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Masahiro Matsuura, Ph.D.

Professor
Meiji University, Graduate School of Governance Studies

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Citizenship:
JAPAN
Address:
Meiji University, Graduate School of Governance Studies
1-1 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-8301 JAPAN
E-mail:
mmatsuura meiji.ac.jp
 

 

EMPLOYMENT

2016/04-
Current

Meiji University
Graduate School of Governance Studies

Professor

Responsible for teaching courses for mid-career professionals in the public sector (both domestic and international). Courses include negotiation analysis, introduction to public policy, and designing consensus building processes. Heading multiple research projects on the issues of urban planning, transportation, energy, natural environment, and ocean.

Serving as a Visiting Professor at University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy and a Visiting Researcher at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) as well.

2007/01-
2016/03

University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Public Policy

(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.

2006/09-
2006/12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

1998/10-
2002/08

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Social Environment Systems Department

Staff Researcher

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

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

1992/04-
1996/03

University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering

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