Master of Arts in International Communications, Nagoya University, Japan, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy in International Communications, Nagoya University, Japan, 2001.
Visiting researcher, lecturer Himeji Institute of Technology, Himeji, Japan, since 2001.
Member of Japanese Association Migration Studies (Kyoto), Japan Anthropology Work Shop (Tokyo), Society Intercultural Education, Training and Research (Kanagawa), American Anthropology Association (Chicago), Intercultural Education Society Japan (Tokyo 1981—2002).
Married Hiroyasu Sekiguchi, October 10, 1991. Children: Shiori, Midori.