Faculty

Online Researcher Database

DAIROKUNO Kosaku

DAIROKUNO Kosaku

Title
Cross-appointed Professor from the School of Political Science and Economics
Profile
Currently Dean of the School of Political Science and Economics. After he erned his BA at the School of Law, Meiji University, he has shifited his focus of study from law to pollitical science. He earned his MA in Compartative Politics at the Graduate School of Political Science and Economics at Meiji University. And, imediately after he completed all the necessary course work for Ph,D, he was given a position of lecturer at the School of Political Sceince and Economics. He has been with the same school ever since. In the meantime, he was a visiting scholar and professor at various institutions such as Asian Pacific Studies Institute of Duke University, the Department of Politics of Northeastern University, the National School of Public Administration of Laos, and the National University of Laos. Currently he has been studying the relationsips between "political corruption" and the sturucture of government.
Courses Taught
・Comparative Public Administration ・Comparative Study of Corruption

HARADA Keimi

HARADA Keimi

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Lecturer, PhD, Registered Architect, Certified Engineer, Visiting Professor, International Academy of Architecture, Bulgaria. Former Mayor Minato City, Tokyo. B. Engineering, Waseda University, 1972. The College of Wooster, Ohio, USA, 1969/70 Exchange Student. M. Engineering, Waseda University, 1974. M. Architecture in Urban Design, Graduate School of Architecture, Rice University 1976, Fulbright Exchange Student. PhD, Yokohama National University 2003. Carl Christiansson Architects and Associates, Stockholm, Sweden, 1971, Technical Exchange Student. Kikutake Architects and Associates 1977/80, Space Endeavor Collaborates Architecture and Planning, 1980/2000, Mayor Minato City, Tokyo 2000/04, Space Endeavor Collaborates Architecture and Planning, 2004/Present. He covers wide range jobs from practical design works to theoretical studies and also from professional field to political field. He has participated in many international conferences to give lectures.
Courses Taught
・Urban Design

HAYASHI Akiko

HAYASHI Akiko

Title
Assistant Professor
Field
Comparative Education, Anthropology, and Early Childhood Education.
Message
In Japan, as in many other contemporary societies, preschools are a key institution for young children to become appropriate, well-adjusted, members of their society and citizens. As an educational anthropologist, I explore preschools from both micro- and macro-perspectives. My research includes both micro-analyses of how preschool teachers interact with children and more macro-analyses of the impacts on preschools of educational policy reforms and, more broadly, of social change. I have expertise in a range of qualitative research methods (including interviewing, ethnography, and video-based methods) that can be used for studies of preschools and other governmental and non-governmental institutions. I am looking forward to working with you all and learning more about your countries and cultures.
Profile
After graduating from Tokyo Joshi University in Tokyo, she moved to Arizona State University for her Ph.D. Her education was interdisciplinary, with coursework in anthropology, psychology, and education and a Ph.D. from the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia in the U.S. She joined the Graduate School of Governance Studies in 2015.
Courses Taught
・Comparative and International Education ・Japanese Education in Comparative Perspective ・Qualitative Research Methods ・Masters Thesis Development ・Analysis and Writing in Qualitative Research
Faculty Database
<Coming Soon>

HORIKANE Yumi

HORIKANE Yumi

Title
Cross-appointed Professor from the School of Political Science and Economics.
Profile
Ph.D. , Political Science, University of Cambridge. Specializes in comparative political economy of development. Worked at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and joined Meiji University from 2002.
Courses Taught
・Political Economy of Development ・Theories and Experience of the Developmental State

KAMEYAMA Takuji

KAMEYAMA Takuji

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Maste of Comparative Law, George Washington University. Working experience at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Asia Investment Co.Ltd. and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting CO., Ltd. Currently, principal consultant at Japan Economic Research Institute Inc. Specializing in Private Sector Development and Enabling Business Environment. Overseas project experiences: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Turkey, Kenya, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, etc.
Courses Taught
・Private Sector Development

