RIHO SAKURAI

Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
rihohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-1-1,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-6249 FAX : (+81)
Self-introduction
Comparative and International Education / /Education Policy/Diversity & Inclusion

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1995/04, 1998/03, Japanese school in Mexico, Teacher
  • 2005/09, 2007/03, U.N.E.S.C.O.
  • 2007/10, 2009/03, Kyoto University, Revitalizing Education for Dynamic Hearts and Minds, Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • 2009/04/01, 2020/09/30, Hiroshima University, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Associate Professor
  • 2020/10/01, Hiroshima University, Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Education Policy and Theory, Comparative and International Education, U.S.A., 2000/09, 2005/08
  • Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Master in International Relations, Japan, 1998/09, 2001/03
  • Stanford University, Dept. of Education, International Comparative Education (ICE), U.S.A., 1999/09, 2000/08
  • Tsuda College, Liberal Arts, Dept. of English, Japan, 1991/04, 1995/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Education Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education) , The Pennsylvania State University
  • Master, Waseda University
  • Master, Stanford University

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Sociology of education

Research Keywords

  • Inclusive Education
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Comparative education

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Societies for Bhutan Studies
  • Japan Academic Society for Educaional Policy
  • Comparative and International Society (CIES)
  • Japan Comparative Education Society
  • The Japan Society of Educational Sociology
  • Japan Educational Research Association

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion
  2. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Intensive, Understanding diversity and Inclusion
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar on Diversity and Inclusion
  4. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Basic Education and Development
  5. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (April 2022 Master's Students)
  6. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (October 2022 Master's Students)
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (April 2022 Doctoral Students)
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (October 2022 Doctoral Students)

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Acceptance of Inclusive education--A comparison of teacher perspectives from two cities in West Bhutan and a major city in Western Japan--, Japanese Journal of Bhutan Studies, 5, 26-42, 20220320
  2. What is "diversity and Inclusion?" Required efforts to reorient Japanese school culture, 65, 4-7, 20220101
  3. The process of including special schools in an inclusive education system: A comparative study of two South Asian countries, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, 70, 83-89, 20211201
  4. ★, Reexamination of Inclusive Education--Its Dynamics, Challenges, and Complexities: implications from an Empirical Study from Bhutan and Japan, 2020 Annual Review of Comparative and International Education, 281-305, 20210818
  5. Education for Foreign-Born Students at Japanese schools—Inclusive or Collective?, Journal of Education and Practice, 11(18), 195-202, 20200701
  6. Challenges for implementing Inclusive Education in Bhutan, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 19(2), 71-81, 20171001
  7. Impacts of Recent Education Reforms in Japan: Voices from Junior High Schools in Japan, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 18(2), 55-65, 20161001
  8. Education for Foreign-Born Students at Japanese Public Schools, Journal of Education and Practice, 11(18), 195-202, 202006
  9. Revisiting the Concept of Inclusive Education--Reflecting the Spirit of Salamanca--Cases from Primary and Secondary Schools in Bhutan and Japan, Welfare and Labour, 162(2019), 151-160, 201903
  10. Preserving National Identity and Fostering Happiness in an Era of Globalization: A Comparative Exploration of Values and Moral Education in Bhutan and Japan, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, Vol.14(No.2), 169-188, 201110
  11. Recognizing a Problem: The Impact of Global Politics on Child, International Journal of Education Policy, Research and Practice, 2(3), 267-286, 200110
  12. A cross-national study on happiness: Data from thirteen countries, JAPANESE PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, 55(1), 70-89, 2012
  13. Child labour and education, UNESCO Global Monitoring Report Background Paper, 2006
  14. Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Education for All, UNESCO Publishing, 2006
  15. Recognizing a problem: the impact of global politics on child labor advocacy in Mexico, International Journal of Educational Policy, Research & Practice, 2001

