Program Director and Research Supervisors

The roles of the SATREPS Program Director (PD) and Research Supervisors (As of April 1, 2024)

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.

  • KOTANI Motoko

    KOTANI MotokoExecutive Vice President, Tohoku University

Research Supervisors(RS)

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.

Environment / Energy

  • TAKAMURA Yukari

    TAKAMURA YukariProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo

  • YAHARA Tetsukazu

    YAHARA TetsukazuResearch director, Research section, Kyushu Open University

  • YAMAGUCHI Yasushi

    YAMAGUCHI YasushiProfessor Emeritus, Nagoya University

Carbon Neutrality / Energy

  • KAMIMOTO Masayuki

    KAMIMOTO MasayukiVisiting Scholar, Institute of Regional Innovation, Hirosaki University


    SHIKAZONO NaokiProfessor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

  • NAKAIWA Masaru

    NAKAIWA MasaruEmeritus Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology


  • IRIE Kenji

    IRIE KenjiProfessor, Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture

  • NAGAMINE Tsukasa

    NAGAMINE TsukasaFormer Vice-President, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

  • MASUDA Misa

    MASUDA MisaProfessor Emeritus, Tsukuba University

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

  • ASAEDA Takashi

    ASAEDA TakashiProfessor Emeritus, Saitama University

  • IGUCHI Masato

    IGUCHI MasatoProfessor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

  • TAMURA Keiko

    TAMURA KeikoProfessor, Risk Management Center, Headquarters for Risk Management, Niigata University

Infectious Diseases Contro

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.)

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