KANEMURA Takafumi

KANEMURA Takafumi

Title
Professor
Message
It has already passed around twenty years that NPM denoted to map out a new way of public sector reform based on the neoclassical theory, and the Government was renamed the Governance. In the governance society, communities, neighbourhood assemblies, NPOs are given important roles as partners of collaborative governance or joined-up government. However, obviously where we are today, citizens are playing "bowling alone" not group. If so, citizen participation in the public decision-making may not represent the society. Most citizens are only involved in a particular personal interest. We are now struggling with NPM legacy to pursue financial efficiency and effectiveness, and democratic good governance. In the Graduate School of Governance Studies, we will study, debate, and take practical steps toward a New Governance society that is the joint creation of all its participants.
Profile
After working toward a doctorate at Senshu University, he held successive posts as lecturer, assistant professor, and professor at Meikai University before assuming his current position. In addition to his teaching and academic research, he has undertaken practical studies analyzing local public finances at think tanks and local governments, and has assisted the governments of Uzbekistan and Mongolia, among others, in planning taxation and fiscal reforms. He is an executive director of the Japan Society of Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research and serves on a number of other boards, including the Nippon Urban Management and Local Government Research Association.
Courses Taught
・Tax Policy and Tax Administration ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2 
Faculty Database

KATO Ray Ryuta

KATO Ray Ryuta

Title
Professor
Field
Public Economics, Dynamic Macroeconomics, and Applied Microeconomics.
Message
Many of issues in our modern society seem to be money-related, and many conflicts among different groups rise from the distribution of wealth. In order to logically understand complicated conflicts as well as to prescribe remedies for such conflicts, economics can help us scientifically approach them. By using the economics framework, we can try to provide some solutions for the problems you particularly have at your workplace and in your country.
Profile
Before Ryuta Ray Kato joined the Graduate School of Governance Studies in April 2018, he was teaching at Shiga University and International University of Japan. While he belonged to Shiga University, he was a research fellow of Economy Planning Agency of the Government of Japan, as well as Economic and Social Research Institute of Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan. He was also a senior research fellow at Imperial College of the University of London. Recent papers have appeared in Japan and the World Economy, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Review of Economics & Finance, Journal of Economics and Political Economy, Public Policy Review, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, and Japanese Journal of Social Security Policy. PhD University of Essex, UK (2000) MA University of Essex (1996), and Yokohama National University (1990) BA Chuo University (1986)
Courses Taught
・Microeconomics A & B ・Macroeconomics A & B ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database
<Coming Soon>

KATSU Etsuko

KATSU Etsuko

Title
Cross-appointed Professor from the School of Political Science and Economics.
Profile
Specializes in International Monetary Economics. Members of Customs and Tariff Council on Foreign Exchange Committee, Labor Policy Council, and Councils for higher education at MEXT. Her most recent publications include 'International monetary economics Theory (2009)'.
Courses Taught
・Japanese Economy in International Environment ・Japanese Economic Policy

KIMURA Shunsuke

KIMURA Shunsuke

Title
Professor
Field
Administrative Law, Public Administration, Local Public System, Comparative Law
Message
Japanese governments which are composed of the central government and the local governments are carrying out the administrative activities through enacting the national laws and the bylaws. I have experienced planning the systems, draft of the laws and the bylaws as the personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. In the standpoint of public administrations, a comparative analysis of the central government and the local governments is very effective for figuring out the frame of the governmental system. In the lectures I shall try to identify the specific characteristics of Japanese administrative systems.
Profile
1986 Join the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) 1990 Section Chief of Policy Planning Division of MIC 1994 Director of the Finance Division of Gifu Prefecture 2001 Deputy Director of Public Enterprise Division 2003 Deputy Mayor of Matsuyama City 2008 Director of Foreign Inhabitant Registration Book System and Counsellor for Local Finance System 2013 Professor of Hitotsubashi University
Courses Taught
・Japanese Local Government (Finance) ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database
Main literary works (English)
“Regional administration in Japan: Departure from Uniformity”(Routledge, 2017) “Decentralization and Development of Sri Lanka Within a Unitary State ” (Collective writing:Springer, 2017) “Metropoles en chantier.Volume2”(Collective writing:Berger Levraut, 2018)

