Hitomu Kotani

Last updated: Nov. 2022

[Profile]

Ph.D. in Engineering

Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

(Cross-Appointment) Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Office address: Room 333, C1-2, Kyotodaigaku-katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto, 615-8540, Japan

Email: kotani.hitomu.5c(at)kyoto-u.ac.jp


[Areas of Interest]

Disaster risk reduction, social networks, community

Self Introduction18_Kotani.pdf

[Biography]

2022. 04 - Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

2021. 04 - Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

2020. 04 - 2021.03: Assistant Professor, Institute of Engineering Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

2017. 07 - 2020. 03: Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

2017. 04 - 2017. 06: Program-Specific Researcher, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

2015. 04 - 2017. 03: Research Fellow of Japan Society of Promotion Science


2013. 10 - 2016. 09: Doctoral Student, Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Curriculum Vitae

[Publications]

Peer-Reviewed Papers & Proceedings

    1. Tamura, M., Kotani, H., Katsura, Y., & Okai, H. Mosque as a COVID-19 vaccination site in collaboration with a private clinic: A short report from Osaka, Japan. Progress in Disaster Science, 16, 100263. [Link]

    2. Kotani, H., Okai, H., & Tamura, M. (2022). COVID-19 vaccination at a mosque with multilingual and religious considerations for ethnic minorities: A case study in Kanagawa, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 82, 103378. [Link]

    3. Sawada, Y., Kanai, R., & Kotani, H. (2022). Impact of cry wolf effects on social preparedness and efficiency of flood early warning systems. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26, 4265–4278. [Link]

    4. Kotani, H., & Nakano, K. Purchase decision process and information acquisition of zero-energy houses in Japan. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering. [Link] (Accepted)

    5. Kotani, H., Okai, H., & Tamura, M. Mosque as a vaccination site for ethnic minority in Kanagawa, Japan: leaving no one behind amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. [Link] (Accepted)

    6. Kotani, H., Tamura, M., & Nejima, S. (2022). Mosques in Japan responding to COVID-19 pandemic: infection prevention and support provision. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 69, 102702. [Link]

    7. Yokomatsu, M., Park, H., Kotani, H., & Ito, H. (2022). Designing the building space of a shopping street to use as a disaster evacuation shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study in Kobe, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 67, 102680. [Link]

    8. Kotani, H., Tamura, M., Li, J., & Yamaji, E. (2021). Potential of mosques to serve as evacuation shelters for foreign Muslims during disasters: a case study in Gunma, Japan. Natural Hazards, 109, 1407-1423. [Link]

    9. Yokomatsu, M., & Kotani, H. (2021). Knowledge sharing, heterophily, and social network dynamics. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 45 (2), 111-133. [Link]

    10. Kotani, H., Honda, R., Imoto, S., Shakya, L., & Shrestha, B. (2020). Transition of post-disaster housing of rural households: a case study of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 44, 101443. [Link]

    11. Kotani, H., Yokomatsu, M., & Ito, H. (2020). Potential of a shopping street to serve as a food distribution center and an evacuation shelter during disasters: case study of Kobe, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 44, 101286. [Link]

    12. Kotani, H., Honda, R., & Sugitani, R. (2019). Transition in subjective factors to trigger recovery action of rural residents affected by the 2015 Gorkha Nepal earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 39, 101239. [Link]

    13. Kotani, H., & Honda, R. (2019). Effective combinations of information content and channels for the post-disaster reconstruction of rural housing: a case study of the 2015 Gorkha Nepal Earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 39, 101118. [Link]

    14. Kotani, H., & Yokomatsu, M. (2019). Quantitative evaluation of the roles of community events and artifacts for social network formation: a multilayer network model of a community of practice. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 25 (4), 428-463. [Link]

    15. Kotani, H., & Yokomatsu, M. (2016). Natural disasters and dynamics of "a paradise built in hell": a social network approach. Natural Hazards, 84(1), 309-333. [Link]

    16. Kotani, H., & Yokomatsu, M. (2015). Role of local festivals on network formation among a variety of residents in a community. Proceedings of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Conference, 832-839. [Link]

    17. Kotani, H., & Yokomatsu, M. (2013). Inheritance of local culture and disaster: identity-formation-model approach. IDRiM Journal, 3(1), 107-125. [Link]

My Google Scholar Citations


Work in Progress

    1. Potential of ethnic minorities in DRR (with Mari Tamura, Yusuke Katsura, and Mohammad Moinuddin), in prep.

    2. Statistical analysis on household resilience against natural hazard-triggering blackouts (with Kazuyoshi Nakano), submitted.

    3. Interview survey with a household who survived a natural hazard-triggering blackout with PV panels and battery (with Kazuyoshi Nakano), submitted.

    4. Effect of reconstruction measures on relocation community after Morakot Typhoon disaster (with Riki Honda and Kanako Yasutomi), submitted.


Non-Reviewed Papers & Proceedings

    1. Kotani, H., & Yokomatsu, M. (2015). Disasters as extraordinary situations and social network formation: Does “a paradise built in hell” emerge?, Extended Abstract for TIFAC-IDRiM Conference 28th-30th October 2015, New Delhi, India. (received Silver Prize Award for my oral presentation in Young Scientists Session.)


Doctoral Dissertation

    • Kotani, H. (2016). Evaluation of the Function of Local Assets on the Formation of Social Networks and a Resident's Identity, Kyoto University. [Link]

If you do not have access to a journal and would like a reprint of a published paper for your own reading, please email me at kotani.hitomu.5c(at)kyoto-u.ac.jp.