumura, Keiichi N. Ishihara, “Use and disposal of large home electronic appliances in Vietnam”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Vol.11, (2009) 358-366.
    • Le, H.L., Yamasue, E., Okumura, H., Ishihara, K.N. Assessment of metal recovery efficiency for waste printed circuit boards in Vietnam with MEMECS and different end-of-life scenarios (2014) Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 40 (2), pp. 100-116.
    • Le, H.-L., Yamasue, E., Okumura, H., Ishihara, K.N. Improving sustainable recovery of metals from waste printed circuit boards by the primary copper smelter process (2014) Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 16 (2), pp. 298-305.
    (Energy Saving Materials: Developing nitrogen absorption materials for highly efficient thermal insulator)
    • Yokoi, E. Yamasue, H. Okumura and K. N. Ishihara:”Mechanical Milling of Lithium with Metal Oxide and its Reactivity with Gases”, Materials Science Forum Vols. 534-536 (2007) pp. 197-200.
    • K.N. Ishihara, K. Irie, F. Kubo, E. Yamasue, H. Okumura Mechanical milling of Fe-Li and Cu-Li systems and their nitrogen absorption properties Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol.449-451, (2007) pp. 1067-70.

Hideaki OHGAKI

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Hideaki OHGAKI, Dr. Eng., Professor, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Energy
    Contribute to formulate curricula of related post graduate programmes and support the establishment of the chair. With the expertise of New & Renewable Energy Technology and Socio-Economic Study in Asia-ASEAN region, the commitment includes also the research and educational activities in development and implementation of renewable energy.
  3. Education
    • 1983.4 – 1985.3 Graduate School of Engineering Science, Kyushu University
    • 1985.4 – 1988.3 Graduate School of Engineering Science, Kyushu University
    • 1988.3 : Doctor of Engineering, Kyushu University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2016.6 – Present Program Officer of Japan Science and Technology Agency
    • 2007.12 – Present Professor, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University
    • 2006.8 – 2014.9 Program Officer, Strategic Research Promotion and International Division, Kyoto University
    • 2001.5 – 2007.11 Associate Professor, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University
    • 1999.11 – 2000.2 Guest Researcher, Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory, Duke University
    • 1997.4 – 2001.4 Group Leader, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (former Electrotechnical Laboratory)
    • 1994.10 – 1995.9 Guest Researcher, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
    • 1989.4 – 1997.3 Staff Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (former Electrotechnical Laboratory)
    • 1988.4 – 1989.3 Researcher, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University
  5. Selected Publications
    • H. Ohgaki, M. Omer, H. Negm, I. Daito, H. Zen, T. Kii, K. Masuda, T. Hori, R. Hajima, T. Hayakawa, T. Shizuma, M. Kando,” Nuclear Physics and Gamma-Ray Sources for Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”, Proceeding of NPNSNP, World Scientic, (2014), pp.203-208
    • Kyohei Yoshida, Taro Sonobe, Heishun Zen, Kan Hachiya, Kensuke Okumura, Kenta Mishima, Motoharu Inukai, Hani Negm, Konstantin Torgasin, Mohamed Omer, Toshiteru Kii, Kai Masuda and Hideaki Ohgaki,“Experimental demonstration of mode-selective phonon excitation of 6H-SiC by a mid-infrared laser with anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 182103 (2013)
    • F. Yamane, H. Ohgaki, and K. Asano, “The Immediate Impact of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident on Local Property Values”, Risk Analysis, 4 APR 2013 DOI: 10.1111/risa.12045.
    • H. Ohgaki, M. Omer, H. Negm, T. Hori, T. Kii, K. Masuda, M. Kando, I. Daito, T. Misawa, C.-H. Pyeon, S. Fujimoto, R. Hajima, T. Hayakawa, T. Shizuma, M. Fujiwara, F. Sakai, S. H. Park, “Non-Destructive Inspection System for Special Nuclear Material using Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Neutrons and Laser Compton Scattering Gamma-rays”, Proc. of IEEE HST 2012, pp.666-671 (2012).
    • H. Ohgaki,T. Kii, K. Masuda, H. Zen, S. Sasaki, T. Shiiyama, R. Kinjo, K. Yoshikawa, T. Yamazaki, “Lasing at 12m Mid Infrared Free Electron Laser in Kyoto University”, Jap. Jour. of Appli. Phys., Vol.47, No.10, pp.8091-8094(2008).
    • H. Ohgaki, H. Toyokawa, K. Kudo, N. Takeda, T. Yamazaki, “Generation and Application of Laser-Compton Gamma-ray at ETL”, Nucl. Instrum. Methods in Phys. Res., A455, 54-59 (2000).

