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TASAKI Tomohiro

TASAKI Tomohiro
Researcher Name
TASAKI Tomohiro
Div (Section) name/title
Material Cycles Division(Material Cycles and Social Systems Research Section)/Head
Research Subject
Policy Analysis and Evaluation for Establishing Circular Society and Sustainable Society
Degree(s)
Ph.D
Professional Qualification(s)
System Engineering,Policy Studies,Engineering
Environmental Speciality Field
sustainability science,resource circulation,waste management
Keyword(s)
policy evaluation,sustainable development indicator ,sustainable consumption and production (SCP),material flow analysis (MFA),systems analysis,recycling act,extended producer responsibility,behavior analysis,material management
Brief Description of Research
- Establishing a Regime Inclusive of Future Generations and Monitoring with Sustainability Indicators
Inheriting a better society to future generations enhances the sustainability of our society. I study what kind of regime (institution, etc.) tends to suppress the human nature of short-termism and to consider future generations more. It is also important to monitor the status of society’s sustainability and use it for better decision making of the current generation. Research outcomes so far include a review of more than 1800 SD indicators, development of an nexus-type indicator framework (in Japanese), and an investigation of sustainable procurement schemes to identify concrete operational criteria.

- Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns and Sustainable Lifestyles
Although individual pro-environmental behaviors are important, individual power is not necessarily strong. Such behaviors are often constrained by consumption and production systems, economic system, infrastructure, and we need to pay attention to these constraints and create desired lifestyles to transform the current unsustainable systems. I have applied scenario approaches and idea generations methods to explore lifestyles and consumption and production patterns in the future. I also carried out research about strategic implementation for establishing a local system.

- Evaluation and Analysis of 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle)/Circular Economy Policy and Waste Treatment System
The 3R policy enters the era of circular economy, in which three subsystems of resource use, material circulation, and waste management are expected to be integrated and transformed into a more circular form. In addition, the scale of waste management is to be optimized adapting to social changes such as population decrease. Therefore, I am conducting research on indicators of post-recycling-rate and development of a material flow model for municipal waste. Main achievements were published in reports such as evaluation of the Electrical Home Appliance Recycling Act in Japan, examination of collection systems with economic incentives (deposit-refund systems and reward points collection systems), stakeholders’ perception of the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR). Material flow analysis of products and sustainable material management were studied, too.
Career
2001. 3 Ph.D., Yokohama National University
2001. 4 Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
2006. 1 Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
2010.10-2011.9 Visiting Researcher, IIIEE, Lund University
2011.10 Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
2013. 4 Head of Sustainable Material Cycle Systems Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies
2015. 4-2019.3 Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo
2021. 4 Head Researcher of Material Cycles and Social Systems Research Section in Material Cycles Division, and Researcher in Social Systems Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Membership of Academic Society
Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management,Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (SEEPS),Society of Environmetal Science,International Society for Industrial Ecology,Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE),The Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan,The Japan Evaluation Society,Japan Association for Planning Administration
Research Subject
  • Fiscal Year: 2020
    • 25097 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 25100 : Environment-Economy-Society Integration Research Program
    • 25105 : Material Cycles and Waste Management Research
    • 25114 : Establishment of Informational Research Fundamentals About Resource Circulation and Waste Management
    • 25126 : Social Dialogue and Co-production Office
    • 25133 : Proposal of Transition Paths and Adaptation Measures for a Circular Society
    • 25151 : Policy Evaluation for Environmentally Sustainable Society
    • 25184 : Studies on Adaptation Strategies Considering Social Change
    • 25220 : Transition measures of Asian consumption and production patterns based on activities and dynamics of diverse stakeholders
    • 25221 : Policy and Management Study for Establishing a Sound Material-cycle Society
    • 25222 : A study on personal growth processes for fundamental lifestyle transformation
    • 25337 : Analysis of expected product lifetimes from consumers
    • 25405 : Shared socioeconomic pathways for climate change impact and adaptation assessment in Japan
  • Fiscal Year: 2019
    • 24694 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 24697 : Environment-Economy-Society Integration Research Program
    • 24700 : Material Cycles and Waste Management Research
    • 24713 : Proposal of Transition Paths and Adaptation Measures for a Circular Society
