Faculty

Modern Japanese Studies Program Faculty

  • Philip Seaton
  • Professor
  • World War II, collective memory, heritage tourism, Hokkaido/Sakhalin history
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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
  • Intangible cultural property, ethnography, meaning of life, alternative lifestyles...
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  • Hironori Sasada
  • Associate Professor
  • Political economy of Japan and East Asia, foreign policies, trade policies, party ...
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  • Etsuko Yamada
  • Associate Professor
  • Japanese language education, intercultural education, critical thinking, intercult...
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  • Clinton Godart
  • Lecturer
  • Intellectual history of modern Japan, modern Japanese religion, history of science...
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  • Christian Winkler
  • Lecturer
  • Party politics, ideology, political thought, conservatism, constitutional reform
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Other Instructors who Teach on MJSP

  • Stephanie Assmann
  • Specially Appointed Professor
  • Consumer behavior, gender, food, fashion
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  • John Bower
  • Associate Professor
  • Oceanography, cephalopod biology
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  • Charles Brown
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Critical applied linguistics, liberatory teaching, language ideology, educational ...
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  • 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
  • Associate Professor
  • Indigenous education, Indigenous peoples, Multiculturalism, Intercultural educatio...
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  • Paul Hansen
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Animal-human-technology studies, cosmopolitan studies, posthumanism, embodiment an...
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  • Ko Hasegawa
  • Executive Vice President (University Office), Professor (School of Law)
  • Philosophy of Law
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  • Jun Imai
  • Associate Professor
  • Comparative employment relations, Economy and organizations, Social inequality
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  • Sachiko Ito
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Distribution, marketing, information society, consumers
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  • Tomoko Kawabata
  • Special Associate Professor
  • Gender, sexuality, social control of deviance, industry, power, career, harassment
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  • Sungmin Kim
  • Associate Professor
  • Media and Popular Culture in East Asia
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  • Satoshi Oku
  • Associate Professor
  • Theoretical linguistics, comparative syntax, East Asian languages, ellipsis
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  • Peter Richardson
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor, discourse analysis, agency, religious ...
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  • Richard Siddle
  • Specially Appointed Professor
  • Multiculturalism, Japan’s minorities, ethnic tourism, adventure tourism
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  • Iain Twiddy
  • Specially Appointed Professor
  • Contemporary poetry, elegy, cancer poetry, ethics of representation
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  • Piers Williamson
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Risk, international relations, security, discourse
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  • Takayoshi Yamamura
  • Professor
  • Contents tourism, Anime-induced tourism, pop culture and tourism, heritage tourism...
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