Hotta holds Dphil in International Relations from University of Sussex in 2004. Before joining IGES in September 2005, he was a project assistant of UNU/ Zero Emissions Research Initiative at United Nations University/Institute for Advanced Studies, Contracted Researcher (Industrial Policy Area), Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. He has been involved in both policy initiatives and research projects in relation to sustainable resource circulation such as G8’s 3R Initiative and Working Group for 3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). He is a member of several advisory committees for Ministry of the Environment Japan. He is also a part-time lecturer for Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sophia University.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
3R Policy, Sustainable Resource Management, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Transnational environmental issues, Zero Emissions policy, industry and environmental issues, self-regulation, Ecological Modernization.
- Dphil in International Relations, Centre for Culture, Development and Environment, University of Sussex, UK
- M.A. in Political Science, Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University
- B.A. in Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University