JICA Ogata Research Institute



Visiting FellowPart-time

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Education, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2000
M.A. in Education, University of California, Los Angeles, June 1997
B.A. in Education, Keio University, March 1996

Career Background

2021- Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
2017- Member, Board of Education, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
2014- Special Advisor to Rector, Royal University of Phnom Penh
2013-2021 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
2010-2013 Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University
2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
2005-2006 Visiting Professor, Japan Study Center, The University of Dhaka
2003-2010 Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
2000-2003 Assistant Education Specialist, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Major Publications

Japan’s International Cooperation in Education: History and Prospects (co-edited with Nobuko Kayashima and Kazuo Kuroda). Singapore: Springer, 2022.
Memory in the Mekong: Regional Identity, Schools, and Politics in Southeast Asia (co-edited with Will Brehm). NY: Teachers College Press, 2022.
Public Policy Innovation for Human Capital Development (co-edited with Will Brehm). Tokyo: Asian Productivity Organization, 2020.
ESD and Social Resilience in the Era of SDGs (co-edited with Masahisa Sato and Shunsuke Managi). Tokyo: Tsukuba Shobo, 2020. (in Japanese)
Education in Japan: A Comprehensive Analysis of Education Reforms and Practices (co-edited with Toshiyuki Omomo and Masaaki Katsuno). Singapore: Springer, 2019.
Education in the Era of SDGs: Providing Opportunities of Quality Learning for All (co-edited with Masahisa Sato and Manabu Sato). Tokyo: Gakubunsha, 2019. (in Japanese)
Japanese Education in a Global Age: Sociological Reflections and Future Directions (co-edited with Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Beverly Yamamoto and Tomoko Tokunaga). Singapore: Springer, 2018.
Education: Fostering Global Citizens (Edited volume). Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2016. (in Japanese)
The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia (co-edited with D. Brent Edwards Jr., Chhinh Sitha and James H. Williams). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
The Scope of International Educational Development Studies. Tokyo: Toshindo, 2015. (in Japanese)
Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education (co-edited with Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Arthur Meerman and Kazuo Kuroda). Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.
The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia: Cases of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam(co-edited with Yasushi Hirosato). Dordrecht: Springer, 2009.


Japan Comparative Education Society, Japan Society for International Development, Japanese Educational Research Association, International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences, Japanese Society of Education for Sustainable Development, Japan Society of Educational Sociology, Japan Society for African Educational Research, Comparative and International Education Society, World Education Research Association


Honorary Doctorate in Social Science, Stockholm University, 2020
The Best Paper & Presentation Award at the 11th ATRANS Annual Conference, Asian Transportation Research Society, 2018
The 14th JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
International Activity Award, Japan Society of Educational Sociology
Special Award, Japan Society for International Development

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