Ph.D. (Public Policy), The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Master of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
2022 May-present: Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute.
2021 May-2022 May: Project Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies for Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan.
2020 September-December: Consultant, United Nations. USA.
2018 April-2020 March: Research Fellow (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Japan.
2016 April-2017 March: Senior Researcher, Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Japan.
2016 April-2016 September: Project Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies for Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan.
2015 May-2016 March: Researcher, Center for Advanced Regional Strategy in Shinshu, Shinshu University, Japan.
Major Publications[Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles]
2017 – Ray Asada, ‘Are Successful Stories Useful for Development Aid? -Positive Utilization of Negative History-,’ Oriental Culture, No. 97. pp.31-46. (in Japanese)
2017 – Ray Asada, ‘Utilization of the Local Resources Through its Attractiveness-Lessons from Omachi Alpine Museum-,’ Bulletin of the Omachi Alpine Museum, No.2, pp.1-7. (in Japanese)
2017 – Ray Asada, ‘Growth with Rural Development: Sri Lanka’s Serendipitous Contribution in an age of SGDs, ’United Nations. A background paper for the World Social Report 2021.
2021 – ‘Perceptions that shape the Development Path-Policy Alternative of Rural First in Sri Lanka,’ International Cooperation and the Power of Imagination: The Struggle Between Image and Field. Eds. Jin Sato and Satoru Matsumoto. Nippon Hyoronsha. pp. 83-114
2017 – “Creating Caregivers: Hill Tribes Fill Lowlands Care Gap,” Nippon.com, February 18th.
2017 – “Recognizing What You Have: Lessons from Elder Care in Thailand,” Nippon.com, February 15th.
The Japan Society for International Development
2021 – 2023 – Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-Up, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
2018 – 2020 – Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
2015 – 2016 – Joint Research Fund from the Government of Omachi City, Nagano.
Political System. Meikai University (2022-present)
International Relations. Nagano Prefecture Farmers Academy (2020 - present)
Scenario Planning for Environmental Coexistence. Shinshu University (2015)