Fellows & Grantees

Yuji Murayama

Abe Fellowship 1991
Project Title
Interdependency in the International City System
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Assistant Professor, Human Geography, University of Tsukuba


Yuji Murayama is a professor of spatial information science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He is a Member of the Science Council of Japan and Director of the Tokyo Geographical Society, Japan. His research interests are geographical information science, spatial analysis, and urban/transport geography. He served as President of the GIS Association (2006–2008), Editor-in-Chief of the Theory and Applications of GIS (2004–2006), Editor-in-Chief of the Geographical Review of Japan, Ser.B (2006–2008), and Steering Committee Member of the IGU Urban Commission (2000–2008). Professor Murayama is now Editor-in-Chief of Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences (2013–Present), Editor of Urban Studies Research (2010–Present), Editorial Manager of AJG Library: International Perspectives in Geography (2013–Present), Associate Editor of Euro-Mediterranean Journal of Environmental Integration (2015-present), and Steering Committee Member of IGU Transport Geography Commission (2008–Present).

He is also on the editorial boards of several international academic journals including GeoJournal (2000–Present), Urban Geography (2002–2012), Journal of Transport Geography (2004–Present), Positioning (2012–Present), Transactions in GIS (2013–Present), Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (2013–Present), Open Journal of Remote Sensing and Positioning (2013–Present), and Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (2015–Present).