Infrastructure planning and management, Intercity transportation planning, Regional planning
- Development Policies for Robust Regional Economies, Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 (October 25, 2011 - September 30, 2013)
1991 D. Eng, Kyoto University
1986 M. Eng. in Transportation Engineering, Kyoto University
1984 Bachelor of Engineering, Kyoto University
2012 Professor, Assistant Director, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
2008 Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
1995 Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Eng., Hiroshima University
1992 Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University
1987 Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University
Selected Publications and Papers
Structural Change in Transportation and Communications in the Knowledge Society, Edward Elgar Publishing, Dec 2006. (Authorship of a chapter)
Papers Published in Refereed Journals
"A Rank Size Rule in a Firm, Produced from a Hierarchical Branch Office Location Model," Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies 22, 2010, Issue 2-3, 73-88.
"Time-dimensional Transportation Management to Decrease the Transformation Cost of Growing Cities -An Example of Safety for the Moped in a Campus under Construction Works -" Asian Pacific Planning Review 6, 2010, No.1, 77-84.