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Executives

President Tadashi Matsunaga

President
Dr. Tadashi Matsunaga

Term

September 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022

Career

1980
Research Associate, Research Laboratory of Resources Utilization, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1982
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry for Resources and Polymer Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
1989
Professor of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2001
Dean of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2007
Trustee, Vice President, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2011
President, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2017
present Professor, Waseda University Distinguished Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2019
President, JAMSTEC
Executive Director Takeshi Kawano

Executive Director
Dr. Takeshi Kawano

Term

April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

Career

1988
Scientist, Diving Science and Technology Department, JAMSTEC
2008
Group Leader, Ocean Dynamics Group, Ocean General Circulation Research Program, Institute of Observational Research for Global Change, JAMSTEC
2009
Program Director, Ocean Climate Change Research Program,
Research Institute for Global Change, JAMSTEC
2014
Director, Research Center for Global Change, JAMSTEC
2016
Assistant Executive Director, JAMSTEC
2019
Director-General, Research Institute for Global Change, JAMSTEC
2021
Executive Director, JAMSTEC
Executive Director Shinichi Kuramoto

Executive Director
Dr. Shin'ichi Kuramoto

Term

April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

Career

1993
Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan
2002
Science Support Manager, CDEX (Center for Deep Earth Exploration) , JAMSTEC
2016
Director-General, CDEX , JAMSTEC
2019
Director-General,
MarE3 (Institute for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) ,JAMSTEC
2021
Executive Director, JAMSTEC
Executive Director shuichiro itakura

Executive Director
Dr. Shuichiro Itakura

Term

April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022

Career

1985
Joined Science and Technology Agency
2010
Director, Knowledge Infrastructure Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
2015
Director, Policy Division, Minister's Secretariat, MEXT
2015
Deputy Director-General, Research and Development Bureau, MEXT
2017
Executive Director, RIKEN
2018
Executive Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office
2019
Executive Director, JAMSTEC
Auditor Yukihisa Washio

Auditor
Dr. Yukihisa Washio

Term

September 1, 2019 - the approval date of the FY 2021 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

September 1, 2019 - the approval date of the FY 2021 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)