国際教養大学|Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration

Introducing Academic staff of IASRC

Director

KUMAGAI Yoshistaka

KUMAGAI Yoshistaka

KUMAGAI Yoshitaka

Director & Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

Ph.D., Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry, Oregon State University.

Curriculum Vitae

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)-World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), Regional Vice Chair for East Asia; Director, Center for Regional Sustainability Initiatives (2005-15), Director, Center for East Asia Research (2014-15).

Publications

"Developing green tourism in a community and its influences on residents in that community: a case study in Ani, Kita-Akita city" Annual Bulletin of Rural Studies 43 (2008). "No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Applying Existing Social Science Theories to Wildfire" In People, Fire, and Forests. Oregon State University Press, 2007.

Deputy Director

TOYODA Tetsuya

TOYODA Tetsuya

TOYODA Tetsuya

Deputy Director & Associate Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

DEA en droit international, Université of Paris-II. B.A., Law, The University of Tokyo.

Curriculum Vitae

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-2000). COE Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo (2006-07). Teaching at Akita International University since 2007. Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2013-14); Deputy Director, Center for East Asia Research (2014-15).

Publications

Theory and Politics of the Law of Nations (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 2011).

Deputy Director

AKIBA Takeshi

AKIBA Takeshi

AKIBA Takeshi

Deputy Director, IASRC (A/Professor, Global Studies Program)

Academic Background

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Waseda University.

Curriculum Vitae

Fellow, Keidanren Ishizaka Memorial Foundation (2001-03). Faculty since 2007, currently Associate Professor of Global Studies. Vice-chairperson of Akita Prefectural Commission on Administrative and Fiscal Reform since 2013. Research project leader on foreign labor migration at the institute. Deputy Director, Center for Regional Sustainability Initiatives (2014-15).

Publications

"Japanese Nationality Case and Judicial Policy making" Sociology of Law 80 (2014). (Japanese Association of Sociology of Law Best Paper Award)

TAKEMURA Yutaka

TAKEMURA Yutaka

TAKEMURA Yutaka

Select Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

B.A., Russian Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Curriculum Vitae

Joined Nichimen Co., Ltd (current Sojitz Corp.) (1976) ; Representative, General Manager and Director of the foreign offices in Russia, South Africa, and Brazil; Vice President for Mineral Resources, Energy & Metal Division (2009-12); and Select Professor, Center for East Asia Research (2012-15).
NAGOSHI Kenro

NAGOSHI Kenro

NAGOSHI Kenro

Select Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

B.A., Russian Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Curriculum Vitae

Joined Jiji Press, Japanese wire service (1976), Foreign correspondent in Bangkok, Moscow and Washington D.C. Deputy Editor in chief , Bureau chief in Sendai. Visiting Professor of AIU (2010-). Professor of Takushoku University. since 2012; Select Professor, Center for East Asia Research (2012-15).

Publications

Dictator Putin(Bungeishunju, 2012).
NEGISHI Yo

NEGISHI Yo

NEGISHI Yo

Assistant Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

Ph.D., the University of Tokyo.

Curriculum Vitae

JSPS Research Fellow (2006-09), Aomori Prefectural Board of Education (2010-14), Assistant Professor at AIU (2014-). Expert member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM). 24th Yamashita Taro Research Fund Award (2013).

Publications

Co-editor: History of Yokote City., Partial Contribution: Oceanic Studies (Kyoto Univeristy Press), Archaeology in the South Sea (Douseisya).
KOHON Jacklyn

KOHON Jacklyn

KOHON Jacklyn

Assistant Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

Ph.D., Urban Studies, Portland State University.

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, Global Studies, at AIU (2016-). Project Manager/Senior Research Assistant, Institute on Aging, Portland State University (2014-2016). Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University (Oct/Nov, 2013). Visiting Scholar, Danish Center for Environmental Assessment, Aalborg University (Jul/Aug, 2013).

Publications

Carder, P.C., Luhr, G., and Kohon, J. (2016). Differential health and social needs of older adults waitlisted for public housing or housing choice vouchers. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 28(4), 246-260. Kohon, J. and Carder, P.C. (2014). Exploring Identity and Aging: Auto-photography and Narratives of Older Adults Living in Subsidized Housing. Journal of Aging Studies, 30, 47-55.