Teacher Introduction

Seiji Kondoh

Professor Seiji Kondoh

Specialized fields / Subject
Disaster Journalism, Disaster Information

Mail address: kondo.s
Website: http://kondoseiji.main.jp/

Expert’s Eyes

 There is no value of disaster information if the information merely "exists anywhere". It is important to properly convey the information to those who are seeking information, and for the people to be able to properly use the information. To protect, save, and support people's lives, information must be utilized in any situation. The mission of "disaster information theory" is in exploring the possibility of various media in the contemporary society, and studying and exploring practice and theory for that.

Remarkable File

・Ex-NHK director (received the Prime Minister's Award in the Science and Technology Film/Video Festival in 2010). ・Still now, is engaged in planning and production of programs on various media, and has appearing in various media. ・Received the award of excellence in "Bosai (disaster prevention) Koshien" for consecutive years of 2016 and 2017. ・Received the Commissioner of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency award of the Town planning for disaster prevention grand prize in 2017. ・Received the Student Fukushima Prize 2018 (Commendation from the Minister for Reconstruction). ・Wrote "Word Map: Human science of disaster prevention/mitigation--Support life, Stay close to the site--" (Shin-yo-sha Publishing Ltd., 2011), and many other books.

Brief Personal History

Mar. 1994:
Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kyoto University
Apr. 1994:
Director of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (until Mar. 2014)
Mar. 2009:
Completed the Master’s Course in Human Science, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Nihon University (Master of Human Science)
Apr. 2009:
[Concurrently] Research investigator of the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (until Mar. 2012)
Mar. 2013:
Completed the doctoral program without a doctoral degree of doctoral program in Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
May 2013:
[Concurrently] Lecturer of the Faculty of Engineering, Tokushima University and the Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Advanced Technology and Science, Tokushima University (until Mar. 2017)
Sep, 2013:
Ph. D. in Informatics
Apr. 2014:
Assistant professor of the Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University
Apr. 2015:
Associate professor of the above Faculty
Apr. 2015:
[Concurrently] Lecturer of the Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (until Mar. 2018)
Sep. 2015:
[Concurrently] Lecturer of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Education, Kobe Gakuin University (until Mar. 2016)
Apr. 2016:
[Concurrently] Lecturer of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Education, Graduate School of Contemporary Social Studies, Kobe Gakuin University (present)
Apr. 2016:
Apr. 2022: Professor of the above Faculty