Researchers

The IDE conducts research work for all developing countries and regions, including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Researcher profiles may be found on this page.


Directors

  • FUKAO Kyoji

    • [Research Field]

      Macroeconomics, quantitative economic history, international economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      IDE-JETRO・President, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University/Specially Appointed Professor


  • MURAYAMA Mayumi

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies (South Asia, India and Bangladesh), gender studies, labor issues, regional relationship in South Asia and beyond

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Executive Vice President

Area Studies Center

  • SHIMIZU Tatsuya

    • [Research Field]

      Latin American economy and agricultural development

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center ・Director-General


  • KAWANAKA Takeshi

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, emerging democracies, political institutions, Southeast Asian politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • KAWAKAMI Momoko

    • [Research Field]

      Industrial development in Taiwan and East Asian economies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • KAWAMURA Koichi

    • [Research Field]

      Indonesian Politics, Comparative Politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Deputy Director-General


  • SAKATA Shozo

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies (Vietnam)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • SAKAGUCHI Aki

    • [Research Field]

      Area study on Venezuela

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • NAKAGAWA Masahiko

    • [Research Field]

      Current affairs of Korean peninsula

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • SATO Akira

    • [Research Field]

      African Studies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • NAKAMURA Masashi

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, ethnic politics, Malaysian politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • SATO Chizuko

    • [Research Field]

      Politics and society of southern Africa, land reform, international migration

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • MATSUMOTO Haruka

    • [Research Field]

      Cold War diplomatic history, Chinese diplomacy, China-US relations, and Taiwan issues

    • [Belonging・Position]

      East Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center,・Director & Senior Research Fellow


  • TAKEUCHI Takayuki

    • [Research Field]

      International Relation in East Asia, concerned with Taiwan and Hong Kong.

    • [Belonging・Position]

      East Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • WATANABE Yuichi

    • [Research Field]

      Population aging, social security, health economics, Korean economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      East Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • NAITO Hiroko

    • [Research Field]

      Contemporary Chinese politics, comparative politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      East Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • AOKI-OKABE Maki

    • [Research Field]

      International Relations, Thailand, Foreign Policy, Mekong Basin, Regional Cooperation

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Current Affairs Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Deputy-Director


  • TANIGUCHI Yukiko

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, contemporary Malaysian politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group I, Area Studies Center


  • MIZUNO Yuji

    • [Research Field]

      Politics in Indonesia, Islam and politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group I, Area Studies Center


  • TAKAHASHI Naoko

    • [Research Field]

      Agricultural management, Thai economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group I, Area Studies Center


  • FUJITA Mai

    • [Research Field]

      Vietnamese studies, development studies, industrial development, economics of transition

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group II, Area Studies Center・Director


  • TERAMOTO Minoru

    • [Research Field]

      Vietnamese Studies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group II, Area Studies Center


  • HATSUKANO Naomi

    • [Research Field]

      Contemporary Cambodian Politics and Society, International Development Cooperation, human mobility in the Mekong subregion

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group II, Area Studies Center・Associate Senior Research Fellow


  • SHINTANI Haruno

    • [Research Field]

      Cambodia area studies (politics and history)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group II, Area Studies Center


  • NAMBA Seitaro

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies of Laos, modern history of Laos.

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group II, Area Studies Center


  • ARAI Etsuyo

    • [Research Field]

      Sri Lanka

    • [Belonging・Position]

      South Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Director


  • OTA Hitoshi

    • [Research Field]

      Labor studies (labor economics, employment and industrial relations, human resources management, social security)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      South Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • NAKAMURA Mari

    • [Research Field]

      Poverty of South Asia, Development Economics, Microfinance

    • [Belonging・Position]

      South Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • MATSUURA Masanori

    • [Research Field]

      Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Food Security

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Area Studies Center South Asian Studies Group


  • MINATO Kazuki

    • [Research Field]

      Political economy of India, development, South Asia, democracy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      South Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • KONDO Norio

    • [Research Field]

      Contemporary Politics and Rural Development Administration in India, Comparative Politics, Election Analysis

    • [Belonging・Position]

