I, an associate professor/adviser to the president, Ph.D, am teaching at Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU, national university), which is a teacher’s college in Japan; therefore, my major at the basis is education. The main study field is about “outdoor-environmental education,” “sustainability education,” and “experience study” based on holistic theory and holistic education, which are all fundamentally practical learning and study through firsthand experience. Recently, I, in particular, explore the above-mentioned area in terms of the outcomes from “happiness study” and also “positive psychology” supporting the knowledge.
I had graduated from the undergraduate and master courses at TGU (B.Ed. & M.Ed.) and then went to Canada to study continuously. I had spent about two and half years at University of Saskatchewan (second “M.Ed” obtained) and then stayed for seven years at the University of British Columbia (“Ph.D” obtained). Being linked by fate, I, after that, have been teaching at TGU, my old school, since April in 2008. Thinking about such long-terms of school life, I might be called as an academic traveler, or academic gypsy, in a sense. Currently, I am no longer such a gypsy due to working by full-time at the university。On the other hand, I want to be always a “seeker/educator in action” to be able to contribute to achieving sustainable society/living based on persistent well-being for individuals and groups and on holistic learning/education.