河野 洋
河野 洋 (KAWANO, Yoh)

・spatial data science
・data visualization


・Human Error and Human Healing in a Risk Society: The Forgotten Narratives of Fukushima
・risk theory
・disaster ethnography


・University of California, Los Angeles PhD Urban Planning
・University of California, Los Angeles M.A. Urban Planning
・International Christian University B.A. Sociology
・International School of Bangkok


・博士(PhD)(都市計画(urban planning))(カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(UCLA))
・修士(MA)(都市計画(urban planning))(カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(UCLA))


・Student's Faculty of the Year(カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校都市計画学部)
・福島復興支援会内藤賞特別賞 (福島復興支援会)


・UCLA Office of Advanced Research Computing, Lead Computational Scientist
・UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, IT Director


・BISHAMONの軌跡II (福島支援5年間の記録) 後藤淳、菖蒲川由郷、高橋俊博、吉田秀義、天谷吉宏、Yoh Kawano,岩佐有華、斉藤智子、西方真弓、吉川夏樹、原田直樹、山城秀昭、高橋剛 新潟日報事業社 (2016.9)
・HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities(HyperCities: デジタル ヒューマニティーズのシック マッピング) Todd Presner, David Shepard, and Yoh Kawano Harvard Press (2013.9)


・Narratives of a Non-urban Humanity, Urban Humanities: New Practices for Reimagining the City(非都市人類の物語) Yoh Kawano MIT Press (2020.4)
・Japan's Nuclear History: From Hiroshima to Fukushima(日本の核の歴史:広島から福島まで) Yoh Kawano Nový Orient, vol. 74,no. 1, 2019, pp. 46-64 (2020.2)
・“Save the Town”: Insolvable Dilemmas of Fukushima’s “Return Policy”(町残し: 福島帰還政策の解決不可能なジレンマ) 平野克也、天谷義弘、河野洋 The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 16 (2014.2)
・Reconstruction Disaster: The human implications of Japan’s forced return policy in Fukushima(復興災害:福島の強制帰還政策が意味すること) 平野克也、天谷義弘、河野洋 The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 15 (2013.4)
・Sensing Space: Augmenting Scientific Data with Spatial Ethnography(センシングスペース:空間エスノグラフィーによる科学データの拡張) Yoh Kawano, Arfakhashad Munaim, Jun Goto, Yugo Shobugawa, and Makoto Naito GeoHumanities 2, no. 2: 485–508 (2012.3)
・A Map for the Future: Measuring Radiation Levels in Fukushima, Japan(未来への地図:日本の福島における放射線レベルの測定) Yoh Kawano; David Shepard; Yugo Shobugawa; Jun Goto; Tsubasa Suzuki; Yoshihiro Amaya; IEEE (2012.12)
・Human Error and Human Healing in a Risk Society: The Forgotten Narratives of Fukushima(ヒューマンエラーとリスク社会における人々の回復の軌跡-忘却された福島のナラティブ) Yoh Kawano University of California, Los Angeles ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (2020.6)


・Human Error・ヒューマンエラー (Documentary Movie) Directed and Produced by Yoh Kawano UCLA (2020)



I have lived across the globe, in 5 different countries, before coming to Reitaku University in 2022. Prior to Reitaku, I worked at UCLA at the GIS and Visualization Sandbox as a member of the Research Technology Group for the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC), serving as a Lead Computation Scientist for GIS and Spatial Data Science. I have supervised projects in urban planning, emergency preparedness, disaster relief, volunteerism, archaeology, social justice, and the digital humanities. Current research and projects involve the geo-spatial web, visualization of temporal and spatial data, and creating systems that leverage data science methods.


I go back home to Kyoto to spend time with my family. My boys are into sports, so weekends are largely spent shuttling them from one sports activity to another. I myself love soccer (grew up in Colombia as a kid, so who wouldn’t!) and try to find time to play or coach whenever I can.
Experience the world in whatever way makes sense to you. It may be a local shrine, an anime expo, or Hollywood. Seek places that you find fulfillment for that moment in your life, and then start looking for the next place.
I recently read “Where the Crawdads Sing,” a coming-of-age sweeping story of the life and adventures of an abandoned girl growing up in the marshes of North Carolina. I also love to read Japanese novels, from Murakami Haruki, Keigo Higashino and Kazuo Ishiguro to name a few. Just as my tastes change with time, I encourage you to read whatever inspires you at the moment.
Two historically tragic events have left a profound impact on me: the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami and the 2011 Japan disasters. Having witnessed catastrophic landscapes and spoken with survivors from traumatized communities, my research addresses sudden disruptions in the lives of everyday people, and considers mechanisms for healing in a risk society.
I continue to seek ways in which data-empowerment puts citizens at the center of urban and social initiatives, giving them meaningful influence on the decisions that affect their daily lives. Through spatial data, I examine urban phenomena by looking at not only where, but also why things happen where they do. This research compels us to think more carefully about human fragility in a risk society. I use “disaster ethnography” and film as an action plan that can result in some kind of therapeutic intervention that addresses deeply traumatized and divided communities by giving voice to the people.
The students. They rock.