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博士課程前期課程 Master's students

EMMANUEL(Research Student)

Hi! My name is Emmanuel Estrellado and I’m from the Philippines. I entered GSID this April 2018 as a research student. My research interests include comparative analysis of science education in different countries particularly that of the Philippines and Japan. In the future, with the knowledge and wisdom that I will gain in Yamada Sensei’s seminar, I will help in spearheading reforms in the Philippine’s educational system which will improve the quality of students’ learning in science (STEM) and the contexts in which their learning occurs.


My name is Barigye Doreen from Uganda. I love playing volleyball and my favorite country is Burundi. I joined Yamada Sensei seminar in October 2017. Since then I have not stopped learning Education issues in every dimension especially internationally. The seminar is not only highly academic but also full of fun and a free environment of friendship. In future, I want to be a scholar. My research interest is in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Let’s share knowledge if you have same or related interest. Arigato!


My name is Dechen Choden and I am from Bhutan. You can call me Dee Cee.  I joined GSID in April 2018 and my research interest is in Gross National Happiness inspired classroom for effective teaching to develop education in my country. In the future, I hope I can take back wide range of knowledge and skills from this course and bring positive changes in my home country. I also hope I can grow personally and professionally from a developed country like Japan. I hope I can learn so much from our sensei and senpais and my mates. Looking forward to this GSID and Nihongo journey.


Hello! My name is Misora Ohara. I’m from Kanagawa. I entered GSID in April 2018.
My research interest is “Education in post-conflict area in Africa.” I am interested in how those educations affect the victims’ minds. In the future, I would like to live in overseas and work there. In GSID, I’m leaning a lot of new things everyday. Sometimes it’s hard but at the same time it’s really fun. I’m exited to spend here for two years!


Hi! everyone. My name is Haruna Toyama. I am M1 student and I am from Niigata.
I entered to GSID and I am belong to education program in this April.
My research interest is human resource skill development in Asian developing countries. I will conduct research survey in Asian developing countries.


My name is Adefolake Adeniyi, and I am from Nigeria. My on-going research is on teenage pregnancy, motherhood, and education in Nigeria.

It has been an enriching experience to be a member of Yamada's seminar.


Hi! My name is Momoko Okada. I'm from Saitama prefecture. I entered GSID in April and currently a M1 student.I'm interested in children in poor country since I went to Cebu island in the Philippines and saw some kids who are boney, wear ragged clothes, and always beg some money or food to tourists. I have a strong passion to make their circumstances better. I'm so excited to study and discuss about international development with other Yamada sensei’s seminar student!.


My name is Thierno Ly and I’m from Senegal. I entered GSID in April 2016 as research student, now I am Master student. My research interest is students’ motivation for learning in Senegal. In the future, I want to be able to deal with Education issues in developing countries thanks to the tools and hints that we are always receiving at GSID mainly from our Supervisor Yamada Sensei.


Hello, my name is Chen Yuxi and I come from China.  Now I’m M2 student, my research interest is “technical and vocational education and training ”.  In Professor Yamada’s seminar, we can talk about each education sector with international members, we can get much more interesting information from members’ own life experience . I think it can widen our horizons.


Hi! I’m Toyohiro Izuhara. I’m from Nagoya.

My research interest is citizenship education in Kenya.I’m really happy to learn many things from Yamada sensei and great seminar members.

In the future, I want to contribute for development of education in developing country.


My name is Yujiro Yamazaki.
I'm from Tokyo. I entered GSID in April 2017.
My research interests focus on promoting the completion of primary education in Uganda and the relations between child-headed orphans and local community.
I am getting great oppotunities to learn new things and enjoing my life at GSID.

博士課程後期課程 PhD. Students


Hello! My name is Veronica Salcedo.
I am a Peruvian teacher and have already spent about 6 months as a doctoral student in GSID since last October. I became a teacher because I love children and believe in education as a key to lead happy lives.Currently, my research focuses on "Factors Influencing Academic achievement in Peru".
I really wish for my country's future the very best education. Every day in GSID, I am having great opportunities to gain meaningful learning not only in my research but in my life as well. In addition, the very friendly, warm and diverse environment makes me to keep a memorable experience.


My name is Xuemei Li. I’m a Korean Chinese. Since I had no any academic background in Education or International Development, I had to attend a one-year research student program before being admitted to a doctoral program. The research program equipped with a lot of priceless knowledge, experience and research skills, so I strongly recommend this program to everyone who is in similar situation with me. My research interests are North Korean curriculum analysis and ideology related documents analysis. In the future, I want to work in the field of educational development in North Korea and I hope I could contribute to the unification of Korean peninsula.


