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Masahiro Sugiura, Japan Water Agency Representative

Masahiro Sugiura

Joined the Asian Development Bank Institute on secondment from Japan Water Agency (JWA) in April 2018.

Masahiro Sugiura is concurrently deputy director for international affairs of the water resources engineering department of JWA and secretariat of the Network of Asian River Basin Organizations.

Previously, he was a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) expert at Indonesia’s then Ministry of Settlement and Regional Infrastructure (now the Ministry of Public Works and Housing), director for water control system at the Chiba regional management office of JWA in Japan, engaged engineer at the public enterprise bureau of Saitama prefectural government in Japan, and a researcher at the Public Works Research Institute of Japan’s then Ministry of Construction (now the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism).

He has a PhD and an MA in economics from Saitama University (Japan), and a BS in engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan).

Book Chapters
The Discovery of Low-Income Class Consumers

Gijyutsusenryaku ni okeru text mining (Text mining as a technology strategy), Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., Tokyo, pp.237-253, 2014.

A Needs Survey Support by Combination of Text Mining and Additional Information

Corpus and Text mining, Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, pp.83-96, 2012.

Official paper (single author)
Advantage of Catch-down Type Hydrological Observation Facilities in Indonesia

Development Engineering 23, pp.11-22, 2017.

Appropriate Technology for In-house Engineering in Operation and Maintenance of Public Goods—As a Case Study on Operation and Maintenance of Hydrological Observation Facilities for Water Resources Management

Development Engineering 22, pp.77-88, 2016.

Study on Needs Analysis for Water Resources Infrastructure of Indonesia by Text Mining

Ser. F4 (Construction and Management) Special Issue, Japan Society of Civil Engineers 66(1), pp. 27-35, 2010.

Study on Development of Simplified Visualization Method for Social Situation Grasp by Text Mining Analysis: Using Newspaper Articles

The Journal of Economic Science 7, The Economic Society of Saitama University, pp. 99-110, 2010.

Creation of Appropriate Technology Having Linkage to Society–Water Resources Technology

Eco-Industrial Clusters as an Inclusive Business Development Model: Prospects and Challenges for Asia, IGES, pp.131-144, 2008.

Edited paper
Sustainable Management for Water Resources Infrastructure

NARBO Workshop on Managing Assets and Risks. NARBO workshop on Managing Assets and Risks, co-organized by the Ministry of Public Works of the Republic of Indonesia, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, and Japan Water Agency on 21 Feb. 2008 in Indonesia.