Eiji NAWATA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Eiji NAWATA, Dr. Agric., Dean, Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Food Security
    Contribute to formulate curricula of related post graduate programmes and support the establishment of the chair. With the expertise of crop production science and tropical agriculture, the commitment includes also the research and knowledge transferring in issues related to crop production, agricultural productivities, their modeling, food security and agro-environment.
  3. Education
    • 1977.4 – 1982.9: Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
    • 1990.1: Doctor of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 1982.10: Assistant Professor, Division of Tropical Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 1983.7: JICA (Japan International Agency) expert dispatched to Kasetsart University, Thailand, as a member of “Kasetsart University Research Development Project” (up to June 1984).
    • 1992.4: Associate Professor, Division of Tropical Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 1997.4: Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 2007.4: Professor, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 2008.4: Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 2009.4: Councilor, Kyoto University (up to now)
    • 2017.4: Dean, Graduate School of Agriculture
  5. Selected Publications
    • Kameda, C. and E. Nawata: Relationship between fallow period, forest vegetation and weeds in swidden agriculture in northern Laos. Agroforest. Sys. 90 DOI: 10.1007/s10457-016-9959-2 2016.
    • Yee, M. S. and E. Nawata: Introduction of cash crop production in Dry Zone, Myanmar: A case study of the village in Chindwin River Basin, Sagaing Region. Trop. Agric. Dev. 60 : 21-30. 2016.
    • Chatwachirawong, P., A. Kitaura, P. Srinives and E. Nawata: Construction of a simple yield estimation model for productivity prediction of in sugarcane. Trop. Agric. Dev., 56 : 113-116. 2012.

Mamoru KANZAKI

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Mamoru KANZAKI, Dr. Sci., Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Forest and Biodiversity
    Co-chair on the conservation and sustainable utilization of forest and biodiversity. Contribute to formulate curricula of related post graduate programs and support the establishment of the chair.
  3. Education
    • 1982.4 – 1985.3: Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University.
    • 1985.3: Doctor of Science, Osaka City University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2013.5 – Current: Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 1999.4-2013.4: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
    • 1995.4-1999.3: Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University
    • 1985.10 -1995.3: Research Associate, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University
  5. Selected Publications
    • Bo Sann, Mamoru Kanzaki and Seiichi Ohta 2016. Vegetation patterns and species-filtering effects of soil in secondary succession in a tropical dry forest in central Myanmar, Journal of Tropical Ecology, doi:10.1017/S026646741600002X.
    • Nakanishi, Akira, Witchaphart Sungpalee, Kriangsak Sri-ngernyuang, Mamoru Kanzaki 2016. Large variations in composition and spatial distribution of epiphyte biomass on large trees in a tropical montane forest of northern Thailand. Plant Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s11258-016-0640-7
    • Sen Nishimura, Tsuyoshi Yoneda, Shinji Fujii, Erizal Mukhtar, Mamoru Kanzaki, and Seiichi Ohta. 2011. Sprouting traits of Fagaceae species in a hill dipterocarp forest, Ulu Gadut, West Sumatra. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27: 107-110.

