International Migration, Transnational Relations, International History of Cultural Relations, Postwar British Diplomacy
- Bachelor of Arts (in International Relations), University of Tokyo, 1986
- Master of Arts (in International Relations), University of Tokyo, 1988
- M.Litt. (Master of Letters in International Relations), University of Oxford, 1992
- D.Phil. (Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations), University of Oxford, 1997
After graduating from the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Liberal Arts, International Relations Subdivision), she completed Master’s course in International Relations at both University of Tokyo and University of Oxford, and obtained D.Phil. (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Oxford. After teaching International History and International Migration as associate professor at Kobe University and Sophia University, she became Professor in the field of Transnational Relations at the SPSE, Waseda in 2007. Her main field of research is postwar Anglo-Japanese-Southeast Asian relations, British cultural diplomacy, international migration within the British Empire, etc. She also pursued research on multicultural relations in post-earthquake Kobe.