Kazuo KURODA has long been interested in educational development and policies in Asian nations, global and regional governance of education, international student mobility as well as inclusive and special needs education in developing countries. He graduated from Waseda University (B.A.), Stanford University (M.A.) and Cornell University (Ph.D.). He has formerly held positions as Researcher-in-Residence at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C., Consultant for the Asia Pacific Regional Department of the World Bank, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education of Hiroshima University, Member of Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Visiting Fellow at IIEP-UNESCO, Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and Dean of International Affairs at Waseda University. Currently, Kazuo also serves as Visiting Research Fellow at JICA Research Institute, as well as a member of several advisory committees at the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an executive board member of Japan Society for International Development (JASID) and Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES). He is also an editorial board member of several academic journals and publications, including the International Journal of Educational Development and Global Comparative Education (WCCES). He was an editorial board member of Global Education Monitoring Report (UNESCO) in 2016 representing East Asia and the Pacific region. His edited book publications includes Migration and Mobility in Asia Pacific Higher Education (2012) by Palgrave Macmillan, Asian Regional Governance of Higher Education (2013) by Keisoshobo and Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education (2014) by Springer.