Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University
Born in 1959. Ph.D. (Institute of Education, University of London, 2008). Following administrative career experience in quality assurance policies, etc. at the Ministry of Education, Japan for transnational higher education; Professor at the Research Center for Higher Education, Kumamoto University in July 2003; Professor at the Center for Higher Education, Tokyo Metropolitan University in Oct 2010. Research area: Japanese Journal of Higher Education Research, education policy, educational sociology. Relevant research papers: published in The Journal of Educational Sociology, Proceedings of Japan Association of Higher Education Research, etc.