Faculty

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(*) Professors with (D) are also in charge of Doctoral Course.

Education and Psychology Program

Area of ConcentrationAreas for Research GuidanceName
Education Education, Science education, Learning support system, Human interface and interaction (Key Word:Digital Textbook, Learning Contents, Programming, Computer Science Education) AOKI, Hiroyuki
Education Sociology of education, Area studies, Politics, International relations (Key Word:Policy,Japan,South Korea,China,Development,ODA,Aid,Education,Cambodia) DAWSON, Walter P.
Education
(D)
Educational technology, Education (Key Word:E-learning & M-learning,Distance Education,Instructional design,Blended learning,Quality Assurance,Online learner competencies,Cultural and gender differences in ICT use,Open Educational Resources (OER),Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),Liberal Arts Education) JUNG, Insung
Education
(D)
International Comparative Education, Japanese Education in International Perspective, Diversity and Education in Modern Societies, Sustainability LANGAGER, Mark W.
Education
(D)
Sociology of education (Key Word:Evaluation of Education Policy and Reform,Sociology of Education,International Educational Development) NISHIMURA, Mikiko
Education
(D)
Education (Key Word:Autonomy, Erasmus) OKAWA, Hiroshi
Education
(D)
Social psychology, Educational Psychology, Education (Key Word:Community Psychology; Prevention Science; Multicultural Issues in Psychology and Education; Research Methods; Peace Psychology) SASAO, Toshiaki
Education Teacher Education, Curriculum Studies, Comparative and International Education SATO, Chizu
Psychology
(D)
Social psychology (Key Word:friend relationships and sibling relationships,Self-evaluation maintenance and relationship maintenance mechanism,Social influence(social facilitation, group polarization)) ISOZAKI, Mikitoshi
Psychology
(D)
Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Language MORISHIMA, Yasunori
Psychology Basic / Social brain science, Experimental psychology, Childhood science (childhood environment science) (Key Word:Near-Infrared Spectroscopy) NAOI, Nozomi
Psychology
(D)
Clinical psychology, Educational psychology, Special needs education NISHIMURA, Kaoru
Language Education
(D)
Second language learning and teaching, classroom research, task-based language teaching, second language speaking proficiency FUJII, Akiko
Language Education
(D)
Japanese language education, Education, Japanese literature (Key Word:Literary Materials for Japanese as a Foreign Language,Japanese Immersion Program,Japanese Education in Australia,Japanese Kokugo Textbooks,Modern Japanese Literature(Natsume Soseki, Suzuki Miekichi, Murakami Haruki, et.al.),Listening Materials for Japanese as a First Language) HANDA, Atsuko
Language Education
(D)
Foreign language education, English linguistics, Linguistics (Key Word:Phonetics and Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics, L2 Acquisition, Language Documentation African, Tibeto-Burmean, Tai-Kadai and Korean linguistics) LEE, Seunghun
Language Education Linguistics (Key Word:Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of language) MIZUTA, Yoko
Language Education
(D)
English linguistics, Linguistics, European literature, Foreign language education (Key Word:English grammar,English metrics,English linguistics,English education,history of the English language) MORIYA, Yasuyo
Language Education
(D)
Linguistics, Foreign language education, Special needs education (Key Word:child language development, multilingualism, language education, bilingual education, immersion programs, sign language systems, monastic sign language) QUAY, Suzanne
Language Education
(D)
Japanese language education, Linguistics, Japanese linguistics SATO, Yutaka
Language Education Linguistics (Key Word:Universal Grammar,Syntax,Generative Grammar,Linguistics) YOSHIDA, Tomoyuki

