JICA Research Institute

Experts

KAMIJO, Tetsuya

Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

March 2018 Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies, Sophia University, Japan
(Doctoral Dissertation: Enhancing the Discussion of Alternatives Improves the Quality of JICA EIA Reports: Increasing Awareness of Project Proponents and a Sense of Public Involvement)
January 2007 Master of Science (Environmental Impact Assessment), University of Wales, UK
(MSc Dissertation: Improving environmental assessment of Japanese official development assistance projects: utilizing of foreign specialists and fostering of Japanese specialists)
March 1985 Bachelor of Agriculture, University of Hokkaido, Japan

Career Background

April 2017 Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
October 2015 to March 2016 Part-time Teacher in Environmental Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University
January 2015 Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director, JICA Research Institute
August 2011 Senior Advisor to the Director General. Economic Infrastructure Department
September 2009 Advisor, Training Program Division, JICA Tsukuba International Center
October 2008 Director, Environmental and Social Considerations Review Division 2, Credit Risk Analysis and Environmental Review Department
27 June to 3 July 2007 International Election Observer in Timor-Leste, International Peace Cooperation Corps
June 2005 Resident Representative, JICA Timor-Leste Office
April 2004 Team Director, Environmental and Social Considerations Team, Planning and Coordination Department
October 2002 Deputy Director, Global Issues Division, Planning and Evaluation Department
June 2000 Deputy Director, Global Environment Department, Ministry of the Environment
April 1998 Deputy Director, Forestry and Fishery Study Division, Forestry and Fishery Cooperation Department
October 1996 Deputy Director, Training Affairs Division, Chugoku International Center
July 1994 Staff, Forestry Technical Cooperation and Investment Division, Forestry and Fishery Cooperation Department
March 1992 Assistant Resident Representative, JICA Mexico Office
January 1991 Assistant Resident Representative, JICA Peru Office
March 1989 Staff, Second Division, Expert Dispatch Department
April 1988 Scholarship Student, Japan-Mexico Exchange Program
April 1986 Staff, Second Training Division, Training Affairs Department
April 1985 Staff, Agricultural Study Division, Agricultural Planning Department

Major Publications

 Peer-reviewed papers
1.      Kamijo, T. and G. Huang. 2017. "Enhancing the discussion of alternatives in EIA using principle component analysis leads to improved public involvement" Environemntal Impact Asseessment Review 65: 63–74. 
2.      Kamijo, T. and G. Huang. 2016. “Improving the quality of environmental impact assessment reports: effectiveness of alternatives analysis and public involvement in JICA supported projects.” Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 34(2): 143-151.
3.      Kamijo, T. 2015. “A verification of alternatives assessment using principal component analysis based on case studies of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.” Journal of Environmental Information Science 43(5): 31-38.
4.      Kamijo, T. 2014. “A review of the quality of JICA’s environmental assessment reports: effectiveness of guidelines and countermeasures to improve quality.” Journal of Environmental Information Science 42(5): 41-50.
5.      Kamijo, T. 2014. “The effectiveness of public involvement and comparison of alternatives on the quality of environmental assessment reports prepared by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.” Papers on Environmental Information Science 28: 303-308 (in Japanese).
6.      Kamijo, T. 2013. “Comparison between principal component analysis, analytic hierarchy process and weighted summation as alternative assessment techniques.” Papers on Environmental Information Science 27: 295-300 (in Japanese).
7.      Kamijo, T. 2012. “Comparative assessment of alternatives using principal component analysis.” Papers on Environmental Information Science 26: 25-30 (in Japanese).
 
JICA Research Institute Working Papers with peer review
1.      Kamijo, T. and G. Huang. 2017. “Focusing on the quality of EIS to solve the constraints on EIA systems in developing countries: a literature review using QTA.” JICA Research Institute Working Paper No. 144.
2.      Kamijo, T. and G. Huang. 2016. “A quantitative text analysis of the minutes from the meetings in public involvement: a case of a bridge project in Cambodia.” JICA Research Institute Working Paper No. 111.
3.      Kamijo, T. 2015. “A verification of the effectiveness of alternatives analysis and public involvement on the quality of JICA environmental and social consideration reports.” JICA Research Institute Working Paper No. 108.
 
Conference papers with peer review
1. Kamijo, T. 2018. Interaction effect between alternatives and public involvement affecting the overall quality of EIA reports for development cooperation projects. the 38th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban, South Africa, 16-19 May.
2. Kamijo, T. 2018. Active discussion of alternatives leads to improved public involvement. the 38th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban, South Africa, 16-19 May.
3.      Kamijo, T. 2017. How to improve EIA system in developing countries: a literature review using QTA. the 37th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Montréal, Canada, 4-7 April.
4.      Kamijo, T. 2016. Public involvement focusing on alternatives: a case of a bridge project in Cambodia. the 36th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Nagoya, Japan, 11-14 May.
5.      Kamijo, T. 2016. Improving the method of alternatives analysis: principle component analysis. the 36th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Nagoya, Japan, 11-14 May.
 
Papers without peer review
1. Kamijo, T. 2017. “Improving the quality of environmental impact assessment reports: discussion of alternatives and improvement of environmental and social consciousness.” Environmental Management 53(8): 65-69 (in Japanese). 
2. Kamijo, T. 2017. Discussion of alternatives using principle component analysis. the 1st Vietnam-Japan- Korea-China EIA Conference, Danang, Vietnam, 9-12 August.
3.      Kamijo, T. 2014. “International cooperation for disaster recovery and reconstruction to developing countries: learning from Japan’s experience.” Proceedings presented at 49th meeting of Committee of Infrastructure Planning and Management, Sendai, Japan, 8 June.
4.      Kato, H., T. Kamijo, and M. Nagaishi. 2004. “The environment in developing countries and public involvement.” In: Imura, H., Matsuoka, S. and Shimomura, Y. editors. Environment and Development, Tokyo. Nihon Hyoron-sha; p. 97-117 (in Japanese).
5.      Tanaka, H., T. Kamijo, and H. Katayama. 1999. “Current trends and issues of group training courses as educational cooperation.” The Bulletin of Hiroshima University (in Japanese).
6.      Kamijo, T., F. Nakamura, and T. Araya. 1985. “A study of the shape of river bed and distribution of sediments in Misumai River, a tributary of Toyohira River.” Hokkaido Branch Meeting of Japan Forest Society (in Japanese).

Affiliations

2016 International Association for Impact Assessment
2012 Environmental Information Science of Japan

Qualification

October 2013 Statistics Expert
March 2012 Professional Engineer in Environmental Impact Assessment, Japan
December 2010 Certificate of Completion Level of PCM-ME (Monitoring and Evaluation) Method

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