The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


原 圭史郎/Keishiro  Hara


Keishiro Hara

Last updated : February 07, 2023

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Areas of Expertise
  • Future design
  • sustainability science
  • technology innovation
  • urban environmental engineering

Received a bachelor of engineering and a master’s and PhD in environmental studies, all from the University of Tokyo. Worked at the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Research Institute for Sustainability Science, Osaka University, and the Center for Open Innovation Research and Education, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, as associate professor, before serving as a senior officer for technology policy and strategy, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, between October 2016 and March 2018. Was appointed associate professor at the Center for Open Innovation Research and Education, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, in April 2018, director of the center’s Future Design division in July, and professor in October 2019. Concurrently serves as a consulting fellow at the Research Institute for Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) and is a member of the Science Council of Japan.


Hara, Keishiro, Ritsuji Yoshioka, Masashi Kuroda, Shuji Kurimoto, Tatsuyoshi Saijo (2019). “Reconciling Intergenerational Conflicts with Imaginary Future Generations: Evidence from a Participatory Deliberation Practice in a Municipality in Japan.” Sustainability Science.

Hara, Keishiro, Michinori Uwasu, Yusuke Kishita, Hiroyuki Takeda (2015). “Determinant Factors of Residential Consumption and Perception of Energy Conservation: Time-Series Analysis by Large-Scale Questionnaire in Suita, Japan.” Energy Policy, Volume 87, December 2015, pp. 240–49.

Yabar, Helmut, Michinori Uwasu, Keishiro Hara (2012). “Tracking Environmental Innovations and Policy Regulations in Japan: Case Studies on Dioxin Emissions and Electric Home Appliances Recycling.” Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 44, April 2013, pp. 152–58.

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