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Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature / Nara Women’s University

Specialized field:Natural sciences, Atmospheric and hydrospheric science, Environmental science/Agricultural science, Environmental dynamics

Leader of the Aakash project at RIHN, Kyoto and also a member of faculty of science, Nara women’s university (NWU) in Nara, Japan. I have experiences in atmospheric sciences that include remote sensing and data analysis for atmospheric minor compositions.

・Horiuchi Award from Japan Meteorological Society in 2002.

・A member of the Science Steering Group of the SPARC (Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate) under WCRP (World Climate Research Programme) from 2005 through 2008.

・A member of iCACGP (international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution) which is one of the commissions in IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) under the ICSU (International Council for Science) family.

・President of Remote Sensing Society Japan (RSSJ) from 2020.

MURAO Rumiko

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Area studies, Anthropology

I will examine how it is possible to change the behavior of farmers that contributes to the improvement of air pollution in Punjab from interdisciplinary and microscopic perspectives.


Research Associate, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Meteorology and climatology. Analyses of annual variability of Asian monsoon and long-range changes in surface air temperature over Highland Asia.

I’m in charge of research collaboration, support and outreach as a project manager. As a member of WG2, I contribute to senarios and parameters settings for atmospheric model simulation, make analysis of model outputs.

ARAKI Hikaru

Research Associate, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

I am mainly engaged in tasks related to PM2.5 observation as a research associate in the Aakash Project.

NOSE Yasuko

Administrative assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

 I am a secretary at RIHN. It is a pleasure to work for Aakash project.