Introduction of Instructors and Research Contents

Full
name
⇒Koji Ichii  
[Professor]
E-mail ichiik
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Seismic performance evaluation and seismic design
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Seismic Engineering
Content of
Seminar
 By learning measurement techniques required to understand the current situation of physical structures and numerical analysis techniques to predict the extent of possible damage in the event of an earthquake, students aim to obtain abilities pertaining to seismic diagnosis and seismic design to discuss/suggest optimal solutions from both aspects of performance and cost. I would like to invite the students that are interested in applying constantly progressing advanced technology to actual problems and that have a wide range of intellectual interests, in both humanities and science.
Full
name
⇒Daisuke Ito 
[Apr. 2022: Professor of the above Faculty]
E-mail dito
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Iinjury prevention enginnering for production safety
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Safety Design
Content of
Seminar
 Injuries occur when excessive forces act on the human body and occur in various forms from familiar accidents to traffic accidents. In this seminar, we will investigate the mechanism of injury occurrence from a mechanical point of view and study injury prevention and mitigation methods based on the mechanism using experiments, accident investigation as well as computer simulations. In addition, since pre-accident behaviors and judgments play important roles in the occurrence of injuries, students who wish to conduct researches on the analysis of these factors are also welcomed.
Full
name
⇒Yoshihiro Okumura 
[Apr. 2022: Professor of the above Faculty]
E-mail okumura
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Integrated Disaster Reduction
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Disaster Reduction and Resilient Society
Content of
Seminar
 Expecting the occurrence of gigantic disasters such as the Great Nankai Trough Earthquake, Tokyo near-field earthquake (earthquake expected to directly hit the Tokyo area), and super typhoons, students will work on various issues to minimize man-made disasters. In addition to theoretical and analytical research, students will also perform practical study focusing on field work. Additionally, as the frequency of occurrence of gigantic disasters is relatively low, overseas cases are also set as targets of research in order to have a global viewpoint.
Full
name
⇒Katsuyuki Kamei 
[Professor]
E-mail kamei
HP https://www2.itc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~kamei/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Risk Management
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Risk Management
Content of
Seminar
 Students are expected to study and learn about modern issues pertaining to Risk Management (RM).
(1) Risk control and risk finance, (2) Organizational systems for risk management in enterprises, (3) Disclosure of risk information by enterprises, (4) Business management strategy and risk management, risk management and leadership, (5) International comparison of risk management (6) Risk management in small and middle-sized businesses, (7) Local community and risk management, risk management in schools/safety for children.
Full
name
⇒Toshihiro Kawaguchi 
[Professor][Dean]
E-mail kawa
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Simulation of Accidents
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Safety of Crowd
Content of
Seminar
 This lecture is aimed at studying the actions of pedestrians in crowds. Such study can be applied to prevent accidents in crowds, reduce congestion in stations, etc. Students who are good at programming for computer simulation, or modelling by using mathematics and mechanics, are especially welcome. Needless to say, students who are simply interested in the behaviors and psychology of pedestrians are also welcome.
Full
name
⇒Kenji Koshiyama 
[Professor]
E-mail k-koshi
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Urban Disaster Mitigation
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Urban Disaster Reduction Planning
Content of
Seminar
 Under the viewpoint of frequency occurrence of disasters and accidents, cities and regions have been changing on a daily basis. As uncertainties and risks increase, we must create new ways to deal with such uncertainties and risks. I am looking for students that are ready to take on the challenge of creating a safe society for the next generation, as well as those that are motivated to create the means to tackle such challenge, by making use of the latest urban and regional designs, including the theory of administrative action plans and the implementation thereof.
Full
name
⇒Tomofumi Koyama 
[Professor]
E-mail t-koyama
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Geodisaster
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Geo-disaster Research
Content of
Seminar
 In my laboratory, students have been studying the themes of maintenance/management of ground/bedrock structures to prolong the life of social infrastructures, as well as the geo-disasters (landslides, slope failure, rockfall/falling rocks, etc.) that occur due to earthquakes, rainfall, etc., by combining the use of experimentation, numerical analysis measurement, and monitoring. Without adhering to the border between humanities and science, this lecture is aimed at developing the human resources that can comprehensively resolve said issues.
Full
name
⇒Seiji Kondo 
[Apr. 2022: Professor of the above Faculty]
E-mail kondo.s
HP http://kondoseiji.main.jp/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Disaster Infomatics
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Disaster Informatics
Content of
Seminar
 For disaster response, information is the “lifeline”. In order to protect and save lives, how can we provide information realistically? In my laboratory, at the same time as performing action research in the actual field/site, students also examine the appropriateness of diversified approaches. I would like to welcome students who are interested in both theory and practice.
