- Vice-President, Japan Water Agency (JWA), Japan
Graduate, Tokyo Univ.; 1982, Master's degree; 2008, PhD, Engineering, Nagoya Univ.. Former: Deputy Director for Disaster Mitigation, Prime Minister's Office; Senior Relief Coordination Officer, UN Dept of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva; Exec. Dir., Asian Disaster Reduction Center; Director for Disaster Preparedness, Public Relations and International Cooperation, Cabinet Office, Japan. 2005, organized World Conference on Disaster Reduction. Director, Water Resources Policy, Regional Planning, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan. Former Director-General, Audit, and current Vice-President, Japan Water Agency.