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Executives and the Advisor

Executives

President Asahiko Taira

President
Dr. Asahiko Taira

Term

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2019

Career

1977
Research Associate, Department of Geology, Kochi University
1985-2002
Professor, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
2002-2009
Director General, Center for Deep Earth Exploration, JAMSTEC
2006-2012
Executive Director, JAMSTEC
2012-Present
President, JAMSTEC (reappointed on April 1, 2014)
Executive Director Yoshihisa Shirayama

Executive Director
Dr. Yoshihisa Shirayama

Term

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2018

Career

1982
Post-Doctoral Fellow. The University of Tokyo
1991-1997
Associate Professor, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
1997-1998
Professor, Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University
1998-2007
Director, Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University
2007-2011
Director, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
2011-Present
Executive Director, JAMSTEC (reappointed on April 1, 2016)
Executive Director Wataru Azuma

Executive Director
Dr. Wataru Azuma

Term

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2018

Career

1990
Research Associate, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University
1993
Associate Professor, School of Sciences, Kyushu University
1999
Senior Scientist, Deep Sea Research Department, JAMSTEC
2004
Director, Deep Sea Research Department, JAMSTEC
2005
Director, Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, JAMSTEC
2009
Director-General, Center for Deep Earth Exploration, JAMSTEC
2014
Associate Executive Director, JAMSTEC
2015
Vice Director, Innovation Promotion Office via Marine-Earth Science and Tchnology, JAMSTEC
2016-Present
Executive Director, JAMSTEC
Executive Director Motoshi Shinozaki

Executive Director
Motoshi Shinozaki

Term

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2018

Career

1986
Joined Science and Technology Agency
2005
Director, Policy Planning Division, Sports and Youth Bureau, MEXT
2010
Director, Atomic Energy Division, MEXT
2012
Director, Environment and Energy Division, MEXT
2014
Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST)
2015-present
Executive Director, JAMSTEC (reappointed on April 1, 2016)
Auditor Yukihisa Washio

Auditor
Dr. Yukihisa Washio

Term

April 1, 2016 - the approval date of the FY 2018 financial statements

Career

1979
Engineer, Marine Utilization Technology Depaertment, JAMSTEC
1995
Assistant Senior Research Engineer, Coastal Resaech Department, JAMSTEC
2002
Manager, Pulblic Relations Division, JAMSTEC
2004
Manager, International Affairs Division, JAMSTEC
2010
Deputy Director, Operations Department, Center for Deep Earth Exploration, JAMSTEC
2012
Director, Cooperation and Partnerships Department, JAMSTEC
2013
Director, Public Relations Department, JAMSTEC
2016-Present
Auditor, JAMSTEC
Auditor (part-time) Yuko Maeda

Auditor (part-time)
Dr. Yuko Maeda

Term

April 1, 2016 - the approval date of the FY 2018 financial statements

Career

1984
R&D Division, Bridgestone Corporation
1998
CFO, BTR Power Systems Japan
2001
Vice President, TUAT-TLO (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology TLO CO.,Ltd.)
2004
Director, Technology transfer center of Tokyo Medical & Dental University
2009
Project coordinator, Innovation Initiative Network Japan
2013
Fellow, Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for Global Innovation, Bridgestone Corporation
2015
Vice President and Officer, Environment, Bridgestone Corporation
2016
Fellow, Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for Global Innovation, Bridgestone Corporation
2014-Present
Auditor, JAMSTEC (reappointed on April 1, 2016)

Advisor

Masuo Aizawa
Hiroyuki Abe
Takashi Shiraishi
Shin Tani
Atsuko Tsuji
Mieko Mio
Koji Miyahara
Yasutaka Moriguchi
Hiromi Wasai