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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

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
Master of Comparative Law, George Washington University. Working experience at the Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japan Asia Investment Co. Ltd. Currently working for Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd. as a Chief Consultant for International Business Affairs. Specializing in Private Sector Development and Enabling Business Environment.
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
・Policy Study 11-D Tax Policy and Tax Administration ・Research Paper 1・2 

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

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
Before his appointment at Meiji 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 ・Sector Planning ・Research Paper 2 etc.

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 Asian and African 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 on the board of the Japan Evaluation Society (JES).
Courses Taught
・Program Evaluation ・Community Participation in Policy Formulation ・Current Development in Public Policy and Management ・Current Issues of Public Policy and Management ・Research Paper 1, 2 ・Research Method 1, 2

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
・Human Resource Management ・NPO/NGO Study1・2 ・Research Paper 1・2 ・Research Method 1・2

NINOMIYA Kosuke

NINOMIYA Kosuke

Title
Lecturer
Profile
Majoring Regional Economics and Environmental Policy. MIA at Columbia University. Ph.D (Econ) at Kyushu University. Member of JICA's Advisory Committee of Environmental and Social Considerations. Had many studies regarding international development and environmental considerations.
Courses Taught
・Environment and Economics 1 ・Environment and Economics 2

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 1・2 ・Research Paper 1・2 ・Research Method 1・2

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
After graduating from the College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University, he completed the initial doctoral program and withdrew from the final doctoral program at the Graduate School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science. Before his current appointment, he held a non-tenured researcher post at the Japanese Embassy in Norway, worked as a researcher at the Meiji University Institute of Social Sciences, Meiji University, a part-time lecturer at the College of Community and Human Service, Rikkyo University, and a researcher at the Institute for Urban Policy, at the Japan Center for Cities, among other positions.
Courses Taught
・Crisis Management 1・2 ・Crisis Management and Leadership ・Crisis and Contingency Management ・Research Paper 1・2 ・Research Method 1・2

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
・Comparative Foreign Policy 1 ・Regional Development in Developing Countries ・Government and Politics in Middle East and Africa 1・2 ・Research Paper 1・2 ・Research Method 1・2

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 1・2

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 Administration 1・2 ・Public Finance ・Research method 1・2 ・Research Paper 1・2

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 I

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
・Policy Study Ⅷ-I (Education for Crisis & Contingency Management) ・Policy Study IX-D (Local Government in Japan) ・Policy Study XI-A (Human Resources Development in Local Government)・Comparative Local Government ・Research Paper 1・2 ・Research Method 1・2

YONEHARA Aki

YONEHARA Aki

Title
Lecturer
Profile
MA from Kyoto University, JPN, majored in Education (Policy Studies and Administration); Ph.D. from Indiana University, USA, majored in Education (Policy Studies) and minored in Sociology (Social Statistics). Worked as a consultant for JICA's international cooperation projects and as a research fellow at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Specializes in international development policy for human development as well as social research, holding a JASR certification of Senior Social Researcher. Currently a lecturer for academic guidance and supervision of the Graduate School of Governance Studies.
Courses Taught
・Social Research Method 1・2 ・Technical Writing 1・2 ・Policy Study Ⅳ-D Human(Development in International Cooperation) ・Policy Study Ⅳ-D Human(Development Policy)

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