    • 24731 : Policy Evaluation for Environmentally Sustainable Society
    • 24746 : Establishment of Informational Research Fundamentals About Resource Circulation and Waste Management
    • 24759 : Social Dialogue and Co-production Office
    • 24884 : Policy and Management Study for Establishing a Sound Material-cycle Society
    • 24885 : Localization process of Japanese style convenience stores in Asia
    • 24886 : Transition measures of Asian consumption and production patterns based on activities and dynamics of diverse stakeholders
    • 24887 : A study on personal growth processes for fundamental lifestyle transformation
    • 24963 : Analysis of expected product lifetimes from consumers
    • 25049 : Shared socioeconomic pathways for climate change impact and adaptation assessment in Japan
  • Fiscal Year: 2018
    • 24296 : Proposal of transition paths and adaptation measures for a circular society
    • 24313 : Policy evaluation for environmentally sustainable society
    • 24316 : Establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 24342 : Social Dialogue and Co-production Office
    • 24344 : Material Cycles and Waste Management Research
    • 24353 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 24356 : Environment-Economy-Society Integration Research Program
    • 24408 : Policy and Management Study for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society
    • 24409 : Transition Measures of Asian Consumption and Production Patterns Based on Activities and Dynamics of Diverse Stakeholders
    • 24410 : Development of Models for Resource Use and Waste Management and Evaluation of Effectiveness of Policies towards a Sound Material-cycle Society
    • 24411 : Localization process of Japanese style convenience stores in Asia
    • 24454 : A study on personal growth processes for fundamental lifestyle transformation
    • 24558 : Shared Socioeconomic Pathways for Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Assessment in Japan
    • 24575 : Analysis of expected product lifetimes from consumers
  • Fiscal Year: 2017
    • 23814 : Policy evaluation for environmentally sustainable society
    • 23832 : Proposal of transition paths and adaptation measures for a circular society
    • 23844 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 23846 : Environment-Economy-Society Integration Research Program
    • 23863 : Social Dialogue and Co-production Office
    • 23878 : Establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 23962 : Transition Measures of Asian Consumption and Production Patterns Based on Activities and Dynamics of Diverse Stakeholders
    • 23963 : Development of Models for Resource Use and Waste Management and Evaluation of Effectiveness of Policies towards a Sound Material-cycle Society
    • 23964 : Policy and Management Study for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society
    • 24054 : Study on stock location scenarios in open project on stock sustainability management
    • 24203 : Localization process of Japanese style convenience stores in Asia
  • Fiscal Year: 2016
    • 23402 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 23405 : Proposal of transition paths and adaptation measures for a circular society
    • 23423 : Environment-Economy-Society Integration Research Program
    • 23426 : Policy evaluation for environmentally sustainable society
    • 23471 : Establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 23488 : Policy and Management Study for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society
    • 23623 : Study on stock location scenarios in open project on stock sustainability management
    • 23738 : Transition Measures of Asian Consumption and Production Patterns Based on Activities and Dynamics of Diverse Stakeholders
    • 23739 : Development of Models for Resource Use and Waste Management and Evaluation of Effectiveness of Policies towards a Sound Material-cycle Society
    • 23761 : A study on cost-effective energy and resource recovery systems from municipal solid wastes
  • Fiscal Year: 2015
    • 22984 : Material Cycles and Waste Management Research
    • 22995 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 22996 : Appropriate management of materials with hazard and resource potentials in harmony with international material cycles
    • 22998 : Establishment of material cycles system by utilizing regional characteristics
    • 23019 : Sustainable Society and Policy
    • 23020 : Research on Future Scenario for Sustainabele Society
    • 23021 : A research for the sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles
    • 23027 : Strategic establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 23038 : Development of management systems for radioactively contaminated off-site wastes
    • 23045 : Implementation Strategy for Resilience in Material Cycle and Waste Management
    • 23050 : Study on goals and indicators for sustainable resources, energy, food and water
    • 23055 : Systems approach and policy study on life-cycle resource management
    • 23176 : Proposal for lifestyle and regional environment design measures to realize both carbon reduction and economic revitalization
    • 23199 : Study on thermal disposal system for solid wastes and modeling analysis
    • 23218 : Sustainable lifestyles and changes in household consumption in Asia
    • 23232 : Study on stock location scenarios in open project on stock sustainability management
    • 23279 : A study on cost-effective energy and resource recovery systems from municipal solid wastes
  • Fiscal Year: 2014
    • 22572 : Material Cycles and Waste Management Research
