Associate Professor

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Kyushu University
  • kusakabe[a]hiroshima-u.ac.jp
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Major Professional Backgrounds

  • Fukuryoukan company limited, Koga branch, General Staff (1995-1997)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Human Environment Studies, Kyushu University, Doctoral Student (2003-2004)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Human Environmental Studies, Kyushu University, JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2004-2005)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-2008)
  • Kyushu University, Graduate School of Human Environment Studies, Cooperative Researcher (2008)
  • Waseda University, Organization of Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University, lecture (2008-2009)
  • Waseda University, Organization of Islamic Area Studies, Assistant Professor (2009-2010)

Please refer to the following link for more research achievements. Tatsuya Kusakabe (hiroshima-u.ac.jp)

Research Areas and Themes

    My study fields are comparative education and Islamic area studies. The study area is mainly the South Asian sub-continent; however, I attempt to conduct research in South East Asian and African countries also. I have researched the continuous relevance between education and economic development through a case study of the four study villages in Bangladesh for  20 years. While investigating changes in social structure and education, I focus on Madrasa education, which is an Islamic education institution. Its perspective is how the Muslimness is created by the spread of madrasas to South Asian countries.   

    On the other hand, as a mission of the Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Educational (CICE) to which I belong, I am involved in school improvement and learning improvement projects in Asian and African countries. We hold discussions with universities and government agencies in the partner countries, conduct action research, and promote research on those effects in collaboration with universities in Japan and overseas, including the United Nations University. I will proceed to study how the educational improvement capabilities of schools and teachers cultivated in the fields of education in Asia and Africa function in the COVID-19 pandemic era. 

    Research Areas and Themes of the Students

    It is possible to guide for a qualitative field study in terms of education in rural, fishing, or mountain villages  in Asian and African countries or research that focuses on Islamic education. Furthermore, it is also possible to guide  education policy research on school/learning improvement in developing countries.


    The main research topics of the supervising students are as follows:
    Master’s thesis = M
    Doctoral dissertation = D

    • Factors Affecting Students’ English Achievement at Secondary Level in Bangladesh-The Comparative Study between Narayanganj and Bhola Sadar Upazila [M]

    • Proliferating English-Medium Schools in Bangladesh-Their Educational Significance among the ‘Clientele’ [M]

    • The Rise of Private School Market and Parental Choice: Cases from Dhaka, Bangladesh and Delhi [D]

    • Diversification of Qur’anic Schools in Banjarnegara Regency, Central Java: Comparative Study between Semi-Urban Rural and Remote Rural Settings  [D]

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