Director, JICA Research Institute
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
1984, PhD in Economics, University of Tokyo. Served in a variety of posts such as Vice-President, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba Science City, Japanese Ambassador to El Salvador, and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo. 2010, joined JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI) as a Senior Research Fellow; currently, Director.