Department of Education
University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo


Ph.D., Education, International Christian University


Visiting Scholar, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Professor, Department of Education, University of the Sacred Heart (Japan)

Guest Researcher, Flinders University Institute of International Education (FUIIE), Australia

Guest Researcher, Hiroshima University Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE)

Senior Researcher/Principal Researcher, International Research and Cooperation Department, National Institute for Educational Policy Research of Japan (Associated Centre of UNESCO)

Professional Affiliations

Graduate School (Department. of Education) University of Tokyo (Part-time Lecturer on 'Global Issues and ESD' )

Lecturer/Facilitator, Gutara-Village

Ambassador (Green Operation), Earth Company

Councillor, Asian Rural Institute (ARI) - Rural Leaders Training Center

ACCU-UNESCO Asia-Pacific ESD Programme Linking Grassroots Initiatives to Global Partnership under the UNESCO-Japanese Fund-in-Trust for the Promotion of ESD

Member, International Awarding Committee for UNESCO/Japan ESD Award.

Member, National Awarding Committee for UNESCO/Japan ESD Award

Chief, Drafting Committee for ASPnet Schools’ Declaration for the Promotion of ESD

Member of the Committee for the Promotion of the Programme, ACCU-UNESCO Asia-Pacific ESD Programme under UNESCO/Japan Fund-in-Trust for the Promotion of ESD

Member, International Organizing Committee, ACCU ESD-RICE (Regional Initiative for Cooperation for ESD Promotion through rice) Project. 2011 - 2012 (1st Phase), 2013 - 2015(2nd Phase)

Expert, Regional Asia-Pacific ASPnet School Project for Japan Solidarity and Disaster Risk Reduction

Chief Secretariat, UNESCO ‘Bringing Back Smiles Project’ (Project for the Creation of an Open Space in a Disaster-Affected Area in Japan)

Chief Secretariat, BASF-University of the Sacred Heart ‘Feel Home & Create Home Project’ (Project for the Creation of an Open Space in a Disaster-Affected Area)

Expert, Drafting Committee for Tbilisi+35 Declaration at the Inter-governmental Meeting on Environmental Education for Sustainable Development

Advisor, Yokohama Municipality Nagatadai Primary School (ASPnet School)

International Board Member, ENO Online Academic Supervisory Board (EASB)

Board member, Bridge for Peace (Non-profit organization for peace education/learning)

Representative, Advisory Committee for the Task Force on Environment and Welfare (Japan Foundation)

Programme Advisor, Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) (Japan Foundation)

Member, Committee for the Promotion of ESD Activities at Community Level + Monitoring and Evaluation for ESD Projects (the Japanese Ministry of Environment)

Advisor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Meguro-Ward Gohongi Primary School (ASPnet School)

Member of Committee for Strengthening ESD Initiatives in Communities and Designing Registration Systems for ESD Activities, Ministry of Environment

Member, ESD-MEEG (Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Group), UNESCO Headquarters

Chief Secretariat. ‘Basic Study for Building a “Broader ESD Model” for Developing Countries with Creation and Dissemination of Multimedia Educational Materials’ (FY 2010 Official Development Assistance (ODA) Grants for UNESCO Activities: Exchange and Cooperation Programmes for Promotion and Development of the Education, Science and Technology and Culture of Developing Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region)

Member, Committee for the 20th Anniversary of the World Terakoya Movement, NFUAJ (National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan)

Evaluation Committee Member, ACCU-UNESCO ESD Programme, ACCU (Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO)

Councillor, Development Education Association and Resource Center (DEAR)

Supervisor, Research Committee of 'Study on Environmental Education for Our Future in the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development' Kanagawa Prefectural Education Center

Member, Executive Board, Japan Association for International Education

Member, Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Selection Committee Member, ACCU-UNESCO ESD Projects

Member, Steering Committee, Japan Holistic Education Society

Board of Directors, Free Space Tamariba (Non-Profit Organization for Alternative Education)


29th Education for International Understanding Prize(Grand Prize)

20th Promotion of Education for International Understanding Prize (First Prize)

19th Promotion of Education for International Understanding Prize (Honorable Mention)