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agricultural scientist

Akira Otuka, Japanese agricultural scientist. Achievements include development of A migration prediction system of rice planthoppers; development of gauge for extremely high vacuum; development of the case base for agriculture. Member of Japan Society Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Japanese Society Applied Entomology and Zoology, Japanese Society Agricultural Informatics.

Background

Otuka, Akira was born on May 26, 1966 in Saga City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Son of Kyushi and Sachiko Otuka.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Waseda University, Japan, 1986—1990. Master of Science in Applied Physics, Waseda University, Japan, 1990—1992. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Science, Kyoto University, Japan, 2005.

Career

Researcher Kyushu Electric Metal Company, Kohoku Town, Japan, 1992. Technical officer Japan Meteorological Agency, Kagoshima, 1993—1995. Scientist Hokkaido Agricultural Experimental Station, Sapporo, 1995—1996, National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, since 1996.

Visiting scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, 2002—2003. Senior scientist National Agricultural Research Center, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of A migration prediction system of rice planthoppers. Development of gauge for extremely high vacuum. Development of the case base for agriculture.

Membership

Member of Japan Society Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Japanese Society Applied Entomology and Zoology, Japanese Society Agricultural Informatics.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Motor sports, rugby, cycling.

Connections

Married Kana Otuka; 1 child Nami.

father:
Kyushi Otuka

mother:
Sachiko Otuka

spouse:
Kana Otuka

child:
Nami Otuka