Yuji Hara

Birth
1977 in Tokyo, Japan
Current Position
Associate Professor at Wakayama University
Degree
Doctor of Agriculture (in 2007)
from Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
"Landform transformation on the urban fringe of Asian large cities"
Education
April 1997 – March 1999
Undergraduate student in The University of Tokyo

April 1999 – March 2001
Department of Geography, The University of Tokyo
B.Sc. "Geomorphological Influence on the Extent of Abies Firma Forest in Mt.Takao"

April 2001 – March 2003
Department of Ecosystem Studies, The University of Tokyo
M.Agri. "Land Use Changes and Landform Transformation in the Suburbs of Bangkok"

Work Experience
April 2003 – September 2005
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Researcher at Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

September 2003 – December 2003
Visiting researcher at LEP, ETH Zurich

October 2005 – March 2009
Assistant Professor at IR3S, The University of Tokyo

April 2009 – Present
Associate Professor at Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University

August 2013 – November 2013
Visiting researcher at ETD, TU Delft

March 2016 – September 2016
Fulbright scholar at The New School, NYC

Research funds
April 2003 – September 2005
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (03J11839) from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

"Conservation of urban green space in peripheral area of southeast Asian large cities"
(900,000JPY annually)

October 2004 – September 2005
Research Grant from the Matsushita International Foundation

"Urban greenery management in the urban fringe of Asian large cities in the context of strong private landholding"
(350,000JPY annually)

April 2006 – March 2009
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (18780017) from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

"Landform transformation and landscape planning in the Asian urban fringes"
(1,500,000JPY annually)

April 2006 – March 2008
Global Environment Research Fund (RF067) from the Ministry of the Environment Japan

"Urban-Rural Sustainability: Toward New Urban-Rural Relationship in the Deltaic Asian Urban Fringe"
(10 million JPY annually)

February 2011 – March 2014
NEXT Program (GZ005) from Cabinet Office Japan

"Resource-circulating society and Urban-rural sustainable land-use planning in the urban fringes of Asian low-lying cities"
(10 million JPY annually)

April 2014 – March 2016
Takahashi Fundation

"Asia-Holland comparative study on urban-rural landscape in consideration of development process of irrigation engineering"
(one million JPY annually)

April 2014 – March 2016
Mitsui & Co., LTD. Fund for Environmental Research

"Understanding the effect of land use change and landform transformation on the storm surge damage by Typhoon Yolanda"
(2 million JPY annually)

April 2014 – March 2017
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (26850221) from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

"Resource-circulating society and Urban-rural sustainable land-use planning in the urban fringes of Asian low-lying cities"
(one million JPY annually)

November 2014 – November 2016
Sumitomo Fundation

"Can existing non-conforming factories with less green coverage ratio than legal standard contribute to conservation of off-site Satoyama landscape?"
(600,000JPY annually)

Affiliations
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
The Association of Japanese Geographers
The Association of Rural Planning
The City Planning Institute of Japan
Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management
The Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering