Kazuma Hatano

After received Master of Informatics from Kyoto University, he joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in 2006. At the Ministry, he was mainly engaged in overall information and communications technology policy, including radio policy and broadcasting technology policy.

He has been an Associate Professor in the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo from April 2024.

Takeo Hamada

He received a Ph.D. in Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2015. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at Toyohashi University of Technology, an assistant professor, and a project lecturer at The University of Tokyo, he has been in his current position since 2023. He was certified as INNO-β from the INNO-vation Program. He specializes in human-computer interaction, especially in research on behavioral change in exercise support and healthcare, based on cognitive science and social psychology findings.

Yuji Furui

Yuji Furui is a Project Professor at Institute for Future Initiatives(IFI), The University of Tokyo. He held a Ph.D. (Medicine) from Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo(2000). Specialized in preventive medicine and social security policy. After working as a Project Assistant Professor at The University of Tokyo Hospital, he became a Visiting Professor at Jichi Medical University(2017), and has also been a Project Assistant Professor at Institute for Future Initiatives(IFI), The University of Tokyo (2018).
He is also an expert member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Cabinet Office, involved in the process of formulating the basic policy for economic and fiscal management and reform.
He has recognized the importance of human capital investment through the management of his healthcare company,which he founded in his 30s.

Shin Ito

Since 2022, Shin Ito has been a Project Associate Professor at the Institute of Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo, holding an MBA from the University of Tsukuba and a PhD from the University of Tokyo. After being a staff writer for the Nikkei newspaper, he founded the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology TLO Co., Ltd. in 2001. Then, he researched and educated as a professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Additionally, there have been over 50 columns related to innovation and management in Japanese newspapers in recent years.

Atsuko Higuchi

In 2011, completed her master course in the Department of Urban Design, Planning and Disaster Management of the Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University.
She engaged in urban development projects at Mori Building Co., Ltd. and Nikken Sekkei Ltd. At Urban Design Center, a public interest incorporated foundation, she planned and managed the Japan Landscape Awards, Urban design competitions and other events. In November 2023, appointed to her present position.

Hirotsugu Seike

He received a Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Information Studies) in 2023 from Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo. He had been working as a research associate at Hitotsubashi University from Apr. 2022 to Jul. 2023 to establish Graduate School of Social Data Science. He has been a project assistant professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo since Oct. 2023. His research interests include performance analysis of blockchain-based distributed systems and its verifiable applications, such as issuing distributed identifiers and guaranteeing AI model legitimacy.

Ge Hangli

Ge Hangli received her Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 2019. After that, she was an assitant professor and is currently a project lecturer at The University of Tokyo.
Her research interests include ubiquitous computing, IoT, AI, especially in the fields of smart building,urban mobility, intelligent transportation systems, etc.

Anna Yokokubo

She received the D.S. degrees in computer science in 2020 from Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University. After working as a researcher at Canon Inc., a visiting researcher at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland, and later joined Aoyama Gakuin University’s College of Science and Engineering as a research assistant and assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Information Technology. She has been in her current position. Her areas of expertise include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Entertainment Computing (EC), Information Design, and Skill Science.

Noboru Koshizuka

He received the D.S. degrees in computer science in 1994 from Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo.
After working as an assistant professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo, he has been a professor since 2009.
He leads research in various fields, including Chairman of Data Society Alliance, Smart City Sociel Implementation Consortium, Green x Digital Consortium, Weather x Business Consortium, and so on.
With a focus on computer science, he has recently been involved in research on IoT, data infrastructure, and smart cities.

Kurita Takuya

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.