Ryuhei Ishiiyama is the associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University, Japan. Previously, he was an associate professor at Shizuoka University, and teaching associate at Kyushu University, Japan.
His main research interests are on how decentralization reform (reorganisation of roles between central and local governments) is affecting social education administration in today’s Japan, as well as public-private partnership (PPP) and joint community management of social education/lifelong learning facilities. Also, since the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 2011, he began researching on the issue of community learning towards community regeneration in disaster-affected areas, and developing from this, he is currently researching on community human resource development in local governments with declining population
He has written and edited a number of books, including “Handbook of Social Education and Lifelong Learning” (Japan Social Education Promotion Council, editor. 9th ed., Tokyo, Eidell Institute, 2017), “Creating Community Learning” (Katsuko Sato, editor. Tokyo, Tokyo University Press, 2015), and “Social Education and Great East Japan Earthquake: Developing a Learning that Embraces the Post-March 11 (Great East Japan Earthquake) World (Ryuhei Ishiiyama, editor. Tokyo, Kokudosha, 2012)