Public Policy and Social Research Program

Area of ConcentrationAreas for Research GuidanceName
Politics and International Studies/Peace Studies
(D)
International Law, International Relations ARAKAKI, Osamu
Peace Studies/Politics and International Studies
(D)
Politics, Philosophy/Ethics, Theology/Religious studies (Key Word:history of political thought, political theory, peace studies, democracy, ecology, constitutionalism, Uchimura Kanzo studies, non-church studies, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Sheldon Wolin, Charles Taylor, Chantal Mouffe, dialectical theology, political theology, liberation theology, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jürgen Moltmann) CHIBA, Shin
Politics and International Studies
(D)
Politics, International relations (Key Word:American Politics) COLLET, Christian
Politics and International Studies
(D)
Politics (Key Word:egalitarianism, multiculturalism,history of early modern political thought, Theory of social justice, philosophy of social science) KIBE, Takashi
Politics and International Studies Public law (Key Word:Constitution and Foreign Affairs, Human and Constitutional Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law) MATSUDA, Hiromichi
Politics and International Studies
(D)
International Relations, Politics (Key Word:Global Governance, Global Environment and Sustainable Development) MORI, Katsuhiko
Politics and International Studies
(D)
International relations, Politics, Area studies (Key Word:International relations of Northeast Asia, Sino-Japanese relations, Asian regional integration and regionalism in Asia, non-traditional security, human security and migration relate issues) NAGY, Stephen R.
Politics and International Studies
(D)
Politics (Key Word:Local Governance,Public Administration,Comparative Public Policy and Administration) NISHIO, Takashi
Politics and International Studies
(D)
Politics, International relations (Key Word:Global Governance,International Political Economy,Political Institutions,Financial Reforms,Children's Rights) OMORI, Sawa
Politics and International Studies/Peace Studies
(D)
International Relations, United Nations, International Law, International History, International Organization (Key Word:UN Secretariat, Diplomacy, Leadership, Global Ethics, African History, International Relations of Africa, Human Rights) SALTON, Herman
Politics and International Studies/Peace Studies
(D)
International relations, Politics (Key Word:Religion and International Relations,Critical Human Security,Sikhism,South Asia,Postwestern International Political Theory) SHANI, Giorgiandrea
Politics and International Studies
(D)
International Politics; International Relations of the Asia-Pacific; International Relations and Global Order; Foreign Policy Analysis; Politics and International Relations in Korea SUH, Jae-Jung
Politics and International Studies/Peace Studies
(D)
Gender and International Relations, Gender and Development TAKAMATSU, Kana
Politics and International Studies
(D)
Public law (Key Word:Air Traffic Control, Administrative Organizations, Telecommunication Law, Administrative Law) TERADA, Mayu
Politics and International Studies/Peace Studies
(D)

International relations, Politics (Key Word:Japan, security policy, Japanese foreign policy, European Union, cybersecurity, cyberspace,)

VOSSE, Wilhelm M.
Politics and International Studies Diplomacy and International Relations

YOSHIKAWA, Motohide

Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Sociology (Key Word:Buraku issues, social movements, education) BONDY, Christopher
Social and Cultural Analysis Religious Mobility, Anthropology of Christianity, Asian Catholicism, Transnational Migration, Religious Networks (Key Word:Cultural Anthropology) BROWN, Bernardo Enrique
Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Sociology (Key Word:American patriotism) ISHIO, Yoshito
Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Gender, Cultural anthropology (Key Word:representation,cross-cultural psychiatry,psychological anthropology,mental health,community,Australia,Canada,self-searching,work,self,youth,migration,cultural nationalism,gender,traditional art,the Japanese,Japan,native anthropology) KATO, Etsuko
Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Men in Families, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Men's Movements, Asian American Studies, Korean Studies KIM, Allen
Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Cultural anthropology (Key Word:medical anthropology, Vietnam., Cultural anthropology, medical history) MALARNEY, Shaun K.
Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Cultural anthropology (Key Word:Cultural anthropology, Demography) MORIKI, Yoshie
Social and Cultural Analysis
(D)
Sociology, Sociology of Science (Key Word:food safety、social studies of agricultural biotechnology) YAMAGUCHI, Tomiko
Media and Language Sociology (Key Word:Body culture, Sport, Cultural Studies) ARIMOTO, Takeshi
Media and Language
(D)
Literature in English, Gender, Literature in general (Key Word:graphic narrative, Canadian women's writing (Daphne Marlatt), translation communities, cultural and media translation and adaptation, translation studies, bilingual cultural productions) CURRAN, Beverley F.M.
Media and Language
(D)
Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education (Key Word:Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Language Variation, and Change, Phonetics) HIBIYA, Junko
Media and Language
(D)
Media and Communication JUNG, Joo-Young J.
Media and Language
(D)
Linguistics, Area studies (Key Word:SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Pidgins, Language Death & Revival, MULTILINGUALISM: Ideology, Multiculturalism, Languages of Japan, PHILOSOPHY of LANGUAGE: Freud, Semiotics, Mother Tongue, NAMES: Toponymics, Patronymics, Politics of Names) MAHER, John C.
Media and Language
(D)
Sociology TANAKA, Yasuhiro
Media and Language Media studies taking an interdisciplinary and ethnographic approach to audience consumption, media globalization and media's shaping of society TSE, Yu-Kei
Public Economics
(D)
Economic statistics, Economic policy, Money/ Finance HWANG, Insang
Public Economics
(D)
Management (Key Word:innovation,entrepreneurship,organization,management,regional development,social problem-solving,regional regeneration,collaboration) INABA, Yushi
Public Economics Economic theory, Economic doctrine/ Economic thought, Fundamental law IWAI, Katsuhiko
Public Economics
(D)
Economic theory, Money/ Finance, Social systems engineering/ Safety system KAIZOJI, Taisei
Public Economics
(D)
Statistical science, Economic statistics, Probability theory/Statistical mathematics, Management, Applied Economics, Social psychology, Commerce (Key Word:Non/semi-parametric regression, missing value problem, discrete choice models, asymptotic theory, Bayes estimation, game theory. Application to marketing, industrial organization, organizational behavior, quantitative criminology) KANAZAWA, Yuichiro
Public Economics
(D)
Management, Money/ Finance KANEKO, Takuya
Public Economics
(D)
Economic policy (Key Word:Indian Economy, Development Economics) KONDO, Masanori
Public Economics
(D)
Accounting, Environmental impact assessment, Management, Commerce, Money/ Finance MIYAZAKI, Nobuyuki
Public Economics
(D)
Money/ Finance (Key Word:banks, financial institutions, financial regulation, bank capital, bank consolidation, merger,) MONTGOMERY, Heather A.
Public Economics
(D)
Economic theory (Key Word:spatial model, mixed oligopoly, industrial organization) OGAWA, Akira
Public Economics Economic policy SAITO, Jun

