Members of the KEIO SPORTS SDGs project
KEIO SPORTS SDGs is a collective of professional coaches and students in addition to faculty members and researchers with a wealth of diverse expertise.
We also have a track record of initiatives related to the promotion of physical activities based on cooperation agreements with local communities.
Further, we are deploying initiatives in collaboration with the WHO, which established the GAPPA proposal with the objective of decreasing the numbers of inactive people, on promotion of physical activities.
Keio University Sports Medicine Research Center and Graduate School of Health Management
Associate Professor, Keio University Sports Medicine Research Center and Graduate School of Health Management
Ph.D. (Medicine), Master of Public Health (MPH; Harvard School of Public Health)
Graduated from the Keio University School of Medicine in 1991. Actively engaged in research undertakings around the theme of physical activity and health, including community intervention studies to promote physical activity (Fujisawa Plus 10 Project) conducted in collaboration with Fujisawa City, interdisciplinary cohort studies of the elderly, and partnerships with sports facilities and medical institutions. Focused on instruction in physical therapies for lifestyle-related diseases and promoting awareness of physical activity on clinical and education fronts.
Author of “Successful Aging: Improving Quality of Life through Preventive Medicine, Health Science, and Community” (Keio University Press, 2014)
Professor, Keio University Sports Medicine Research Center
Dean, Graduate School of Health Management and Major in Public Health, Sport, and Health Sciences
Graduated from the Keio University School of Medicine in 1987. Served on the Japanese Olympic Committee and medical board of the International Ice Hockey Federation, engaged in health management for athletes and medical and safety management during international events. Involved in healthcare provision at the event stadiums as well as preparations for the preliminary training camps for the British Olympic and Paralympic teams held at Keio University for Tokyo 2020. Attending physician for the Japanese athletes at the Vancouver, Sochi, and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In addition to providing medical care centered on exercise therapies for lifestyle-related diseases at the Keio University Hospital, is actively engaged in the introduction of health checkups using exercise equipment for the frail at the Center for Preventive Medicine.
Co-author of “The Science of Exercise and Fatigue: A New Perspective for Understanding Fatigue” (Taishukan Shoten).
Associate Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Health Management
Project Researcher, Sports Medicine Research Center
Completed doctoral studies at the Keio University Graduate School of Health Management in 2011. Appointed to current position in 2020 after serving as a Project Researcher at the Keio University Graduate School of Health Management from 2011; a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2012; a Project Assistant Professor at the Center for Supercentenarian Medical Research in the School of Medicine in 2015; and a Visiting Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Longitudinal Studies Section, Translational Gerontology Branch in 2016.
Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM)
Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
Joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (now Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; JAXA) after graduating from the Keio University Graduate School of Science and Technology. Engaged in the research and development and launch of H-IIA rockets, as well as international partnership projects with NASA and the European Space Agency. Joined Keio University in the 2009 academic year, promoting research and education both in Japan and overseas based on systems engineering and design thinking relating to disaster prevention, agriculture, urban development, and sports. Has also served as an advisor to the High Performance Strategy Department of the Japan Sports Promotion Center and as a chief advisor to the Sports Data Utilization Task Force of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. An invited professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
D. Media and Governance. Author of “Sensor City: Location-based Services for Sharing Cities” (Impress R&D, 2017).
Project Assistant Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
Joined Goldman Sachs Japan following graduation from the Keio University Faculty of Policy Management. Worked in the securities division and financial corporate sales. Head Coach of the Keio University Rugby Club for the two years from 2013, and General Manager (GM) of the club since 2018. Appointed Project Assistant Professor at the Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management in 2020. Director of the Keio Rugby Club (KRC). Promotes industry-government-academia collaboration through sports and cooperation and consolidation of rugby at the Keio University affiliated schools. Responsible for operations at the Keio Kids Performance Academy (KKPA), which opened in 2018 as a partnership initiative between the Graduate School of System Design and Management and KRC.
Project Assistant Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
Completed graduate studies at the International Budo University School of Graduate Studies. Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach at the Kubota Spears in the Japan Rugby League One. Currently Project Assistant Professor at the Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management, while also having capacities as the S&C Director for Keio University Rugby Club and Assistant S&C for The Sunwolves, Japan’s representative team in SANZAAR’s international Super Rugby competition.
Keio University Institute of Physical Education
Professor, Graduate School of Physical Education, Keio University
(Part-time) Director of the Institute of Physical Education, Keio University
He received his Master’s degree in Physical Education from Juntendo University in 1990, and has been at the Institute of Physical Education, Keio University since 1984. He is currently Professor and Director of the Institute of Physical Education at Keio University. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Physical Education Association, a member of the Keio University Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Deputy Director of the Center for Student Affairs.
Full-time Lecturer, Institute of Physical Education, Keio University
D. in Physical Education from Chukyo University Graduate School of Health Sciences in 2011. D. (Physical Education) from Aichi Medical University in 2004, the School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Center, Aichi Medical University in 2004, the School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University (Australia) in 2013, and the School of Sport Science, Waseda University in 2014, before assuming his current position in 2017.
Assistant Professor, Institute of Physical Education, Keio University
D. in Health and Sports Science, Faculty of Education, Niigata University, Japan (2012); M.S. in Physical Education, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan (2014); Ph. University of Strathclyde, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, School of Education United Kingdom. D. in 2020 from University of Strathclyde, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, School of Education United Kingdom.
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Director at the Keio Research Institute at SFC’s xSDG Laboratory, and part-time lecturer at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS.)
Returned to alma mater in 2015, initiating the Keio University Hakone Ekiden Project. Established and serves as the director of the Health and Running Design Laboratory, which aims to revitalize the Hakone Ekiden from a research basis. Educator and assistant professor at the University of Kyushu and associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology before taking up his current post. Participated in the establishment of the SDGS at the United Nations from the drafting stage. A leading SDGs researcher who balances research and practice. Also a member of the Japanese Government’s Roundtable on Sustainable Development Goals, a member of the Evaluation and Research Committee for Promotion of the SDGs by Local Authorities at the Cabinet Office, and a member of the executive board for the SDGs for Regional Revitalization Public-Private Partnership Platform.
Selected as one of the 15 independent scientists to draft the 2023 edition of the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).
Author of “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” (Chuko-shinsho; 2020)
Institute for Integrated Sports Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
Professor, Institute for Integrated Sports Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
Graduated from the Keio University School of Medicine in 1989. Joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Keio University School of Medicine in the same year. Returned to the Department of Orthopedic Surgery after study abroad at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 2001-2002. Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery since January 2016, assuming current role from April 2019.