      South Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • IWASAKI Yoko

    • [Research Field]

      Iran, Economics (mainly on Iranian economic institutions and markets)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Director


  • SAITO Jun

    • [Research Field]

      Middle Eastern Economy, Financial Development

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • DARWISHEH Housam

    • [Research Field]

      Egyptian politics, Social Movements, Middle East Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • ISHIGURO Hirotake

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics (Gulf studies)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Associate Senior Research Fellow


  • HAZAMA Yasushi

    • [Research Field]

      comparative politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Department・Senior Research Fellow


  • TSUCHIYA Ichiki

    • [Research Field]

      Economy of the Middle East, Development Economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • MAKINO Kumiko

    • [Research Field]

      Contemporary politics of South Africa, African studies, international relations, comparative politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      African Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Director


  • TSUDA Miwa

    • [Research Field]

      Political science, politics of Kenya

    • [Belonging・Position]

      African Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Deputy Director,Senior Research Fellow


  • AMINAKA Akiyo

    • [Research Field]

      Area Studies (Mozambique), International Relations

    • [Belonging・Position]

      African Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • KIKUTA Kyosuke

    • [Research Field]

      International Relations, Conflict Studies, Political Methodology

    • [Belonging・Position]

      African Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • KONTA Ryohei

    • [Research Field]

      Brazilian area studies, urban sociology, social policy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Director


  • KIKUCHI Hirokazu

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, political institutions, Latin American politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • MIURA Kota

    • [Research Field]

      Latin American Studies, Chilean Politics, Social Movements

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • TOYODA Shin

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, political institutions, Mexican politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • YAMADA Norihiko

    • [Research Field]

      Lao politics, authoritarian regime

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Current Affairs Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Director


  • OSADA Noriyuki

    • [Research Field]

      Political History of Burma/Myanmar, Urban Social History

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Current Affairs Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • WATANABE Aya

    • [Research Field]

      Comparative politics, civil conflict studies, Philippine politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Current Affairs Studies Group, Area Studies Center


  • SATO Yuri

    • [Research Field]

      Area Studies, Economy, Industry and Business in Indonesia

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asian Studies Group I, Area Studies Center・Executive Senior Research Fellow


  • SUZUKI Hitoshi

    • [Research Field]

      Area Studies and Geo-politics, Iran and Afghanistan

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Global Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Executive Senior Research Fellow


  • HIGASHIKATA Takayuki

    • [Research Field]

      Indonesian economy, development economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Southeast Asia I Group, Area Studies Center・Deputy-Director

Development Studies Center

  • HAMADA Miki

    • [Research Field]

      Financial Development, Indonesian Economy, Islamic Finance, Corporate Finance

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Development Studies Center・Director-General


  • UEMURA Jinichi

    • [Research Field]

      Macroeconomic model analysis

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Development Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • KUWAMORI Hiroshi

    • [Research Field]

      Input-output analysis, economic statistics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Development Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • CHENG Wenyin

    • [Research Field]

      Innovation, Productivity, Global Value Chain, Chinese economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Development Studies Center・Economic Integration Studies Group


  • UEKI Yasushi

    • [Research Field]

      Industrial development

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Development Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • FUKUNISHI Takahiro

    • [Research Field]

      Development Economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Development Studies Center・Senior Research Associate, IDEAS Professor


  • OYAMADA Kazuhiko

    • [Research Field]

      Macroeconomics, international economics, applied general equilibrium analysis

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Modelling Studies Group, Development Studies Center ・Director


  • MITSUO Hisayuki

    • [Research Field]

      Monetary policies in developing countries

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Modelling Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • UCHIDA Yoko

    • [Research Field]

      Input-output analysis, international trade, economic development

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Modelling Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • HASHIGUCHI Yoshihiro

    • [Research Field]

      Economics, Applied Econometrics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Modelling Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • ITO Seiro

    • [Research Field]

      Micro development economics, Applied microeconomics, Applied time series

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Microeconomic Studies Group, Development Studies Centre・Director


  • TSUKADA Kazunari

    • [Research Field]

      Development economics, Agricultural economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • KUDO Yuya

    • [Research Field]

