- Vice-President, Japan Water Agency (JWA), Japan
Graduate, Tokyo University; 1982, Master's degree; 2008, PhD in Engineering, Nagoya University. Formerly: Deputy Director for Disaster Mitigation, Prime Minister's Office; Senior Relief Coordination Officer, UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva; Executive Director, 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.