Visiting Associate Professor Makoto Ayabe


Visiting Associate Professor

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Assigned as a lecturer of VBL-Yamagata University (2009). Transferred to Associate Professor of Graduate School of Science and Engineering (2009-2016). Cooperative Professor of MOT (2016-2018). Visiting Associate Professor of Yamagata University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering (2018-Present).

Specialized fields are International Development, Sociology, Management of Technology, Technology Transfer. Ph.D. Management of Development (Nihon Fukushi University, 2007).


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From 1992-1994. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Representative player of Technological Olympic.

From 1995-1997. Instructor of Mechanical Engineering at Bolivian Government Organization (JICA).

From 2002-2004. Learning Advisor (Nihon Fukushi University).

From 2004-2009. Lecturer (Nihon Fukushi University).

From 2004-Present. Visiting Professor (UMSA, BOLIVIA).

From 2007-2015. Part time Lecturer (Nihon Fukushi University, GSISD).

From 2014-2018. Part time Lecturer (Yonezawa Industrial High School, Advanced Students Course).

From 2018-Present. Associate Professor (Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture).

South American Countries Study by “Yamagata-Andes Nations Re-Inventing Japan Project- Double Triangle Program-“(2016).

Planning and implementation of training programs about industrial development, human development and environmental conservation collaborating with 3 Japanese Universities (Yamagata University, Yonezawa University of Nutrition Sciences, Tsuruoka National Institute of Technology) and 6 universities of Peru, Bolivia, Chile.

Member of Professional Society

International Development Engineering Society, The Japan Society of International Development, Latin America Society, Japan-Bolivia Society.


I study sustainable development and management system of Japanese companies in foreign countries. In addition, I research sustainable regional welfare system and community development.

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