Full
name
⇒Toshio Takatorige 
[Professor]
E-mail t_toshio
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Public health management
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Public health science
Content of
Seminar
 I am looking for students who would like to focus on the field pertaining to infectious diseases and food safety, both of which are widely related to people’s lives and health. This field is an interdisciplinary one, and is also related to social systems, legal issues, health policies, corporate activities, and social issues in globalization. Why don’t you join us to comprehensively work on health protection and safety?
Full
name
⇒Kazuhiko Takano 
[Professor]
E-mail takano
HP https://www2.itc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~takano/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Business Law
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Legal Systems for Social Safety (Private Law)
Content of
Seminar
 The laws surrounding corporations have significantly changed over the last 10 years. In the Takano Laboratory, from a comparative legal approach, students are expected to learn about information law, such as privacy/personal information, trade secrets, etc., and corporate law related to corporate governance, internal control, etc. Students will also study about compliance programs that corporations should establish, as well as provide suggestions for Japanese legal systems.
Full
name
⇒Tomoyuki Takahashi 
[Professor]
E-mail tomot
HP https://tkhslab.github.io
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Hydrosphere Disaster
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Hydrosphere Disaster Mitigation
Content of
Seminar
 Students will learn about hydrospheric disasters, such as tsunamis, high tide, floods, etc. By understanding that environmental issues are “long-time scale disasters” as well, students are also expected to learn about natural (renewable) energy, restoration of coral reefs, etc. There are plenty of research methods such as simulation, experimentation, remote sensing, and field work. I would like to invite students that desire to lead busy but enriching school lives and those who desire to conduct studies that they can be proud of in the future.
Full
name
⇒Shoji Tsuchida 
[Professor]
E-mail tsuchida
HP https://www2.itc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~tsuchida/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Psychology of Risks
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Psychology of Social Safety
Content of
Seminar
 Students will learn about human responses to danger and risk from the standpoint of social psychology. As human beings have their own hearts and minds, it is necessary to understand how people respond to the dangers and risks of disasters and accidents from the standpoint of social psychology. The same also applies to mental health after experiencing disasters. I would like to invite students who are interested in conducting studies by utilizing psychological experiments and social surveys.
Full
name
⇒Shohzo Nagata 
[Professor]
E-mail s_nagata
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Disaster Prevention Administration
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Crisis Management Policy and Administration
Content of
Seminar
 In my laboratory, students have been studying about the kind of systems/policies that administrative organizations should utilize to realize disaster prevention/disaster mitigation, with public administration, political science, and theory of public policy as the foundation. It is essential for students of my laboratory to perform analysis by using field surveys. This lecture is aimed at developing human resources that can make known the existence of issues in society as well as to actually resolve such issues.
Full
name
⇒Shingo Nagamatsu 
[Professor][Associate Dean]
E-mail nagamatu
HP http://www.disasterpolicy.com/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Economic Analysis of Disasters and Public Policy
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Economics of Societal Safety
Content of
Seminar
 In the Disaster Mitigation Policy Laboratory, students will study about the policies by which human society continues to grow while coexisting with the risks of large-scale disasters, mainly from the standpoint of economics. Some specific themes of the laboratory are disaster prevention policies in Japan, finance for disaster recovery, wide area cooperation for the administration, and economic recovery. I would like to invite students who can perform both quantitative analysis and field work.
Full
name
⇒Takahiro Nakamura 
[Professor][Associate Dean]
E-mail t_naka
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Human Errors
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Human Errors
Content of
Seminar
 As scientific technologies have developed and social systems have become more massive, diversified, and complicated, the influence that they pose on the decisions, actions, and behaviors of people have become more serious and important. In this laboratory, safety related to “human beings” is set as the theme, focusing on transportation behaviors (vehicles, aircrafts, ships, etc.), in addition to studying other industrial fields.
Full
name
⇒Yoshinari Hayashi 
[Professor]
E-mail yhayashi
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Seismology and Earthquake Disaster Reduction
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 While there are a considerable number of seismologists in Japan, among them, there are only a few that try to work on disaster prevention/disaster mitigation by understanding the mechanism of earthquakes. This is because seismology traditionally belonged to the field of science. I have been working on developing seismology to become a field that addresses the relationship of seismology with people and society, and not simply being satisfied with seismology that only seeks to clarify the mechanisms behind earthquakes.
Full
name
⇒Kumi Hirokawa 
[Professor]
E-mail k-umi
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Occupational Safety and Health
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Study of Occupational Safety and Health
Content of
Seminar
 There are various mental health problems in the life cycle.
Let's think about the mental health of people living in society, what kind of problems are occurring, and what kind of measures are needed together.
Let's look for the needs of society and work together on what we can do.
