Instructors & Research

Modern Japanese Studies Program Faculty

  • Jonathan Bull
  • Lecturer
  • History: decolonisation, forced migration, settler colonialism, oral history. Mem…

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  • Emma Cook
  • Associate Professor
  • Japanese youth employment, gender, health and wellbeing, food and social life

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  • Takayuki Ito
  • Associate Professor
  • Modern Japanese language history, Japanese language education history

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  • Susanne Klien
  • Associate Professor
  • Rural Japan, lifestyle migration, transnational mobility, regional revitalization,…

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  • Shunsuke Nozawa
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ethnography of communication, semiotics of culture, politics of language, popular …

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  • Hironori Sasada
  • Professor
  • Political economy of Japan and East Asia, foreign policy, trade policy …

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  • Michael Schiltz
  • Associate Professor
  • Japanese history, economic / financial history, Asian history, digital humanities

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  • Tomohisa Yamada
  • Associate Professor
  • Teacher Training, Second Language Acquisition, ICT literacy.

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Other Instructors who Teach on MJSP

  • Michelle La Fay
  • Associate Professor
  • Religious Studies, Meiji Era Protestantism, Uchimura Kanzo

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  • Peter Firkola
  • Associate Professor
  • Japanese management, career development, HRM, recruitment practices

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  • Jeffry Gayman
  • Professor
  • Indigenous education, Indigenous peoples, Multiculturalism, Intercultural educatio…

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  • Paul Hansen
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Animal-human-technology studies…

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  • Ko Hasegawa
  • Executive Vice President (University Office), Professor (School of Law)
  • Philosophy of Law

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  • Sachiko Ito
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Distribution, marketing, information society, consumers

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  • Sungmin Kim
  • Associate Professor
  • Media and Popular Culture in East Asia

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  • Satoshi Oku
  • Professor
  • Theoretical linguistics, comparative syntax, East Asian languages, ellipsis

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  • Piers Williamson
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Risk, international relations…

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  • Takayoshi Yamamura
  • Professor
  • Contents tourism, Anime-induced tourism, pop culture and tourism…

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  • John Bower
  • Associate Professor
  • Oceanography, cephalopod biology

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