KOBAYASHI Kiyoshi

KOBAYASHI Kiyoshi

Title
Professor
Message
Drawing on my 34 years of experience working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, I discuss urban policy in actual practice. I take an integrated approach to concrete problems, including welfare, education, city planning, transportation, housing and culture. Tokyo today is still evolving as a city. We will take an in-depth look at its present status, problems, and future direction while making comparisons with Western cities and also gaining an historical perspective. Research will involve field visits and close contacts with actual practitioners.
Profile
Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Social Engineering in 1981. He went to work for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government(TMG). After serving in the Bureau of City Planning of the TMG, he worked at the Economic Planning Agency for two years. He went to Sumida City as a section director and opened Sumida Triphony Hall in 1997. He then returned to the TMG where he took up positions at the Bureau of Policy and Planning, General Affairs, and Construction. He was successively senior director of the Planning and Coordination Division, and deputy director of the Office of the Governor for Policy Planning. He took as director general, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs in 2012 and attended the World Cities Culture Summit in London. He also served as director general, Bureau of Taxation and retired in 2016. His special interests are local government policy, urban policy, crisis management, and cultural policy.
Courses Taught
・Spatial Planning ・Introducing Spatial Planning in Tokyo
Faculty Database
<Coming Soon>

KOBAYSHI Yoshiki

KOBAYSHI Yoshiki

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Dr. Yoshiki Kobayashi is currently a Cabinet Intelligence Officer (CIO) for counterterrorism of the Government of Japan, as well as a visiting lecturer of the National Defense Academy of Japan, teaching intelligence theories. He has worked for the Government of Japan for more than three decades, mostly focusing on intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and so on. He was an Associate at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs between 2014 and 2015, as well as taught public safety and intelligence courses at Japan’s Keio University between 2010 and 2013. He holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from Waseda University in Japan. He is an author of a book titled “Fundamentals of Intelligence” (Tachibana-Shobo, 2014). One of his recent academic articles is “Assessing Reform of the Japanese Intelligence Community” (International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 28: 717–733, 2015)
Courses Taught
・Crisis Management and Civil Society

KUBO Takayuki

KUBO Takayuki

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Ph.D. in Economics, Chuo University, M.Arch, Cornell University. Formerly worked for Research Institute of Architecture Ltd., RTKL Associates Inc., Mori Building Co. Ltd., Mori Memorial Foundation Institute for Urban Strategies, Samsung C&T Corporation. Currently, Senior Researcher at the Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center.
Courses Taught
・Urban and Regional Development Planning

LARATTA, Rosario

LARATTA, Rosario

Title
Lecturer
Message
What is becoming evident these days is that neither the government nor the private sector alone can have all the resources needed to help people facing contingencies. It is therefore extremely important for any country to implement well-thought mechanisms of public-private social welfare mix in order to have a comprehensive system of social welfare that works properly. My main field of study is private and public social welfare, including theoretical analysis of civil society and the third sector, quantitative/qualitative research and analysis of social enterprises/voluntary organizations, and the co-production of public and social services between nonprofit and government sectors at local level. I am also researching and writing in the areas of citizens' participation in local government decision-making processes and asset-based community development approaches for more sustainable development.
Profile
Professor of Political Science and Social Policy, International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), Yamanashi Gakuin University. Before his appointment at Yamanashi Gakuin University, he held a post as Visiting Scholar and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow at the University of Tokyo and a lectureship position at the International Christian University. He earned an MA and PhD in sociology from Warwick University (United Kingdom), an MA in public administration from Bocconi University (Italy) and a BA in economics and social sciences from Calabria University (Italy). He is the author of two books and more than thirty peer-reviewed papers on leading international journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Social Policy and Society, the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, the International Journal of Social Welfare, the International Journal of Civil Society Law, the Public Management Review, the Taiwanese Journal of Social Welfare, the Japanese Journal of Social Economy. He is a member of a number of academic associations on nonprofit organizations, social welfare and public administration in Italy, UK and Japan.
Courses Taught
・Social Policy

