Hiroko studied women’s empowerment while pursuing a master’s degree and was struck by how powerful a person can be and how she/he can change society. After 5 years with a private company, she moved to Cambodia as NGO staff in 2011. Hiroko learned the critical nutritional status of children in this country through the NGO work, and launched PoPok in 2018 to be engaged in the improvement more directly.
She is passionate about breaking negative loops of structural violence, including but not limited to nutritional issues, in both private and public settings.
MA in International Relations (2006),
MBA in Non-profit Management (2018)