Graduate School of International Resource Sciences  Department of Earth Resource Engineering and Environmental Science 

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Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Water Governance in Central Asia

  • 中央アジアの国際関係

  • 水資源管理

  • Electricity and Energy Issue

  • エネルギー問題

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1995.04

    Keio University   Faculty of Law   Unfinished

  • 1991.04

    Keio University   Faculty of General Policy   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 1998.04

    University of Tsukuba  Graduate School of International Political Economy  Doctor's Course  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

  • 1996.04

    University of Tsukuba  Graduate School, Division of Area Studies  Master's Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Keio University -  Ph.D in Media and Governance

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2022.04

    Akita University   Graduate School of International Resource Sciences   Professor  

  • 2016.10

    Akita University   Graduate School of International Resource Sciences   Lecturer  

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2024.04

    Kazazawa Institutei of Techonology   Center for International Studies   Visiting Researcher  

  • 2023.06

    Toyo University  

  • 2023.04

    Ritumeikan University   Research Center for Pan-Pacific Civilizations  

  • 2022.04

    Gakushuin University   Research Institute for Oriental Cultures   Visiting Researcher  

  • 2020.10

    Tsukuba University   Degree Programs in Humanities and Social Sciencies   Part time Lecturer  

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Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2021.04



    Japan Association of International Relations

  • 2018.01



    Association for Study of Political Science

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / International relations

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / International relations

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Politics

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Politics

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies


Thesis for a degree 【 display / non-display

  • Water Governance and Transition in Central Asia: Water Conflict in Aral Sea Basin



    Single author

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    ◆Original paper【 display / non-display

  • Understanding Japanese Soft Power Policy and Its Feature in Central Asia

    INAGAKI Fumiaki, USMONOV Farrukh

    Central Asia and the Caucasus ( CA&C Press AB )  22 ( 1 ) 29 - 38   2021.03  [Refereed]

    Research paper (journal)   Domestic Co-author


  • A predictive model of long-term performance assessment of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems in Japanese regions

    Saeid Mohammadzadeh Bina, Hikari Fujii, Hiroyuki Kosukegawa, Fumiaki Inagaki

    Geothermics ( Geothermics )  119   2024.05  [Refereed]

    Research paper (journal)  


  • Exploring the Macroeconomic Effects of Renewable Energy in Tajikistan: An Empirical Analysis

    Mirzosaid Sultonov, Behruz Hasanov, Pirumsho Valizoda, Fumiaki Inagaki

    Economies ( MDPI )  12 ( 5 )   2024.04  [Refereed]

    Research paper (journal)   International Co-author


  • Transformation of Energy Policy in the Former Soviet Union after the Cold War

    INAGAKI Fumiaki

    The Journal of International Security ( Japan Association for International Security )  50 ( 4 ) 75 - 91   2023.03  [Invited]

    Research paper (journal)   Single author

  • Use of a DNN-Based Image Translator with Edge Enhancement Technique to Estimate Correspondence between SAR and Optical Images

    Hisatoshi Toriya, Ashraf Dewan, Hajime Ikeda, Norihiro Owada, Mahdi Saadat, Fumiaki Inagaki, Youhei Kawamura, Itaru Kitahara

    Applied Sciences (Switzerland) ( Applied Sciences (Switzerland) )  12 ( 9 )   2022.05  [Refereed]

    Research paper (journal)  

    In this paper, the local correspondence between synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and optical images is proposed using an image feature-based keypoint-matching algorithm. To achieve accurate matching, common image features were obtained at the corresponding locations. Since the appearance of SAR and optical images is different, it was difficult to find similar features to account for geometric corrections. In this work, an image translator, which was built with a DNN (deep neural network) and trained by conditional generative adversarial networks (cGANs) with edge enhancement, was employed to find the corresponding locations between SAR and optical images. When using conventional cGANs, many blurs appear in the translated images and they degrade keypoint-matching accuracy. Therefore, a novel method applying an edge enhancement filter in the cGANs structure was proposed to find the corresponding points between SAR and optical images to accurately register images from different sensors. The results suggested that the proposed method could accurately estimate the corresponding points between SAR and optical images.


