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Keishiro HARA, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Former Senior Officer for Technology Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Curriculum Vitae



Keishiro Hara is a professor and the director of section for Future Design at Center for Open Innovation Research and Education, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. He is also consulting fellow at Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Senior Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, and is the member of Science Council of Japan. He was appointed as senior officer for technology policy and strategy at Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the government of Japan, between October 2016 and March 2018. His primary research interest is sustainability science and “Future Design” which applies a new and innovative approach to incorporate the perspectives of future generations in policy and institutional design aiming to reconcile intergenerational conflicts and to realize transformation to a sustainable and low-carbon society. He holds Ph.D. in environmental studies and bachelor of urban engineering, both from The University of Tokyo. (Research Keywords: Future Design, Sustainability science, Environmental policy, Technology innovation and policy). My works, including publication list, can be available at "researchmap" and "researchers detail" at Osaka University

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2020.8.4NEWS
Book entitled " Future Design " is published from Springer.
2019.12.11NEWS
RIETI Discussion Paper analyzing the effects of "Imaginary Future Generations" in decision making is now available.
2019.11.15NEWS
Conversation article on Future Design Practice is available on "Discuss Japan"
2019.3.22NEWS
A paper regarding the first practice of Future Design entitled"Reconciling intergenerational conflicts with imaginary future generations" is published in Sustainability Science
2019.3.22NEWS
I gave an invited speech on the practices of Future Design at Academia Sinica
2019.3.19NEWS
Future Design is commented in an article Why we need to reinvent democracy for the long-term" on BBC website.
2019.1.8NEWS
I presented the practices of Future Design at Arizona State University
2018.5.9NEWS
My commentary entitled "Future Design: Toward policymaking reflecting upon the interests of future generations" is now available on RIETI website.
2018.5.8NEWS
My work on participatory "Future Design" in collaboration with local municipalities will be broadcast via NHK world radio Japan (Plug in Japan) in 17 languages. English version is available on-demand here for eight days from May 11 on, and Chinese version is available here.
2018.4.17NEWS
A commentary entitled "How to Represent the Interests of Future Generations Now" in which my work is cited is available here.
2018.4.2NEWS
I just returned to Osaka University as associate professor from policy position as senior officer for technology policy and strategy, METI, Government of Japan
2018.2.22NEWS
I am appointed as Vice Chairman, Future Design Subcommittee, Science Council of Japan
2017.12.22NEWS
I am appointed as a member of Science Council of Japan . I will be particularly involved in subcommittee on Future Design
2017.5.25NEWS
I participated in an international expert meeting organized by Belmont Forum as an expert representing Japan at NSF .
2017.4.27NEWS
I am appointed as consulting fellow at Research Institute ofEconomy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) .
2016.10.1NEWS
I am appointed as Senior Officer for Technology Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) (During my appointment at METI, I also serve as a guest associate professor at Osaka U.)
2016.9.20NEWS
I received Fuji Electric Prize from Society of Environmental Science, Japan.

Address : 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan
E-mail : hara[at]ceids.osaka-u.ac.jp