MATSUURA Masahiro

MATSUURA Masahiro

Title
Professor
Field
Negotiation, consensus building, public participation, and deliberative democracy in the fields of urban and regional planning, environmental policy, energy policy, science policy, and many other areas of public policy.
Message
Most of the emerging public policy issues in recent years are often characterized as wicked problems. Dealing with the global challenges such as climate change, mega cities, and sustainable development all require well-managed transformations in institutions and norms under the high level of uncertainties. I am interested in exploring the practice that encourages democratic negotiation, participation, and consensus building for fair and efficient solutions as well as future-oriented deliberations for dealing with emerging wicked problems. I hope you will join us for action-oriented learning experience and explore these emerging challenges with us.
Profile
Graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Finished the Master in City Planning and Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning) programs at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Worked for Mitsubishi Research Institute for assisting participatory processes for national and regional planning projects. Taught at the University of Tokyo’s School of Public Policy as an assistant professor with focus on energy, environment, marine, and science polices. Appointed to the current position in April 2016. Head of the Democracy Design Lab., a not for profit organization promoting better design of participatory planning. Has provided many training courses and lectures for international students as well as aid agencies such as JICA.
Courses Taught
・Urban Spatial Policy ・Introduction to Public Policy Analysis ・Negotiation in the Public Sector ・Consensus Building in the Public Sector ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database

MINAMOTO Yuriko

MINAMOTO Yuriko

Title
Professor
Message
A governance model that involves the citizen engagement in planning, implementing and evaluating policies and programs has become increasingly important in these days. Policy agenda to tackle various social problems and issues can be analyzed, formulated and implemented with relevant stakeholders of profit and non-profit oriented organizations and civil society as a whole, who can be main actors to coproduce desirable benefits and impact on the society. Focusing on specific Social development contexts, we will search for clues to betterment of the society through stakeholder involvement.
Profile
After graduating from International Christian University, she earned a Master’s degree in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in the U.S.A. After working for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), she became an international development consultant. During this time, she completed many theoretical studies of assistance, researched and developed management and evaluation systems and methods for JICA, the World Bank, and NGOs, and planned and evaluated many social development programs in Asian and African nations. She is currently a vice president of the Japan Evaluation Society (JES).
Courses Taught
・Evaluation Theory and Practice ・Social Development ・Current Development in Public Policy and Management ・Research Method 1&2 ・Reseach Paper 1&2
Facutly Database

MOGAKI Masahiro

MOGAKI Masahiro

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Masahiro Mogaki attained a PhD in Politics in the University of Sheffield in the UK in 2013, focusing on the transformation of the Japanese state in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) regulation and antimonopoly regulation after the 1980s. His research interest aims at public policy and administration, governance study, regulation and governance, and executive politics, drawing on his experience as a practitioner in the civil service in the field of ICT regulation, foreign and international affairs, bilateral and multilateral science and technology cooperation, national security and crisis management including cybersecurity. His key publications include ‘The evolving power of the core executive: a case study of Japan’s ICT regulation after the 1980s’ (Pacific Affairs, 88, (1) (March 2015), 27?49).
Courses Taught
・Japanese Politics and Society

NAGAHATA Makoto

NAGAHATA Makoto

Title
Professor
Message
In recent decades, as modernization has prevailed all over the world, traditional local communities drastically lost its importance on human life, and both the nation states and market economy play much important roles for fulfilling various needs of the people. However, no one denies that there are serious problems which can be solved neither by public sector nor by the private companies alone. It becomes inevitable to have collaborative actions involving non-profit private organizations (NPOs / NGOs) for overcoming complicated issues in modernized societies. The emergence of NPOs can be regarded as an indication of active civil participation in the process of self-governance.
Profile
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he completed master’s program at the graduate school of Global Studies, Sophia University. Then, he joined a Japanese NGO that has development projects in the South Asian countries and worked there for 14 years including four year stay at Dhaka as a country director. In 2004, he established own NPO in Tokyo aiming at promoting mutual learning network among practitioners and policy makers on community development both in Japan and in the developing countries. His NPO implements various capacity development activities for government officials and NGO leaders in Asian countries. He also facilitates training courses on participatory community development implemented by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
Courses Taught
・NGO/NPO Policy ・NGO/NPO Management ・Human Resource Management ・Community Engagement and Facilitation ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database

NAOUMI Evelyn J.

