Professor. Eiji Nawata

Former Dean of the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Field specialization: Tropical agriculture
Research Fields: Ecophysiology of tropical crops, Farming system analysis, Crop evolution, Agricultural environment

Former Director


Prof. Mamoru Shibayama

Field of specialization: Area informatics
Research Fields: The ancient East-West cultural corridor, spanning around 2,000 kilometers in mainland Southeast Asia / Asian maritime exchange in the 15th to 19th centuries, with an emphasis on the relationship between Southeast Asia and Japan / Database for the Three Seals Law (Kotmai Tra Sam Duang) of Thailand / Urbanization in Hanoi during the French colonial
Period: 2014.05-2019.03



One of URAs stay in the ASEAN Center to support activities.


Dr. Taro Sonobe 

University Research Administrator (URA) for International Affairs / Coordinator
Research Administration Office
Ph.D. (Energy Technology), King Mongkut’ s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Period in Bangkok:2014.05-2014.06, 2015.08-2015.09, 2016.07-2016.10, 2017.07-2017.09, 2018.03-2018.04, 2018.12-2019.01, 2019.07-2019.10, 2022.03-2022.04

Ms. Chisato Saito 

University Research Administrator (URA) for International Affairs
Research Administration Office
Master of Arts (British Cultural Studies), University of Warwick
Master of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Period in Bangkok:2018.08-2018.09, 2019.02 -2019.06, 2020.02-2020.06, 2022.04-2022.06


Administrative Staff

Young administrative staff members obtain a vast international experience in ASEAN Center. Their stay is supported by the University’s John Mung Program. 


Mr. Takuya Sato

Period in Bangkok:2024.04-2025.03


Ms. Kanako Miyabayashi

Period in Bangkok:2024.04-2025.03


Local Staff


Ms. Siwaporn Chousorn (Bee)



Former Staff