      Development economics, applied microeconometrics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • MAKINO Momoe

    • [Research Field]

      Development microeconomics, population economics, household economics, South Asian economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • AIDA Takeshi

    • [Research Field]

      Development Economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • UMEZAKI So

    • [Research Field]

      ASEAN, economic integration, transportation, logistics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Integration Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Director


  • IKEGAMI Hiroshi

    • [Research Field]

      Area Study (Taiwan), physical distribution in Asia

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Integration Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • HAMANAKA Shintaro

    • [Research Field]

      International Political Economy (IPE), Global Governance, Geo-economics, Regionalism, Economic Integration.

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Integration Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • TANAKA Kiyoyasu

    • [Research Field]

      International economics, development economics, applied econometrics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Integration Studies Group, Development Research Center


  • LEI Lei

    • [Research Field]

      Agriculture Economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Integration Studies Group,Development Studies Center


  • LIANG Tao(David)

    • [Research Field]

      Macroeconomics, Chinese Economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Integration Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • KUMAGAI Satoru

    • [Research Field]

      Malaysian economy, international trade, numerical simulation analysis

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Geography Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Director


  • KEOLA Souknilanh

    • [Research Field]

      Lao economy, Urban-regional economics, spatio-temporal data

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Geography Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • GOKAN Toshitaka

    • [Research Field]

      Spatial Economics, Multinational Firms

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Geography Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • SUZUKI Yurika

    • [Research Field]

      Philippine economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Business and Industry Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Director, Senior Research Fellow


  • KIMURA Koichiro

    • [Research Field]

      Industrial organization, economics of innovation, Chinese economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Business and Industry Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • DING Ke

    • [Research Field]

      Industrial cluster, Global value chain, Innovation system, Chinese economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Business and Industry Studies Group, Development Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • HISASUE Ryoichi

    • [Research Field]

      Asian economic history (19-20C), Japanese overseas economic development in Asia (20C), overseas-Chinese history, business and entrepreneur history, financial and banking history, underground economy and organized crime, comparative urban history, Hong Kong, Singapore

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Business and Industry Studies Group, Development Studies Center


  • ASUYAMA Yoko

    • [Research Field]

      Labor Economics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconometrics 

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Business and Industry Studies Group, Development Studies Center

Inter-disciplinary Studies Center

  • MENG Bo

    • [Research Field]

      Applied Economics (Global Value Chain, Climate Change)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • ABE Makoto

    • [Research Field]

      Korean Economy, Business and Industry

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • OTSUKA Keijiro

    • [Research Field]

      Development economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • HIRANO Katsumi

    • [Research Field]

      Africa Study, Development Economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • COXHEAD Ian

    • [Research Field]

      Development Economics, International Economics, Labor, Education

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • THISSE Jacques-François

    • [Research Field]

      regional and urban economics, industrial organization and trade theory

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • TANAKA Osamu

    • [Research Field]

      Chinese Economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • SATO Yukihito

    • [Research Field]

      Industrial development in Taiwan and East Asia and Taiwan’s economic society

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Department・Chief Senior Researcher


  • KOJIMA Michikazu

    • [Research Field]

      Environmental and Resource Economics, International Trade of Recyclable Waste and Secondhand Goods, Recycling, Waste Management, and Marine Plastic Debris

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Chief Senior Researcher


  • KOBAYASHI Masayuki

    • [Research Field]

      Disability law, Chinese law, international law

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • YAMADA Miwa

    • [Research Field]

      Business and Human Rights, Asian Law, Law and Development

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director-General


  • KITANO Koichi

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies (Chile), Latin American economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • HAKOZAKI Dai

    • [Research Field]

      Chinese Economy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • OTSUKA Kenji

    • [Research Field]

      Sustainable environmental studies, environmental problems in China and East Asia, water/river basin/environmental governance

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director,Senior Research Fellow


  • MICHIDA Etsuyo

    • [Research Field]

      Environmental economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Interdisciplinary-studies Center・Senior Researcher


  • YAMADA Nanae

    • [Research Field]

      China study, agricultural economics, rural development, communal resource management, agri-environmental issues