My name is Haneza Binti Ab Hamid. I’m from Malaysia. I entered GSID in April, 2016. My research interest is holistic approach in education and learners outcome.  Since this is the first time for me to learn education in depth and in the globalization views, I would love to gain knowledge from Yamada sensei and the seminar members.
I drive for research to becoming an expert in my area of study and enjoying the academic environment. 


Dumas Martin Akwetey is my name but Prof. Yamada’s seminar members affectionately call me Marts.
My country of birth is Ghana in West Africa.
I enrolled in the master’s program of GSID in April 2016 and graduated in March 2018.
I am currently in my first year in the doctoral program April 2018.
I am interested in Ghana’s context of Education decentralization process partially “School Management Committees”


I am Akinari Hoshino, and entered GSID in 2014. I am also working as a faculty member at the Study Abroad Office of Nagoya University.

My research interest is internationalization of higher education, especially Japanese study abroad in non-traditional destinations, such as Southeast Asia.



Hi! I’m Ayako Kono. I’m working in Tokyo and raising two daughters. Since 2000, I have supported Children in Myanmar and taught their culture to Japanese Children as a volunteer. Now it’s time to know Myanmar deeper through research activity with supervising of Yamada-sensei. My research interests are Citizenship Education, Volunteer Learning, Human Security and Myanmar studies. I don’t know yet how PhD would change my life. However, I believe this experience will make me better.

ポストドクター PD Fellows


I am Kyoko Taniguchi, a postdoctoral research fellow. I am interested in educational development in developing countries, especially in African countries. Currently, I am doing research regarding school effectiveness and test development in primary education, and skills development in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in African countries.


Hi, I am Natsuki Kondo. I have graduated Ph.D. program in GSID, Nagoya University in March, 2018. I did my research about the revolutionary movement in the rural area in Ghana, using qualitative approach. During my doctoral journey, deep discussion I had with seminar members helped a lot to develop and shape my idea.
Currently I am working as a postdoctoral research fellow in SKY project which is a research project about industrial skills of people in Africa. It requires both qualitative and quantitative way of thinking and I am excited about having this opportunity to expand my knowledge and skills.

同窓生 Alumni and Alumunae


Hi! I am Yuki, doctoral student researching on Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) College in Ethiopia where trains agricultural extension workers.
I have been interested in education development since I joined a student non-governmental organization and supported school constructions in African countries when I was an undergraduate student.
Now, I am really enjoying my life at GSID, learning new things and studying with friends having various backgrounds!!


Hi! My name is Christian Samen Otchia and I am from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I received my Ph.D. in International Development from Nagoya University in 2015.
As postdoctoral research fellow, I am interested in the ways individuals build their skills and how they relate to productive employment and welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa (mainly Ethiopia and Ghana).
I use econometrics and experimental methods to study the interrelations between cognitive, technical, and personal skills, as well as estimate their effect on the labor market outcomes. I also assess how skills development affects the job-to-job transitions using retrospective data. More recently, I am enjoying collaborating with educational specialists, psychologists, and other economists working on skills development and labor markets.


I became member of Yamada seminar in 2010.
Afer receiving PhD degree in 2013, now I am working as Assistant Professor at GSID.
Mainly, I am in charge of Overseas Fieldwork (OFW) and Domestic Fieldwork (DFW). My current research focuses on policy change and practice in the balanced development of public education in China, with speical focus on the similarities and differences regarding understanding of the balanced development in various areas of China in different development stages. I am also interested in the philosophy and culture perspectives of practices in aid for education in Africa by newly emerging donors.
It is so lucky to be member of Yamada seminar. It is family where members mutually and kindly help and support each other. Join us and you will find an exciting and memerable study and research life.


I am a member of Professor Yamada’s seminar since 2010. The constructive comments and suggestions, and lively discussions are the beauty of the seminar which makes our research interesting and successful. Furthermore, seminar provides an opportunity to enrich our understanding on qualitative as well aquantitative research techniques which are essential skills to be an independent researcher.
I completed my PhD degree in 2014,and do feel proud and happy to be a member of the seminar. After the commitment on education for All (EFA), world has witnessed remarkable progress on improving school participation and reducing gender inequalities. However, improving quality of education is an unfinished agenda. My research interests are quality of education, student assessment including economics of education particularly in South Asian region.