Deputy Director of the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute. A 1983 graduate of Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering (spent 1981–82 studying in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University in China). Worked at the Beijing branch of the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund 1992–96. Received his doctorate in city and regional planning from Cornell University in 1997. Has taught at the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University. Serverd at JICA as Director General, East and Central Asia and the Caucasus, before assuming his current post in 2012.
Sep 26, 2014