In 1984, graduated from the faculty of law of The University of Kyoto. His career started as a government official of the Ministry of Construction, and he has had broad experiences in the policy field of national land and regional development, urban policy, city planning and infrastructure development. He also has many legislative achievements in such policy fields.
Between 2015 and 2018 he worked as director general of the City Bureau, and between 2018 and 2019 director general of the Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
In 2020, vice-minister of the ministry.
Holder of M.Phil of Land Economy and Ph.D of Science and Engineering.
In 2018, she completed her master course study at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Master of Environmental Studies. She joined DeNA Co., Ltd. and engaged in the development of autonomous driving services and the field test operation. She was appointed to her present position in September 2021.
He completed his master course study at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2005. Later in 2017, he got his doctoral degree by dissertation at The University of Tokyo (Doctor of Engineering). He had worked as a consultant of urban planning in a private company (2005-09), an assistant professor of “Landscape & Civic Design Lab.” in The University of Tokyo (2009-17) and a director of “Urban Design Center Matsuyama” (2017-20). He was appointed to his present position in April 2020. His specialities are urban planning and landscape/infrastructure design.
In 1987, after completing his Master’s degree in physics in the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, he joined Hitachi. He worked on research and development in the field of semiconductor devices at the Central Research Laboratory. In 2004, he was appointed to the position of Department Manager of the ULSI Research Department. In 2005, he became Laboratory Manager of the Nano-System Laboratory in the Advanced Research Laboratory, and in 2011, he became General Manager of the Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory at Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Since 2013, he has been Senior Chief Researcher of the Research and Development Group and was appointed to his present position in 2016.
Dr. Atsushi DEGUCHI specializes in the academic field of urban design and planning. He received a Doctor of Engineering Degree from UTokyo in 1990. He was awarded as Grand Prix in the IFHP International Student Competition in 1987. He has promoted lots of frontier research and education projects on urban design and planning issues such as the building control of high-density urban environment and sustainable urban design at Kyushu University (1993-2011) and UTokyo (2011-present). He is a director of Hitachi and UTokyo Joint Research for realization of “Society 5.0”.
He is an active practitioner as well, and has lots of pragmatic experiences as an urban designer and a master planner, and is well-known as a master planner in the new campus plan of Kyushu University and Island City Project in Fukuoka City. He has been awarded as Ishikawa Prize by City Planning Institute of Japan in 2015 and 2016. Since 2011, he has had initiative to conduct the Kashiwanoha Campus Town and Smart City Project as President of Urban Design Center, Kashiwanoha (UDCK), which achievements has been highly evaluated and awarded as Good Design Award 2013 and Green City Award in 2015.