Project Members

Project Leader

  • SAKAKIBARA, Masayuki

    Project Leader,
    Professor, and Research Supervisor,
    Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

    Professor Masayuki Sakakibara is an earth scientist with multidisciplinary backgrounds: Geology, Petrology, Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Medical Geology, Geoengineering, and Remediation Engineering. He is currently also working at the Faculty of Collaborative Regional Innovation and Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University. His interest in environmental pollution led him to conduct intensive fieldwork and activities to reduce mercury pollution and poverty problems in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) areas in Indonesia and Myanmar. He takes responsibility for international conferences and seminars such as Transdisciplinary Research on Environmental Problems in Southeast Asia (TREPSEA) and Transdisciplinary Research and Practices for Reducing Environmental Problems (TRPNEP), which focus on transdisciplinary research and practice, as well as the development of various regional innovations for the reduction of environmental pollutions in ASEAN countries.

Sub-Leaders

  • KUSAGO, Takayoshi

    Sub-Leader,
    Professor,
    Kansai University,
    Theoretical and Practical Studies on TDCOP

  • WIN THIRI KYAW

    Sub-Leader,
    Medical Researcher,
    Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN),
    Medical Study on Mercury Toxicity

Researchers / Research Associates at RIHN

  • KIMIJIMA, Satomi

    Researcher,
    Case studies of ASGM sites in Indonesia and Myanmar

  • METARAGAKUSUMA, Andi Patiware

    Researcher,
    Theoretical and Practical Studies on TDCOP

  • MEUTIA, Ami Aminah

    Researcher,
    Theoretical and Practical Studies on TDCOP

  • TAKEHARA, Mari

    Research Associate,
    Project Management

  • MYO HAN HTUN

    Research Associate,
    Management on Websites and Supporting FR Researchers

Main Members

Japan

  • ABE, Akira

    Associate Professor,
    Mie Prefectural College Of Nursing,
    Theoretical Research on Poverty and Environmental Ethics Problems

  • JOMAE, Kyoko

    Clerical Assistant,
    Project Management,
    Ehime University

  • KASAMATSU, Hiroki

    Senior Assistant Professor,
    Ehime University,
    Sociology of the Local Community in ASGM Area

  • KITAMURA, Kenji

    Associate Professor,
    Outemon Gakuin University,
    Theoretical Study on TDCOP

  • KOHMOTO, Daichi

    Associate Professor,
    Nara University of Education,
    Study on Community Management of Global Geopark

  • KOIZUMI, Hatsue

    Staff,
    Soshisha, the Minamata Disease Museum,
    Sociology of community in ASGM Area

  • KOMATSU, Satoru

    Associate Professor,
    Nagasaki University,
    Social-economic Evaluation in ASGM Area

  • KUSAGO, Takayoshi

    Professor,
    Kansai University,
    Theoretical and Practical Studies on TDCOP

  • MATSUDA, Hiroyuki

    Professor,
    Yokohama National University,
    Leader of Natural Science Group

  • MATSUMOTO, Yuichi

    Professor,
    Kwansei Gakuin University,
    Theoretical and Practical Studies on TDCOP

  • MIYAKITA, Takeshi

    Professor,
    Kumamoto Gakuen University,
    Research on a Reconstruction of Community/Epidemiologic Survey on ASGM Areas

  • MIYAZAKI, Tahashi

    Professor,
    Hokkaido University,
    Theoretical and Practical Studies on TDCOP

  • NARABAYASHI, Kenji

    Professor,
    Ehime University,
    Environmental Law in Southeast Asian Countries

  • OFUJI, Hiroaki

    Professor,
    Tohoku University,
    Chemical Analysis of Environmental Samples

  • OKAMOTO, Ikuko

    Professor,
    Toyo University,
    Study on International Development

  • SAYANAGI, Nobuo

    Associate Professor,
    Yamanashi Eiwa College,
    Psychological Study on Poverty in ASEAN Countries

  • SHIMAGAMI, Motoko

    Associate Professor,
    Ehime University,
    Sociology of Community in ASGM Area

  • SUGAWARA, Hisanari

    Curator,
    Gunma Museum of Natural History,
    Study on Community Management of Global Geopark

