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oceanographer

Keisuke Taira, Japanese oceanographer. Member Oceanographic Society Japan (president since 1995).

Background

Taira, Keisuke was born on August 7, 1941 in Osaka, Japan. Son of Matsumasa Uchida and Reiko Taira.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1965. Master of Science, University Tokyo, 1967. Doctor of Science, University Tokyo, 1980.

Career

Research associate Ocean Research Institute, University Tokyo, 1967-1980, associate professor, 1980-1987, professor, since 1987, director Center for International Cooperative, 1996-1997, director, since 1997. Chairman United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/International Olympic Committee/WESTPAC, Bangkok, Thailand, since 1996.

Membership

Member Oceanographic Society Japan (president since 1995).

Connections

Married Mitsuko Shiroma, September 3, 1964. Children: Naoko, Ryo.

father:
Matsumasa Uchida

mother:
Reiko Taira

spouse:
Mitsuko Shiroma

child:
Naoko Taira

child:
Ryo Taira