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • TERAO Tadayoshi

    • [Research Field]

      Resource and environmental economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Department・Senior Research Fellow


  • FUNATSU Tsuruyo

    • [Research Field]

      Area Studies (Thailand:Elite Formation, Education and Bureaucratic Polity) , Environment and Decentralization issues

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Interdisciplinary Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • YAMADA Kosei

    • [Research Field]

      Environmental Law and Policy

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center


  • ISHIZUKA Futaba

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies on Vietnam, politics, public administration, local government

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Governance Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director


  • UETANI Naokatsu

    • [Research Field]

      Political science, political economy, Latin American politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Governance Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Deputy Director


  • REN zhe

    • [Research Field]

      Chinese Politics, Comparative Politics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Governance Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center


  • KODAMA Yuka

    • [Research Field]

      Area Studies (Ethiopia)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Gender and Social Development Study Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director


  • MURAKAMI Kaoru

    • [Research Field]

      Gender studies, Turkish studies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Gender and Social Development Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Deputy Director, Senior Research Fellow


  • TSUJITA Yuko

    • [Research Field]

      Migration, social policy, South Asian studies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Gender and Social Development Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • KOJIN Emi

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies on Vietnam, rural economy and society

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Gender and Social Development Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center


  • YAMAGUCHI Mami

    • [Research Field]

      Area studies (China), sociology

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Gender and Social Development Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center


  • MORI Soya

    • [Research Field]

      Development Economics (Industrial Organization), Disability and Development, Sign Linguistics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Gender and Social Development Studies Group, Interdisciplinary Research Center・Senior Research Fellow


  • YANAI Akiko

    • [Research Field]

      International Economic Law, International Development Law

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director


  • CHENG Fang-Ting

    • [Research Field]

      International Relations (IRs), Global Governance, Global Environment Issues & Politics (e.g. Climate change, infectious diseases, natural disasters, food security, energy transition)

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Law and Institution Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center


  • INOKUCHI Ayako

    • [Research Field]

      Business and Human Rights、International Politics、Global Governance

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Law and Institution Studies Group, Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center


  • UEDA Akira

    • [Research Field]

      Area Study (Central Asia), Asian Economic History, Geographic Information Science

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Global Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Group


  • YAMAOKA Kanako

    • [Research Field]

      International Relations, Comparative Politics of One-party System, Area Studies of Caribbean-Basin, Cuban Studies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Global Studies Group, Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center・Deputy Director, Senior Research Fellow


  • IMAIZUMI Shinya

    • [Research Field]

      Asian law, Thailand

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Global Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director

Overseas Research Fellow

  • IMAI Kohei

    • [Research Field]

      Turkish Studies, International Relations, International Relations of the Middle East

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Overseas Research Fellow(Ankara, Turkey)


  • INOMATA Satoshi

    • [Research Field]

      Input-output analysis

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Senior Overseas Research Fellow (Paris)


  • TSUBURA Machiko

    • [Research Field]

      Tanzanian politics, comparative politics, development studies

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Overseas Research Fellow(Berkeley, California, USA)

Research Operations Department

  • SATO Hiroshi

    • [Research Field]

      Development Sociology, Area Study (Yemen, Eritrea), Japanese Development Experience

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Research Operations Department・Chief Senior Researcher

Academic Information Center

  • KASHIWABARA Chie

    • [Research Field]

      Development/Corporate Finance, Philippine Economy (Financial Sector, ICT-BPM Industry, TVET), International Organization/Administration

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Academic Information Center・Director-General

Bangkok Research Center

  • CHIBANA Izumi

    • [Research Field]

      Asian Law (the Philippines), Law and Development, Migration and Foreign Labor

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Bangkok Research Center


  • HAYAKAWA Kazunobu

    • [Research Field]

      International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Spatial Economics

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Bangkok Research Center


  • SHIBATA Tsubasa

    • [Research Field]

      Interregional and International Input-Output Analysis, Econometric Model

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Bangkok Research Center

Seconded

  • ISONO Ikumo

    • [Research Field]

      Urban economics, Spatial economics, Connectivity

    • [Belonging・Position]

      Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)