Ibaraki University's
Ibaraki University



  • Birth:1949


  1. Research Asssitant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo 1979/04-1982/05
  2. Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo 1982/06-1982/12
  3. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo 1983/01-1984/03
  4. Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Civil Engineering, Ibaraki University 1984/04-1995/03
  5. Research Associate, California Institute of Technology (Fulbright exchange scholar) 1987/08-1988/09
  6. Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Civil Engineering, Ibaraki University 1995/05-1997/04
  7. Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo 1997/04-2000/03
  8. Professor, Center for Water Environment Studies, Ibaraki University 1997/05-2014/08
  9. Vice President Extraordinary, Ibaraki University 2004/09-2014/03
  10. Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science 2006/05/01-2014/08
  11. Vice President, Ibaraki University 2014/04/01-2014/08/31
  12. President, Ibaraki University 2014/09/01-Present

Academic background

  1. The University of Tokyo Faculty of Engineering Department of Urban Engineering 1974/03 Graduated
  2. The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Engineering Deaprtment of Urban Engineering Doctor course 1979/03 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. Doctor of Engineering The University of Tokyo

Current state of research and teaching activities

Global Environmental Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Climate Change Adaptation Science
My fields of interest are global environmental engineering and coastal engineering, such as 1) Vulnerability assessment and response strategy to global warming, 2) Impact assessment and adaptation strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, 3) Sustainability Science, 4) Coastal erosion and water pollution, and 5) Environmental policies. I have worked for international researches such as IPCC.

Research Areas

  1. Impact Assessment of Global Warming and Climate Change
  2. Adaptation Science for Global Environmental Change
  3. Coastal Engineering
  4. Suatainability Science

Subject of research

  1. Assessment of impacts and adaptation to global warming 1991-Present
  2. Adaptation science to global change 1991-Present
  3. Countermeasures against coastal erosion and coastal protection 1984-Present
  4. Coasatal environmantal management policy 1993-Present
  5. Sustainability Science 2005-Present

Proposed theme of joint or funded research

  1. Impact assessment of climate change and sea-level rise and response strategies Joint research with other research organizations such as universities.
  2. Study on countermeasures against coastal erosion and coastal management Wish to undertake joint research with industry and other organizations including private sector. Technical consultation,Commisioned research
  3. Sustainability science Wish to undertake joint research with industry and other organizations including private sector.


  1. Wise adaptation to climate change -the view from Japan, In: Palutikof J., Boulter S.L., Ash A.J, Smith M.S., Parry M. Waschka M., Guitart, D. (eds): Climate Adaptation Futures, , pp.. Nobuo Mimura Wiley-Blackwell 2013
  2. Chapter 6 Balance Between Mitigation and Adaptation, In:Yamaguchi M. (ed): Climate Change Mitigation -A Balanced Approach to Climate Change Nobuo Mimura Springer 2012
  3. Climate Change and Global Sustainability: A Holistic Approach Sumi, A., N. Mimura and T. Masui(eds) United Nations University Press 2011
  4. 序章 持続可能なアジアの課題(KF・NM),第2章 アジアの気候および生態系の変化―適応対策の設計(SH・NM),終章 持続可能なアジアに向けて(NM):小宮山宏・武内和彦・住明正・花木啓祐・三村信男(編)サステイナビリティ学⑤持続可能なアジアの展望 三村信男・福士謙介・S, へラート 東京大学出版会 2011
  5. 第4章 気候変動への適応―対応戦略を提案する:小宮山宏・武内和彦・住明正・花木啓祐・三村信男(編)サステイナビリティ学②気候変動と低炭素社会 三村信男 東京大学出版会 2010


  1. Research paper (international conference proceedings) Joint Concerns for Acceleration of Coastal Impacts due to Climate change -A Case Study in Hai Hau Coast, Northern Vietnam Mimura1N., Mai T.T.T., Nagatsuka S., Nishihata T., Takewaka S., Yasuhara K., Duc, D.M. Proc. International Workshop on Geo-engineering for responding to Climate Change (GeoHue 2012) 1-7 2012
  2. (MISC) Other article Only Wise Adaptation to Climate Change Proc. 39th NAS International Symposium “Climate Science for Human Survival”, National Acadmy of Science, Republic of Korea 2012
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint ベトナム北部ハイハウ海岸の大規模侵食の経過とその分析 Thi Thu Thuy Mai・長塚信二・西畑 剛・武若 聡・三村信男・安原一哉・Minh Duc DO 海岸工学論文集, 土木学会 68, 1441-1445 2012
  4. (MISC) Introduction and explanation (others) Only 第45回論説「将来のリスクへの予見的対応の重要性」 土木学会誌 97/ 3 2012/03
  5. (MISC) Introduction and explanation (others) Only 持続可能な社会とリスクへの予見的対応 JSTサイエンスポータル オピニオン214回 2012/01

Research presentations

  1. Oral presentation(general) 南太平洋島嶼国における海岸侵食の特徴 地理学会シンポシンポジウム予稿集 2000
  2. Oral presentation(general) Vulnerability of island countries in the South Pacific to sea-level rise and climate change 3rd SPREP Meeting on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise 1997
  3. Oral presentation(general) Vulnerability of Island Countries in the South Pacific to Sea-level Rise and Climate Change –An overview of Japan/SPREP studies on vulnerability and responses Proc. International Conference on National Assessment Results of Climate Change 1997
  4. Oral presentation(general) 地球温暖化が日本の産業エネルギーにおよぼす影響 化学工学講演会概要集 1997
  5. Oral presentation(general) アジア・太平洋の国々に対する海面上昇の影響 第4回地球環境シンポジウム講演集,土木学会 1996


  1. 土木学会環境賞 地球温暖化・海面上昇の影響評価と対策に関する一連の研究と国際活動 2006/06
  2. Global Environment Contribution Award,JSCE 2004
  3. Environmental Protection Award, Environment Agency of Japan 1998
  4. Grand Prix, Nikkei Global Environment Technology Award of the Japan Economic Newspaper, Inc. 1997
  5. Excellent Paper Award, Japan Society of Civil Engineers 1997

Alloted class

  1. Introduction to Sustainability Science

Memberships of academic societies

  1. Japan Society of Civil Engineers
  2. 水環境学会
  3. 日本沿岸域学会
  4. 日本地形学連合
  5. The Coastal Education and Research Foundation, USA