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CHO Kyo

CHO Kyo
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Culture and Thought]
Comparative literature, comparative culture, history of cultural exchanges in East Asia, cultural history
Research Themes Taisho literature and China, translation and acceptance of literature, cultural historical studies of sensibilities and emotions

FUJIMOTO Yukari

FUJIMOTO Yukari
Title Professor
Field [Pop Culture]
Theory of manga (comic book) culture and gender theory, the process of development of shojo manga (comic books for girls) and international comparisons of manga
Research Themes Changes over time in the attitudes of females as seen in shojo manga, history of the development of expressive techniques, transgressive gender expression in manga, international comparisons of manga (including distribution conditions, regulation of expression and copyright issues)

HAGIWARA Ken

HAGIWARA Ken
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Culture and Thought]
Theater Studies, Performance Studies
Research Themes Directing in Contemporary Theater (esp. in Japan and Germany)

HIKAWA Ryusuke

HIKAWA Ryusuke
Title Professor
Field [Pop Culture]
The Japanese animation technology studies, cultural studies
Research Themes Study about the history and characteristics of Japanese animation culture development, including the correlation with Tokusatsu (Special Effects) culture.

HIROMORI Tomohito

HIROMORI Tomohito
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [English Language Education]
English Language Education, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Research Themes "Psychology of Language Learning" (PLL): We are conducting theoretical and empirical research on topics such as what kind of learning strategies are effective for learning a second language (especially, English) and how to increase language learner motivation.
We welcome and support undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in the themes mentioned above and are full of motivation.

KISHI Makiko

KISHI Makiko
Title Associate Professor
Field [Interculturalism and Intercultural Education]
Educational Technology
Research Themes Designing Learning Environments with ICT

KOMORI Kazuko

KOMORI Kazuko
Title Professor
Field [Japanese Linguistics and Japanese Language Education]
Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
Research Themes The effects of first language knowledge on Japanese vocabulary acquisition of Chinese native speakers learning Japanese as a second language, the development of the online-based language tests effective for discriminating the language proficiency, the analysis of the linguistic structures of academic writing critical to assessment, the analysis of the structures of mental lexicon and cognitive language processing mechanism of bilinguallanguage speakers

KOTANI Eisuke

KOTANI Eisuke
Title Associate Professor
Field [Culture and Thought]
Japanese modern literature
Research Themes Akutagawa Ryunosuke's works; literary theory; literary criticism; Japanese modern culture

MCLOUGHLIN, David A.

MCLOUGHLIN, David A.
Title Associate Professor Ed.D.
Field [English Language Education]
Motivation in second language learning, neuroscience and second language acquisition
Research Themes Attribution theory of achievement motivation affect in second language learning

MINOBE Hitoshi

MINOBE Hitoshi
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Culture and Thought]>
Philosophy, philosophy of religion in particular
Research Themes Studies of “the absolute” in the philosophy of Kitaro Nishida and German idealism, the relationship to “the self” in particular

MIYAMOTO Hirohito

MIYAMOTO Hirohito
Title Professor
Field [Pop Culture]
Representational culture theory, history of manga
Research Themes Expression, publication, distribution, and acceptance of story-telling manga for children in the Showa period before and during World War II and regulatory controls placed on those

MIZOBE Yasuo

MIZOBE Yasuo
Title Professor
Field [Culture and Thought]
Modern & contemporary African studies and the history of Japanese-African negotiations
Research Themes Historical research related to theories on uniquely African modernization and autonomous development

MORIKAWA Kaichiro

MORIKAWA Kaichiro
Title Associate Professor
Field [Pop Culture]
Contemporary Pop culture of Japan (manga, anime, video games), design studies
Research Themes Historical research, archive planning, and exhibition design of manga, anime, video games and otaku culture

NAGAO Susumu

NAGAO Susumu
Title Professor
Field [Culture and Thought]
Physical education, Budo (Japanese martial arts) theory
Research Themes History of Budo thought, history of Budo techniques, globalization of Budo

