Committee Members

Shin-ichi Ohnuma - Chair

Chair in Experimental Ophthalmology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL


UCL Japan Ambassador

​Deputy Director International

Director, Sensory System, Technologies, and Therapies (SensyT) PhD programme

Masazumi Tada – finance
Reader in Developmental Cellular Biology
Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology, UCL

Yasu Takeuchi
Reader in Molecular Virology,
Division of Infection and Immunity, UCL

Hideyuki Miyahara
Japan at UK limited
Graduated from Master Course of Birkbeck, University of London (2005)

Japan atUK limited Managing Director

Manager of Football Samurai Academy

Former Players Agent licensed by The FA

The FA intermediary

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Toru Kitagawa
Lecturer, Department of Economics, UCL

Researcher, Centre for Microeconometrics Method and Practice, Institute of Fiscal Studies

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Kyoto University


​Sanae Kitamura

Manager/ Consultant of Education and Project Team,



Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
Senior Lecturer, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UCL

Hidekazu Kurebayashi
Associate Professor at Electronic & Electrical Engineering, UCL

PI at London Centre for Nanotechnology

Wataru Tage


Moe Kishima
University College London

Akira Endo
London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine

Michael Salter

Japan Foundation

Emiko Asagoshi Educational Advisor

Takahiro Nukaga

IoT Engineer

Masako Shimato

University College London

Mao Ogawa

Assistant Director, Japan Foundation

Kentaro Kimura

University of Sheffield

Yukiko Fujii

University of Cambridge

Koshiro Kiso

University College London

Kaito Imai

King's College London

Satoshi Takemoto

Chief Editorial Manager, Sidzu Publishing


Hideyuki Miyahara, General Coordinator


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