Members

Director's Office

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Masahiro OSAKO Director Comprehensive studies on material cycles and waste management
Hidetoshi KURAMOCHI Deputy Director Development of waste recycling technologies for a decarbonized society and study on behavior of environmental pollutants during waste treatment and recycling processes
Atsushi TERAZONO Senior Principal Researcher Analysis of material cycle systems in Asia
Jun NAKATANI Group Leader, Research Collaboration Group
Kazuto ENDO Head, Wastes and Material Cycles Research Section, Fukushima Regional Collaborative Research Center Research on stabilization and mass transfer of landfill site
Koji OTSUKA Research Administrator
Yoko HAGIWARA Specialist
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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Material Cycles and Social Systems Research Section

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Tomohiro TASAKI Head Policy analysis and evaluation for establishing circular society and sustainable society
Masahiro OGUCHI Chief Senior Researcher Integrated system analysis on waste treatment/material-cycles and chemical management
Rokuta INABA Senior Researcher Scenario analysis of technology system of sustainable urban waste Scenario analysis of technology system of sustainable municipal waste
Kosuke KAWAI Senior Researcher Design and evaluation of solid waste management in depopulation and aging society
Ryo TAJIMA Senior Researcher Planning and management for integrated waste management
Aya YOSHIDA Senior Researcher Sustainable lifestyle, low carbon lifestyle
Rieko KUBOTA Researcher
  • Policy, governance and institutional design for waste management and recycling
  • Research on circular economy and society design utilizing waste management technology and policy
Kaoru SUZUKI Research Associate Waste management in aging society
Afif Faiq MUHAMAD Research Associate System analysis on governance for establishing resilient and effective material cycle systems
Haruhisa YAMAMOTO Research Associate Model development and scenario analysis of municipal solid waste flows, and analysis of the disposal of durable goods
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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Global Resource Sustainability Research Section

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Keisuke NANSAI Head Environmental structure analysis of consumption and production system based on the systems thinking
Kenichi NAKAJIMA Chief Senior Researcher Material circulation design and evaluation for sustainable resource management
Ryu KOIDE Researcher Integrated research of industrial ecology and policy sciences for transition towards decarbonized and circular economy
Takuma WATARI Researcher Development and application of global material cycle models
Yingchao CHENG Research Associate Global scenario model for anthropogenic mercury emissions to the atmosphere by resource production and consumption
Sho HATA Junior Research Associate Impact analysis of material flow and stock dynamics on regional economies
Minami KITO JSPS Research Fellow The role of lifetime change in transportation
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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Material Cycles Science and Engineering Research Section

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Hidetoshi KURAMOCHI Deputy Director Development of waste recycling technologies for a decarbonized society and study on behavior of environmental pollutants during waste treatment and recycling processes
Go SUZUKI Chief Senior Researcher Risk management of microplastics and related chemicals during the product life cycle
Takuro KOBAYASHI Chief Senior Researcher Technology development for resource recovery and energy production from liquid and organic wastes
Shigenori IINO Senior Researcher Technologies and systems for recycling waste
Kousuke TANAKA Researcher Study on behavior and risk assessment of micro- and nano- plastics and related chemicals discharged from waste recycling process
Kenichi ARIMA Research Associate Study on treatment and final disposal of radio actively contaminated wastes and soil
Yusuke TAKAHASHI Research Associate Analysis of degradation behavior of microplastics in biogas facilities
Yemei LI Research Associate
Jiang WU Research Associate Transformation of harmful substances and bio-gas conversion in the system of negative emission technologies
Eriko MINARI Research Associate
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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Material Cycles Assessment Research Section

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Hirofumi SAKANAKURA Head Evaluation of recyclable materials (construction & industrial by-products, solid wastes) for environmentally safe utilization
Natsuko KAJIWARA Chief Senior Researcher Research on additive chemicals contained in flame-retardant products and recycled plastic products
Takashi YAMAMOTO Chief Senior Researcher Development of analytical methods for the detoxification of asbestos containing wastes
Hidenori MATSUKAMI Senior Researcher Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances: their waste identification and characterization
Yuka OGATA Researcher System for appropriate landfill management
Yago GUIDA Research Associate Hazardous chemicals in material cycles
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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Waste Management Engineering Research Section

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Masato YAMADA Head Science and technology for landfill
Tomonori ISHIGAKI Chief Senior Researcher Technology and system for appropriate waste management
Yoshitaka EBIE Manager, International Coordination Office, Planning Division Development of appropriate management system for liquid waste
Hiroyuki ISHIMORI Senior Researcher Long-term environmental safety evaluation for waste landfill sites and recycled material-used sites
Hiroki KITAMURA Research Associate Environmental safety assessment of heavy metals in landfill
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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Environmental Emergency Management Office

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Masahiro OSAKO Director Comprehensive studies on material cycles and waste management
Ryo TAJIMA Senior Researcher Planning and management for integrated waste management
Kaoru SUZUKI Research Associate Waste management in aging society
Afif Faiq MUHAMAD Research Associate System analysis on governance for establishing resilient and effective material cycle systems
Koji OTSUKA Research Administrator
Takatsune KAWAHATA  Disaster Waste Management Information & Publicity Expert
Junko MORISHIMA Disaster Waste Management Information & Publicity Expert
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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International Waste Management Research Administration Office

Name/Job Title/Main Research Theme
Name * Job Title Main Research Theme
Tomonori ISHIGAKI Chief Senior Researcher Technology and system for appropriate waste management
Rieko KUBOTA Researcher
  • Policy, governance and institutional design for waste management and recycling
  • Research on circular economy and society design utilizing waste management technology and policy
Koji OTSUKA Research Administrator
Kae INABA Specialist
* Family name is fully capitalized.
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