Masayoshi Nakai

Takenaka Corporation, Engineering Fellow | Tokyo, Japan


After completing the master course at Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Mr. Nakai joined Takenaka Corporation in 1984. Through his career to date, he has consistently been in charge of advanced structures such as large space structures, base isolation and vibration control. His extensive works have resulted in a number of landmark buildings including Fukuoka Dome, Odate Jukai Dome and Sapporo Dome. In 2004, he received JSCA Award, Gengo Matsui Prize and JSSI Award for the structural design of an iconic base-isolated building, PRADA Boutique Aoyama. He also conducted researches on vibration control as a visiting researcher at State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988 and 1989. He played the role of CTBUH Country Representative of Japan from 2009 through 2012.


Country Representative, Japan (2009 – 2013)


15 September 2020

Atsunari Hanai, Masayoshi Nakai, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki et al, Takenaka Corporation

Based on past experiences of natural disasters and fires in Japan, it is stipulated by law that fire-resistant buildings larger than a certain size should...


20 May 2015

Masayoshi Nakai, Takenaka Corporation

This paper reviews the development and current status of seismic design for high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone Japan. Additionally, it briefly describes two important areas of...


01 September 2013

Masayoshi Nakai & Kiyoaki Hirakawa, Takenaka Corporation; Masayuki Yamanaka & Hirofumi Okuda, Obayashi Corporation; & Atsuo Konishi, Nikken Sekkei

This paper introduces the current status of high-rise building design in Japan, with reference to some recent projects. Firstly, the design approval system and procedures...