Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University


MITOMO Hitoshi

  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Ph.D. (Engineering), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Background
    Associate Professor and Professor, Senshu University (1992-2000)
    Professor, Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University (2000-2009)
    Visiting Professor, Stockholm School of Economics (2007)
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studie, Waseda University (2009-present)

Field of Specialization

ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and Media Studies, Digital Society

Research Theme

Socio-economics and impact analysis of ICT and other infrastructure development
ICT Applications with modern technologies as a solution to social problems
Pilot progams of ICT applications to education: introduction, diffusion and effects

Major Works / Publications Awards


  • Hitoshi Mitomo and Tokio Otsuka, “Rich information on environmental issues and the poor reflections on consumers’ green actions: A behavioral economic approach”, Telematics and Informatics, 29, 2012, pp.400-408.


  • Minister’s Award, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2012
  • Achievement Award, the Council for Info-Communications Promotion Month, 2009
  • Distinguished Paper Award, the Japan Section of Regional Science Associaton International, 2008

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

  • The Japan Society of Information and Communication Research (President), International Telecommunications Society (Exective Board Member), The Japan Section of Regional Science Associaton International (Board Member)

Service to Society

  • A member of Telecommunications Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
  • A member of a Committee in ICT Strategic Headquarters, Prime Minister of Japan and his Cabinet, Japan

Research Project

MA:ICT and Media Studies
PhD: ICT and Media Studies

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

This project is oriented to gain a deep insight into utilization of ICT in civic life and business, and to investigate policies for supporting it. It will focus on two major areas: the economic analysis of information and telecommunications; and the effects of information technology on economies, society and people’s lives. Policies are considered as the application of economic ideas to promote further utilization of ICT.
Students involved in the course have come from the human and social sciences as well as the engineering and natural sciences. Working students are also welcome.
Students are expected, by utilizing ICT for solving social problems, to be an indispensable human resource for the 21st centry that can contribute to the society not only in developed countries but also in developing countries.

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