Akemi Ori


Born in Indiana, U.S.A., graduated from Waseda University and obtained Ph.D from Hitotsubashi University. Work experiences include Consultant at Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.; Assistant professor in Kanto Gakuin University Faculty of Law (2003-2008); Professor (2009-2014); Part-time lecturer in Hitotsubashi University and Keio University. I hold prominent positions such as Invited Professor in Shanghai University from 2006, Outside Director in Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 2006-2010 and Auditor-secretary in the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation from 2010.

Introduction to Prof. Ori's Research Activities

My specialty is Environmental Law. The main theme of my research is Waste and Chemical Management from the standpoint of Information Disclosure, Citizen Participation and Risk Communication. While at Kanto Gakuin University, I had a study to compare the institutions and legal system of Japan and Europe for Illegal Dumping, Chemical Management and Risk Communication.
Recently, my research activities are focucing on Waste Management Policy and resources policy, comparing EU and Japanese system.

Education and Research Focus at GENV

Environmental policies have been involved a variety of stakeholders in a variety of situations. Also, there are significantly different characteristics in each region. Therefore I think it’s important for human resources involved in the policy's to have a variety of perspectives and sense of balance above all. In order to develop human resources that can be internationally active, it is necessary to develop human resources as following: Having a basic knowledge on law and policy approaches, Observing the field and realize the actual problems, Actively acquiring experiences and knowledge about other countries not only in Japan. Aiming for it, I will guidance to understand the values of a variety of stakeholders as possible and have the international perspective.

What can students learn from taking Prof. Ori's courses?

Fundamental and advanced knowledge and skills on environmental law, especially waste and chemical management nature conservation.

Research Seminar Synopsis

The purpose of this seminar is to have a legal analysis force of environmental law in general and to raise concrete awareness of what can do to solve environmental problems. For this point of view, in this seminar, we are going to do interviews and factory tours(such as Local governments, Ministries, companies and NGOs) as much as possible. Student can gain basic skills for regal analyzes and communication.

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