SHUNSAKU KOMATSUZAKI

Last Updated :2024/04/04

Affiliations, Positions
The IDEC Institute, Associate Professor (Special Appointment)
E-mail
snskhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
With his academic background in public policy and civil engineering, major research topics include (1) case studies of social innovation, (2) political and policy process analysis on NIMBY issues, (3) case studies of international infrastructure development, and (4) policy process analysis on PPP (Public-Private Partnership). Moreover, he has been actively engaged in innovation and leadership education for a wide variety of people; for instance, executive training program for young or middle leaders from developing countries, multi-disciplinary active learning programs for undergrad/graduate students, collaborative education bridging high-school and university, and innovation/design education.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2007/04/01, 2008/03/31, The University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Research Fellow
  • 2008/04/01, 2012/03/31, The University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Project Research Fellow
  • 2012/04/01, 2012/06/30, The University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Assistant Professor (Jokyo at special appointment)
  • 2012/07/01, 2014/03/31, The University of Tokyp, Department of Civil Engineering, Assistant Professor (Jokyo)
  • 2014/04/01, 2018/09/30, The University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Assistant Professor (Koshi)
  • 2016/04/01, 2018/03/31, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), Fellow
  • 2018/05/19, 2018/11/30, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Department of Transport and Land Use, Visiting Scholar
  • 2018/10/01, 2023/06/30, The University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Associate Professor
  • 2023/07/01, Hiroshima University, CGP (Center for Global Partnership) (PCGL until March 2024), the IDEC Institute, Director / Project Associate Professor
  • 2024/04/01, Hiroshima University, Deputy Executive Director for International Exchange

Educational Backgrounds

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, School of Public Affairs and Administration, United States of America, 2004/09, 2007/05
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Department of Political Science, United States of America, 2003/09, 2005/10
  • The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Japan, 1999/04, 2003/03

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Arts (Political Science), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Science education / Educational technology;Educational technology
  • Engineering;Civil engineering;Civil engineering project / Traffic engineering
  • Social sciences;Politics;Politics

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Public Policy Studies Association Japan
  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Environmental Economics and Policy I
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Environmental Economics and Policy II
  3. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Public Administration and Management
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Global Internship A
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Global Internship B

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Public service motivation and not-in-my-backyard: The case of high-level radioactive waste disposal sites in Japan, International Public Management Journal, 20240401
  2. Dominant factors in the policy process involved in water policy change: The relationship between the timing of public participation and become a political issue, Japanese Journal of JSCE, 80(3), 202403
  3. Multidimensional policy analysis aiming for long-term social benefit: A practice on the Special Renewable Energy Act 2011 and the development of independent decentralized energy systems in Japan, Journal of public policy studies, 22, 127-140, 202212
  4. Policy process analysis of PPP policy improvement for sustainable development: The case of Colombian road PPP policy, OIDA International journal of sustainable development, 10(11), 33-48, 201711
  5. An analysis of the political process of radioactive waste management in UK: Focusing on the public deliberation, Sociotechnica, 14, 46-57, 201706
  6. Attitude toward the construct of radioactive waste disposal facilities and spiral of silence: Results from online survey experiment, International journal of management and applied science, 3(5-part6), 74-82, 201705
  7. Regional power sector integration: Critical success factors in the Central American electricity market, OIDA International journal of sustainable development, 7(12), 119-136, 201412
  8. A practice of multidimensional policy analysis: A case of the new medical residency program in Japan, Journal of public policy studies, 13, 46-64, 201312
  9. Political process analysis of radioactive waste disposal site selection in South Korea, Sociotechnica, 8, 60-73, 201104
  10. NIMBY, deliberation, and democratic decision making: A comparative analysis of radioactive waste repository siting cases in Korea and Japan, International journal of policy studies, 1(1), 47-70, 201012
  11. Decisive factors of the dispute regarding high-level radioactive waste repository siting at Toyo-cho, Kochi, Japan: An analysis of political process and possible solutions, Sociotechnica, 7, 87-98, 201003
  12. A multidimensional evaluation framework for Shakai-Gijutsu - The case of the Medical Diagnosis Navigation System, Sociotechnica, 4, 18-28, 200612
  13. Influence analysis of Real-time Diagnosis Navigation System, Sociotechnica, 1, 391-403, 200410

Publications such as books

  1. 2023/09/24, Governance for a Sustainable Future: The State of the Art in Japan, Multidimensional Policy Analysis of the Energy System Transition in Japan: Case Studies of Local Energy Systems and Lessons to Improve Sustainability, Springer Nature Singapore, Scholarly Book, Contributor, Shunsaku KOMATSUZAKI (Adachi, Y. and Usami, M. (eds.)), 978-981-99-4770-6, pp. 203-222
  2. 2018/03, Medical research & development platforms: Comparison of research systems in overseas university hospitals, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Shunsaku KOMATSUZAKI and Ryozo NAGAI, 978-4-88890-621-0
  3. 2014, Transition management theory for sustainable development, Undesirable facility siting and democracy: A comparative analysis of radioactive waste repository siting in Japan, Korea and France, United Nations University Press, Scholarly Book, Contributor, Shunsaku KOMATSUZAKI (Adachi, Y. and Ueta, K. (eds.)), 978-92-808-1234-3, pp.293-316
  4. 2008, Civic engagement in a network society, A comparative study of citizen engagement in infrastructure planning in Japan and the United States: A look at legal frameworks and two successful cases, Information Age Publishing, Scholarly Book, Contributor, Shunsaku KOMATSUZAKI and Hindy Lauer SCHACHTER (Yang, K. and Bergrud, E. (eds.)), 978-1-59311-557-9, pp.187-206

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (International Collaborative Research), Policy Studies on Cross-Boundary Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Development, 2023/09/08, 2029/03/31
  2. RISTEX Research Funding "Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy", Deliberative Approach for the Public Acceptance of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Policy: Focusing on the Influence Mechanism of Emotion and Technology, 2022/10/01, 2026/03/31
  3. Sponsored Research Grant II of FY2020-2021 on the Societal Aspects of Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal, An Empirical Analysis of Attitude Formation Process on NIMBY Facility: Focusing on Differences and Similarities of Thoughts between Individual-Society and Beneficiary-Defrayer, 2020/05/14, 2021/11/30
  4. Sponsored Research Grant of FY2018-2019 on the Societal Aspects of Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal, Proposal and Empirical Impact Analysis of Risk Communication Measures Considering Project Progress of High-Level Radioactive Waste Management, 2018/12/28, 2019/07/31
  5. The 23rd IBS Fellowship, Case Study on the Reform of the Metropolitan Highway M-30 in Madrid, Spain: Creation of New Public Urban Space by Moving the Highway to the Underground, 2018/07/01, 2020/09/30
  6. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, A classification of public policy contributing to social innovation and an analysis of effect mechanism, 2018/04/01, 2022/03/31
  7. Sponsored Research Grant of FY2015 on Land and Regional Policy Studies, An Analysis of Social Innovation Mechanism Driven by Landscape Design: Based on a Comparison of Belen Library Park in Medellin, Colombia and Kego Park in Fukuoka, Japan, 2015/07/16, 2016/03/31
  8. Research and Survey on Fundamental Technologies for Radioactive Waste Management, A Basic Study on Agenda-Setting for High-Level Radioactive Waste Management, 2014/12/03, 2018/03/31
  9. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Political Process Analysis of the dispute processes in Toyo-cho, Japan and Wellenberg, Switzerland regarding radioactive waste disposal siting, 2009/04/01, 2012/03/31
  10. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), A Multi-dimensional Evaluation of the New Resident Training Policy, 2009/04/01, 2011/03/31
  11. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas, A Study of Ideas and Institutional Frameworks of Democracy That Support Environmental Governance, 2009/04/01, 2012/03/31