HARA Shoichiro


MAIL: shara [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Environmental Coexistence


Information Sciencel

Research Interests

Application of Information Technologies to Humanities’ Science, Spatiotemporal Science

My current research focuses on the construction of the new information paradigm called Areainformatics. It is intended to support researchers of area studies who are engaged in integrating knowledge of various domains in a specific area or to compare areas using specific view points. As time and space are the essential attributes to link various knowledge of area studies, I have developed information tools to process spatiotemporal information. These tools have functions of visualizing, shuffling and superimposing various data based on spatiotemporal aspects, then we can find and see unknown or incomprehensible relations among events. As their applications, I have tried to analyze historical materials by extracting spatiotemporal attributes from materials and quantitating and integrating them using mathematical, statistical and GIS methods. I am applying these methods to evaluation of health activities in under developing countries by integrating various local knowledge including health, socio-economical and environmental data.

  • Masami Matsuda, Khanitta Nuntaboot, Katsumasa Ota & Shoichiro Hara. ” Health Promotion and Education in Thailand in Comparison with the Japanese Health Care System and Health Informatics”. Asian Perspectives and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education, pp.50-66, Springer. 2011.
  • Shoichiro Hara. “Area Informatics – Concept and Status –”. Culture and Computing: Computing and Communication for Crosscultural Interaction. pp. 214-228, Springer. 2010.



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