Prof Yasushi Umeda is Full Professor in RACE (Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering), School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan. He holds BE, ME, and Dr. Eng. in Precision Machinery Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He authored/edited 29 books, over 150 peer-reviewed articles, and has 19 patents granted/pending. Five of his papers won best paper awards in scientific journals and international conferences. His research interests include sustainability science, smart manufacturing systems, design theory, life cycle design, and eco-design; especially, his current research interests include life cycle design for sustainable resource circulation.