Researchers (As of April, 2018)

Researchers in and out of Kansai University are currently participating in the joint usage / research.

Position Name URL & C.V.
Dean Taizo Motonishi (Kansai University) Homepage
Vice Dean Ryota Natori (Kansai University) Homepage

Action Public Policy Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Keiichiro Matsushita (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Taizo Motonishi (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Kazuhito Ogawa (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Hiroyuki Aman  (Kwansei Gakuin University) Homepage
Researcher Norihiro Kasuga  (Konan University) Homepage
Researcher Kazuhisa Takemura (Waseda University) Homepage
Researcher Yoshiro Tsutsui  (Konan University) Homepage
Researcher Masato Shikata (Kwansei Gakuin University) Homepage
Researcher Masatoshi Murakami (Hannan University) Homepage
Researcher Noriko Nishimura (Tottori University of Environmental Studies) Homepage
Researcher Masako Oyama (Ryukoku University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Tomo Nishimura  (Kwansei Gakuin University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Mika Sasaki  (Meiji University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Yuichi Ishimura  (Kyoto College of Economics) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Katsuhiko Nishizaki (Momoyama Gakuin University) Homepage
Researcher Misato Inaba  (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Network Analytics Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Hiroyuki Ebara (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Masaru Inaba  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Tadahiko Murata (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Tetsukazu Okamoto (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Toshihiko Takemura (Saga University) Homepage
Researcher Shinji Watanabe (Osaka Prefecture University) Homepage
Adjunct Researcher Yasuharu Ukai (Kansai University)
Adjunct Researcher Takashi Kozu (Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Buisiness) Homepage

Big Data Analytics Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Kei Miyazaki (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Katsutoshi Yada (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Shota Otomasa (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Keiji Takai (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Isao Hayashi (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Takashi Washio (Osaka University) Homepage
Researcher Yi Zuo (Ki Sa) (Dalian Maritime University)

Open Recruitment Research Unit (2017 - 2019)

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Naoki Watanabe (Keio University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Rei Goto (Keio University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Morimitsu Kurino (Tsukuba University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Taro Kumano (Yokohama National University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Kazuhito Ogawa (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Tetsuya Kawamura (Japan University of Economics) Homepage
Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Hiroyuki Kumazawa (Osaka Sangyo University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Hitoshi Furuta (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Isao Hayashi (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Michiyuki Hirokane (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Ryota Natori (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Wataru Matsumoto (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher(Open Recruitment) Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University) Homepage

Core Unit

Experimental Economics Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Kazuhito Ogawa  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Hajime Kobayashi  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Ryoichi Nagahisa  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Yoshinobu Zasu  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Hidenori Oda  (Kyoto Sangyo University) Homepage
Researcher Tatsuhiro Shichijo  (Osaka Prefecture University) Homepage
Researcher Hiromasa Takahashi  (Hiroshima City University) Homepage
Researcher Ryo Okui  (NYU shanghai) Homepage
Researcher Yusuke Osaki  (Waseda University) Homepage
Researcher Tomoharu Mori  (Ritsumeikan University) Homepage
Researcher Tetsuya Kawamura  (Japan University of Economics) Homepage
Researcher Misato Inaba  (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Researcher Takahiro Miura  (Kansai University)
Researcher Akitoshi Muramoto  (Kansai University)

Data Science Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Katsutoshi Yada  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Kazuhito Kishiya  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Asako Kimura  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Michiyasu Nakajima  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Takuya Iwasaki  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Shoji Oka  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Keisuke Murakami  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Takuya Satomura  (Keio University) Homepage
Researcher Atsushi Shiiba  (Osaka University) Homepage
Researcher Donze Pierre-Yves  (Osaka University) Homepage
Researcher Kohei Ichikawa  (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Researcher Natsuki Sano  (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
Researcher Kei Hirose  (Kyushu University) Homepage
Researcher Zhen Li  (Toyo University) Homepage
Researcher Bo Wu  (Waseda University) Homepage
Researcher Ken Ishibashi  (Kansai University)
Researcher Yuta Kaneko  (Kansai University)

Pilot Unit

Industry and Company Analytics Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Hajime Kobayashi  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Akira Ishii  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Kenta Kojima  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Desmond (Ho-Fu)Lo  (Santa Clara University) Homepage

System Design Engineering Unit

Position Name URL
Unit Leader ・ Researcher Ryoichi Nagahisa  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Yoshinobu Zasu  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Yuji Fujinaka  (Kansai University) Homepage
Researcher Akitoshi Muramoto  (Kansai University)

RISS Executive Board

The Executive Board for RISS has 13 members who each represents Japan's humanities and social science societies. These members include leading researchers, the Managing Director of the Board of Trustees, and the Vice President of Kansai University.

Name (Affiliation)
Yuko Arayama (Visiting Professor, Fuculty of Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University) Kazuhito Ogawa (Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University)
Noboru Sonehara (Professor, Tsuda University) Kazuhisa Takemura (Professor, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)
Ryoichi Tsuchihashi (Executive Director, Kansai University) Yoshiro Tsutsui ((Professor, Faculty of Economics, Konan University)
Yoichi Hizen (Professor, School of Management, Kochi University of Tecnology) Keiichiro Matsushita (Professor, Fuculty of Economics, Kansai University)
Kazuhiko Moji (Professor, Graduate School of International Health Development, Nagasaki University) Taizo Motonishi (Professor, Fuculty of Economics, Kansai University)
Katsutoshi Yada (Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce) Munehiro Yoshida (Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce)
Takashi Washio (Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University)

RISS External Evaluation Committee

The External Evaluation Committee for RISS consists of three members who are leaders in the fields of Policy Science, Journalism, and Computer Science. The RISS Dean is required to disclose all internal records upon their request. It is also the Committee's duty to disclose follow-ups after evaluations.

Position Name
Committee Chairman Tadao Miyagawa(Director, The Institute of Statistical Research, Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
Committee Shuzo Yajima(Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University)
Committee Tadashi Yoshida(Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University)