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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



I was born and raised in Japan. I graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2015, where I studied International Relations with interest in global poverty issues. During 2012-2013, I also studied at the University of Washington (Seattle, US) as an exchange student.

After the graduation, I started working at Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), which is a policy-based financial institution wholly owned by the Japanese government and has extended loans to many international infrastructure projects. At JBIC, I have worked in Oil and Gas Finance Department, Treasury Department and Corporate Finance Department and gained experience in extending loans to and monitoring several politically significant projects, such as liquified natural gas projects and refinery projects. Through my work at JBIC, I realized how critical to discuss with public sectors on their policy and strategies in order to proceed financing infrastructure projects effectively. By joining the MPP at Cambridge, I am looking to build a capacity to analyze a country’s public policy and evaluate its outcome, which will help me to tailor appropriate financial products to deliver those outcomes a host country is trying to achieve.



Effective planning, implementation and evaluation on infrastructure development policies


Supervisor: Dr Matthew Agawala