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); 2011, Director, JICA-RI; currently, Senior Research Adviser, JICA-RI. Since 2007, Vice-President, Japan Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (JALAC).