My motivation to research for the development issues comes from my past experiences of traveling to more than 40 countries. I have come to recognize the significance of tackling the poverty and inequality within/among countries and regions in the process of globalization. With these experiences and passion, I decided to pursue further study in development economics at GSID, which offers the comprehensive approaches with theories and practical education.
Through academic research/ training (in both Master and Doctoral courses) and participation in various research projects and internships (the UN and JICA), I have widened my knowledge and acquired analytical skills to cope with various development issues. As a PhD candidate and a JSPS Research Fellow, I engage myself in research on the impact of globalization and development aid in reducing poverty and development gaps. I become able to utilize both empirical analyses and qualitative analyses (case studies based on my own field survey). I would say that these progresses could not be made without the strict guidance from the experienced professors, the continuing encouragements from my friends, and the excellent research environments at GSID.
I believe that all the experiences will help me to develop my future career as a development economist and to contribute for development cooperation in a leading international organization.