Staff Members

As of October 2023

Staff Members

  Name Title / Affiliation
Executive Director Hiromitsu NAKAJIMA President
Vice Executive Director Yasushi KAWATA Trustee (Research and IT)
Head of Strategic Management Office Atsushi TSUNEKAWA Professor, Arid Land Research Center
Deputy Head of Strategic Management Office Mitsuru TSUBO Professor, Arid Land Research Center
Full-time Instructors/Researchers Nigussie Haregeweyn AYEHU Specially Appointed Professor, International Research Unit
  Kristina N. TODERICH Specially Appointed Professor, International Research Unit
  Yasir Serag Alnor Mohammed SERAG ALNOR Specially Appointed Associate Professor, International Research Unit
  Ayele Almaw FENTA Specially Appointed Associate Professor, International Research Unit
  Shinji OTANI Associate Professor, International DX Unit
  Mariko SASAKURA Associate Professor, International DX Unit
  Sayuri TERAMOTO Associate Professor, Collaboration Unit
  Takeshi ABE Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Collaboration Support Unit
Cross-appointment Staff Vinay NANGIA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Internal Visiting Research Staff

  Name Title / Affiliation
Climate Change Impacts and Ecosystem Restoration Project Yasunori KUROSAKI (PL) (GL) Professor, Arid Land Research Center
  Toshihiko KINUGASA (GL) Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Takeshi TANIGUCHI (GL) Associate Professor, Arid Land Research Center
Agricultural and Rural Development Project Koji INOSAKO (PL) Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Satoshi YAMADA (GL) Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Katsuyuki SHIMIZU (GL) Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Kumi YASUNOBU (GL) Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
Technology Development Project Naonobu KATADA(PL) (GL) Professor, Faculty of Engineering
  Yuki KAJIKAWA (GL) Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering
  Kotoku OHMI (GL) Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Community and Global Health Project Seiji KAGEYAMA (PL) (GL) Professor, Faculty of Medicine
  Shinji OTANI (GL) Assitant Professor, IPDRE
  Takehito MORITA (GL) Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
Sustainable Regional Promotion Project Katshiko SHIMIZU (PL) (GL) Professor, Platform for Community-based Research and Education
  Dai NAGAMATSU(GL) Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Hiroki YAMASHITA (GL) Professor, Faculty of Regional Scineces
Innovation Research Project Mitsuru TSUBO (PL) (GL) Professor Arid Land Research Center
  Nigussie Haregeweyn AYEHU (GL) Specially Appointed Professor, IPDRE
  Hisashi TSUJIMOTO (PL) Professor, Arid Land Research Center
  Haruyuki FUJIMAKI(GL) Professor, Arid Land Research Center

Members of IPDRE Strategic Management Office

  Name Department / Title
Head Atsushi TSUNEKAWA Professor, Arid Land Research Center
Deputy Head Mitsuru TSUBO Professor, Arid Land Research Center
Members Nigussie Haregeweyn AYEHU Specially Appointed Professor, IPDRE
  Hiroki YAMASHITA Professor, Faculty of Regional Sciences
  Seiji KAGEYAMA Professor, Faculty of Medicine
  Naonobu KATADA Professor, Faculty of Engineering
  Koji INOSAKO Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Dai NAGAMATSU Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
  Yasunori KUROSAKI Professor, Arid Land Research Center
  Katsuhiko SHIMIZU Professor, Platform for Community-based Research and Education

Administrative Staff

  Name Department / Title
Head of Administration Department (adjunct post) Toshihiko HIRAI Research Promotion Department / Director
Sub Manager of Administration Department (adjunct post) Shunta KOBAYASHI Arid Land Research Center / Office Manager
Head of General Affairs Section (adjunct post) Mari YOSHIKAWA Arid Land Researh Center / Head of Joint-Use Section
Head of Accounting Section (adjunct post) Kenji ISHIKO Arid Land Research Center / Head of Accounting Section
Head of Research Promotion Section Takahiro OYAMA Full-time at IPDRE
  Sakiko REMBUTSU 《Adjunct post at Faculty of Agriculture》
Specially Appointed Specialists Yumi SAKAI International Joint Research Support Staff
  Sayuri TANAKA Guest Professor Assistant
  Midori NAKAYAMA Guest Professor Assistant
Administrative Staff Miwa OMAE Administrative Assistant