Chen, Emmy Yi-chun

Yi-chun Chen works as a project researcher at the Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo since November 2020. She has a BA in Political Science from National Taiwan University, and obtained her Ph.D. in Global Environmental Studies (environmental economics field) from Kyoto University in 2019. Her research interests include energy transition studies, renewable energy policies, and sustainable niche development.

Shiroyama Hideaki

Hideaki SHIROYAMA is a professor of public administration at the Graduate School of Public Policy and the Graduate School for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo. He studies about global governance/ international administration, science/ technology and public policy and policy process. He was the Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy from 2014 to 2016 and the Director of Policy Alternatives Research Institute from 2010 to 2014. He is the Director of Science, Technology, Innovation and Governance Program and the Coordinator of Graduate Program for Social Design and Management. He serves as a member of various government advisory councils on higher education, nuclear safety, consumer safety, space policy and AI/ IT. His major publications include “Technology Governance” in Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach, United Nations University Press, 2011, “Governance for sustainability: knowledge integration and multi-actor dimensions in risk management”, Sustainability Science, vol.7 (2012), International Administration (Yuhikaku 2013) and Science, Technology and Politics (Minerva Publisher 2018).

Sugiyama Masahiro

Masahiro Sugiyama is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Future Initiatives(IFI), the University of Tokyo. He holds a Ph.D. in climate science and a master’s degree in technology and policy, both from MIT. Prior to joining PARI, he was a researcher at the Socio-Economic Research Center, the Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry. He joined PARI in April, 2014. An expert on global warming, he has worked on various topics related with climate change, ranging from energy efficiency in global scenarios to citizens’ views on climate geoengineering. His works have been published in various academic journals, including Nature(

Yoshikawa Hisashi

Hisashi Yoshikawa is a Project Professor of the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo, and also belongs to the Institute for Future Initiatives. Before he started to work in the University in September 2011, he worked both in the International Energy Agency (IEA) as Senior Advisor for Long-Term Policy and in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as Deputy Director of the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry (STI). He also worked in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Japanese Government and held director positions including Director of the Service Affairs Policy Division and Director of the Petroleum Distribution Division. His interests include policy planning and implementation, particularly in the field of energy. He received his master’s degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1987 and a BA in law from the University of Tokyo in 1981. He works as Advisor for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) and Senior Research Fellow of the Canon Institute for Global Strategy (CIGS).