Chair of Planning Committee
Fumitoshi KatoProfessor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Fumitoshi Kato (Ph.D., Communication) is a Professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan. His research interests include: communication theory, media studies, socio-cultural impacts of new technologies, qualitative research methods. He is especially interested in the use of mobile media technologies in the context of place-making and community development. For the past fifteen years, he has been conducting field research in various local communities in Japan, with a primary focus on the notion of "mobile learning."http://fklab.today/
Yoshinori IsagaiProfessor, Faculty of Policy Management
Born in Saga City, and graduated with doctorate from Keio University. In 1987, he entered Panasonic Corporation (formerly Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.). In 1992, he began on a Master’s Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University. In 1994, he graduated with an MBA and entered ISAGAI Corporation. He founded the Housuu School, an educational NPO for entrepreneur incubation in 1999. In 2002, he began on a Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University. He joined Keio University in 2005 as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. He became an Associate Professor of Faculty of Policy Management in 2008, and a Professor in 2014. He served as the Executive Director of Keio Research Institute at SFC from 2015 to 2017. His major research fields are platform design, community innovation and family business management.
Yumi SugiharaAssociate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Yumi Sugihara received her doctorate in linguistics from Ochanomizu University. She has worked as a Japanese language instructor both in Japan and abroad, and her experience includes work at GuiLin Tourism University in China and J. F. Oberlin University in Tokyo. She authored “The Ethomethodology of Learning Japanese Language” (Keiso Shobo, 2010). Her research interests span Japanese language education, multilingual and multicultural co-existence, multicultural education, and critical applied linguistics. Work in her lab focuses on migration across cultures, communication between linguistic majorities and minorities, the phenomena of cultural diversity, and language education.
Junichi UshiyamaAssociate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Born 1977 in Yokohama. Graduated from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, in 2000. Earned his Ph.D. in Life Science at the University of Tokyo in 2005 and Ph.D. in Medicine at Keio University in 2013. Has been an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, since 2014. Specializes in Exercise Physiology and Neuroscience. Conducting research on how our nervous system including the brain generates, modulates, and learns beautiful and sophisticated bodily movements, through physiological experiments using electroencephalogram, electromyogram, and some neuro-stimulation techniques.
Satoko OkiAssociate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
The shocking aftermath of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster she witnessed as a freshman in High School lead Satoko Oki to become a seismologist. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo in 2006. Later, she became a Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California, San Diego. She is now dedicated to outreach activities for earthquake education and disaster prevention.
Jin NakazawaAssociate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Completed Doctoral Program at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance in March 2003. Ph.D. in Media and Governance. Following an appointment as a Project Faculty Member at the same university, has been an Associate Professor, Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies since 2013. Conducts research of system software such as ubiquitous systems, middleware systems, and dependable systems. In addition, conducts research, including applied research, in a wide variety of fields such as sensing for smart cities, returning information flow to citizens, web mining, and lifelogging.
Shohei MatsukawaAssociate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Born 1974. Architect, Principal of studio000. Graduated from Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at the Tokyo University of Science in 1998. Established 000studio in 1999. In 2009–11, was Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (Selected for the Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs). Has been an Associate Professor, Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies since 2012. Exploration of the (Im)Possibilities of Architectural Calculation. Research and practical use of algorithmic design. Co-authored books include Design of Design (INAX, 2011), and translated books include Algorithmic Architecture (Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd., 2010).
Daijiro MizunoAssociate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Born 1979 in Tokyo. Design Researcher. Studied and earned a Ph.D. in fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London. Assistant Professor in Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies since 2012. Became an Associate Professor in the same faculty in 2015. At Shonan Fujisawa Campus, critically examines the relationship between design and society, and is involved in planning and implementing numerous projects that bridge the two. Committee member of DESIGNEAST, involved in activities to spread and realize practical use of inclusive design for social inclusion, FabLab Japan network, co‑editor‑in‑chief of fashion criticism magazine vanitas with Hiroshi Ashida, co-authored books include x-DESIGN, Fab ni Naniga Kano ka, Inclusive Design, Real Anonymous Design, and fashion design for living.www.daijirom.comwww.designeast.jpfashionista-mag.blogspot.jp
Norichika KanieProfessor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Norichika Kanie is a Professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). Before joining Keio, he worked at the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Department of Policy Studies, the University of Kitakyushu. His research focuses on international relations and earth system governance. During FY2013 to FY2015, he was a project leader of the "Project on Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015 (POST2015)," with support from the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
Hajime NarukawaAssociate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
1994: Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, M. Fine Arts. 2009: AuthaGraph Co., Ltd, founder. 2011: Geo-Cosmos, Large digital globe, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, designer. 2016: Good Design Grand Award. Hajime Narukawa has been an Associate Professor in Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance since 2015. Narukawa and his laboratory have used geometry and engineering as design tool for exploring possibilities in practical designing and in fine arts. Narukawa is as well, an advisor in National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation since 2010.
Chieko FujiiProfessor, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care
Completed Master's Program at Tsukuba University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1996 and Doctoral Program at the same Graduate School majoring of Environment and Ecosystem in 2000. Doctor in Medical Science. Assistant Professor, Keio Junior College of Nursing in 1999. Faculty of Nursing and Medical care was established in 2001, Associate Professor in 2005, and Professor from 2014. Research interests are Science and Technology of Care.