After training in Japan and Germany (she gained a Master’s degree at the Hitotsubashi University and the University of Münster and a PhD at the University of Münster), She is currently professor of European Union Law at Graduate School of Law of Hitotsubashi University in Japan. Her research interests are focused on European Union Law, EU Environmental Law, EU external relation Law, Law of regional organizations and Human rights. She is member of the following scientific associations: Japan Association for Environmental law and policy; The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law; Japanese Society of International law; The European Union Studies Association-Japan and the Japanese Association of World Law. She has authored numerous publications on EU-Japan Relationship; Environmental Sustainability in the European Union; EU law & Human rights (the complete list of her publications can be found at the https://hri.ad.hit-u.ac.jp/html/100000106_research_activity_en.html). She has given numerous conferences in Europe and Asia.