Researchers who are engaged in the research project

KONDO Sachihiko (Leader, Professor, Center for International Education and Exchange, Osaka University)

Research Areas: Social Psychology, International Student Education

Kondo really wishes Japanese students become global minded personals by their study-abroad experiences. Kondo, also, wishes Japanese society could become multicultural, diversified, torelant and enjoyable by admitting international students. Kondo often poke his nose into several globalization activities, not only the ones of universities but also of
local communities.

OKADA Akito (Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Research Areas: Comparative and International Education, Cross-cultural Communication

Research fields: equality of education opportunity , cross-cultural understanding
Engaged in NPO activities such as “free after-school learning” and “creating a place to stay” for junior high school students. My hobby is singing with playing the piano and guitar.

ISHIKURA Yukiko (Associate Professor, Center for International Education and Exchange, Osaka University)

Research Areas: Internationalization of Higher Education, Diversification of University Admissions

I was born and raised in Yamanashi Prefecture which is rich in nature. It has been almost 10 years since I moved to Hokusetsu region in Osaka which also rich in nature. I now consider Osaka as my home.
My research focus covers broadly higher education but narrowly on internationalization of higher education such as English medium programs in non-English speaking countries and cross-cultural education as well as diversification of college admissions such as college admissions for international baccalaureate students and introduction of holistic admissions/admission officers to Japan.

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SAKURAI Yusuke (Associate Professor, Center for Academic Practice and Resource/ Research Institute of Higher Education, Hiroshima University)

Research Areas: International education, Higher education

My main subjects are students’ learning in international settings, pedagogy in higher education, and support for early career researchers. For the past 12 years, I have studied, taught, and worked as a researcher in several foreign countries, including Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Egypt, and Finland. He was appointed as a junior board member of Japan Association for International Student Education. Born in Niigata, Japan.

SENGOKU Yu (Senior Assistant Professor, Center for Global Education and Collaboration, Shinshu University)

Research Areas: International Student Education, Informatics

I’m interested in Intercultural Co-Learning, which provides both international and Japanese students with opportunities to learn from each other, and in how Muslim students adopt themselves to places of education and work environment in Japan. Image processing and watermarking are also my majors. Love chorus and Japanese chess (shogi).

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NAKANO Ryoko (Specially Appointed Lecturer, Division for Globalization Initiative, Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University)

Research Areas: International Student Education, Intercultural Co-Learning

My field of research is International Students Education and Intercultural Communication. I’m especially interested in intercultural relationships and the formation of communities among international students and local residents. Furthermore, I have an interest in communication education that uses art. My hobby is traveling, and I have been to more than 20 countries when I was an exchange student in Germany.
I would like to research what is important and effective for building intercultural relationships and yield good results for an exchange year.

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NABESHIMA Yuki (Senior Assistant Professor, College of Global Communication, J. F. Oberlin University)

Research Areas: Japanese Language Education

My research interest is the career development of foreigners who work using Japanese as a non-native language. Focusing on the social environment that motivates workers to learn Japanese language, I’m currently researching the learning environment of technical intern trainees. I like to play tennis and go to hot springs. I have been playing tennis for more than 10 years.

SUZUKI Kei (Staff, Center for International Education and Exchange, Osaka University)

Research Areas: Environmental Engineering

KIMURA Takako (Staff, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

Research Areas: Japanese Economic History