Kenji OKAZAKI

Field

Global Environmental Architecture

Position

Professor

Contact

Tel: 075-753-5773
E-mail: okazaki*archi.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @)

Profile

1976 B.A. Engineering, Kyoto University and joined the Ministry of Construction
1981 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN/ESCAP), Bangkok
1985 International Cooperation Officer, Ministry of Construction
1988 Director General, Urban Development, Tsuchiura City
1993 Director, Housing Division, Fukuoka Prefecture
1996 Secretariat for International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR), Geneva
2001 Director, Building Disaster Prevention Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2002 Coordinator, United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD) Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office
2003 Visiting Professor of Kobe University, Lecturer of Kyoto University Graduate School, Lecture of Nagoya Institute of Technology Graduate school
2005 Professor, GRIPS
2013 Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Membership

‐ Architectural Institute of Japan
‐ The City Planning Institute of Japan
‐ Association of Urban Housing Sciences
‐ Institute of Social Safety Science
‐ Member of CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction)

Major Publications

・Akihiko TASAKA, Shoichi ANDO, Kenji OKAZAKI:COMPARATIVE STUDY ON NON-ENGINEERED CONSTRUCTIN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering, Vol.686, April 2013, 907-914
・K. Pribadi, K. Okazaki, D. Kusumastuti, T. Saito, E. Lim, A. Utami: Research Findings of the Survey on Non-Engineered Houses in Developing Countries, Surveys and Activities on Post-Earthquake Disaster, UNESCO, July 2011, 133-151
・K. Okazaki, K. Pribadi, D. Kusumastuti, T. Boen, and S. Ando: Safety Issues of the Reconstructed Houses in Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami, Surveys and Activities on Post-Earthquake Disaster, UNESCO, July 2011, 20-40
・K. Okazaki, Y. Terada, T. Saito, “Study on Willingness of the Residents in Seismic Retrofitting of the Houses- Comparison among Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, The Philippines, Fiji, and Japan -”, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering, Vol.645 ,September 2011,1593-1600
・K. Okazaki, K. Pribadi, D. Kusumastuti, T. Boen, and S. Ando: Safety Issues of the Reconstructed Houses in Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami, Surveys and Activities on Post-Earthquake Disaster, pp.20-40, UNESCO, July 2011
・K. Okazaki: Incentives for Safer Buildings – Lessons from Japan, Contribution paper to “Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011,” United Nations, May 2011
・Narafu, Okazaki, others: “A Proposal for a Comprehensive Approach to Safer Non-engineered Houses” , Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, November 2010, 315-322
・Okazaki, Pribadi, “A Safety Issues of the Reconstructed Houses in Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami”, International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters (IPRED) ,UNESCO, Padang, Indonesia, July 2010.
・Kenji Okazaki, “Seismic Risk Perception Concerning Housing Safety”, Make the People a Part of the Solution, UNESCO, Paris, April 2010, 95-107.
・Kenji Okazaki, “Earthquake Risk Perception and Policy Making”, ERRA International Conference on “CONVERTING ADVERSITY INTO OPPORTUNITY”, Islamabad, April 2010
・Korel Eraybar, Kenji Okazaki, Alper Ilki “An exploratory study on perceptions of seismic risk and mitigation in two districts of Istanbul” , Disasters, Vol.34 Issue 1, January 2010, 71-92(Award for published in International Academic journal 2010 GRIPS)
・Michitaka Umemoto, Eiichi Itoigawa, Yoshio Kumagai, Kenji Okazaki, “ A structural analysis of inhabitants’ willingness for taking residential earthquake safety measures: comparison between Shizuoka City, Chiba City, and Mito City”, Journal of Institute of Social Safety Science No.11, November 2009.
・Michitaka Umemoto, Eiichi Itoigawa, Yoshio Kumagai, Kenji Okazaki,“A study on inhabitants’ intention for residential earthquake safety measures: questionnaire surveys in Shizuoka city, Chiba city and Mito city”, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering, Vol.74 (645) ,November 2009, 2451-2458.
・Tatsuo Narafu, Kenji Okazaki, “A Proposal of an Approach for Safer Non-Engineered Houses,” Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, November 2009.
・Kenji Okazaki, “Incentives to Encourage Investment in Earthquake Safer Housing”, Keynote Paper, Proceedings of International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation (ICEEDM08), Jakarta, April 2008, 47-57.
・Korel Eraybar, Alper Ilki, Kenji Okazaki, “Seismic Risk Perception in Avcilar,” Proceedings of Turkish Sixth National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16-20 October 2007, Istanbul, Turkey), Vol.2, 2007, 41-51.
・Kenji Okazaki, Tastuo Narafu, “Housing Reconstruction Practices in Aceh, Indonesia”, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering, September 2007, 257-262.
・Kenji Okazaki, “New Strategy for Earthquake Risk Management”, Keynote Paper, K5, First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, September 2006, 1-7.
・Kenji Okazaki, “Motivation of people for disaster management”, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering (580), Architectural Institute of Japan, June 2004
・Kenji Okazaki, “Study on motivation and management for sustainable earthquake disaster reduction : Through implementation of the UN RADIUS project”, November 2003
・Kenji Okazaki, Rajib Shaw, “A User’s Guide – Sustainable Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) Practices in Asia”, United Nations Centre for Regional Development, 2004.
・Kenji Okazaki, Rajib Shaw, “Empowerment of Local People for Sustainable Disaster Mitigation”, Regional Development Dialogue (RDD), Vol.24, No. 1, United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Nagoya, Spring 2003.
・“RADIUS – Risk Assessment Tools for Diagnosis of Urban Areas against Seismic Disasters” (translated in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic), International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR), 2000.