Michinori HATAYAMA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Michinori HATAYAMA, Dr. Eng., Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Data Science
    Contribute to collect, store and provide various kinds of data for water, energy and disaster management. Advanced statistical analysis methods, spatio-temporal information systems (GIS), information and communication technologies (ICT) are also key factors of the Data science component of the UNESCO Chair.
  3. Education
    • 1992.4 – 1994.3: Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
    • 2000.3: Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2016.5 – Current: Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University (KU)
    • 2005.4-2016.4: Associate Professor, DPRI, KU
    • 2002.4-2005.3: Research Associate, DPRI, KU
    • 2000.4-2002.3: COE Researcher, DPRI, KU
    • 1998.4-2000.3: JSPS Research Fellow
    • 1996.10-1998.3: Research Student, DPRI, KU
    • 1994.4-1996.9: HITACHI System Technology, Co. Ltd.
  5. Selected Publications
    • Michinori Hatayama and Shigeru Kakumoto: Implementation Technology for a Disaster Response Support System for Local Government, Journal of Disaster Research, Vol.5, No.6, pp.677-686, 2010.
    • Tetsushi Kamegawa, Noritaka Sato, Michinori Hatayama, Yojiro Uo, Fumitoshi Matsuno: Design and implementation of grouped rescue robot system using self-deploy networks. Journal of Field Robotics 28(6): 977-988 (2011)
    • Nourjou, Reza, Pedro Szekely, Michinori Hatayama, Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany, and Stephen F. Smith. “Data Model of the Strategic Action Planning and Scheduling Problem in a Disaster Response Team.” Journal of Disaster Research 9, no. 3 (2014).
    • M. Hatayama: Qualitative Evaluation on Social Implementation Process of Integrated GIS to Local Governments And Regional Communities, Proc. of 11th Int. Conf. on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CD-ROM, 2009.
    • Fuko Nakai, Michinori Hatayama, Katsuya Yamori,”Integrating Computer Simulation and the Fieldwork to Discover Possible Alternatives for Tsunami Evacuation”, Proc. of 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2015

Takahito YOSHIOKA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Takahito YOSHIOKA, Dr. Sci., Professor, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Co-Chair on Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans
    Contribute to establish the multidisciplinary educational program on the connectivity of hills, human and oceans (CoHHO), and provide the opportunity for young people, who will construct the smart and sustainable societies (or, SDGs) and carry on natural environments, to participate in the CoHHO program.
  3. Education
    • 1978.4 – 1983.3: Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • 1985.4: Doctor of Science, Nagoya University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2007. 5 – Current: Professor, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
    • 2013. 4 – 2017. 3: Director, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
    • 2001. 9 – 2007. 4: Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
    • 2001. 4 – 2001. 8: Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
    • 1993. 4 – 2001. 3: Assistant Professor, Institute for Hydrospheric and Atmospheric Sciences, Nagoya University
    • 1988. 4 – 1993. 3: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University
  5. Selected Publications
    • Watanabe, K., Fukuzaki, K., Fukushima, K., Aimoto, M., Yoshioka, T. and Yamashita, Y.: Iron and fluorescent dissolved organic matter in an estuarine and coastal system in Japan, Limnology, 19:229-240, 2018, DOI: 10.1007/s10201-017-0536-9
    • Fukushima, K., Ishii, K. and Yoshioka, T.: Effects of deer grazing on soil C and N dynamics in Miscanthus sinensis grassland and Quercus serrata forest in Ashiu research forest, Japan, Journal of Forest Research, 22:309-313, 2017, DOI: 10.1080/13416979.2017.1347030
    • Katsuyama, M., Yoshioka, T. and Konohira, E.: Spatial distribution of oxygen-18 and deuterium in stream waters across the Japanese archipelago, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19:1577-1588, 2015, DOI:10.5194/hess-19-1577-2015
    • Fukuzaki, K., Imai, I., Fukushima, K., Ishii, K., Sawayama, S. and Yoshioka, T.: Fluorescent characteristics of dissolved organic matter produced by bloom-forming coastal phytoplankton, Journal of Plankton Research, 36: 685-694, 2014, DOI:10.1093/ plankt/fbu015