    • 22584 : Appropriate management of materials with hazard and resource potentials in harmony with international material cycles
    • 22586 : Establishment of material cycles system by utilizing regional characteristics
    • 22607 : Sustainable Society and Policy
    • 22608 : Research on Future Scenario for Sustainabele Society
    • 22609 : A research for the sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles
    • 22615 : Strategic establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 22650 : Development of management systems for radioactively contaminated off-site wastes
    • 22657 : Implementation Strategy for Resilience in Material Cycle and Waste Management
    • 22714 : Proposal for lifestyle and regional environment design measures to realize both carbon reduction and economic revitalization
    • 22748 : Study on goals and indicators for sustainable resources, energy, food and water
    • 22776 : Systems approach and policy study on life-cycle resource management
    • 22847 : Study on thermal disposal system for solid wastes and modeling analysis
    • 22882 : A study on cost-effective energy and resource recovery systems from municipal solid wastes
    • 22954 : Study on stock location scenarios in open project on stock sustainability management
  • Fiscal Year: 2013
    • 22167 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 22168 : Appropriate management of materials with hazard and resource potentials in harmony with international material cycles
    • 22170 : Establishment of material cycles system by utilizing regional characteristics
    • 22192 : Research on Future Scenario for Sustainabele Society
    • 22193 : A research for the sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles
    • 22199 : Strategic establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 22241 : A study for changing values, risk perception and acceptance towards technology and the society
    • 22244 : Systems approach and policy study on life-cycle resource management
    • 22289 : Study on goals and indicators for sustainable resources, energy, food and water
    • 22388 : Study on thermal disposal system for solid wastes and modeling analysis
    • 22474 : Proposal for lifestyle and regional environment design measures to realize both carbon reduction and economic revitalization
  • Fiscal Year: 2012
    • 21738 : Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program
    • 21739 : Appropriate Management of Materials with Hazard and Resource Potentials in harmony with International Material Cycles
    • 21741 : Establishment of material cycles system by utilizing regional characteristics
    • 21763 : Research on Future Scenario for Sustainabele Society
    • 21764 : A research for the sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles
    • 21770 : Strategic establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 21804 : Systems approach and policy study on life-cycle resource management
    • 21900 : A study for changing values, risk perception and acceptance towards technology and the society
  • Fiscal Year: 2011
    • 21296 : Appropriate Management of Materials with Hazard and Resource Potentials in harmony with International Material Cycles
    • 21298 : Establishment of material cycles system by utilizing regional characteristics
    • 21321 : Research on Future Scenario for Sustainabele Society
    • 21322 : A research for the sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles
    • 21328 : Strategic establishment of informational research fundamentals about resource circulation and waste management
    • 21410 : Design of incentive mechanisms in waste management policy
    • 21459 : Systems approach and policy study on life-cycle resource management
  • Fiscal Year: 2010
    • 20882 : Building database on resource cycling and waste management
    • 20883 : Development and application of analysis and evaluation for waste reduction and Reuse
    • 20884 : Design of incentive mechanisms in waste management policy
    • 21002 : Management of hazardous and valuable substances in the product life cycles
    • 21100 : Designing and evaluating material cycles systems and policy/management techniques for the near future
    • 21197 : A study on product management for sound international material cycles
  • Fiscal Year: 2009
    • 20452 : Development and application of analysis and evaluation for waste reduction and Reuse
    • 20520 : Building database on resource cycling and waste management
    • 20559 : Designing and evaluating material cycles systems and policy/management techniques for the near future
    • 20580 : Management of hazardous and valuable substances in product life cycles
    • 20791 : Design of incentive mechanisms in waste management policy
    • 20792 : A study on product management for sound international material cycles
  • Fiscal Year: 2008
    • 20006 : Management of hazardous and valuable substances in product life cycles
    • 20021 : Development of Material Stock Account Framework and Its Application: Strategies for Future Waste and Resource Management
    • 20042 : Development and application of analysis and evaluation for waste reduction and Reuse
    • 20159 : Building database on resource cycling and waste management
    • 20179 : Designing and evaluating material cycles systems and policy/management techniques for the near future
    • 20207 : Development of mid- and long-term scenarios for sustainable society
  • Fiscal Year: 2007
    • 10526 : Development of mid- and long-term scenarios for sustainable society
    • 10578 : Designing and evaluating material cycles systems and policy/management techniques for the near future
