Sustainable Society (FY2001-2007)

Activities of the R&D Focus Area ended as of March 2007.

Program Supervisor

YAMAMOTO Ryoichi

Professor, Institute of Industrial Science,
the University of Tokyo
(as of the completion of the R&D Focus Area)

This R&D area focuses on broadly defined “recycling-oriented society “ study, which comprehensively approaches global environmental issues from the perspectives of science and technology, and social science, beyond individual elemental technologies.
Specifically, it encompasses : indicator group development to determine sustainable development, research on how to build new social systems and business models for designing, producing, proliferating and circulating eco-efficient technologies, products and services, research on how to shape environmental epistemic communities.

R&D Projects

FY2001

Regeneration of Organic Recycling Systems by Collaboration of Urban and Rural Areas
UETA Kazuhiro
(Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University)

2002.1-2004.12

Integrated Research for the Construction of Material-Leasing System in the Society
HARADA Kohmei
(Director-General, National Institute for Materials Science Ecomaterials Center)

2002.1-2004.12

Development of indicator, methodology and information disclosure of environmental rating
FUKUSHIMA Tetsuro
(Advisor, Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality(JACO))

2002.1-2004.12

FY2002

Development of Civic Model on Materials Technology for Recycling-Based Society
UMEZAWA Osamu
(Assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University)

2002.11-2005.10

Environment-Compatible Treatment of Problematic Substances and Associated Social Solutions in the Sustainable Society
MAEDA Masafumi
(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo)

2002.11-2005.10

A Study for Realization of Environmentally Sound Material-Cycle Society Based on Citizen's Participation
YAGISHITA Masaharu
(Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University)

2002.11-2005.10

FY2003

Osaka Model of Circulation Oriented Society Through Case Study of Existing City & Neighborhood Nature
IKEGAMI Toshiroh
(Vice Chairman, NPO ECODESIGN NET WORK)

2003.10-2006.9

Material/Substance Flow as A Sustainability Indicator
NAGASAKA Tetsuya
(Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies,Tohoku University)

2003.10-2006.9

Research on the Establishment of Iwate Recycling Basin Economic Area
MOROZUMI Kazuo
(Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science,Tohoku University)

2003.10-2006.9

FY2004

Application of the Proposed Eco-Efficiency Indicator Based on Value Added
INABA Atsushi
(Director, Research Center for Life Cycle Assessment of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

2004.12-2007.11

A Study of Underlying Technology for the Realization of Sustainable/Ubiquitous Society
TAKAOKA Mika
(Associate professor, College of Economics, Rikkyo University)

2004.12-2007.11

Research on Inverse Distribution in Borderless Supply Chain
HAYASHI Hidetaka
(Director, NPO Eco Design Promotion Network)

2004.12-2007.11
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