NAOUMI Evelyn J.

Title
Cross-appointed Lecturer from the Graduate School of Global Business
Profile
Courses Taught
・Elementary Academic English ・Intermediate Academic English (Writing) ・Intermediate Academic English (Communication) ・Advanced Academic English

NINOMIYA Kosuke

NINOMIYA Kosuke

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Professor, Faculty of Global Policy Management and Communications, Yamanashi Prefectural University. Has been studied about sustainable development focusing mainly on environmental and social consideration of international development.
Courses Taught
・Economic System and Environment ・Business, Policy and Environment

NISHIDE Junro

NISHIDE Junro

Title
Professor
Field
Policy Evaluation, Public Management
Message
“Theory without practice is empty, and practice without theory is blind.” The great thinkers of the world have often introduced this motto. How can we merge theory and practice? This is a difficult question to answer. However, even if these two are parallel, if we can pursue theory and practice for the same direction just as the two wheels of a cart, we can go ahead through absorbing the strengths of each other. I would like students to earn capacity to manage the cart through the learning and research activities at our school.
Profile
Up to the present position, He dedicated his own career to Fukui Prefectural Government (1988-2005), University Evaluation Center at University of Ryukus as associate professor (2005-2009), and the School of Policy Studies at Iwate Prefectural University as associate professor and professor (2009-2018). He earned Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in Economics from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship at Syracuse University (2000-2002). He also attended PhD. program in Public Management at Waseda University (2006-2010, 2012-2015). He was engaged in the Evans School of Public Policy at University of Washington as visiting scholar for research on performance management system in the U.S. governments. He serves on academic societies as advisory board member, and on governmental bodies tasked with improving the administrative system.
Courses Taught
・TQM in Public Sector ・Quality Management in Japanese Public Sector ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database
<Coming Soon>

OKUZUMI Ryoichi

OKUZUMI Ryoichi

Title
Lecturer
Profile
BA in Economics ,Meiji University Various experiences: Managerial Treasury & accouting as CFO, Management Planning Human resources, General Administration and responsible for the audit department as General Manager. My Career is widely based on securities business in domestic and international field, such as ealing, Underwriting, Investment and manege Pension Fund, and Listing. Besides experienced as Director in two corporate over 7years and in Shinginko spent over 7 years As Audit & Supervisory Board Members , which made me more confidence to 「a wide range of insights and 「Flexible judgment power 」. ・Member of Accounting Committee in Japan Audit Supervisory Board members
Courses Taught
・International Economics and Finance

RYU Kyoko

RYU Kyoko

Title
Professor
Message
What is “the public sphere”? What role should government play therein, and how? These are questions that never arose in the days when “public” was effectively synonymous with “governmental.” What relationship should government have with the market, with citizens, with administrators, and what should be the relationship between the national and local governments? How widely applicable are new public management (NPM), public-private partnerships (PPPs), and similar ideas developed in Anglo-Saxon countries? Do we actually understand how government functions in our own countries? Many puzzles await our efforts to solve them together.
Profile
In 1988 she withdrew from the doctoral program of the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University, and became an assistant in the Faculty of Law, Kagawa University. From 1995, she spent two years as a postgraduate British Council Fellow studying NPM reform in the Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, U.K. She became a professor in the Faculty of Law, Kagawa University, before assuming her current post as professor in the Graduate School of Governance Studies. In 2009, she returned to the U.K. to do overseas research at Cambridge University.
Courses Taught
・Governance Studies ・Intergovernmental Relations ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database

