Introduction of PD and PO

1) Program Director (PD)

PD advises on the general management of the program including setting up the international joint research area, the selection of PO, and the selection, promotion and evaluation of the projects.

  • KISHI Teruo, Ph.D., President Emeritus, National Institute for Materials Science

2) Program Officers (PO)

PO engages in setting up the international joint research area and the selection, promotion and evaluation of projects to be jointly supported with the counterpart country which he/she is in charge of.

Bilateral Program

Bilateral Program
CountryResearch AreaProgram Officer
Canada Canada"Epigenetics of Stem Cells" *Transferred from 2015 to the A-MED SUDA Toshio , M.D, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Differentiation, Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University
"Sustainable Water Use" HONKURA Yoshimori, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
China "Highly-efficient Energy Utilization" FUJISHIMA Akira, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Science
"Understanding the mechanisms of biodiversity formation and genomics for conservation" HASEBE Mitsuyasu, Ph.D., Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
EU "Material science to realize low-carbon society" MATSUSHITA Teruo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kyushu Institute of Technology
"Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals" KURODA Kazuyuki, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
"Advanced Materials for Power Electronics" MIYANO Kenjiro, Ph.D. Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science
"Technologies for first responders" ASAMA Hajime, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Precision Engineering, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
"Advanced biofuels and alternative renewable fuels" UEDA Wataru, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Material and Life Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University
Finland "Information Systems for Accessibility and Support of Older People" SHIBAYAMA Etsuya, Ph.D., Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
France "ICT" YONEZAWA Akinori, Ph.D., Co-Director, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science
"Molecular Technology" YAMAMOTO Hisashi, Ph.D., Professor, Chubu University
KATO Takashi, Ph.D., School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Germany "Nanoelectronics" MIYANO Kenjiro, Ph.D. Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science
"Optics and Photonics" YATAGAI Toyohiko, Ph.D., Research Professor, Utsunomiya University Center for Optical Research & Education
"Hydrogen Technologies" KATO Masako, Ph.D., Professor, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Kwansei Gakuin University
Israel "ICT for a resilient society" IWANO Kazuo, Advisor, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
New Zealand "Bioscience and Biotechnology" KOKUBUN Makie, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
Russia "Rational nature management including Arctic Research" and "Energy efficiency" YAMAGUCHI Hajime, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Singapore "Functional Applications for Physical Sciences" NISHIOKA Takaaki, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Sweden "Innovative Solutions, Community Design and Services for Elderly People" GOTO Yoshikazu, Nihon Fukushi University, Visiting Professor
Switzerland "Research on Hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier" DOMEN Kazunari, Special Contract Professor, Shinshu University / Professor, The University of Tokyo
UK "Marine Sensors Proof of Concept" KOIKE Isao, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
USA "Metabolomics" NISHIOKA Takaaki, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
"Big Data and Disaster Research" KITSUREGAWA Masaru, Ph.D., Director General, National Institute of Informatics
SHIBAYAMA Etsuya, Ph.D., Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
"Digital Science" IWANO Kazuo, Advisor, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
USA, UK, France and Canada COVID-19 Research in Non-Medical Sciences KOYANAGI Yoshio, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Director, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences,
Laboratory of Systems Virology, Kyoto University

Multilateral Program

Multilateral Program
CountryResearch AreaProgram Officer
AJ-CORE (Africa-Japan Collaborative Research) "Environmental Science" UMETSU Chieko, Ph.D. Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)
e-ASIA JRP "Materials (Nanotechnology)" TAMADA Kaoru, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Distinguished Professor, Kyushu University
"Biomass and Plant Science" KOKUBUN Makie, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
"Disaster Prevention" SATAKE Kenji, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
"Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation" Dr. TAKEDA Haruo, Corporate Chief Engineer, Hitachi, Ltd.
"Environment" HIJIOKA Yasuaki, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Center for Climate Change Adaptation, National Institute for Environmental Studies(NIES)
"Countermeasures for COVID 19 in Medical and Non medical Research" AIZAWA Masuo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
CONCERT-Japan "Photonic Manufacturing" MIYANO Kenjiro, Ph.D., Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science
"Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies" SATO Fumihiko, Ph.D., Visiting researcher, Osaka Prefecture University
"Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution" DOMEN Kazunari, Special Contract Professor, Shinshu University / Professor, The University of Tokyo
"Functional Porous Materials" KURODA Kazuyuki, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
"Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society" FURUMAI Hiroaki, Dr. Eng., Professor, Research Center for Water Environment Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
"ICT for Resilient, Safe and Secure Society" TANAKA Yuzuru, Dr. Eng., Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University
V4 "Advanced Materials (1st Edition)" KISHI Teruo, Ph.D., President Emeritus, National Institute for Materials Science
"Advanced Materials (2nd Edition)" MORI Hatsumi, Ph.D., Director/Professor, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Japan-China-Korea "Energy Saving" "Disaster Prevention" "Water Cycle" HONKURA Yoshimori, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Collaboration Hubs for International Research Program (CHIRP)

CHIRP
CountryResearch AreaProgram Officer
Collaboration Hubs for International Research Program "Environment・Energy" "Bioresources・Biodiversity" "Disaster Prevention" NOGUCHI Kazuhiko, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Yokohama National University
"Information and Communications Technology"
"Environmental and Energy" FUJISHIMA Akira, Ph.D., President, Tokyo University of Science