Ph.D. in International Development, Nagoya University
M.A. in Inter-disciplinary Social Studies, University of Tokyo
B.A., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Major assignments since joining JICA in 1989 include; Senior Advisor on Development Policy for Africa (2007-2008), Chief Representative of JICA South Sudan Office (2011-2014), Senior Research Fellow at JICA Research Institute (2008-2011, 2014-2016), Senior Director of Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Office (2014-2017), Chief Advisor of a JICA Cooperation Project in Northern Uganda (2017-2019)
Japan Association for African Studies, Japan Society for International Development
Taught at various universities including; Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Kobe University, Kanto-Gakuin University. Currently teaching as Visiting Lecturer at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Chuo University.