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Masahiro Matsuura, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Citizenship: JAPAN

Address:University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 173-0033 JAPAN

E-mail:matsuura@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp
WWW:http://www.mmatsuura.com/

 

EMPLOYMENT

University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Public Policy.
Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.

(Project) Associate Professor (November 2008-)

Engaged in a wide variety of research projects on consensus building and negotiation, including case studies of urban and regional planning controversies, deliberation in the virtual "Second Life" 3D environment, and negotiations for ocean management. Other projects include scenario planning on ageing society, secure marine transportation in Asia, and the diffusion of environmentally sustainable technologies.

Visiting Assistant Professor (January 2007 - October 2008)

Leading a comprehensive stakeholder/issue assessment of innovative environmental technologies as a member of the “Sustainable Energy/Environment and Public Policy” project, which is sponsored by many top-class private corporations in Japan. Teaching several courses on policy-making processes for graduate-level students. Conducting independent research projects (with foundation supports) on the innovative use of stakeholder analysis.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2006/09-2006/12)

Continued doctoral research on the use of public dispute resolution
in Asia and its interaction with culture and other institutional
contextual factors.

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Social Environment Systems Department.
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

Staff Researcher (1998/10-2002/08)

Directed a number of prescriptive and analytical research projects for public participation in urban and regional planning, including public involvement programs for several highway projects in Japan; Undertook survey design and quantitative analysis (e.g. cost-benefit analysis; future population projection using multiple regression analysis; spatial analysis using GIS). The majority of my clients are national and prefectural government agencies in Japan.

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Department of Urban Studies and Planning. (2002/09-2006/09)

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning
(date of conferral: September 20, 2006)
  • Advisor: Professor Lawrence Susskind
  • Review Committee Members: Eleanor Westney and Susan Silbey
  • Thesis title: Localizing Public Dispute Resolution In Japan: lessons from experiments with deliberative policy-making

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Department of Urban Studies and Planning. (1996/09-1998/06)

Master in City Planning
(date of conferral: June 5, 1998)
  • Advisor: Professor Lawrence Susskind
  • Thesis title: Highway Mediation in Japan: Its prospects and pitfalls

University of Tokyo,
Department of Civil Engineering. (1992/04-1996/03)

Bachelor of Engineering (date of conferral: March 28, 1996)
  • Advisor: Professor Hideo Nakamura (Professor Emeritus)
  • Thesis title: Analysis on Statutory Planning Process under the Urban Planning Act of 1968.