Research Interest:

  • Impact Evaluation, Youth Employment, Women and Girls Empowerment, Social Entrepreneurship


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe University (on leave)
  • MA in Economics, Kobe University, Japan (Mar. 2016)
  • MSc in Impact Evaluation for International Development, University of East Anglia, UK (Double Master’s Program, Mar. 2016)
  • BA in Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan (Mar. 2012)


  • Consultant/Analyst, Education Development Division, PADECO Co., Ltd. (Feb.2016 – present)
  • Intern, Department of Education Planning and Policy Analysis, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda (Aug. 2014)
  • Student Assistant for Training and Dialogue Program organized by Kansai International Center of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), “Education Administration and Finance: Focused on Quality and Equity of Basic Education” (June-July, 2014)
  • Global Career Course Coordinator, Center for International Studies, Otemon Gakuin University, Japan (Nov. 2013-Mar. 2014)
  • Program Assistant for Job Training/Beauty Salon social enterprise development (intern), Fukuribi (NGO), Cebu, Philippines (Apr.- May 2013)
  • Program Assistant (intern), iLEAP (international NGO), Seattle, USA (Oct. 2012-Mar. 2013)
  • Poverty Reduction Program Assistant (UN Student Volunteer), UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office, Fiji (Oct.2011-Mar. 2012)


  • N/A

Academic Associations

  • Japanese Comparative Education Society (JCES)
  • Japan Society for International Development (JSID)
  • Comparative International Education Society (CIES)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • Takahashi K. “Impact of Groundwater Development Project on Child Schooling in Rural Zambia”, Master’s thesis will be presented at the 17th JASID Conference, Ritsumeikan University, June 2016. (E)

Language/ Skills

  • Japanese (Native), English (Fluent)
  • STATA, Website management
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Japanese Secondary School Teacher’s License of Social Studies and Civics

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar

If you have a strong desire to work in the field of international education development, Ogawa seminar is a great place for you. You will be surrounded by people who have colorful characters from all over the world. Give it a try!