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Board Members


The Second Phase (As of April 1, 2018)

Shinji Ide Professor, School of Environmental Science, University of Shiga Prefecture
Reiko Nakamura Secretary General, Ramsar Center Japan
Machiko Nishino Professor, Biwako Seikei Sport College
Masaki Hirowaki Director General, Department of Lake Biwa and the Environment, Shiga Prefectural Government
Kazuhiko Matsui Manager of International Business / New Business Project Office, Hiyoshi Corporation
Saburo Matsui Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Shinya Yamaguchi Sales Department Sub Manager, HORIBA Advanced Techno Corporation


The Third Phase (As of June 1, 2018)

President Kazuhiko Takemoto Director, Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS); Former Vice-Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment
Vice President
(Full time)
Masahisa Nakamura Professor by Special Appointment, Research Center for Sustainability and Environment, Shiga University
Director Kaori Kubo Professor, Faculty of Education, Shiga University
Toru Shinohara Director General, Lake Biwa Museum
Katsuhiro Shimato Director, Environmental Policy Division, Shiga Prefectural Government
Yoshihisa Shimizu

Professor, Research Center for Environmental Quality Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Kenzo Hiroki Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Former Vice-principal for College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism


The Second Phase (As of June 13, 2017)

Manabu Hishikari Certified Public Accountant; Licensed Tax Accountant
Mitsuru Sakurada Managing Executive Officer, Kansai Urban Banking Corporation


(As of June 13, 2017)

Hironori Hamanaka  Special Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES); Former Vice-Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment