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Position Name Term of service and responsibilities Career and education
President Ryoichi Fujii April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2021
1977
Doctoral course in Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (not completed)
1977
Assistant, National Institute of Polar Research
1992
Associate professor, Nagoya University
1995
Professor, Nagoya University
2005
Director, Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University
2009
Director and Vice President, Nagoya University
2015
Professor, Nagoya University
2016
Executive Director, Research Organization of Information and Systems (part-time)
2016
Executive Director, Research Organization of Information and Systems (full-time)
2017
President, Research Organization of Information and Systems (current)
Executive Director Toshitaka Tsuda April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
(Responsible for strategic planning, research, evaluation)
1977
Master’s degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (completed)
1977
Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
1981
Assistant, Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University
1987
Associate professor, Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University
1995
Professor, Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University
2000
Professor, Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University
2004
Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
2004
Director, Open Research Promotion Division, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University (concurrent position)
2005
Deputy director, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
2010
Director, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
2012
Deputy director, Kyoto University (concurrent position)
2013
Deputy director, International Higher Education Center, Kyoto University (concurrent position)
2017
Executive Director, Research Organization of Information and Systems (current)
Executive Director Tomoyuki Higuchi April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
(Responsible for human resource development and public relations)
1989
Doctoral course in Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (completed)
Assistant, Predictive control research systems, Institute of Statistical Mathematics
1994
Associate professor, Predictive control research systems, Institute of Statistical Mathematics
2002
Professor, Predictive control research systems, Institute of Statistical Mathematics
2004
Deputy director, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (concurrent position)
2005
Professor, Modeling research systems, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (concurrent position)
2010
Research leader, Modeling research systems, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (concurrent position)
2011
Director, Research and Development Center for Data Assimilation, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (concurrent position to present)
Director, Institute of Statistical Mathematics /
Executive Director, Research Organization of Information and Systems (concurrent position to present)
Executive Director Isao Katsura April 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018
(Responsible for graduate school education, gender equality, and international exchange)
1973
Assistant, Biological research center, University of Basel, Switzerland
1976
Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1988
Associate professor, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1991
Professor, Genetic Information Research Center, National Institute of Genetics
1996
Professor, Genetic Information Research Center, National Institute of Genetics
1996
Deputy director, Research Organization of Information and Systems / National Institute of Genetics (concurrent position)
2009
Retirement from the Research Organization of Information and Systems / National Institute of Genetics
2010
Professor attached to the president (part-time), The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2012
Special assistant, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (concurrent appointment)
2012
Appointed professor, School Integration Promotion Center, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2012
Director, National Institute of Genetics / Research Organization of Information and Systems
2013
Director, National Institute of Genetics / Executive Director, Research Organization of Information and Systems (concurrent position to present)
Executive Director Yoshitaka Koike April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
(Responsible for general affairs, finance)
1979
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
1984
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
1998
Chief accountant, National Institute of Polar Research
2000
Human Exchange Special officer, Education and Culture Exchange office, Academic International Bureau, International Planning Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2001
Accelerator Science Specialist, Quantum Radiation Research Section, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2003
Assistant director, Academic planning office, Research Promotion Bureau Promotion Planning Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2005
Assistant section head, Minister’s Office, International Affairs Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2009
General director, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
2011
Polar Science Planning officer, Oceanic Earth Department, Provincial Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
2014
Executive director, National Institutes for the Humanities
2017
Executive Director / Secretary general, Research Organization of Information and Systems (current)
Auditor Hisatoshi Suzuki April 1, 2016 – August 31, 2020
(Responsible for operations)
1976
Management and Engineering (coursework completed without degree) doctoral course at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School
1976
Assistant, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1988
Associate professor, University of Tsukuba
1993
Professor, University of Tsukuba
2001
Director, Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba
2002
Director, Planning and Research Office, University of Tsukuba
2004
Director, Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba
2006
Director, University Research Center, University of Tsukuba
2009
Director / Vice president (General Affairs and Human Resources), University of Tsukuba
2012
Director / Vice president (in charge of students), University of Tsukuba
2013
Retirement from the University of Tsukuba
2013
Special Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2014
Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2015
Retirement of the Fellow position, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2015
Auditor, Research Organization of Information and Systems (part-time)
2016
Auditor, Research Organization of Information and Systems (current)
Auditor (part-time) Yoshikazu Yokoyama April 1, 2016 – August 31, 2020
(Responsible for accounting)
1989
Ota Showa Audit Corporation (currently Ernst & Young Shin Nihon LLC)
1993
Certified public accountant / tax accountant, Yokoyama Certified Public Accountant Office
1993
Representative partner, Audit Corporation Shimbashi Accounting (currently Shimbashi Audit Corporation)
1997
Certified public accountant / tax accountant, Yoshikazu Yokoyama Certified Public Accountant Office
2012
Auditor, Research Organization of Information and Systems (part-time to present)