Graduate School of Urban Innovation - List of Professors for International Students

Please make use of this list (data as of April 1, 2017) to find your potential academic advisor. Further information such as the titles of his/her classes and contact address are available from “Academic Research Staff”new window open
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Graduate School of Urban Innovation

Contact: ses.daigakuin-urb@ynu.ac.jp

Department of Architecture and Urban Culture (Master's Program)

Department of Urban Innovation (Doctral Program)

For Master’s Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills higher than or equivalent to JLPT N2 Level since most of the courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor HIKOE Tomohiro French Literature (20th century) Japanese      
Professor INUI Kumiko Architectural Design and Urban Design Japanese or English   Y-GSA
Professor KIYOTA Tomonori Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis Japanese or English    
Professor KURENUMA Norihisa Aesthetics and History of Ideas in the 20th Century Japanese or English     
Professor MUROI Hisashi Philosophy, Aesthetics, Semiotics, Cultural Studies, Media Studies Japanese or English     
Professor NISHIZAWA Ryue Architectural Design and Urban Design Japanese or English     Y-GSA
Professor OHARA Kazuoki Theory of Architectural Planning, Environment-Behavior Study Japanese or English     
Professor ONO Satoshi History of Japanese Architecture, Architectural Preservation in Japan Japanese or English     
Professor SADOHARA Satoru Urban Environmental Planning, Urban Infrastructure Planning, Urban Safety Planning, Geographic Information Sciences Japanese or English  
Professor SEJIMA Kazuyo Architectural Design and Urban Design Japanese or English     Y-GSA
Professor SUGAWA Akiko Popular Culture (anime, manga), Gender Studies, Audience Studies, "Contents Tourism Japanese or English    
Professor TAKAMIZAWA Minoru Urban Planning, Urban Renewal, Community Planning Japanese or English    
Professor TAGAWA Yasuhisa Steel Structures, Composite Structures, Earthquake Resistant Design Japanese or English    He cannot supervise after March, 2019.
Professor TASAI Akira Reinforced Concrete Structures, Earthquake Resistant Design, Seismic Strengthening of Existing Buildings Japanese or English    He cannot supervise after March, 2020.
Professor CHO Seigen (ZHANG Qingyuan) Building Environmental Engineering Japanese or English or Chinese  
Associate Prof. EGUCHI Toru Building Construction, Management of Building Process, Maintenance and Renovation Japanese or English      
Associate Prof. FUJIWARA Teppei Architectural Design and Urban Design Japanese or English     Y-GSA
Associate Prof. FUJIOKA Yasuhiro Theory of Architectural Planning, Sustainable Planning and Design Research, Housing Design Japanese or English     
Associate Prof. HIRAKURA Kei Art Theory, Theory of Perception Japanese or English      
Associate Prof. KAWABATA Masaya Structural Design and Analysis,Membrane Structures, Spatial Structures Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. MATSUMOTO Yuka Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Resistant Design Japanese or English     
Associate Prof. MORITA Masashi History of Islamic Architecture, History of European Architecture Japanese or English      
Associate Prof. NAKAGAWA Katsushi Sound Studies Japanese or English    
Associate Prof. NOHARA Taku Urban Planning, Urban Design, Community Development Japanese or English      
Associate Prof. SUGIMOTO Kuniyoshi Reinforced Concrete Structures Japanese or English      
Associate Prof. TANAKA Ineko Built Environment, Sustainable Planning for Architecture, Built Environment Education Japanese or English    
Associate Prof. YOSHIDA Satoshi Urban Environment Planning, Urban Safety Planning, Urban Energy System Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Urban Infrastructure Planning Japanese or English  
NB: All doctoral students will belong to the Department of Urban Innovation.

