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Yoichi Terashita

Yoichi Terashita


  • Bachelor of Science, Kyoto University, Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Iowa,
  • Senior Faculty Member, Kyoto Computer Gakuin School, Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Former JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Expert to Thailand, Former Principal of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, Rakuhoku School, and Kyoto Ekimae School, Kyoto Computer Gakuin
  • Vice President, The Kyoto College of Graduate School for Informatics


With flexibility and a Global Perspective

My main area of expertise is information technology related to database/data warehousing. A long time ago, I participated in a national project on the organization of academic information and was in charge of the storage and management of astronomical data. I was a part of an international network in data center system design. I also conducted pioneering research in library information systems.

Database technology is becoming more and more sophisticated with the development of web technology, and has become a core technology of information technology.I think the requirements for future engineers are "flexibility" and "global perspective". It is necessary to respond flexibly to rapid changes in technology and industrial structure. Furthermore, technology is not confined to only one country or region, but is closely intertwined with language and culture, causing a complex globalization phenomenon. It is essential for future engineers to have a global perspective and a code of conduct. This can be done at The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics.

Responsible Subject

  • Fundamentals of Database Technology
  • Database Specific Lecture
  • Honors Master Thesis

Field of Specialization

  • Database
  • Data Warehouse
  • Data Mining
  • Business Intelligence (Bi)

Business Performance

  • CAI/Modern Higher Education No. 258 at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, pp. 49 -53, 1985
  • A Micro-Based CAI System/J. of Asia Electronics Union, No. 109, pp. 103 -109, 1985
  • Computer Usage/Education and Facilities in Education at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Volume 9, pp. 63 -65, 1985
  • A Micro-Based CAI System/Reports of Regional Conference on the Role of Engineering Education in Industrial Development, pp. 138 -143, 1985
  • An Experimental System for Creating and Managing Arabic Bibliographic Database – A step Toward Effective International Information Exchange/Libi, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 259 -275, 1986
  • Use of Microcomputers for Computer Assisted Instruction/Electronics in Japan pp. 44 -48, 1986
  • An Integrated CAI System Using PC Workstations/J. of Engineering Education in Southeast Asia, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 53 -59, 1987
  • Use of Computers in Libraries/Proc. of International Symposium on New Techniques and applications in Libraries, pp.385-397, 1988
  • Chinese Text Analysis/Informatics Symposium Lecture Notes (Science Council of Japan, etc.), pp. 161 -171, 1990, by a Parallel Parser Suitable for Solid Writing Input
  • Recent CBT Activities in the Asia/Pacific Region/ITU CBT Task Forces Meeting (Nynashamn, Sweden), 1990
  • Japanese Universities - Information Education Environment in Universities "Kanazawa Institute of Technology"/bit "Knowledge Campus" (Kyoritsu Publishing), pp. 122 -125, 1991
  • Use of Computer Based Facilities for International Training Programs/Industry Executive Conference (IBM), Hong Kong, 1991
  • Concrete measures for comprehensive verification and implementation of computer use in science education/Report on research results of Integrated Research funded by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, 1993
  • Research on rhetoric techniques in educational software/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, General Research C Research Results Report, 1995
  • Database theory and its evolution/Accumu, Vol. 12, pp. 30 -35, 2003
  • "Curriculum of the Kyoto Graduate School of Informatics ", Accumu, Vol. 13, pp. 88 -91, 2004
  • “Will service science take hold?”,NAIS Journal Vol.1,No.1,pp.78-84,2005
  • Accumu | Kyoto Computer Gakuin Alumni Association bulletin