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/12/19, A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education, Chapter 6 Professional and political interests, A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education, 2022, 12, Others, Joint Translation, 日本語, Hiroko Furuta/ Shun Ito at al., 177-210
  2. 2019, Inclusive Education in Bhutan, UNESCO Bangkok, 2019, Others

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Seminar on the report of gender and sexuality in Hiroshima prefecture From an aspect of education, Riho Sakurai Toshiyuki Shirakawa Kazuya Kawaguchi Yasuko Morinaga, Riho Sakurai Toshiyuki Shirakawa Kazuya Kawaguchi Yasuko Morinaga Kiriko Sakata; Machiko Oike, Seminar on the report of gender and sexuality in Hiroshima prefecture, 2022/07/30, Without Invitation, Japanese, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima Shudo University, Essor Hiroshima, Essor Hiroshima, Hiroshima and Online
  2. Realities of diversity and inclusion: a focus from education, Riho Sakurai, Japan Comparative Education Society, 2022/06/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Comparative Education Society, Online
  3. A study on the acceptance of inclusive education --A case from Bhutan and Japan--, Riho Sakurai, Japan Societies for Bhutan Studies, 2021/07/03, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan Society for Bhutan Studies, Online
  4. Inclusive Education in Bhutan, Riho Sakurai, Practice of Inclusive Education in Bhutan, 2021/03/04, Without Invitation, English, Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Hiroshima University' D&I, Online
  5. Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Hiroshima University--Who we are and how we were born--, Machiko Oike, Gerald LeTendre, Penn State Brown Bag Talk, 2021/02/19, With Invitation, English, Penn State Unversity, Online
  6. Inclusive education in Bhutan and Japan--voices on the ground--, Riho Sakrai, Brownbag seminar for the Department of Educational Policy & Leadership, School of Education, University at Albany- SUNY, 2020/11/19, With Invitation, English, Department of Educational Policy & Leadership School of Education, University at Albany- SUNY, Online
  7. Inclusive Education Situation in Bhutan, Karma Norbu & Riho Sakurai, Karma Norbu, JCES/UNESCO International Online Seminar on Inclusive Education in Asia Pacific region Webinar, 2020/08/05, With Invitation, English, UNESCO Bangkok; JCES, Online
  8. Introduction and Develpment of Inclusive Education in Bhutan: Teacher Perceptions toward Inclusive Education, Riho SAKURAI, 2020/06/04, Without Invitation, Japanese
  9. Re-examination of Best Practices of Inclusive Education in Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities: Bhutan Revisited, Riho Sakurai, Comparative and International Education Conference, 2020/03/23, Without Invitation, English, CIES organizing commitee, Virtual conference organized by Arizona State Unviersity
  10. Mexican school and self-esteem of children, Toshio AOKI Naofumi HIRAMI Eric Cosme Carlos Onelas, Interculatura Understanding Seminar: Mexico, 2019/12/06, Without Invitation, English, Hiroshima University Diversity& Inclusion Reserch Project Hiroshima University Center for the Study of International Coopration in Education (CICE) Hiroshima Univerisity Diversity Research Center, Hiroshima Unviersity
  11. Exploration of multiclulture through Japanese as a Special Instruction course: An example from public schools, Riho Sakurai, 2019/10/24, With Invitation, Japanese
  12. Inclusive Education in Japan: An example from a local city (teachers perspectives), Riho Sakurai, The 57th Conference of the Japanese Association of Special Education, 2019/09/23, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Association of Special Education, Hiroshima University
  13. Knowledge sharing seminar on inclusive education; Dynamics ofInclusive Education: Japanese Teachers' Perspectives, Riho Sakurai, Knowledge Sharing Seminar at Chiang Mai University, 2019/09/19, Without Invitation, English, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai University
  14. Special Lecture on Inclusive Education Dynamics of Inclusive Educaton ; Japanese Teachers' Perspectives with Comparisons to Bhutan, Riho Sakurai, Special Seminr at Ministry of Education, Bhutan, 2019/08/27, With Invitation, English, Ministry of Education, Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan
