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  1. Research and teaching staff
  2. Visiting Faculty
  3. Administrative Staff
  4. Former Visiting Faculty
  5. Former faculty

Research and teaching staff

Jun Akamine

  • Professor
    Southeast Asian Studies, Ethnography of Foodways, Fieldwork Education

Yoshiko Ashiwa

  • Professor
  • Head, Institute for the Study of Global Issues
    Cultural Anthroplogy, Sri Lanka Studies, Religion and Society, Conflict and Reconciliation, Cultural Policy

Mitsuhisa Fukutomi

  • Professor
    International Politics, International Relations, International Security, Global Issues(G-Zero World), Middle East Area Studies

Shiro Kodamaya

  • Professor
    Area Studies (African Studies); Development Studies; Rural change in Eastern and Southern Africa

Jonathan Lewis

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

Miyuki Ota

  • Associate Professor
    Comparative and international education, Non-formal education, Adult education

Yurina Otaki

  • Associate Professor

Toshimichi Otsubo

  • Professor
    Space Geodesy, Precise Orbit Determination

Osamu Tada

  • Professor
    Global sociology; Okinawa; cultural studies; tourism studies; contemporary social theory

Visiting Faculty

Guillaume Devin

  • Visiting Professor (April-September 2015)
  • Professor of Political Science, SciencesPo., Paris

Kazuaki Kubo

  • Visiting Professor (2014-2015)

Kyoko Kuwajima

  • Visiting Professor (2013-)
  • Senior Researcher, Research Group. Institute for International Cooperation, JICA

Hiroshi Nakajo

  • Visiting Professor
  • Principal Researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
    Refuse and recycling system design; environment business; environmental risk assessment; natural resources (especially rare metals) policy

Kaori Sakagami

  • Visiting Associate Professor (2012-)

Hajime Shiraishi

  • Visiting Associate Professor (2009-)
  • Representative, Our-Planet TV
    Non-profit media; community media; Internet and citizen journalism

Former Visiting Faculty

Tani Barlow

  • Visiting Professor (1 April - 30 September 2010)
  • T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Asian History, Rice University
    Modern Chinese Intellectual History; Feminist Theory; Gender and Social Science

Errol Valentine Daniel

  • Visiting Professor (13 Apr 2004 - 30 Sep 2004)

Tetsuya Endo

  • Visiting Professor(2011-2012)
  • Senior Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
  • Research Councilor, Nuclear Safety Research Association
  • Member, Nuclear Power Policy Committee

James Farrer

  • Visiting Professor (2001)

Petrice Flowers

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2012-31 Mar 2013)
  • Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Peter Hervik

  • Visiting Professor (1 October 2009 - 31 March 2010)

Masateru Ito

  • Visiting Professor (2005)

Son Ka

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2007 - 30 Sep 2008)

Takeshi Kamiyama

  • Visiting Professor (1999)

Tatsuhiko Kasai

  • Visiting Professor (2003 - 2004)

Chihaya Kokubo

  • Visiting Professor (2009)

Mahendra Prasad Lama

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2004 - 31 Mar 2005)

David Leheny

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2010 - 31 Mar 2011)
  • Henry Wendt III '55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
    Political science

Nicola Liscutin, Dr.

  • Visiting Professor
  • Research Fellow, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
    Japanese cultural studies, film and popular culture, contemporary literature, gender studies

Gracia Liu-Farrer

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2008 - 31 Mar 2009)

Vera Mackie

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2006 - 31 Mar 2007)

Ben Middleton

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2005 - 31 Mar 2006)

Tessa Morris-Suzuki

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 1999 - 30 Sep 2000)

Yutaka Nakamura

  • Visiting Lecturer
  • Associate Professor, Tama Art University

Li Narangoa

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 2003 - 31 Mar 2004)

Yan Ni

  • Visiting Professor (1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015)
    Comparative film history; image arts and sciences; research on representation culture

Masaru Nishikawa

  • Visiting Associate Professor
  • Fellow, the Japan Institute of International Affairs
    Political science (US politics); area studies (United States)

Kazuo Ogura

  • Visiting Professor
  • President, the Japan Foundation
    Cultural exchange; cultural diplomacy

Noriyuki Okamoto

  • Visiting Professor (1997 - 2001)

Masahiro Omura

  • Visiting Professor (2000 - 2002)

Takashi Osanai

  • Visiting Professor (2007)

Nicholas Ostler

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 2006 - 30 Sep 2006)

Sasanka Perera

  • Visiting Professor (1 April-30 September 2011)
  • Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colombo

Eduardo Guillermo Quartucci

  • Visiting Professor (1 Oct 2001 - 30 Sep 2002)

Michael Richardson

  • Visiting Professor (1 October 2011-31 March 2012)

Konstantin O. Sarkisov

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 1997 - 31 Mar 1998)

Toshiharu Sasaki

  • Visiting Professor (2003 - 2009)

Yutaka Sato

  • Visiting Associate Professor
    Regional sociology; development and gender studies; Indian area studies

Levent Soysal

  • Visiting Professor (1 April-30 September 2013)
  • Associate Professor, Kadir Has University

Yasemin Soysal

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 2007 - 30 Sep 2007)

Ronald Stade

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 2009 - 30 Sep 2009)

Eiji Taguchi

  • Visiting Professor (2013~2014)
  • Director, Japan Foundation

Kunio Takahashi

  • Visiting Professor (1997 - 1998)

Yoshihiko Tamemoto

  • Visiting Professor (1997 - 2002)

Manabu Terada

  • Visiting Associate Professor (2011-2012)
  • CEO, CMS Communications

Surichai Wankaeo

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 1999 - 30 Sep 1999)

Hideo Watanabe

  • Visiting Professor (2006)

Kenichi Yanagisawa

  • Visiting Professor (2011-)
  • Chief of the General Affairs Department, Japan Foundation

Takayuki Yokota

  • Visiting Professor (2008)

Darius Zifonun

  • Visiting Professor (1 Apr 2005 - 30 Sep 2005)

Former faculty

Herbert P. Bix

  • Professor (1997 - 2000)

Toshio Iyotani

  • Professor ( - 2012)

Keisuke Kasuya

  • Professor (1997 - 2001)

Kikuo Miyokawa

  • Professor
    Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Science&Media

Michael Molasky

  • Professor (2010-2013)
    Postwar Japanese culture, sociology of music, jazz studies

Masanori Naito

  • Professor (1997 - 2009)

Koichi Nakajima

  • Professor (2002 - 2005)

Kazuyasu Ochiai

  • Professor (~ March 2015)

Keiko Seki

  • Professor

Hajime Yasukawa

  • Professor (1997 - 2001)

Shujiro Yazawa

  • Professor (1997 - 2005)
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