Sachiko coordinated and taught Japanese language units at all levels for 20 years at UWA. She was awarded a PhD in Japanese History by UWA in 2001.
Her co-edited book, titled An Enduring Friendship: Western Australia and Japan-Past, Present and Future, the first book of this kind in WA, was published in 2009, including 3 chapters by her on the Japanese migrants in Western Australia.
Identity and citizenship among Japanese migrants in Western Australia
UWA research grant 2006
The SUMITOMO research grant 2007
RioTinto,BHP Billiton,Mitsubishi cooperation,The Parliament of Western Australia, Chamber of
Mineral and Energy of Western Australia 2008
UWA-University of Queensland Bilateral research Collaboration Award 2011
*A collaborative research project between UWA and The University of Queensland on conventional and non-conventional family structure in contemporary Japan
*Identity and agency among Japanese transnational migrants in Western Australia
*Social and economic history of Japanese women
*Japanese migration with particular attention to transnational migrants in Asia and Australia