SASAKI Kazuyuki

SASAKI Kazuyuki

Title
Lecturer
Message
Japan’s society and economy are said to have reached maturity. As people’s attitudes diversify and institutions grow more complex, the social structure is also changing as the birthrate declines, the population ages, and the number of single-person households increases. Social changes are occurring more rapidly in Japan than elsewhere, and many countries are watching Japan’s response. What possibilities and challenges lie ahead for Japan? Together, we will examine the roles of the public and private sectors and civil society, the necessary policies and methods of implementation, and the ideal forms of central and local government, among other topics.
Profile
Researcher at Institute for Local Governance at Meiji University. After graduating from the College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University, he completed his Master’s degree at the Graduate School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University. Before his current appointment, he held an administrative post at the Japanese Embassy in Norway, worked as a researcher at the Meiji University Institute of Social Sciences, Meiji University, a senior assistant professor at graduate school of Governance Studies, Meiji University and a researcher at the Institute for Urban Policy, at the Japan Center for Cities, among other positions.
Courses Taught
・Crisis Management for Natural Disasters ・Leadership Theory and Practice

SASAOKA Yuichi

SASAOKA Yuichi

Title
Professor
Message
My area of interest lies in global governance, local governance and their linkage in forming public space. I am particularly interested in analyzing how the governance is, and can be, related to development and security from the perspectives of international relations. I have a 30 year - experience as a practitioner in the field of development while conducting research and teaching at universities. My main area focus has been on sub-Saharan Africa while having strong interest in other areas such as Asia.
Profile
After graduating in law from Chuo University (political science), he earned master of public administration from Kennedy School, Harvard and Ph.D. in social science from Waseda University. While working for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) between 1981 and 2011, he worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Uganda, senior advisor for Institute for International Cooperation, special advisor in JICA Tanzania office, senior research fellow at JICA Research Institute. He also served as the visiting professor of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and vice president of TICAD Civil Society Forum.
Courses Taught
・Government and Politics in Developing Countries ・Global Governance (Theory) ・Global Governance (Institutions) ・Japanese Foreign and Development Policy ・Research Paper 1&2 ・Research Method 1&2
Faculty Database

TAIRA Nobuhisa

TAIRA Nobuhisa

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Cornell University. Engaged in development projects in many countries. Specializes in urban policy, project evaluation, urban and regional analysis. Currently professor of Seigakuin University.
Courses Taught
・Public Policy ・Policy Evaluation

TAKAHASHI Masaki

TAKAHASHI Masaki

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Ph.D.in Political Science. Professor at Faculty of law, Musashino University. I specialize in Political Science, International Relations, and Area Studies of Southeast Asia.
Courses Taught
・Politics and Economics in East Asia

TANAKA Hideaki

TANAKA Hideaki

Title
Professor
Message
Management in the modern public sector (central and local governments, etc.) is becoming more diverse, complex, and difficult. This is because in addition to the problem of failures by the government, the relationships and transactions between government and stakeholders including the citizens, companies, and non-profit organizations have become important. "Governance" is a mechanism for solving social problems. Everyone is required to understand and practice governance. For this reason, the ability and experience for theory and empirical demonstration, and for analyzing and solving problems, is necessary. Let us all think about governance together.
Profile
Graduated from the School of Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and completed graduate school at the same university. London School of Economics Masters degree (social security policy), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Doctorate (policy studies). In 1985 joined the Ministry of Finance, and worked on budgets, government investment and loans, free trade negotiations, reform of the central government ministries and agencies, etc., while working at the National Tax Agency, Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Embassy of Japan in Malaysia), Ministry of Health and Welfare (now the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), etc. Furthermore, engaged in education and research at Australian National University from 2003 to 2005 and Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University from 2007 to 2010. Has also participated in the projects of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other organizations.
Courses Taught
・Public Financial Management ・Public Finance ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database

