Ryoko Tsuneyoshi is the vice president and a specially appointed professor of the Graduate School of Foreign Studies at Bunkyo Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. Formerly a Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Education (2000-2021), she has held positions such as the Director of the Center for Excellence in School Education (2013-2015), advisor to the president (socho hosa). She has also been involved with educational reform, serving as a member of the governmental Central Council of Education, various school-level management committees (gakko unei kyogikai), and textbook committees. She is presently the executive board member of the Intercultural Education Society of Japan, the Japan Educational Research Association, and the All-Japan Tokubetsukatsudo (tokkatsu) Association. She earned her Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Sociology, Princeton University. She conducts cross-national fieldwork, deals with multicultural issues, and has been involved with the assisting teachers with the Japanese model of holistic education (Tokkatsu model). Her books include: Tokkatsu: The Japanese Model of Holistic Education (Tsuneyoshi, R., Sugita, H., Kusanagi, K. & Takahashi, F. eds., World Scientific, 2021), Minorities and Education in Multicultural Japan (coedited with K. Okano and S. Boocock, Routledge, 2010), and The Japanese Model of Schooling: Comparisons with the United States (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001).