JICA Ogata Research Institute


ROBLES, Lisette R.

Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

PhD. (Media and Governance), Keio University, March 2017
MA (Japanese Studies), Sophia University, March 2014
B (Library and Information Science), University of the Philippines, November 2004

Career Background

Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute (current JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development), August 2019 - present
Part-time Research Assistant (Peace and Development), JICA Research Institute, November 2017-August 2019
College Librarian I, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (Philippines), March 2006 - March 2011

Major Publications

• Robles L., and Ichinose T.: “Disaster, Resilience and Social Capital: Filipino Students in the Aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake,” Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, Vol. 53 No. 1, pp.100-126, 2017.
• Robles L., and Ichinose T.: “Connections, Trust and Social Capital in Disaster: A study on the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan affected residents in Leyte, Philippines,” Journal of Environmental Information Science, Vol. 44.5. pp. 79-86, 2016.
• Robles L. “From Toshokan to Bunko: Rethinking Public Libraries from the view of Japanese Grassroots Children’s Libraries,” Asian Studies, Vol. 45 No.1-2, pp. 17-32, 2009.

(Book Chapter)
• Robles, L., and Ichinose T.: “Empowering Migrant Communities: A step towards inclusive disaster risk reduction and recovery,” (Eds) Guadagno L, Fuhrer M, and Twigg J. Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices of Inclusion, IOM, 2017.


Philippine Librarian’s Association Inc. (PLAI) (2005-2011)


Monbukagakusho Scholarship Recipient (April 2011-March 2017)

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