Graduated from Chiba University. Received M.A. In Education from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in 1997. Joined the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) in 2000 and appointed to Senior Research Fellow in 2007, during which period she specialized in global human resource development and public diplomacy. Appointed to Excutive Director in 2011 and assumed Senior Executive Director in 2017. She has served as Vice President since 2018. Concurrently serving as President of the Global Forum of Japan and Acting Vice-president of the Council on East Asian Community.