Comparative Culture Program

Area of ConcentrationAreas for Research GuidanceName
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Religious studies, History of thought, Philosophy/Ethics (Key Word:Rene Girard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, hermeneutics, violence and religion, Hegel, mimetic theory, German Idealism) ALBERG, Jeremiah L.
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies European literature, Literature in general, Aesthetics and studies on art, Gender (Key Word:Comparative Literature, French & Francophone Literature, Gender Studies, Cinema) AMMOUR-MAYEUR, Olivier Henri Ali
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
History of Japan (Modern), History of Contemporary Japan, Colloquium in Modern Japanese History, Introductory Readings in Modern Japanese History ESKILDSEN, Robert
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Chinese Religion (especially Daoism) ESKILDSEN, Stephen Edward
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Ethnomusicology (theory), The Music of Japan (especially music of Okinawa), Popular Music, World Music GILLAN, Matthew A.
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Gender, European literature, Literature in general (Key Word:Women's Writing, the Body, Angela Carter, Feminist Literary Theories, End of Literature, Narrative Monstrosity, Grotesque, Terrorism and Literature, Contemporary Literature) IKOMA, Natsumi
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Aesthetics and studies on art (Key Word:Storia del costume Italiano, Simbolismo cromatico) ITO, Aki
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
European literature (Key Word:Novel, Theatre, Baudelaire, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, French Literature) IWAKIRI, Shoichiro
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Social Ethics KAWAMOTO, Takashi
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
History of Asia and Africa (Key Word:religion, Taiping rebellion, social history, migration) KIKUCHI, Hideaki
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
History of thought, Japanese history, Philosophy/Ethics KOJIMA, Yasunori
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Japanese Literature KRISTEVA, Tzvetana I.
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Religious studies, Area studies, Philosophy/Ethics, History of thought MORIMOTO, Anri
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
European History (Key Word:Early Modern English History,History of Christianity,Cultural History) NASU, Kei
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Japanese history OLAH, Csaba
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Literature in general, History of Europe and America (Key Word:Jonathan Edwards,Massachusetts,Congregational Church,Establishment,Plymouth Plantation,Thanksgiving Festival,Christmas,Confession of Faith,Freedom of Religion,Separation of Church and State,New England,Puritanism,Imagism,Emily Dickinson,Federal Constitution,First Amendment,American Poetry,Benjamin Franklin,William S. Clark,Sapporo Agricultural College,Massachusetts Agricultural College,Liberal Arts Education,Amy Lowell,Percival Lowell,Mary Lyon,Edward Hitchcock,Revival,Great Awakening,Celebration,Demythologizing,Patriotism)
ONISHI, Naoki
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Religious studies, History of thought, Philosophy/Ethics (Key Word:The Piety of the Poor in the Hebrew Bible, The Pentateuch, Environmental Ethics, Judean Communities in Late Persian Era Palestine, Socio-economic History) RO, Johannes Unsok
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Greco-Roman Classical Literature, Greco-Roman Ancient Philosophy (Key Word: Key Word:Homer, Greek Tragedy, Plato) SANO, Yoshinori
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
European literature, Literature in English, History of Europe and America (Key Word:Early Modern Drama, Romanticism, English Poetry, Science in Literature, Contemporary British and Irish Poetry) SIMONS, Christopher E.J.
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
European History (Key Word:Social History of Early Modern France, Urban History) TAKAZAWA, Norie
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)