OGASAWARA Yasushi

OGASAWARA Yasushi
Title Professor
Field [Japanese Business Administration and Social System Studies]
Corporate strategy and organizational behavior focusing on intangible assets and digital technology driven globalization
Research Themes Research on fundamental impacts of intangible assets (intellectual property) and digital technology driven globalization over corporations and states

OH Jewheon

OH Jewheon
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Japanese Business Administration and Social System Studies]
Technology and production control, international management: international comparisons of manufacturing systems
Research Themes Universalization of Japan-style manufacturing systems, international comparisons of the capabilities of manufacturing organizations, international comparisons of the competitiveness of the auto industry

OSUKA Naoko

OSUKA Naoko
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [English Language Education]
English language education, interlanguage pragmatics, language learning strategies, second language acquisition
Research Themes the effect of study abroad experiences on pragmatic development, the acquisition of pragmatic routines, pragmatic features of language learners in realization of speech acts, strategy use by Japanese language learners, development of effective pragmatics instruction

OYA Masanori

OYA Masanori
Title Associate Professor
Field [English Language Education]
Linguistics (Corpus linguistics and Dependency grammar)
Research Themes Explicit and quantitative comparison and contrast of syntactic structures of English and Japanese, based on the framework of Dependency grammar

OZEKI Naoko

OZEKI Naoko
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [English Language Education]
Applied linguistics and English language education
Research Themes Classes incorporating learning strategy guidance, CEFR and the autonomy of learners, construction of speaking models

RUGEN, Brian D.

RUGEN, Brian D.
Title Professor
Field [English Language Education]
Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis
Research Themes Discourse and identity; English language teacher education; curriculum development in TESOL

SAKAI Makoto

SAKAI Makoto
Title Associate Professor
Field [Japanese Business Administration and Social System Studies]
Media Studies, Journalism Studies, and Literary Criticism
Research Themes Comparative research on international media and web media. Applied research includes research on the relationship between contemporary literature and journalism, analysis of the corpus of newspaper articles on disasters, and research on historical heritage and collective memory that represent modern history

SHIRATO Shinichi

SHIRATO Shinichi
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Japanese Business Administration and Social System Studies]
Japanese economic history, Japanese contemporary distribution history
Research Themes Industrial clusters and distribution problems, historic analyses of structural improvement projects in the textile industry, the three urban development laws and distribution problems, international comparisons of economic groups

TANAKA Ema

TANAKA Ema
Title Senior Assistant Professor
Field [Japanese Business Administration and Social System Studies]
Media and ICT Policy studies, Contents Industry studies
Research Themes Information and Communication Industry Policy in the Age of AI, Structural Changes in the Content Industries, Elements of Media Literacy

TANAKA Makiro

TANAKA Makiro
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Japanese Linguistics and Japanese Language Education]
Japanese language studies and history
Research Themes Historical research on vocabulary, research facilitating comprehension of specialized terms, and Corpus-based Japanese language studies

UDO Satoshi

UDO Satoshi
Title Associate Professor
Field [Culture and Thought]
North African Francophone Literature
Research Themes Algerian Literature, Arab Literature, Humanism, Immigration

WATARI Koichi

WATARI Koichi
Title Professor
Field [Culture and Thought]
The History of Japanese Culture
The Cultural History of the Japanese Ordinary People
The Theory of Japanese Culture

Research Themes The Belief and Culture of Japanese People Japan and Japanese People Observed by Foreigners The Reception of Foreign Cultures and Its Japanese Way of Changing

YAMAWAKI Keizo

YAMAWAKI Keizo
Title Professor
Field [Interculturalism and Intercultural Education]
Policy on immigration and multicultural symbiosis
Research Themes Migration and Integration, Interculturalism

YANAGISAWA Emi

YANAGISAWA Emi
Title Associate Professor
Field [Japanese Linguistics and Japanese Language Education]
Japanese phonetics, Japanese language education
Research Themes Clarifying the cues of Japanese speech perception, and its application to Japanese pronunciation teaching.

YOKOTA Masahiro

YOKOTA Masahiro
Title Professor Ph.D.
Field [Interculturalism and Intercultural Education]
Intercultural Education, international students and educational policy, international student advising, community development
Research Themes Policies regarding international students, community development, social and educational activities for reduction of prejudice