Toshihiro Kamatani

Director, Building Technology Policy Analysis Housing Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan

Toshihiro Kamatani is a director for Building Technology Policy Analysis Housing Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan. He has more than 30 years of experience in policy making on housing and built environment at MLIT.

As a Class-1 Architect and 1st grade Certified Skilled Professional of Financial Planning, he has contributed to improve the Japanese Building Standard Law through introducing energy efficiency, performance-based regulations, and universal access and safety guidelines for senior citizens as well as people with disabilities.

Currently he leads international cooperation focusing on knowledge exchange and technical assistance on building regulations for low- and middle-income countries based on Japanese experience.