Full
name
⇒Shigeo Hosokawa 
[Professor]
E-mail hosokawa
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Principle of Engineering System Safety
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Engineering System Safety
Content of
Seminar
 This seminar focuses on the safety of the thermal energy systems/plants such as boiler, nuclear and thermal power plants and chemical plants, and discusses on the current topics in the field of plant safety, the thermal hydraurics in the systems, the accident investigation system for prevention of recurrence, and the safety management methods. In this seminar, documents are read by taking turns to support the students study activities. Students’ oral presentations will be conducted in the seminar.
Full
name
⇒Tadahiro Motoyoshi 
[Professor]
E-mail motoyosi
HP https://www2.itc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~motoyosi/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Disaster Psychology
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Disaster Psychology
Content of
Seminar
 The specialty of my laboratory is the study of various issues pertaining to social safety and disaster prevention using a psychological approach. The students who wish to enter the Graduate School are encouraged to confirm the content of my studies on my website. I have been positively accepting students who are independent, patient, and go the extra mile. Let us study something meaningful together while also enjoying the process.
Full
name
⇒Eiki Yamakawa 
[Professor]
E-mail eiki
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Mathematical Programming Approaches to Risk Management
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 I would like to invite students who are interested in: various kinds of issues related to decision-making by using operations research such as mathematical programming and game theory, probability theory and statistical analysis, and differential equations; modelling natural phenomena and social phenomena mathematically; and finding solutions for the above-mentioned issues mathematically by using computer.
Full
name
⇒Eiichi Yamasaki 
[Professor]
E-mail yeiichi
HP https://www.eiichiyamasaki.com/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Policy and Law
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
Legal Systems for Social Safety (Public Law)
Content of
Seminar
 Assuring safety and security is the primary role of the central and local governments, and thus there are a variety of legal systems. Students are expected to research/analyze how such legal systems function and what kind of legal system is desirable for us. It is essential for the students to not only understand the legal systems but also to grasp the idea of how to create such legal systems by themselves.
Full
name
⇒Makiko Okamoto 
[Associate Professor]
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Accident Investigation
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 Students will learn to examine measures for preventing accidents from 2 aspects, i.e., analyzing the causes of human errors, and the social systems that efficiently investigate the causes of accidents to prevent reoccurrence. I would like to invite students who are interested in learning about the occurrence mechanism of human errors, as well as system designs regarding how pursuing people’s responsibility for such errors contributes to accident prevention.
Full
name
⇒Kinzo Kuwana 
[Associate Professor]
E-mail kinzou
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Insurance Science
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 From the standpoint of disaster prevention/disaster mitigation, students will study the policies that make use of insurance (for example, insurance to prepare for environmental pollution, insurance for car accidents, etc.). Furthermore, they will also look for the ways to efficiently utilize insurance for corporate management. Unlike other universities, the unique thing about my laboratory is the analysis of insurance from the standpoint of public economics.
Full
name
⇒Kazuhiro Kono 
[Associate Professor]
E-mail k-kono
HP https://www2.itc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~k-kono/
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Information Security
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 In my laboratory, while students have been studying information security as the main theme, they have also been examining the utilization of data, including privacy, from a technological perspective. Additionally, they have been placing efforts to study about information-related education. I would like to invite students who can work on addressing issues by using logical thinking and with information relating to mathematical/programming knowledge, as this subject belongs to engineering.
Full
name
⇒Hideyuki Shiroshita 
[Associate Professor]
E-mail hideyuki
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Education for Disaster Risk Reduction
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 In my laboratory, students have been performing practical studies using an interdisciplinary approach. I would like to welcome students who deliberate what kind of activities are related to disaster prevention learning, as well as those who desire to actively work on the realization of disaster prevention. My study focuses on the balance between theory and practice.
Full
name
⇒Mashiho Suga 
[Associate Professor]
E-mail sugam
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Theory of Disaster Recovery and Revitalization
[Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 While learning from the knowledge of disaster sociology, students have been continuing various activities pertaining to preparation for and response to disasters/accidents (regional disaster prevention activities, activities for support/restoration), as well as long-term transformation of local communities after disasters, based on field research and data analysis. As the research requires persistent effort, I would like to invite students who are filled with curiosity and wish to understand social systems.
Full
name
⇒Shinetsu Sugawara 
[Associate Professor]
E-mail s_suga
Seminar
Theme
[Doctoral Program First Semester] 
Social sciences for safetybr> [Doctoral Program Second Semester] 
-
Content of
Seminar
 Given the growing complexity of contemporary technologies, it has become increasingly important to incorporate perspectives and insights from social sciences and humanities into their management. Taking nuclear technology as an example, this course explores better ways of managing the safety of complex socio-technical systems. The aim of this course is to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and concepts in the Science and Technology Studies as well as risk governance studies for critically analyzing safety issues at the interface of science, technology and society.