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General Manager of Scientific Information Office, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

Publishing Director, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Professional Experience

  • Web publishing (nanotech magazines, portals, etc)
  • Publishing of academic journals and books
  • Editorial coordination for research scientists in academic communities

Brief Biography

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  • April 2008-, appointed as a General Manager of Scientific Information Office at NIMS. A managing director of NIMS Library.
  • May 2005, Manager of information management & publishing at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) as an academic communication specialist, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • 17 years, academic English language journals publishing at the not-for-profit publishing organization, Institute of Pure and Applied Physics (IPAP) as an Associate Executive Director, Tokyo, Japan.
  • BA in Physics, MA in International Studies

Community Contribution

  • 2009 - Working Group member of Japan Science Council, regarding scholary publishing and libraries in Japan.
  • 2008 - a member of DRF (Digital Repository Federation)
  • 2008 - Launched and a member of a library consortium for national research institutes, JNCL.
  • 2007 - Working Group member of SIST (Standard for Information of Science and Technology) for JST (Japan Science and Technology Corpotation).
  • 2006 - a member of The Japan Society of Applied Physics.
  • 2006 - External Committee member for a SPARC/Japan, coordinated by the National Information Informatics, Japan.
  • 2005 - Contents & Advisory Board member for SCOPUS, produced by Elsevier B.V., The Netherlands.
  • 2005 - Publishing Advisory Board member for a peer-review journal, Optical Review, published by the Optical Society of Japan.
  • 1999 - 2004 Board member of the Japan Academic Editors Association.

  Last updated Jan 2010