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All data is as of July 15, 2024.


Associate Professor (Special Appointment)
Affiliation The IDEC Institute
Discipline Political Science
Academic Degrees Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Master of Arts (Political Science)
The University of Tokyo Doctor of Engineering
Research Fields Complex systems; Science education / Educational technology; Educational technology
Engineering; Civil engineering; Civil engineering project / Traffic engineering
Social sciences; Politics; Politics
Research Keywords
Comments With his academic background in public policy and civil engineering, major research topics include (1) case studies of social innovation, (2) political and policy process analysis on NIMBY issues, (3) case studies of international infrastructure development, and (4) policy process analysis on PPP (Public-Private Partnership). Moreover, he has been actively engaged in innovation and leadership education for a wide variety of people; for instance, executive training program for young or middle leaders from developing countries, multi-disciplinary active learning programs for undergrad/graduate students, collaborative education bridging high-school and university, and innovation/design education.
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Topic Education/School/Language
Issues on Cities
Public Administration
Situations Surrounding Developing Countries
SDGs 1 No poverty 4 Quality education 5 Gender equality 7 Affordable and clean energy 9 Industry, innovation, infrastructure 10 Reduced inequalities 11 Sustainable cities and communities 13 Climate action 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions 17 Partnerships for the goals
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