Specially Appointed Professor
Master of Science in Information System, Graduate School of Information Technology, Kobe Institute
of Computing, (First badge of Innovator Course)
After obtained Bachelor of Visual Arts at Osaka University of Arts, I went to Senegal as JICA volunteer
and worked in National Park Service. Since then, I worked with JICA in various African countries
such as Niger, Benin and Djibouti. I obtained Master of KIC in 2015, and started working as Special
Appointed Professor from December 2018.
ICT4D is my main field of interest. We live in a world of a great cultural diversity, and how we
can use ICT to live better? To answer this question, we should design a solution by deepening the
understandings of our own way to perceive the world, then collaborate with others, share our knowledge
to achieve the common goal.
By combining various levels of ICT and methods of social development, I am devoted to creating a
good service/product design which contributes to making people’s life better. Multidisciplinary
is the key of the research method.
The principal nature of this world is diversity: many different cultures and various way of thinking.
ICT can connect all these people and it enables us to live together. But the principal actor is
always human, as well as the subject to learn. Let’s make a breakthrough to the status quo of common
sense by questioning why and search a better way to make a good change. Only human interaction
and dialog make this possible. It is an intellectual adventure.
ICT4D Project Exercise
ICT4D, HCI (Human Computer Interaction)
UX (User Experience)
Cross-Cultural Investigation of Eye-gaze Patterns for e-Learning Contents Optimization: A thesis
presented for the degree of Master of Science in Information Systems, Graduate School of Information
Technology, Kobe Institute of Computing
JICA Project Coordinator (Senegal, Djibouti)
JICA Project Formulation Advisor (Niger, Benin)