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Masanori DANZUKA

posted Sep 30, 2014, 10:38 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Masanori DANZUKA

Present position/ title: 
- General Manager, Overseas Operation Division, Chiyoda Corporation

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals
- Communication based on common language (English)/ appreciation of different culture background……all these actual experience in the AIT campus helped a lot for my career development

- The 1st Class Civil Engineering Works Execution Managing Engineer
- Member of Project Management Institute

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
- Joined Chiyoda Corporation, 1985
- Lead civil engineer, 1989
- Manager, 1994
- Construction Manager, 1998
- Engineering Manager, 2005
- Project Manager, 2008
- General Manager, 2011

Masahiro Imbe

posted Sep 9, 2014, 11:09 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Masahiro Imbe

Present position/ title: Executive Director of Association for Rainwater Storage and Infiltration Technology

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals
-Since I studied in AIT for two years, my English and international sense were improved very much. Due to the connection through AIT, I have got the many advantages on my work. Especially, even though 40 years has passed after my graduation from AIT, I still have the relationship with some wonderful classmates from various countries in Asia who became successful alumni.

- Tokyo Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering(BE) graduated  in 1972
- Asian Institute of Technology, Water Resources Engineering(ME) graduated in 1974

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
May  1974  Graduated from AIT
May  1974  Rejoined Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd.
April 1992  Joined Association for Rainwater Storage and Infiltration Technology (ARSIT)
June  1993 Director of Technical Division, ARSIT
July 2002 Executive Director ,ARSIT

After joining ARSIT in 1992, devoted to spread the activities related to rainwater storage and infiltration for flood control.
Recently, also involved with the utilization of rainwater storage and infiltration facilities in terms of not only flood control but also groundwater recharge, rainwater use and water environment for river basin management and urban planning.

Katsuhiko KOSAKA

posted Aug 26, 2014, 11:14 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 11:26 PM ]

Master of Engineering : 1981 at Asian Institute of Technology in Human Settlement Dept.                      
Bachelor of Engineering : 1979 at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Social Engineering Dept.      

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

HAZAMA Corporation
Corporate Planning Dept.


Participates in the settle of "the Five Year Corporate Plan ".

The International Development Center of Japan (Japanese Government Agency). As The Chief Researcher


It is elected as the researcher in the International Development Center of Japan.  It is a research about the foreign countries for Japanese Goverment Aid Projects.  Concretely, it took the duty of the coordinator for the investigation  of Ministry of Transportation "the Transportation Infrastrucure investigation in three countries of Africa (Zambian, Madagasucal, Ethiopia)",  and Ministry of Construction "The Economic Basis and Infrastrucure investigation in four countries of South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma (those days))"
 By these experiences, it knew the mechanism of the economy aid by Japanese Goverment  and it learned a way of proceeding with the work through the practice with the agency of every country and the international organization.

The Chief of The North American branch,  New York office
HAZAMA ANDO Corpration

New York, USA

It is assigned at the same time with the New York office establishment.
1) It does the sales promotion and the supervision of the construction of the general affairs which accompany the start-up of New York office.
 2)Business promotion for the office building and the factory of Japanese firms  such as "Japan United Nations embassy remodeling (400,000,000 yen), Mitsui Lease co. Office renovation(240,000,000yen)  and Sigma lens office warehouse building ( 500,000,000yen)"
 3)Investment for Development projects as investor and contractor.      Through these business, it acquires about the way of proceeding the construction project in USA, and the real estate business of the contract.  It acquires the license of the real estate treatment chief person in New York state.

The Deputy Project Manager of  Kuala Lumpur New International Airport Terminal Construction Project, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

It engages in the construction construction of the Main Terminal Building at KL new international airport which was done by Japan's economy aid as the deputy project manager. The project total contract sum is 70,000,000,000 yen .

The North American branch Office manager and Project manager of San Diego and Tijuana office      

San Diego, USA & Tijuana, MEXICO

The project manager of the factory construction such as Panasonic Battery in Rynosa, Mexico (2,200,000,000 yen), JVC, Panasonic and Canon and so on,in Tijuana,Mexico.

Honda Motors factory construction in Guadalajara

The International Branch, General Manager of Business Promotion Dept.


The sales unification by the project in the foreign countries and the settle of the sales strategy in the futureAs the person in charge of the sales, it settled on the receipt plan, the personnel plan and it executed it.

The Building Construction Div., General Manager of Business Promotion Dept.


Exective Officer, General Manager of Hirosima Branch

HAZAMA ANDO Corporation



Exective Officer, Deputy General Manager of Building Division

HAZAMA ANO Corporation




Yoshiaki Shimura

posted Aug 18, 2014, 7:55 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Aug 18, 2014, 7:56 PM ]

Yoshiaki Shimura


Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development in 1987
Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan

Working Experience in JFE Engineering Corporation:

April 2013            Executive Assistant, Contract Administration, Overseas Business Sector

April 2011            General Manager of Administration Department, Overseas Business Sector

April 2009            Senior Contract Coordinator of Regional Planning & Coordination Department

August 2005        Senior Project Coordinator of SSWJ Project (32 inch×270km Gas Pipeline Project in Sumatra, Indonesia)

April 1997            Environmental Group Leader of Sakhalin Pipeline Project (Feasibility Study of approximate 1,400 km gas pipeline from Sakhalin to Japan)

April 1996            Project Coordinator of Malaysia Integrated Steel Mill Project (Feasibility Study of integrated steel mill with Malaysian Government)

April 1991            Assistant Manager/Manager for technical service in respect of water steel pipeline and gas pipeline

June 1987            Deputy Project Manager/Project Manager of Sandakan Water Supply Extension Scheme Stage I Phase III in Sabah, Malaysia

August 1985        Studying environmental engineering in master course at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand

April 1978            Join in Kawasaki Steel Corporation (a former name of JFE Engineering Corporation)


posted Aug 18, 2014, 7:49 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office


Education:  Bachelor of Engineering in Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

                     Master of Engineering in Human Settlements Development, AIT


Employment Record: 


Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam

My current position title is Principal Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development and Water Division, Southeast Asia Department.

I have been engaged in preparation and implementation of ADB financed projects to improve urban infrastructure and municipal services in China, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. My assignment has also included analytical works in the urban sector in Asia and the Pacific. In addition to the urban related tasks, I have been monitoring and managing the progress and performance of ADB’s entire portfolio of the division and department. Between 2007 and 2010, I was assigned at ADB’s Vietnam resident mission.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan

As a senior officer, I managed and guided staff in conducting feasibility studies in various countries in the areas of urban and regional development, transportation, and social services including education and health. I also led the JICA-wide country programming exercise through establishment of guidelines and coordination among various departments and overseas offices.


Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines

I took a leave without pay from JICA and worked at ADB as an urban development specialist responsible for preparation and implementation of ADB funded projects in the urban sector in China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan

I was in charge of coordination and collaboration with other development partners, and introduced international initiatives and innovative approaches to JICA staff. I also contributed to development of JICA-wide operational policies and strategies.


Japanese Delegation to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France

I was a Special Assistant to Ambassador responsible for development issues discussed at the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of OECD. I participated in DAC meetings representing the Government of Japan and discussed emerging issues with other bilateral donors towards aide effectiveness.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan

As a junior staff, I worked for conducting feasibility studies, organizing training programs for developing country participants, and preparing and implementing grant funded projects in urban and regional development, flood control, ICT, and transportation.



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