Improving visibility of research in social science and humanities and working towards an open and diverse research eco-system where international faculty members too can fully realize their potential are my two main tasks at KURA. My recent work also includes responsible research assessment and building networks with international book publishers.
Area Studies, Political Science, Development Studies, International Cooperation
I joined KURA in 2016 after working for 8 years in New Delhi as an international development specialist at a bilateral aid agency. Working with diverse stakeholders including Japanese university researchers involved in collaborative projects in India has inspired me to take up the exciting challenges at KURA.
Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Osaka University)
M.A. (International Studies) Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Staff Member, Kawanishi City Office, Hyogo
M.Sc. (Development Studies) School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Visiting Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India
Ph.D. (Political Science) Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
Lead Development Specialist, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India Office