  15. Dynamics of Inclusive Education;Japanese teachers' Perspectives, Riho Sakurai, accepted for the presentation at the World Education Research Association Focal Meeting in Tokyo 10th Anniversary, 2019/08/05, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo University & Gakushuin University, Tokyo, JAPAN.
  16. Education for Foreign-Born Students at Japanese Schools — Inclusive or Collective? A case study, Riho Sakurai, CIES 2019 Conference, 2019/04/15, Without Invitation, English, San Francisco, USA.
  17. Japanese Education Reform and Its Effects on the Ground; Voices from Japanese Junior High Schools, Riho Sakurai, 197th CICE Open Seminar, 2018/11/21, With Invitation, English, Bangdung, INDONESIA
  18. Teaching and Learning SDG4.7; Pedagogies and Approaches: Through Teachers' Perspectives on Children with Disabilities in Japan, Riho Sakurai, Japan Comparative Education Society, 2018/06/22, Without Invitation, English, Japan Comparative Education Society
  19. Inclusive Education—Realization of Salamanca? Cases from Bhutan and Japan, CIES 2018 Conference, 2018/03/26, Without Invitation, English, Mexico City, Mexico
  20. Yutori Kyoikuk and the Revised FLE: Effects on Lower Secondary Schools in Japan, Riho Sakurai, CIES 2016 Conference, 2016/03/10, Without Invitation, English, Vancouver, Canada
  21. School bullying, self-esteem and social capital: a case from lower secondary schools in a Japanese provincial city, Riho Sakurai, 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, 2015/03, Without Invitation, English, Washington D.C. , USA
  22. Inclusive Education in Bhutan, Education Policy Research on Equity and Inclusion in Asia-Pacific –Focusing on Children with Disabilities-, 2013/09, Without Invitation, English, UNESCO Bangkok & Waseda University, UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand
  23. Education for Children with Disabilities in Bhutan: Special Need Education or Inclusive Education?., Riho Sakurai, 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society., 2013/03, Without Invitation, English, Louisiana, USA.
  24. Working Childrens' effects on their family,friends,school,and self-esteem; A case of 8th graders in Keniya, 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, 2012/04, Without Invitation, English, Sun Juan, Puerto Rico
  25. Feminist Research and boys' schooling; ender equality and construction of African Masculinities; An example study of AA Dialogue network, IIEP, UNESCO, PARIS (2011) Gender Equality in Education: Looking beyond Parity, 2011/10, With Invitation, English, Paris,IIEP, UNESCO
  26. Cross-Cultural Life Satisfaction Survey among Tertiary Students, 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Comparative Education Society, 2011/06, Without Invitation, English
  27. Africa-Asia university dialogue for educational development: collaborative research on educational development among twenty-eight universities in Africa and Asia. Africa-Asia university dialogue for educational development: overall current results and future challenge., Riho Sakurai, CIES, 2011/05, Without Invitation, English, Montereal, Caada, Montreal, Canada
  28. What influences student self-esteem? Work, school bulling, friends, or family?: cases from urban Kenya, revisited, 58th Annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, 2014, Without Invitation, English, Toronto, Canada

Awards

  1. 2000/08/01, Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright JAPAN

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Advisor for the Japan Inclusive Education Research Organization, 2014/04, 2020/03, Japan Inclusive Education Research Organization
  2. Facilitator, 2019/02, Unselfish

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Exploring the role of special schools in providing inclusive education in Bhutan and Sri Lanka, 2022/03, 2022/03
  2. Practice of Inclusive Education in Bhutan, Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion, 2020/03, 2020/03
  3. Multicultura Understanding Webinar--cross-cultural interpersnal skill buiding--, Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion, 2020/09, 2020/09
  4. Japan Education Forum, moderator, 2012/02, 2018/02
  5. International seminar on inclusive education in Bhutan, Japan, and Germany, 2014/10, 2014/10
  6. International Understanding Seminar: Mexico, 2019/12, 2019/12