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Program Director (PD) and Research Supervisors

The roles of the SATREPS Program Director (PD) and Research Supervisors (As of May 1, 2016)

Program Director (PD)

The Program Director has overall responsibility for management of the SATREPS program. He or she makes policy decisions on the overall thrust of the program, coordinates the different Research Fields and areas, decides on project selection (including conditional selection) and chairs the program committee that deliberates on important matters concerning research project management. The program committee consists of the Program Director, Research Supervisors, and external experts.

  • Taizo Yakushiji (photo)

    Taizo Yakushiji

    Affiliation :
    Professor Emeritus, Keio University
    Research Counsellor/Board Member, Nakasone Yasuhiro Peace Institute (NPI)

Research Supervisors

Each of the Research Supervisors has overall responsibility for research in a specific research area. He or she joins external experts on the screening committee, acting as either the leader or a member of the committee. The screening committee is a subcommittee of the program committee that decides on candidates for SATREPS projects (including candidates for conditional selection). After projects have been approved (including conditional selection), the Research Supervisors handles the research management for his or her research area by coordinating the research plans of the individual research projects (including plans concerning research costs and composition of the research team), exchanging ideas and views with principal investigators, giving advice concerning the research, conducting project evaluations, and by other means as necessary. The Research Supervisors also gives advice to the collaborating country’s researchers.

JST's International Programs (SATREPS and SICORP)

  • Yoshimori Honkura (photo)

    Yoshimori Honkura

    Affiliation :
    Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Environment / Energy

  • Yukari Takamura (photo)

    Yukari Takamura

    Affiliation :
    Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • Kiyoshi Kita

    Toru Nakashizuka

    Affiliation :
    Professor, Program Director, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • Yoshifumi Yasuoka (photo)

    Yoshifumi Yasuoka

    Affiliation :
    Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Low Carbon Society / Energy

  • Masayuki Kamimoto (photo)

    Masayuki Kamimoto

    Affiliation :
    Assistant to the President, Hirosaki University
  • Atsushi Tsutsumi (photo)

    Atsushi Tsutsumi

    Affiliation :
    Project Professor, Special Division of Environmental and Energy Sciences, Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, The University of Tokyo


  • Shuichi Asanuma (photo)

    Shuichi Asanuma

    Affiliation :
    Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University
  • Tukasa Nagamine (photo)

    Tukasa Nagamine

    Affiliation :
    Former Vice-President, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

  • Takashi Asaeda (photo)

    Takashi Asaeda

    Affiliation :
    Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
  • Kaoru Takara (photo)

    Kaoru Takara

    Affiliation :
    Professor/Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
  • Fujii Toshitsugu (photo)

    Toshitsugu Fujii

    Affiliation :
    Director, Crisis & Environment Management Policy Institute

Infectious Diseases Control

※SATREPS projects in the field of Infectious Diseases Control have been transferred to AMED - the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. (The transfer took place on April 1, 2015. Projects that terminated before that date were not transferred.)