TSUJI Masami

TSUJI Masami

Title
Professor
Field
Comparative study on environmental policies. Environmental policy implementation and stakeholder participation.
Message
In the past, environmental protection was regarded as an inhibition factor to economic development. Later, recognition that economic development should be in harmony with environmental protection became prevalent. Further changes of the view are occurring, from the harmony to "win-win" relationship of those, as symbolized by ESG investment. On the other hand, we are facing a critical situation of the environment such as global warming. We will discuss how we should tackle the situation in the changing society.
Profile
He graduated from University of Tokyo (Faculty of Science) in 1984, and joined the Environment Agency (current Ministry of the Environment), Japan, where he handled water quality, environmental assessment, wildlife protection, and international cooperation. He also worked for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (current Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), Japan, on drinking water quality, and the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (current Japan International Cooperation Agency), and undertook research activities on water management in the Ministry of the Environment, France. In 1998-2014, he worked for Asian Development Bank and promoted environmental agenda. He taught environmental management and sustainable development in Tohoku University and Sophia University, and has been undertaking research in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. Before joining Meiji University, he was Senior Advisor on Environmental Management in JICA. He is Ph.D in Social Governance (Hosei University).
Courses Taught
・Urban Management and Environment ・Environmental Governance ・Environmental Management ・Environmental Assessment ・Research Method 1&2 ・Research Paper 1&2
Faculty Database
<Coming Soon>

TSUKADA Keisuke

TSUKADA Keisuke

Title
Lecturer
Profile
M .P.A in Administration Management at Harvard University. Engaged in finance and regional development as executive of the ministry of internal affairs and communication and local governments. As director general of the department of Civil Protection and Disaster Management, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, he lead the emergency operations against Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster.
Courses Taught
・Crisis Management and Public Administration

YAMASHITA Shigeru

YAMASHITA Shigeru

Title
Professor
Message
In the age of governance, those responsible for carrying out public programs, especially in the national and local government sectors, need not only expertise and breadth of vision backed by academic knowledge, but also attractive personal qualities and social skills; for example, they must be articulate, persuasive, and able to engage in a dynamic give-and-take of information. I have had over 30 years’ experience in the public service in Japan—in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC) and several local authorities—and also in the United Kingdom and France. I can offer international students support for their studies and research based on my experience not only as a public servant but also as a foreign student. Doctor of Political Science.
Profile
He graduated LL.B. in 1971 from the University of Tokyo and became a civil servant at MIC. Sent by the Japanese government to study in the U.K., he obtained an M.A. in Local Government at the University of Kent at Canterbury and was also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), University of Birmingham. At MIC, he served as Director of the Regional Policy Division and the Parliament Liaison and Legal Affairs Division of the Minister’s Secretariat and the Local Public Enterprises Division of the Bureau of Local Government Finance, and as President of the Fire and Disaster Management College. Posts he has held with local authorities include Director-General of Finance in Hiroshima City and Deputy-Governor of Wakayama Prefecture. After serving as Director-General in the Paris Office of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, in 2004 he was appointed professor in the Graduate School of Governance Studies. He has served on numerous national and local government committees and has given many training sessions and lectures for public servants and local councilors, especially at the Local Autonomy College, MIC.
Courses Taught
・Comparative Local Government ・Civil Service Systems in Japan and Abroad ・Human Resources Development in Local Government ・Education for Crisis and Contingency Management ・Research Paper 2
Faculty Database

YONEHARA Aki

YONEHARA Aki

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Currently teaching at Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University. M.A. in educational administration (Kyoto University) and Ph.D. in comparative education policy studies (Indiana University). Specializes in education policy, policy evaluation, human development theory, social survey and social statistics. Holding a JASR certification of Senior Social Researcher. Serves for ODA projects, for the evaluation committees of governments, and for the research committees of academic societies. Published “Human development policy in the global era” (University Education Press, 2009) and many other books, articles and reports.
Courses Taught
・Social Research Method ・Introductory Statistics for Social Research

Graduate Schools

Page Top

Meiji University

Copyright © 2015 Meiji University. All Rights Reserved.