MASAZUMI AO

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Name
MASAZUMI AO
E-mail
blueyokohama-cu.ac.jp
URL
https://aomasazumi.wixsite.com/blue-laboratory-ao
Affiliation
Yokohama City University
Section
Graduate School of Urban Social and Cultural Studies Department of Urban Social and Cultural Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
Doctoral Degree in Environmental Studies(Nagoya University)

Profile

My Major/ Domain of Research are International Environmental policy and governance, focusing on national and Regional, global-level decision-making. My current research topics include global governance of climate adaptation, transboundary air pollution, plastic waste and microplastic inputs from land into the ocean, and sustainable consumption & production SCP, Environmental Drama Education.
As for the research fields, I specialize in the advancement of the preventive environmental policy aimed at checking the causal agents for the environmental pollution, and in the possibilities of resource circulation and regional (multinational) environmental collaboration. The target regions of my study are UK, the Baltic Sea Region (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Poland, among others) and the East Asia (China, Vietnam, Philippine, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan), United States America and Sri Lanka.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
 
   
 
Professor, Yokohama City University International College of Arts and Sciences Urban and Regional Policy Graduate School of Urban Social and Cultural Studies Department of Urban Social and Cultural Studies
 
Apr 2009
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Today
Professor, Graduate School of Urban Social and Culture Studies, Yokohama City University
 
Sep 2013
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Mar 2016
Director, GCI. Global Cooperation Institute for Sustainable Cities., Yokohama City University
 
Aug 2006
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Mar 2009
Professor, Research & Promotion office, Graduate school of environmental studies, Nagoya University
 
 
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Jul 2006
Senior Research Fellow, Research Division, Kyoritu Research Institute
 

Education

 
 
   
 
Department of Social and Human Environment, Graduate school of environmental studies, Nagoya University
 

Committee Memberships

 
Jun 2019
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Today
Zushi City-Waste reduction and promotion council  Deliberating committee
 
Nov 2018
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Today
Japan Association for Northern European Studies  Directors
 
Oct 2017
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Today
Yokosuka City-Waste reduction and promotion council  Deliberating committee
 

Published Papers

 
Emisson Trend and Regional Characteristics of Air Pollutants in China
Zhu Meihua, Ken Yamashita, MASAZUMI AO
Journal of Northeast Asian Studies   (24) 62-71   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Analysis of PM2.5 and Ozone effects of air pollutants on nature and human wellness: A Case Study of Urban Development in East Asia
Masazumi Ao, Ken Yamashita, Shuhei Ohno, Zhu Meihua
International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Climate Change and Humanity ⅤⅠ   (100) 110-117   May 2017   [Refereed]
The trend of the exhaust gas discharge and problems of the remedy for air pollution in China based on statistics.
Meihua Zhu, Ken Yamashita, Masazumi Ao
Environmental Economics and Policy Studies   10(1) 26-30   May 2017   [Refereed]
POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO FLOODING IN PAHANG RIVER BASIN, MALAYSIA: LEARNING FROM FLOODING IN THE ELBE RIVER, GERMANY
Sim Lay Mei,Chan Ngai Weng,Masazumi Ao
JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES   (3) 128-136   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
STAKEHOLDERS’ PARTICIPATION IN SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, LESSONS FROM TSURUMI RIVER FOR MUDA RIVER BASIN
Sim Lay Mei,Chan Ngai Weng,Masazumi Ao
New Water Policy and Practice Journal   2(1) 51-62   Nov 2015   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Managing Sustainable Cities: Analysis of Environmental Policies - Top down approach and bottom up approach-
AO Masazumi
JSPS 4th Japan-China Forum.      Nov 2011
”A Study on Importance and Potentiality about ESD-Through Comparison between Nordic Europe(Sweden and Finland) and Japan”
AO Masazumi
The 2nd Research Workshop on Environmental Cooperation Model in Asia, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China., Grant in Aid for Scientific Research,   121-132   2010
AO Masazumi
Journal of Eco-technology Research   14(2) 150   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
Masaharu Yagishita, Isao Yokota, Masazumi Ao, Wakana Tahkahashi, Hironori Koyama, Katsunori Suzuki, Ori, Okuda
年報 金沢大学環日本海域環境研究センター   2007 153-155   Jul 2008

Books etc

 
”Manual on Sustainable Urban Development & Management”
Ngai Weng Chan, Masazumi Ao, Hidefumi Imura, (Part:Joint Editor)
School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia   Mar 2015   
development, and environmental problems: A focus of international environmental policy
AO Masazumi
Bunshin-do   2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Pathways to Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution from Land-Based Sources in ASEAN Countries [Invited]
Masazumi Ao, Yuta Kamiya
The 14th GMSARN International Conferenec 2019   27 Nov 2019   
Environmental Problems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-single use plastic marine pollution [Invited]
MASAZUMI AO
Kawasaki City Academy   10 Oct 2019   
Environmental Governance for the Prevention of Marine Plastic Pollution in Asia [Invited]
MASAZUMI AO
SUSY Seminar on Plastic Pollution (University of Copenhagen)   18 Sep 2018   
Realizing the vision: Education for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Baltic Sea Region [Invited]
MASAZUMI AO
Japanese Association For Northern European Studies   3 Dec 2017   
Environmental Governance for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources  Case Study of a Sustainable Consumption Products Project in Yokohama City [Invited]
Masazumi Ao, Satomi Shimada
The 11th International Conference of Port-city Universities League   18 Sep 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Survey on the current status of measures against plastic waste by municipalities around Sagami Bay -Study on resource recycling social system construction-
YOKOHAMA ACADEMIC FOUNDATION: 
Project Year: Aug 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): MASAZUMI AO
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Masazumi Ao
This study focuses on the possibilities to pursue policies for international cooperation based on international concord, in order to minimize environmental degradation associated with urban development and natural disasters in East Asia. Defining ...
Collaborative Learning of Integrated River Basin Management: A Comparative Study of the Tsurumi River Management Model and Pinang River Management Model
The Sumitomo Foundation: 
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Ngai Weng Chan
The aim of this research is to examine the applicability of lessons drawn from the Tsurumi River Basin for improving the management of the Muda River Basin in Malaysia as well as highlighting the major problems in existing water resources manageme...
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: May 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Masazumi Ao
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): Masazumi Ao
Model for environmental cooperation in East Asia
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2009 - 2012
Model for environmental cooperation in Asia; I suggest Bottom up approach and Top down approach as the ways of environmental protection. Problems the city can solve should be done in the city itself. Bottom up approach is the model for citizens; a...
Study on construction of simulation models for efficiency of the urban energy - Promotion of ecological and modernization
Softopia Japan: Softopia Japan collaborative research
Project Year: Apr 2003 - Mar 2004    Investigator(s): Masazumi Ao
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2003    Investigator(s): Masaharu Yagishita
This research project aimed to analyze Baltic and East Asian regional policy frameworks on environmental issues focusing on acid rain and marine environmental issues in a comparative manner, taking into consideration the two regions' commonalities...

Others

 
Apr 2019   Japan-Europe Dialogue 2019, Yokohama Pathway to Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution -Toward achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Organized a symposium and an expert meeting, we discussed points about pathways to reducing Marine Plastic Pollution. Particularly, We discussed ways to respond early in Asia.
Date: April 23, 24
Participating countries: United Kingdom, Sweden, Latvia, Spain, Indonesia, Japan