Position: Assistant Professor

MAIL: kitani [at]

Research Departments

Environmental Coexistence


Database Development,System Management,Information Processing

Research Interests

・Resource sharing system for Southeast Asian Periodicals
・Possibility of Information Transmission utilizing open source software
・Availability of prevention system for Information Security

Although the field has rapidly evolved, the use of the latest technology is still difficult in the context of area studies fieldwork. Since I arrived at theCenter, I have been doing research support as a hub between information technology and area studies. My activities always change with the times through the innovation of information society. My present interests are the following. 1. Resource sharing system for Southeast Asian Periodicals I have researched to improve the linkage system of Libraries of Japan National Universities for the resource sharing of Southeast Asian Studies through the development of database system through the joint research project. 2. The possibility of information transmission Since the Global COE program (G-COE) started up, I have sought a sustainable system by trying various system constructions and developments utilizing Blog, Wiki, CMS and Portal site technology. Recently, I have been researching the system and approach for the effective development and management of the web system utilizing the Contents Management System called “Wordpress”. 3. The availability of prevention system information security; Recently, information security compliance has been strictly requested dye to the constant evolution of the information society. However, a pioneering research activity is to have the risk of the infection of computer virus and the illegal attack. Therefore, I have researched the availability and sustainability of systems and approaches that can be managed more efficiently while considering cost performance.

  • KITANI Kimiya, Providing Technical Support of Constructing and Maintaining Academic Information Infrastructure to Libraries in Local Provinces, Malaysia, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 2017/10, Joint Work