    • 10579 : Management of hazardous and valuable substances in product life cycles
    • 10655 : Development of Material Stock Account Framework and Its Application: Strategies for Future Waste and Resource Management
  • Fiscal Year: 2006
    • 10069 : Development of acceleration test methods for wastes-derived materials to evaluate long-term environmental impact in the materials cycling and their standardization
    • 10071 : Compilation and application of environmental accounts for regional material cycles
    • 10205 : Mechanism of Waste Generation at NIES
    • 10267 : Development of mid- and long-term scenarios for sustainable society
    • 10276 : Building framework of Material Stock Accounts and its use in waste and resource management
    • 10311 : Designing and evaluating material cycles systems and policy/management techniques for the near future
    • 10312 : Management of hazardous and valuable substances in product life cycles
  • Fiscal Year: 2005
    • 9355 : Studies on material flow analysis and its linkage with input-output tables
    • 9356 : Life cycle assessment of technological and policy measures for promoting better material cycles
    • 9357 : Diagnosis on environmental, economical and social feasibility of regional material cycle system
    • 9358 : Study on safety assessment and utilization method available for recycling products
    • 9364 : Organic brominated compounds - sources and control
    • 9491 : A study on the sound material-cycle and management of durables
    • 9492 : A study on effective use of environmental assessment methods in the process of decision making for better environmental management
    • 9495 : Studies on effective monitoring and preventive measures against illegal dumping and disposal
    • 9540 : Development of acceleration test methods for wastes-derived materials to evaluate long-term environmental impact in the materials cycling and their standardization
    • 9542 : Compilation and application of environmental accounts for regional material cycles
  • Fiscal Year: 2004
    • 8966 : Studies on long-period management measures against brominated dioxins from thermal treatment processes of wastes
    • 8990 : Study on safety assessment and utilization method available for recycling products
    • 8996 : Organic brominated compounds - sources and control
    • 9003 : Studies on material flow analysis and its linkage with input-output tables
    • 9004 : Life cycle assessment of technological and policy measures for promoting better material cycles
    • 9005 : Diagnosis on environmental, economical and social feasibility of regional material cycle system
    • 9220 : Basic study on images of “Jyunkan” Society
    • 9242 : A study on the sound material-cycle and management of durables
    • 9243 : A study on effective use of environmental assessment methods in the process of decision making for better environmental management
    • 9246 : Studies on effective monitoring and preventive measures against illegal dumping and disposal
    • 9290 : Development of acceleration test methods for wastes-derived materials to evaluate long-term environmental impact in the materials cycling and their standardization
    • 9292 : Compilation and application of environmental accounts for regional material cycles
  • Fiscal Year: 2003
    • 8664 : A study on the sound management of recyclable resources originating from durables
    • 8682 : Studies on long-period management measures against brominated dioxins from thermal treatment processes of wastes
    • 8707 : Studies on material flow analysis and its linkage with input-output tables
    • 8708 : Life cycle assessment of technological and policy measures for promoting better material cycles
    • 8709 : Diagnosis on environmental, economical and social feasibility of regional material cycle system
    • 8710 : Study on safety assessment and utilization method available for recycling products
    • 8716 : Organic brominated compounds - sources and control
    • 8759 : Studies on satellite monitoring system for illegal dumping of wastes
  • Fiscal Year: 2002
    • 8413 : Studies on recycling of slug generated from waste melting processes
    • 8445 : A study on the sound management of recyclable resources originating from durables
    • 8488 : Studies on material flow analysis and its linkage with input-output tables
    • 8489 : Life cycle assessment of technological and policy measures for promoting better material cycles
    • 8490 : Diagnosis on environmental, economical and social feasibility of regional material cycle system
    • 8491 : Study on safety assessment and utilization method available for recycling products
    • 8497 : Organic brominated compounds - sources and control
    • 8542 : Studies on satellite monitoring system for illegal dumping of wastes
  • Fiscal Year: 2001
    • 8197 : Studies on recycling of slug generated from waste melting processes
Research Result (Publication)
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  • Review
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  • Other Publications
  • Cahpter 4 Effect of an eco-point program on consumer digital TV selection. Cahpter 7 Effect of the eco-point program on the implicit discount rate_A hedonic analysis of the eco-point program. Chapter 11 Environmental subsidies and life cycle assessment
    Presenter : Tasaki T.
    Title : , Environmental Subsidies to Consumers: How did they work in the Japanese market? (2015)
Research Result (Presentation)
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  • Research Presentation
  • Research Lecture