HARA Keishiro

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Keishiro Hara is a professor and the vice director 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), 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 “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)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2019
Professor, Center for Open Innovation Research and Education, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Apr 2018
Sep 2019
Associate Professor (Director of Future Design Division since July 2018), Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Oct 2016
Senior Officer for Technology Policy and Strategy (On leave from Osaka University: Guest Associate Professor at Osaka University during the appointment at the government of Japan ), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Apr 2016
Associate Professor, Center for Open Innovation Research and Education, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Apr 2011
Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sutainability, Osaka University

Published Papers

Keishiro Hara, Ritsuji Yoshioka, Masashi Kuroda, Shuji Kurimoto and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Sustainability Science   In press    Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu, Yusuke Kishita, Hiroyuki Takeda
Energy Policy      Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Helmut Yabar, Michinori Uwasu and Keishiro Hara
Journal of Cleaner Production      Jan 2013   [Refereed]
Yusuke Kishita, Yuji Ohishi, Michinori Uwasu, Masashi Kuroda, Hiroyuki Takeda and Keishiro Hara
Journal of Cleaner Production      May 2016   [Refereed]
Keishiro Hara, Masashi Kuroda, Helmut Yabar, Michinori Kimura and Michinori Uwasu
Environmental Development      Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Han, J., Liang, H., Hara, K and Uwasu, M
Journal of Cleaner Production      Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Yabar, H., Hara, K., Uwasu, M., Yamaguchi, Y. , Zhang, H. and Morioka, T
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management   11(4) 239-256   2009
Haiyang Zhang, Michinori Uwasu, Keishiro Hara, Helmut Yabar, Yohei Yamaguchi,and Tohru Murayama
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering   7(1) 109-115   May 2008   [Refereed]
Keishiro Hara and Takashi Mino
Waste Management      Dec 2008   [Refereed]
Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu, Helmut Yabar and Haiyan Zhang
Sustainability Science   Vol. 4(1) 81-97   Apr 2009   [Refereed][Invited]


Policy Challenges and Prospects for Manufacturing in Japan in the Era of Digitalization
Keishiro Hara, Kenji Mikami
Design Engineering   Vol.54(No.7)    Jun 2019   [Invited]
Future Design - Evidence and Insights from Participatory Deliberations
Keishiro Hara, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment      Apr 2017
Participatory Future Design in Pursuit of Sustainability (In Japanese)
Keishiro Hara
Design Engineering      May 2016   [Invited]
Meso level research in pursuit of a sustainable society - research needs and challenges (In Japanese)
Keishiro Hara
Design Engineering      Jul 2014   [Invited]
Keishiro Hara
The Journal of Science Policy and Research Management, Vol. 28 (2), pp. 185-195      Dec 2013
Groundwater Contamination and Quality Management Policy in Asia International Review for Environmental Strategies,
Hara, K
International Review for Environmental Strategies   6(2) 291-306   2006
Sustainability Assessment for Sewage Sludge Management System: Case Study in Tokyo and Gothenburg,
Hara, K
Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Tokyo      2004
Designing Future Scenarios towards a Desirable Resource-Circulating Society: Case Study in the Yangtze Delta Region,
Hara, K., Yabar, K., Yamaguchi, Y., Uwasu, M., Zhang, H., and Kumazawa, T
The 2008 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change   G5, pp1-13   2008

Books etc

Sustainable Groundwater Management in Asian Cities: A Summary Report of Research on Sustainable Water Management in Asia,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies   2006   ISBN:4-88788-029-4
Pioneering Sustainability Science towards Environmental Innovation (in Japanese)
Keishiro Hara, Yasushi Umeda (Eds) (Part:Joint Work)
Osaka University Press   May 2011   ISBN:978-4-87259-384-6 C3050
Assessment of collaboration process in interdisciplinary research of water-energy-food nexus by means of ontology engineering, In "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Human-Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire" Endo, A and Oh, T (Eds)
Kumazwa, T., Hara, K., Endo, A and Taniguchi, M (Part:Joint Work)
Apr 2018   ISBN:978-981-10-7382-3
Future Design for Sustainable Water Resource Use from the Perspective of Ground Water Management in "Toward a Sustainable Society: Incorporating Preferences of Future Generations for Sustainability"
Keishiro Hara (Part:Joint Work)
Springer   Dec 2019   

Research Grants & Projects

Urban Environmental Management in the context of Asia
Water Resources Management in Asia
Scenario Studies for Building a Sustainable and Resource-circulating Society
Developing tools for Sustainability Assessment at City and Regional levels