Akito Matsuyama Ph.D

Department of International Affairs and Research. Chief Director for Research Planning .
Specialty is environmental science and soil science. Especially, I am studying about a chemical behavior of mercury in soil or aquatic system.

Subjects of study and affair

Research on its influences and behaviors of mercury in an aquatic environment of Minamata Bay.

  • Working chief of ECD-GC
Study groups
  • Nature Environment group
Work of study
  1. A.Matsuyama, Y.Yasuda, A.Yasutake, L.Xiaojie, J.Pin, L.Li, L.Mei, A.Yumin and Q. Liya(2005), Relationship Between Leached Total Mercury and Leached Methylmercury from Soil Polluted by Mercury in Wastewater from an Organic Chemical Factory in the People`s Republic of China, Bull Environ ContamToxicol,Vol75,No6,PP1234-1240.
  2. A.Matsuyama ,Y. Yasuda, A. Yasutake, L. Xiaojie, J. Pin, L. Li, L. Mei, A. Yumin and Q. Liya(2006), Detailed Pollution Map of an Area Highly Contaminated by Mercury Containing Wastewater from an Organic Chemical Factory in People's Republic of China, Bull Environ Contam Toxicol,Vol77,No77,PP82-87
  3. Takashi Tomiyasu, Akito Matsuyama, Tomomi Eguchi, Kohji Marumoto, Kimihiko Oki, Hirokatsu Akagi(2008), Speciation of mercury in water at the bottom of Minamata Bay, Japan,Marine Chemistry, Volume 112, Issues 1-2, 16 November 2008, PP 102-106.
  4. A.Matsuyama , Y. Taniguchi,Y. Yasuda (2008) Relationships between Leaching of Methylmercury from the Soil and the Basic Characteristics of Alkali Soil Polluted by Mercury in Guizhou China, Bull Environ Contam Toxicol,pp 363-366.
  5. Matsuyama,A.,M,arumoto,K.,Tomiyasu,.T (2009) Methylation and eluation of mercury in soil contaminated by mercury due to influence of environmental factors, Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, China.
  6. Ray B. Voegborlo, Akito Matsuyama, Anthony A. Adimado and Hirokatsu Akagi (2010)Head Hair Total Mercury and Methylmercury Levels in Some Ghanaian Individuals for the Estimation of Their Exposure to Mercury: Preliminary Studies, Bull Environ,Contam Toxicol,84,34-38
  7. Matsuyama,A., Eguchi,T., Sonoda,I., Tada, A.,Yano,S.,Tai,A.,Tomiyasu,T., Marumoto,K., Akagi,H. (2011) Mercury speciation in the water of Minamata Bay,Japan, Water Air and Soil pollution, Vol 218, 399-412.
  8. Matsuyama, A., Koyama,J.,Yokoyama,S. (2011) Evaluation of accumulation in fish of mercury from seawater by the fish preserve experiment in Minamata Bay,Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Halifax, Canada.,p421.
  9. Takashi Tomiyasu, Akito Matsuyama et al (2011) The distribution of total and methylmercury concentrations in soils near the Idrija mercury mine, Slovenia, and the dependence of the mercury concentrations on the chemical composition and organic carbon levels of the soil, Environmental Earth Science,vol65 4, pp 1309-1322.
  10. Akito Matsuyama, Saichiro Yokoyama,Michiaki Kindaich,Ikuko Sonoda,Jiro Koyama (2013) Effect of seasonal variation in seawater dissolved mercury concentrations on mercury accumulation in the muscle of red sea bream (Pagrus major) held in Minamata Bay, Japan, Environmental monitoring and assessment, Springer, 185,PP7215-7224.
  11. Matsuyama Akito, Yano Shinichiro, Hisano Akihiro, Kindaichi Michiaki, Sonoda Ikuko, Tada Akihide, Akagi Hirokatsu (2014) Reevaluation of Minamata Bay, 25 years after the dredging of mercury-polluted sediments, Marine Pollution Bulletin,89(1-2),pp112-120.
  12. Balogh, S.J., Tsui, M.T.K., Blum, J.D., Akito Matsuyama, Woerndle, G.E., Shinichiro Yano, Akihide Tada (2015)Tracking the Fate of Mercury in the Fish and Bottom Sediments of Minamata Bay, Japan, Using Stable Mercury Isotopes,Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (9), pp5399-5406.
  13. Matsuyama, A., Yano, S., Hisano, A., Kindaichia,M., Sonoda, I., Tada A., Akagi, H. (2016) Distributionand characteristics of methylmercury in surface sedimentin Minamata Bay, Marine Pollution Bulletin,Vol.109, pp.378-385.
  14. Akito Matsuyama , Shinichiro Yano , Takaaki Taninaka , Michiaki Kindaichi , Ikuko Sonoda , Akihide Tada , Hirokatsu Akagi (2017) Chemical characteristics of dissolved mercury in the pore water of Minamata Bay sediments ,Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol129,pp 503-511.