Dr. Yu Maemura

Lecturer at the Management Research Group, Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Tokyo

Languages (for interviews/media quotes)

  • English

  • 日本語


Yu Maemura is a Japanese-Canadian researcher that analyzes how the themes of global poverty, climate change, sustainability, conflicts, and security apply to the context of international development. His research includes studies in conflict resolution, evaluation theory and methodology, system dynamics, linguistics (socio-linguistics and cognitive linguistics), communication studies, and discourse analysis (among others).

Organizations he has advised or collaborated with include: the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, Saitama University, Matsumoto Dental University, and various private sector organizations within the development aid or engineering sector. 


Areas of expertise


  • Research on negotiation and conflict resolution

  • Japanese official development assistance (ODA) policy and practice

  • Japan and the global infrastructure and transport industry


Contact information: upon request from the CCCJ office at info [at] cccj.or.jp