Archaeology (Key Word:Japanese Archaeology,Cultural Heritage,Japanese Art History)

WILSON, Richard L.
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Philosophy/Ethics YAJIMA, Naoki
Japanese Culture Studies/Transcultural Studies
(D)
Japanese literature, Aesthetics and studies on art YANAI, Kenji

Natural Sciences Program

Area of ConcentrationAreas for Research GuidanceName
Mathematics and Information Science Algebra, Geometry (Key Word:Moduli Theory, Derived Algebraic Geometry, Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry, Hodge Theory, Conformal Field Theory) SHIMIZU, Yuji
Mathematics and Information Science Algebra (Key Word:Distance-Regular Graphs, Association Schemes) SUZUKI, Hiroshi
Mathematics and Information Science
(D)
Mathematical analysis (Key Word:Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations) YAMAZAKI, Mitsuru
Mathematics and Information Science Information network, Mathematical informatics, Communication/Network engineering, Information security ISHIBASHI, Keisuke
Mathematics and Information Science Multimedia database, Intelligent informatics KUTICSNE MATZ, Andrea
Mathematics and Information Science Soft computing PICHL, Lukas
Mathematics and Information Science Human interface and interaction, Entertainment and game informatics OHTA, Keiji
Mathematics and Information Science Agricultural environmental engineering/Agricultural information engineering, Mathematical informatics (Key Word:Image information processing, information engineering) OSAKI, Keiji
Material Science
(D)
Organic and hybrid materials, Functional solid state chemistry, Functional solid state chemistry, Basic chemistry (Key Word:Functional material chemistry Thin film and surface,Catalysts,Metal-Organic Framework,Bottom-up and Top-down, molecular chemistry,Single crystal Metal oxide surfaces,X-ray Absorption, Fine Structure,Nano-clusters,Surface,Metal oxide surfaces,Physical chemistry,interface physical properties) CHUN, Wang Jae
Material Science
(D)
Condensed matter physics II (Key Word:Strongly correlated electrons, superconductivity, magnetism, quantum many-body systems) HIRASHIMA, Dai
Material Science Exp Approach to Natural Science, Concepts in Chem, Foundation of Chem Lab, Inorganic Chem 1, Inorganic Chem 3, Inorganic Chem Lab, Studies Environmental Science, Concepts in Polymer Chem KOE, Julian R.
Material Science
(D)
Quantum beam science, Analytical chemistry KUBO, Kenya
Material Science
  1. Controlling motions of molecules and macroscopic objects by laser
  2. Rate-equation analysis of the bulk photovoltaic effect and the photorefractive effect under pulsed excitations
  3. Space-charge effect in a Time-of-Flight spectrometer
  4. Analysis of cultural assets by fluorescence spectroscopy
OKAMURA, Hideki
Material Science
(D)
Electronic materials/ Electric materials OKANO, Ken
Material Science Organic chemistry, Functional solid state chemistry, Device-related chemistry KOBAYASHI, Junji
Material Science Environmental dynamic analysis (Key Word:FLEXPART, nitrous acid, HONO) MINEJIMA, Chika
Material Science, Life Science Environmental Soil Science, Soil Fertility, International Agronomy, Agroecology or Conservation Agriculture, Environmental Conservation FUJINUMA, Ryosuke
Life Science
(D)

Aquatic life science, Animal physiology/Animal behavior (Key Word:gonadotropin, fish, conservation biology, aquaculture, sex behavior)

KOBAYASHI, Makito
Life Science Molecular biology, Developmental biology, Laboratory animal science (Key Word:Spermatogenesis, genetics, QTL analysis, polygenic disease,typ2 diabetes, OLETF rat, Stem cell, Cell division, Drosophila melanogaster) KOSE, Hiroyuki
Life Science
(D)
Environmental agriculture(including landscape science), Plant molecular biology/Plant physiology, Molecular biology MIZOGUCHI, Tsuyoshi
Life Science
(D)
Risk sciences of radiation and chemicals, Genetics/Chromosome dynamics, Science education, Molecular biology, Education for Environmental Studies (Key Word:Science Education,Education for Environmental Studies,mutagenesis,carcinogenesis,non-genotoxic carcinogens,environmental mutagens,oxidative stress,stress response,gene,DNA replication,recombination,DNA repair,spontaneous mutagenesis) NUNOSHIBA, Tatsuo
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