Visiting Fellow
Research field / main research area
Small and medium enterprise development, Industrial development, Japanese management
Research field / main research area
Small and medium enterprise development, Industrial development, Japanese management
Related research projects

Educational Background

Ph.D. (International Studies), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Dec. 2014
Master of Public Policy, Irvin B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago, June 1998
Bachelor of Commerce, Faculty of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University, Mar. 1991

Career Background

Senior Advisor (Private Sector Development), Dept. of Economic Development, JICA Apr. 2021–Present
Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan Apr. 2020–Present
Senior Advisor (Private Sector Development), Dept. of Industrial Development & Public Policy, JICA Apr. 2015–Mar. 2020
Advisor, Dept. of Industrial Development & Public Policy, JICA Sep. 2014–Mar. 2015
JICA Long-term Expert, Ministry of Planning and Investment (Vietnam) Aug. 2011–Aug. 2014
In-house Consultant, Dept. of Industrial Development, JICA Sep. 2010–Mar. 2011
JICA Expert, Ministry of Industry (Indonesia) Jan. 2008–Mar. 2010
JICA Expert, Agency for Development of SMEs & Entrepreneurship (Serbia), Directorate of SME Development (Montenegro) June 2006–July 2007
JICA Expert, Chamber of Commerce (Serbia) Jan.–Mar. 2006
Project Formulation Officer, JICA Indonesia Office Dec. 2004–Dec. 2005
Associate Development Specialist, JICA July 2003–Aug. 2004
Project Formulation Officer, Iran, JICA Jan.–June 2003
JICA Expert, Ministry of Economy (Bulgaria) May 2000–Sep. 2002
Associate Development Specialist, Dept. of Industrial & Mining Development Study, JICA July1998–May2000
JOCV (Marketing), Botswana Postal Services (Botswana) Apr. 1994–June 1996
Staff, Tostem Business Incubation Div., Production Accounting Div., Tostem Co., Ltd. Oct. 1992–Dec. 1993
Marketing Coordinator, PRC Components A/S (Denmark), AB Ingeniörfirman Titan (Sweden) Apr. 1991–July 1992

Major Publications

“ASEAN ni okeru nikkei-kigyo no dynamics (Dynamics of Japanese enterprises in ASEAN)” co-author, Koyo Shobo, 2020
“Vietnam chusho kigyo seisaku – seicho yoin to shinko seisaku (Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam – Growth Factors and support policies)” Annual Bulletin, Institute for Economic Studies, Seijo University, No.30, 73–101, 2017
“Textbook of Provincial Staff Training for Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Vietnam” Agency for Enterprise Development-MPI/JICA, 2014
“Small and Medium Enterprises under the Global Economic Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia” Asian Institute of Management Working Paper Series No. 14-012, 2014
“What makes profits of low-technology SMEs grow?” Journal of Business and Policy Research, 8 (3) 132–147, 2013
“Empirical Evidence of Geographic Expansion of Sales by Small and Medium Enterprises” Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, 9(2) 129–137, 2013
“Tojokoku ni okeru Nihonjin choki seisaku advisor taikenki (Experiences of Japanese long-term policy advisor in developing countries)” Co-author, International Institute for Advanced Studies Report 0603, 2007
“Nihon no kagaku sangyo – Naze sekai ni tachiokuretanoka (Japanese Chemical Industry – Why it was left behind?)” Co-author, NTT Press, 1991


Japan Academy of Small Business Studies
The Japan Society for International Development