Miki SUGIMURA is a professor of Comparative and International Education, Faculty of Human Sciences and Vice President for Global Academic Affairs at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from the University of Tokyo (M.Ed. and Ph.D.). She is a member of the advisory council of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), a councilor of Japan-China Friendship Center, a member of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, the President of Japan Comparative Education Society, a board member of United Nations Association of Japan, a member of the grant Committee of Japan Foundation for United Nations University (UNU) and a visiting fellow of Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI). Her recent publications include Equity in Excellence: Experiences of East Asian High-Performing Education Systems (Springer, 2019, co-author), Cross-border Migration and the Nation-State: Transformation of Civil Society in the Post-Globalization World (Akashi Shoten, 2017, editor) and Education Sustainable Development and Citizenship Education in the Multi-cultural Societies (Sophia University Press, 2014, co-editor).