Overview of section and members

◆Social and Environmental Systems Research Center
Name Title Keywords of research
Tsuyoshi FUJITA Director Low carbon urban system, industrial & urban symbiosis
Yasuko KAMEYAMA Deputy Director International relations, Global environmental problems, Negotiation process
◆Integrated Environment and Economy Section
With the goal of achieving a society characterizing sustainable development, we analyze the structure of causes and effects of various environmental problems, considering multiple sectors such as household, government, enterprises and others, and multiple scales including world, country and city, and explore their solutions.
Name Title Keywords of research
Toshihiko MASUI Head Integrated Assessment Modeling, Environmental Systems,
Environmental Economics
Midori AOYAGI Principal Researcher Sociology of Risk, Survey Research, Media, Science and Technology
Tatsuya HANAOKA Senior Researcher Integrated Assessment Modeling, Environmental Systems Engineering,
Environmental economics
Azusa OKAGAWA Researcher Environmental Economics, Econometrics
Rui XING Research Associate Building energy system, Climate policy, System analysis
Yang XIE Research Assistant Integrated Assessment Modeling, Health impact assessment,
Environmental Economics

◆Trans-boundary Impacts & Mitigation Modeling Section
Development and use of models to analyze impact of various environmental changes at transboundary and national scales, including that of climate change, and to examine countermeasures to mitigate the changes.
Name Title Keywords of research
Kiyoshi TAKAHASHI Head Climate change impacts, adaptation, Integrated Assessment Model,
limate scenario
Shuichi ASHINA Senior Researcher Designing Strategies toward Low Carbon Society by using
integrated assessment models based on mechanical and system engineering
Shinichiro FUJIMORI Researcher Climate mitigation, climate impact and adaptation,
computable general equilibrium model, energy economic model
Xuanming SU Research Associate  
Jingyu LIU Research Associate CGE, Global climate mitigation, INDC 
Runsen ZHANG Research Associate Transport model, Low-carbon transport system, CGE model,
Low-carbon urban planning
Junya TAKAKURA Research Associate Climate Change, Adaptation & Mitigation, CGE Model
Hiroshi SAO Research Associate  
Yujiro HIRANO Senior Researcher
(Fukushima branch)
Urban thermal environment, Energy saving, Built environment, CO2 reduction

◆Regional Environmental Impact Assessment Section
For realization of transition to sustainable society, the Regional Environmental Impact Assessment Section investigates solutions for multifarious environmental problems through development of methods and models to assess various environmental impacts at country, local and city levels.
Name Title Keywords of research
Yasuaki HIJIOKA Head Climate change impact, Adaptation, Integrated assessment model
Shinsuke SUGA Senior Researcher Land use planning, Environmental data analysis, Computational physics
Toshiaki ICHINOSE Senior Researcher Urban environment system, Urban climatology, GIS,
Chinese environmental issues
Toshinori ARIGA Researcher City planning, Transportation planning, Land use planning
Masashi OKADA Reseraher  
Makoto OOBA Senior Researcher
(Fukushima branch)
Forest ecosystem, Footprints, Woody biomass 
Takuya TOGAWA Researcher
(Fukushima branch)
Low carbon city, Land use planning, Regional energy

◆Eco-society Innovation Section

System design, evaluation and support for its implementation through the development of an integrated assessment model for environmental technologies in order to bring about the transition into a sustainable environmental society based on innovative technological and social systems.
Name Title Keywords of research
Minoru FUJII Senior Researcher Low carbon urban system, recycling, industrial & urban symbiosis
Junichi FUJINO Senior Researcher Low/Zero Carbon Society Scenario Development and its implementation in Asia
Tomoko HASEGAWA Researcher Land-related topics in global integrated assessment, like food system,
Land-use change
Seiya MAKI Research Associate Low carbon society, Industrial symbiosis, High efficiency energy system,
Heat demand and supply analysis
Chandran REMI Research Associate Global Environmental Governance, Environmental Policy and Negotiation,
Public Policy Analysis
Yi DOU Research Assistant Industrial & urban symbiosis, Land use, Technical assessment,
Low carbon transportation 
Lu SUN Research Assistant Waste recycling, Urban metabolism, industrial & urban symbiosis 
Kei GOMI Researcher
(Fukushima branch)
Low-carbon society scenario, Integrated modeling, Planning for revitalization

◆Environmental Policy Section
The Environmental Policy Section is working to elucidate pathways to sustainable social systems by conducting assessment of the effectiveness of environmental law and policies and analysis of roles and activities of multiple stakeholders.
Name Title Keywords of research
Keisuke MATSUHASHI Head Assessment and policy for sustainable societies and cities 
Yasufumi MORI Principal Researcher Theory and effects of voluntary environmental actions
by citizens and enterprises 
Izumi KUBOTA Senior Researcher Legal analysis on international environmental regime
Yuko KANAMORI Senior Researcher Modeling on relationship between lifestyle and environmental load generation
Masahiro ISHIKAWA Research Associate Assessment of green building policies
He CHEN Research Associate  
Kazuyoshi NEMOTO Junior Research
Study and practice of environmental communication
Shogo NAKAMURA Researcher
(Fukushima branch)
Development of environment assessment tool at local scale 

◆Environment-Economic Assessment Collaborative Research Group
Name Title Keywords of research
Akira HIBIKI Head