Secretariat

Takahiro SAYAMA

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Takahiro SAYAMA, Dr. Eng., Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Project contact person (Secretariat)
    Contribute to formulate curricula of related post graduate programmes and support the establishment of the chair. With the expertise of hydrologic modeling, the commitment includes also the research and knowledge transferring in water related disaster predictions and risk assessment.
  3. Education
    • 2003.4 – 2005.3: Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University.
    • 2007.1: Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2015.4 – Current: Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 2013.7-2015.3: Senior Researcher, ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute
    • 2009.10-2013.6 Senior Researcher, ICHARM, Public Works Research Institute
    • 2007.9 –2009.8: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Visiting Scientist, Oregon State University
    • 2005.4 – 2009.9: Assistant Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  5. Selected Publications
    • Wichakul, S., Tachikawa, Y., Shiiba, M. and Yorozu, K.: River discharge assessment under a changing climate in the Chao Phraya River, Thailand by using MRI-AGCM3.2S, Hydrological Research Letters 9(4), 84-89, 2015, DOI: 10.3178/hrl.9.84
    • Duong, D. T., Y. Tachikawa, M. Shiiba, K. Yorozu: Statistical analysis of river discharge projected using the MRI-AGCM3.2S dataset in Indochina Peninsula, IAHS Publication, 363, pp. 165-170, 2014.
    • Noh, S., Tachikawa, Y., Shiiba, M. and Kim, S.: Ensemble Kalman Filtering and Particle Filtering in a Lag-Time Window for Short-Term Streamflow Forecasting with a Distributed Hydrologic Model, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 18(12), pp. 1684–1696, 2013. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000751
    • Kim, Y., Tachikawa, Y., Shiiba, M., Kim, S., Yorozu, K., and Noh, S. J.: Simultaneous estimation of inflow and channel roughness using 2D hydraulic model and particle filters, Journal of Flood Risk Management, 6(2), 112–123, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-318X.2012.01164.x

Florence LAHOURNAT

  1. Name, degree and affiliation:
    Florence LAHOURNAT, Doctor, Junior Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  2. Commitment to KUC-WENDI
    Project contact person (Secretariat)
    With expertise in cultural anthropology, notably considerations of culture in issues of resilience, interest in multi-cultural communication and inter-disciplinarity, and experience of fieldwork, to contribute to curriculum design and articulation of the curriculum purpose, to the development of relevant field-training and coursework.
  3. Education
    • 2001.09: D.E.A. (Master of Advanced Studies), Languages, Literatures and Civilizations, INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations), France.
    • 2007.11: Doctorate (Languages, Literatures and Civilizations) INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations), France.
  4. Professional Experiences
    • 2017.4-present: Junior Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 2016.11-2017.3: Specially Appointed Junior Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • 2012.3-2016.10: Assistant Professor, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education & Research, Inter-Graduate School Unit for Sustainable Development & Survival Societies, Kyoto University
    • 2007.12-2015.3: Lecturer, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsukuba University
  5. Selected Publications
    • Florence Lahournat, Folk performance usage in disaster-affected communities- Re-thinking the notion of authenticity, Disaster Prevention Research Institute Annuals, 60(B), 2017, pp. 327-334.
    • Florence Lahournat, Reviving tradition in disaster-affected communities: adaptation and continuity in the kagura of Ogatsu, Miyagi Prefecture, Contemporary Japan 28 (2), October 2016, pp. 185-207.
    • Florence Lahournat, “Preserving folk cultural heritage in post-disaster communities – case study of Ogatsu, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan”, Bordeaux-Kyoto Symposium, Bordeaux, France, May 6th 2014.
    • Florence Lahournat, “The different faces of the community and its role in the revitalization movement of machiya houses in Kyoto, Japan”, University of Tsukuba, September 2010 (invited lecture).