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Research and Publications


political science, information society studies, sociology of science and technology, political communication

Current research topics

open source software, online communities, Wikipedia, election posters


Books and chapters

Civic Social History: from War to Software, Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Social Sciences (ed.), Sairyusha, 2008 (The Social History of Software, 235-257)
(in Japanese)
Frontier Europe, Susumu Yamauchi (ed.), Kokusai Shoin, 2008.3.31 (The EU's Frontiers and Human Trafficking, 233-258)
(in Japanese)
Encyclopedia of Scottish Culture, Masatoshi Kimura and Masahi Nagao (ed.), Hara Shobo, 2006.11.3 ("Scottish 'National Identity'"; "Youth Clubs", "Robert William Thomson", "RSS Discovery", "David Byrne","Popular Music", "Comedians", "Bill Forsyth", "Irn Bru", "Scottish Pubs", "Climbing and walking", 349-351、496-498、599-600、637、654-655、930、933-935、957-959、971、1050、1082-1084、1121-1124)
(in Japanese)
Conflict and Settlement in Europe: The Challenge for Euro-Globalism, Ryo Oshiba and Susumu Yamauchi (ed.), Minerva Shobo, 2007.3.31 (The effects of the French and Dutch No votes on Scottish politics, 203–226)
(in Japanese)
Conflict and Settlement in Europe, Susumu Yamauchi, Ryo Oshiba and Kazuyasu Ochiai (ed.), Centre for New European Research, Hitotsubashi University, 2006.3.29 (The Effects of the French and Dutch No Votes on Scottish Politics, 120-135)
Learning English through Broadband, Kobunsha Shinsho, 2002
(in Japanese)
The Impact of the Internet on the Japanese Language, Iwanami Shoten, 2001 (co-authored with Toru Nishigaki)
(in Japanese)

Journal articles

・“How Open are Japanese Open Source Communities? A Comparison of Responses to Newcomer Inquiries in Japanese and English User Support Forums”, Journal of Economics: Memoirs of the Faculty of Law and Literature, Shimane University,   , Vol. 37, 21-28, Shimane University Faculty of Law and Literature, 2010.11
(in English)
・“Factors affecting the adoption of open source content management systems in Japanese universities”, Hitotsubashi Journal of Social Studies,   , Vol. 40, No. 2, 125-137, Hitotsubashi University, 2008.12
(in English)
・“EU Frontiers and Human Trafficking”, Discussion Paper , Vol. 42, Centre for New European Research, Hitotsubashi University, 2008.10 (co-authored with Alexandra Bogdanyi)
(in English)
・“Globalization, Culture and Technology : The Case of Korean Machine Translation”, Hitotsubashi Journal of Social Studies,   , Vol. 35, No. 1, 17-28, 2003.7
(in English)
・“Election posters in Japan”, Japan Forum,   , Vol. 14, No. 3, 373–404, 2002 (co-authored with Brian Masshardt)
(in English)
・“Language and the Information Revolution”, The Journal of Social Science,   , Vol. 51, No. 5-6, 2000
(in English)
・“Some Thoughts on Political Science, Science and Technology in the 21st Century.”, The Journal of Social Science,   , Vol. 50, No. 2, 1999
(in English)


Graduate theses supervised

Jonathan Lewis was the principal supervisor for these theses. Theses written in English are marked with an asterisk.

Master theses
  • Measures to Combat Human Trafficking: Focusing on Demand Reduction* (2010.2)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Internationalization in Creative Industries: Learnings from the Japanese Comic Book Industry* (2010.2)
  • Towards Building Asia Regional Literature: A Study Case on the Toyota Foundation and Daido Life Foundation Translation-Publication Programs* (2010.2)
  • Background and Development of Branding: Case Studies of Sensorial Branding and Asian Branding * (2008.2)
  • A portrait of gap year participants in England :Beyond self-searching (2007.2)
  • Media treatment in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945): The Syonan Times as a media of political control and propaganda * (2005.2)


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