25th ATRS World Conference, Kobe, Japan

About Us

Local Organizing Committee
(ATRS Kobe Academic Consortium)

Mikio Takebayashi
(Professor, Kobe University): Chair person
Shinya Hanaoka
(Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology): Vice chair person
Masamitsu Onishi
(Associate Professor, Kyoto University): Secretary general
Nobuo Akai
(Professor, Osaka University)
Kazuyuki Takada
(Professor, Tokyo Denki University)
Hideki Fukui
(Professor, Ehime University)
Chikage Miyoshi
(Reader, Cranfield University)
Tomoki Ishikura
(Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Terumitsu Hirata
(Associate Professor, Ibaraki University)
Yeonjung Song
(Research Fellow, Kobe University)
Shoichi Ojima
(Executive Officer, Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation /
City of Kobe)

Local Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Katsuhiko Kuroda (Professor Emeritus, Kobe University)
  • Prof. Kuroda was a former chair person of the Port Planning Committee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan for ten years. He has also worked as a committee member on many air and maritime transport councils, including the Kobe Airport Construction Committee in 2004. Prof. Kuroda currently works in an integral role for the Hanshin Port Authority.
  • Prof. Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Prof. Kobayashi is a chair person of the Port Planning Committee of MLIT. He has also worked as a committee member on many civil engineering-based councils. He was a former president of the Japan Society of Civil Engineering.
  • Prof. Ken'ichi Shoji (Professor Emeritus, Kobe University)
  • Prof. Shoji is a former president of The Japan Society of Transportation Economics. As a professional of transport economics, he has worked as a committee member on many councils, including the Kobe Airport Construction Committee in 2004. Prof. Shoji was also vice president of Kobe University for four years.