Researcher Information



Understanding processes in the internationalization of research and higher education

Office for International Academic Support


My research focuses on the internationalization process in scientific research and higher education.

FieldInternationalization of research activities in basic science, Science Diplomacy, Internationalization of higher education, Decision-making process in international scientific projects
KeywordAcademic-exchange, International-research-projects, Science-Diplomacy

Introduction of Research

Both scientific research and higher education are becoming increasingly border-less every year. My research focuses on internationalization of scientific research and higher education. The aims of my research is to systematically understand aims, methods and processes of various internationalization activities in these fields.

Related industries

Natural Sciences, Higher Education
Academic degreeDr. rer. nat.
Self Introduction

Originally from Shizuoka, Japan. After being a researcher in the field of marine geosciences for a few years, I've moved to the field of international science management. I am of the strong belief that research groups which consist of researchers with diverse background will significantly accelerate advancement of science.

Academic background1996 B.Sc. with honour, Earth Sciences/Physical Geography, Brock University, Canada
2002 Dr. rar. nat., Institute of Geosciences, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany
2002-2004 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Geosciences, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany
2004-2007 COE Research Fellow, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
2007-2010 Science Coordinator, IODP-Management International/Advanced Earth Science and Technology Organization
2010-2011 Science Manager, IODP-Management International
2011-2012 Chapter Scientist (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, AR5 WG1 Chapter 5), MARUM, Bremen University
2012-2017 Director (Chief Academic Specialist), Office for International Academic Support, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University
2017- Present position
Room addressSchool of Science Building #5 5-303(2)