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    ◆International conference proceedings【 display / non-display

  • On the Inverse Problems of Geothermic

    Mamadsho ILOLOV, Fumiaki INAGAKI, Sherali KABIROV, Anvar Kodirov, Jamshed RAHMATOV, Ahmadsho ILOLOV

    Proceedings of 49th Workshops on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University     2024.02

    Research paper (international conference proceedings)  

  • Communication Experiment of Wi-Fi Direct for Underground Mine Environment Visualization System

    Hajime Ikeda, Youhei Kawamura, Oluwafemi Kolade, Daniyar Malgazhar, Mahdi Saadat, Fumiaki Inagaki, Hisatoshi Toriya, Frederic Thomas Cawood

    Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering ( Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering )  228   65 - 76   2022.12  [Refereed]

    Research paper (international conference proceedings)   International Co-author

    One of the main problems in the modern metal mining sector is the depletion of near-surface deposits, the decline in grades. Available deposits near to surface are available and the focus of the industry is shift to deep underground deposits. However, with increase in mining depth risk of rock falls and rock bursts increases concurrently. In order to solve these problems, “smart mining” technology has been introduced. “Smart mining” is an area that combines ICT and intelligent resource development. We have developed a communication system that plays a fundamental role in this field, and have conducted communication tests. Communication systems in underground mines are essential for better safety and productivity. In this research, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been proposed to record and transfer environmental and worker position data. This research proposes a communication system using “Wi-Fi Direct”, in which data loggers and mobile terminals (i.e., smartphones) transfer data between nodes. According to the technology, data is transmitted from a fixed underground base unit to a worker’s mobile terminal. Next, these datasets transferred to a data logger on surface once the worker gets close enough, the data transmitted wirelessly between surface and underground locations. To verify the feasibility of this system, the communication range, transfer speed, and received signal strength indicator (RSSI) in different environments were measured.


Books 【 display / non-display

  • Easy-to-understand international politics

    Minerva Shobo  2021.11 ISBN: 9784623092697

  • Security and International Relations

    Akiyoshi Sakuragawa, Koichi Morikawa, Masayuki USami, Fumiaki Inagaki, Takehiko YAmamoto, etal

    Naigai Shuppan  2016.08 ISBN: 9784905285649

  • Approach for Peace Building: Regional Conflicts in Eurasia

    Takayuki Ito, Yoshikazu Hirose, Takeshi Yuasa, Takayuki Ogasawara, Fumiaki Inagaki,

    Yoshida Shoten  2013.12 ISBN: 9784905497189

  • Governance in Transformation

    Akira Ichikawa, Fumiaki Inagaki, Atsushi Okuda

    Minerva shobo  2013.05 ISBN: 9784623064724

  • Technology and International Relations

    Akiyoshi Sakuragawa, Shuzo Kimura,Chiharu Inaba, Fumiaki Inagaki, etal

    Naigai Shuppan  2013.04 ISBN: 9784905285205

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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2023.04  -  2026.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2021.04  -  Now 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2020.04  -  Now 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A)

    Project Year: 2008.04  -  2011.03 

Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • Project for the Development of a Decarbonized Heat Energy Supply System using Ground Heat Source

    Offer organization: JST and JICA  JST/JICA SATREPS

    Project Year: 2021.05  -  Now 

    Funding organization classification:Other

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Stochastic Fractality of the Gilondi Geothermal Reservoir

    Ilolov M. Ilolov A., Inagaki F., Rahmatov J.,

    48th Stanford Geothermal Workshop  (Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, USA)  2023.02  -  2023.02  Stanford University - Energy Science & Engineering

  • Feasibility of Air-Conditioning System Using Ground Source Heat Pump in Tajikistan

    Junichiro Oda, Fumiaki Inagaki, Honoka Kawakami, Yui Narita, Mirzosaid Sultonov

    39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) North American Conference (United States)  2022.10  -  2022.10 

  • About the project for the Development of a Decarbonized Heat Energy Supply System using Ground Heat Source

    INAGAKI Fumiaki  [Invited]

    CASIB Regional Stakeholder Conference 2022  (Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan)  2022.10  -  2022.10  Central Asa Susitanable Innovaiton Burau

  • Citizen Science Program Introducing the Emergency Power System after the Japan Earthquake of 2011

    NAWATA Hiroshi, INAGAKI Fumiaki

    43rd IAEE (The International Association for Energy Economics) International Conference, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo  2022.08  -  2022.08 

  • Central Eurasia and Japan: Could We Produce New Connectivity ?

    INAGAKI Fuimiaki

    The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars  (Kyoto Seika University)  2021.08  -  2021.08 

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Teaching Experience 【 display / non-display

  • Topic on Central Eurasian Studies VII ーPublic Policy and Energy Governance-


     University of Tsukuba

  • International Relations


     Akita International University

  • 2019.09
  • 2012.09
  • 2012.09

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