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Program Staff

Operational Committee Members

  • Eisei Kurimoto (Program Director; Dean, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Kokichi Shimizu(Program Coordinator; Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Nobuhide Sawamura(Finance & HR Working Group Chair; Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Hitoshi Yamashita(Selection & Review Working Group Chair; Professor, Graduate School of Languages and Culture)
  • Keisuke Uenishi(Student Support Working Group Chair; Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)
  • Michiya Kawamura(Industry, Academia & Government Collaboration Working Group Chair; Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy)
  • Keishin Inaba(Assessment & Public Relations Working Group Chair; Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Daisuke Sonoyama(International Collaboration Working Group Chair; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Atsuro Morita(Education Working Group Chair; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)

Specially Appointed Program Staff

External Program Advisors

  • Ayumi Watanabe (Announcer, NHK Yokohama Broadcast Station)
  • Masahiro Mukai (Superintendent of Education, Osaka Prefectural Board of Education)
  • Il Park (Professor, Contemporary Economics, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka City University)
  • Genshitsu Sen (President, UN Association of Japan)
  • Yoshishiko Kobayashi (General Manager, International Affairs Department, Kansai Economic Federation)
  • Makoto Wakatsuki (President, Active Unit; Management Consultant)
  • Shizuyo Yoshitomi (President, NPO Multilanguage Center FACIL)

University Program Staff

  • Toru Sugihara (Professor, Graduate School of Letters)
  • Shinichi Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Kota Fukui (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics )
  • Koichi Nishiguchi (Professor, Center for International Education and Exchange)
  • Hiroyasu Iso (Professor, Division of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine)
  • Takashi Yokota (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)
  • Kozi Ueda (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Languages and Culture)
  • Akihisa Matsuno (Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy)
  • Tomohide Atsumi (Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Mari Nagata (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics )
  • Xu Weidong (Ueiron Shii) (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics)
  • Ken Nakata (Professor, Division of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine)
  • Masaaki Shimizu (Professor, Graduate School of Languages and Culture)
  • Tsunehiro Ohtsuki (Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy)
  • Shirou Momoki (Professor, Graduate School of Letters)
  • Beverley Anne Yamamoto (Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences)
  • Junichi Uehara (Professor, Graduate School of Languages and Culture)
  • Virgil Hawkins (Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy)
  • Testusei Kurashiki (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)
  • Shingo Suzuki (Lecturer, Graduate School of Languages and Culture)
  • Shigekazu Morikuri (Professor, Center for the Study of Co* Design)
  • Hiroko Watanabe (Professor, Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine )
  • Setsuya Hashizume (Professor, The Museum of Osaka University)
  • Hiroki Iwai (Professor, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Naoki Homma (Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Co* Design)
  • Mitoji Yabunaka (Specially Appointed Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy; Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (former Administrative Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs))
  • Sayo Tsutsui (Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture)
  • Shinya Otani (Associate Professor, Center for International Education and Exchange)
  • Nobuko Kawai (Lecturer, Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine )
  • Gerry Yokota (Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture)
  • Makoto Hirota (Professor, Graduate School of Economics)
  • Masataka Nakauchi (Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy)

(as of April 6, 2017)