ONISHI, Takashi

President, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

With a Ph.D. degree in Engineering given by The University of Tokyo, and his fields of study on City Planning & Regional Planning as well as on Social System Engineering & Safety System, he has been serving as a professor at The University of Tokyo and was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies of United Nations University. He finished his duty at The University of Tokyo and became Emeritus Professor in June, 2013, and is a Visiting Professor at Keio University. He also served as a member and a chairperson of Government committees in city and regional planning as well as regional socio-economic development fields.

As President of SCJ, Professor Takashi Onishi has been dedicating himself, and taking his strong initiative in preparing and publishing statements, recommendations and others, targeting to policy makers, scientific communities and the general public, to addressing significant global issues, including those relating to the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Professor Takashi Onishi has been a member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), which was set up in the Cabinet Office for serving as the headquarters for the promotion of S&T policy; overlooks all of the nation’s S&T formulates comprehensive and basic policies, and conducts their overall coordination.

In oversea activities, Professor Onishi worked as an urban regional development expert for the World Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and JICA in Bangkok, Thailand, Jakarta, Indonesia, Hanoi, Vietnam, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Yangon, Myanmar, and recently was appointed a member of the Science and Technology Advisor Group of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.



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