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Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society(Master's Program)

Department of Urban Innovation (Doctral Program)

Except courses in Specialization in International Infrastructure (IGSI) or Specialization in Infrastructure Management (IMP) students are required to have Japanese language skills higher than or equivalent to JLPT N2 Level for Master’s Program since most of the courses are conducted in Japanese. IGSI runs all lectures, studio education and supervision for Master’s dissertation in English.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor EHARA Yumiko Social Theory, Gender Studies Japanese or English
Professor FUJIKAKE Yoko Development Anthropology, Gender and Development studies, Paraguay area studies Japanese or English or Spanish
Professor HAYANO Kimitoshi Geomaterial, Soil stabilization, Ground improvement, Geostructure preservation Japanese or English IGSI
Professor KATSUCHI Hiroshi Structural Dynamics, Wind Engineering, Bridge Aerodynamics Japanese or English IGSI
Professor KAWAZOE Yu Japanese Cultural History, Japanese Traditional Performing Arts, Society and Culture of Early Modan Japan, Cultural Resources Studies Japanese or English
Professor KOMIYA Masayasu Cluturalhistory of Europe, Socialhistory of Europe Japanese or English or German
Professor KONAGAI Kazuo Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Land Conservation, National Disaster Prevention Japanese or English IGSI       He cannot supervise after March, 2018.
Professor NAKAMURA Fumihiko Urban Transportation Planning, Public Transportation Management Japanese or English IGSI
Professor NAKAMURA Yoshiyuki Environmental Engineering, Environmental Hydraulics, Coastal Engineering Japanese or English IGSI
Professor OSUKA Fumikazu Russian thought, Religious philosophy, Political philosophy, Ethics Japanese
Professor SAITO Asato Urban Policy, Regional Development, Political Economy Japanese or English
Professor SHIROUZU Noriko Modern Chinese Literature; Gender Theory, Resistance, Tradition Japanese and Chinese Students are required to be capable of understanding literature in Japanese and Chinese.   She cannot supervise after March, 2019.
Professor TSUBAKI Tatsuya Concrete Engineering, Structurral Mechanics, Computational Structural Analysis Japanese or English IGSI       He cannot supervise after March, 2019.
Professor YAMADA Hitoshi Civil Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Cable-supported Bridges, Wind Engineering, Steel Structures, Structure Dynamics Japanese or English IGSI
Professor YOMOTA-TARUMI Chie Japanese literature, Colonial culture, Taiwanese literature, Queer Studies Japanese or Chinese
Professor YOSHIHARA Naoki Urban Society, Sociology of Local Community, Theory of Asian Societies Japanese or English
Associate Prof. CUI Ying Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnel Engineering, Ground Disaster Prevention Japanese or English IGSI
Associate Prof. HASEGAWA Hideki Francophone Studies, EU Studies, Tourism, Island Studies Japanese or French
Associate Prof. HOSODA Akira Civil Engineering, Concrete Engineering, Maintenance Engineering Japanese or English IGSI
Associate Prof. KIKUMOTO Mamoru Geotechnical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Computational Geomechanics Japanese or English IGSI
Associate Prof. MATSUMOTO Hisashi Cultural Anthropology, African Studies Japanese or English
Associate Prof. MATSUYUKI Mihoko Urban/Spatial Planning in Developing Countries Japanese or English IGSI
Associate Prof. MIURA Rinpei Urban Sociology Japanese or English
Associate Prof. NISHIO Mayuko Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Dynamics, Structural Engineerinig Japanese or English IGSI
Associate Prof. PARK SangMi Modern Japanese history, East Asian relations Japanese or English
Associate Prof. SATO Mine International Development Studies, Development Anthopology, Latin America Japanese or English or Spanish
Associate Prof. SUZUKI Takayuki Coastal Engineering,Hydraulic Engineering Japanese or English IGSI
Associate Prof. TAKAHASHI Hiroshi Journalism, Media Studies Japanese or English
Associate Prof. TANAKA Shinji Traffic Engineering, Traffic Management, ITS(Intelligent Transport Systems) Japanese or English IGSI
NB: All doctoral students will belong to the Department of Urban Innovation.

(Contact:International Admissions Office)


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