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.

  • Teruo KISHI, Ph.D., Honorary adviser, 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
USA "Metabolomics" Takaaki NISHIOKA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
"Big Data and Disaster Research" Masaru Kitsuregawa, Ph.D., Director General, National Institute of Informatics
Etsuya Shibayama, Ph.D.,Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
Singapore "Functional Applications for Physical Sciences" Takaaki NISHIOKA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Canada Canada"Epigenetics of Stem Cells" *Transferred from 2015 to the A-MED Toshio SUDA, M.D, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Differentiation, Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University
"Sustainable Water Use" Yoshimori HONKURA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
China "Highly-efficient Energy Utilization" Akira FUJISHIMA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Science
"Understanding the mechanisms of biodiversity formation and genomics for conservation" Mitsuyasu HASEBE, Ph.D., Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
EU "Material science to realize low-carbon society" Teruo MATSUSHITA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kyushu Institute of Technology
"Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals" Kazuyuki KURODA, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
"Advanced Materials for Power Electronics" Kenjiro MIYANO, Ph.D. Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science
Germany "Nanoelectronics" Kenjiro MIYANO, Ph.D. Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science
"Optics and Photonics" Toyohiko YATAGAI, Ph.D., Research Professor, Utsunomiya University Center for Optical Research & Education
France "ICT" Akinori YONEZAWA, Ph.D., Co-Director, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science
"Molecular Technology" Hisashi YAMAMOTO, Ph.D., Professor, Chubu University
Takashi KATO, Ph.D., School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
New Zealand "Bioscience and Biotechnology" Makie KOKUBUN, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
Finland "Information Systems for Accessibility and Support of Older People" Etsuya Shibayama, Ph.D.,Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
Israel "ICT for a resilient society" Kazuo IWANO, Adviser, Business Service Group Mistubishi Corporation
Sweden "Innovative Solutions, Community Design and Services for Elderly People" Yoshikazu Goto, Nihon Fukushi University, Visiting Professor
UK "Marine Sensors Proof of Concept" Isao KOIKE, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Switzerland "Research on Hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier" Kazunari DOMEN, Special Contract Professor, Shinshu University / Professor, The University of Tokyo

Multilateral Program

Multilateral Program
CountryResearch AreaProgram Officer
e-ASIA JRP "Health Research (prioritized area: Infectious Diseases / Cancer Research"
※Transferred to AMED from 2015
Kiyoshi KITA, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
"Biomass and Plant Science" Makie KOKUBUN, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
"Disaster Prevention" Yoshimori HONKURA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
"Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation" Dr. Haruo Takeda, Hitachi, Ltd., Research & Development Group, General Manager
CONCERT-Japan "Photonic Manufacturing" Kenjiro MIYANO, Ph.D., Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science
"Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies" Fumihiko SATO, Ph.D., Visiting researcher, Osaka Prefecture University
"Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution" Kazunari DOMEN, Special Contract Professor, Shinshu University / Professor, The University of Tokyo
"Functional Porous Materials" Kazuyuki KURODA, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
V4 "Advanced Materials" Teruo KISHI, Ph.D., Honorary adviser, National Institute for Materials Science
Japan-China-Korea "Energy Saving" "Disaster Prevention" "Water Cycle" Yoshimori HONKURA, 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" Yoshimori HONKURA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
"Information and Communications Technology" Yoshimori HONKURA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
"Environmental and Energy" Akira FUJISHIMA, Ph.D., President, Tokyo University of Science