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ergonomics educator

Masaharu Kumashiro, Japanese ergonomics educator. Named Honorary Research fellow Birmingham (England) University, 1981-1982.

Background

Kumashiro, Masaharu was born on February 28, 1947 in Minokamo, Gifu, Japan. Son of Chihiro and Kimi (Domon) Kumashiro.

Education

Bachelor in Engineering, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1982.

Career

Instructor Hokkaido Institute of Technology, Sapporo, 1970-1974, lecturer, 1974-1977. Instructor Hokkaido University, 1977-1979. Associate professor University Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan, 1979-1986, professor, since 1986.

Consultant RICOH Company Ltd., Yokohama, 1992-1994. Advisory associate Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo, since 1994. Visiting professor Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, 2000-2001.

Member council Association of Employment for Senior Citizens, since 2001.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Towards Human Work, 1991. Editor, co-author: The Paths to Productive Aging, 1995. Inventor in field.

Membership

Fellow The Ergonomics Society (professional ergonomist). Member Japan Ergonomics Society (executive member since 1992), International Ergonomics Society (chair technical group for safety and health since 1993), Pan Pacific Council Occupational Ergonomics (president since 1997), Society Occupational Safety, Health and Ergonomics (president since 1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: fishing.

Connections

Married Sayoko Maruta, April 1, 1973. 1 child, Arisa.

father:
Chihiro Kumashiro

mother:
Kimi (Domon) Kumashiro

spouse:
Sayoko Maruta

child:
Arisa Kumashiro