Sayako Ishino




I am glad that I become a member of Yamaguchi-Takada Lab. As a researcher, I work for the Mongolian project. Before, I have gained experience on development in Africa. Now I’m excited to step into a new world.


You must be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi) 


Coffee roasting, Music, Tennis


Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Environment and Society

Research Area

Education Development, Primary and Non-formal education in West Africa


Academic Background

  • Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
    • Doctor of Philosophy [Expected] (2022)
  • Fudan University, School of International Relations and Public Affairs
    • Master of Management Science (2016)
  • Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
    • Master of Economics (2015)
  • Kobe University, Faculty of Intercultural Studies
    • Bachelor of Intercultural Studies (2008)

Work Experience

  • Tokyo Institute of Technology Global Scientific Information and Computing Center
    • Researcher (July 2019 – current)
  • Embassy of Japan in Cote d’Ivoire
    • Researcher and Advisor (December 2015 – December 2016)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)
    • Intern at Africa Department (July 2014 – September 2014)
  • Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Literacy Education of Togo
    • Intern (February 2013 – April 2013)
  • Ministry of Education and Sports of Uganda
    • Intern (September 2012)
  • JMA Systems Corporation, Japan
    • Systems engineer (April 2008 – January 2012)
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