  • WATANABE, Yasuko

    CEO,
    Watanabe-tette,
    Design Development of Traditional Hand-craft “Karawang” in Gorontalo Province

  • YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu

    Chief of Nagoya Office,
    ESPEC MIC Corp.,
    Technological Support for the Development of Plant Products

  • YAMAMOTO, Yuki

    Associate Professor,
    Nagasaki University,
    Social-economic Evaluation in ASGM Area

Indonesia

  • ABBAS, Habo Hasriwiani

    Lecturer and Researcher,
    Universitas Islam Indonesia,
    Medical Geology of Traditional Smelters in Sulawesi

  • ABDURRACHMAN, Mirzam

    Lecturer,
    Bandung Institute of Technology,
    Basic Study of Geopark, Case Study of ASGM Site in Southern Bandung Area, Indonesia

  • ARIFIN, Bustanul

    Professor,
    University of Lampung,
    Socioeconomic Evaluation of Agricultural Areas in Gorontalo Province

  • ARIFIN, Indriati Yayu

    Lecturer and Researcher,
    State University of Gorontalo,
    Study on Medical Geology in Gorontalo Province, Indonesia

  • BAGA, Magdalena

    Lecturer,
    Gorontalo State University,
    Research on traditional culture and internal motivation for environmental issues

  • BASIR

    Lecturer,
    Hasanuddin University Makassar,
    Case study in Bombana Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

  • BASRI

    Dean, Institut Teknologi dan Kesehatan Tri Tunas Nasional,
    Lecturer, Hasanuddin University Makassar,
    Case study in Bombana Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

  • FATSAH, Hasanuddin

    Professor,
    Gorontalo State University,
    Study on Limboto Lake Issues in Bone Bolango Regency

  • GAFUR, Abdul Nurfitri, Ph.D

    Researcher,
    National Research and Innovation Agency,
    Environmental Science in ASGM Area in Bone Bolango Regency

  • ISA, Ishak

    Professor,
    State University of Gorontalo,
    Study on Bioethanol

  • ISOMONO, Hanung

    Lecturer,
    University of Lampung,
    Socioeconomic Evaluation of Agricultural Areas in Gorontalo Province

  • KARDENA, Edwan

    Associate Professor,
    Bandung Institute of Technology,
    Study of Environmental Governance in Indonesia

  • KURNUAWAN, Andri Idham

    Researcher,
    Bandung Institute of Technology,
    Basic Study of Geopark, Case Study of ASGM Site in Southern Bandung Area, Indonesia

  • LAHINTA, Agus

    Lecturer,
    State University of Gorontalo, Study on Karawo Management

  • MANYOE, Noviantari Intan

    Lecturer,
    State University of Gorontalo,
    Study on Geopark in Gorontalo

  • MASULILI, Febryanto

    Lecturer,
    Gorontalo State University,
    Study on Geopark at Gorontalo

  • MOHAMAD, Jahja

    Associate Professor,
    State University of Gorontalo,
    Physical Analytical Study on Natural Products

  • MOHAD, Lamanasa

    Prefecture staff,
    Local communicator Bone Bolango Regency

  • MUHAMMAD, Gobel

    Graduate student,
    Local communicator Bogor Agricultural University

  • OLILINGO, Fachruddin

    Lecturer,
    State University of Gorontalo,
    Social-economical Evaluation on Transdisciplinary Practical Researches

  • PATEDA, Sri Manovita

    Lecturer,
    Gorontalo State University,
    Development of Bioindicator on Mercury Exposure

  • PONGOLIU, D. Isyana Yayu

    Lecturer,
    State University of Gorontalo,
    Social-economical Evaluation on Transdisciplinary Practical Researches

  • PRASETIA, Hendra

    Researcher,
    National Research and Innovation Agency,
    Development of Bioindicator using Dendrochemistry

  • RACHAMAN, Bahar Agus

    Senior Lecturer,
    Gorontalo State University,
    Practical Research of Value-added Composite Agriculture in Non-polluted Area

  • ZAENAL, Abidin

    Lecturer and Researcher,
    Bogor Agricultural University,
    Development of Environmental Remediation Materials

Myanmar

  • BOBBY

    Chief Executive Officer, Network Activities Groups, Practice of Action Program and its Management in Myanmar

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