Academic Staff and Project Researcher

Director

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TOYODA Tetsuya

TOYODA Tetsuya

Director & 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). Deputy Director, Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Studies (2015-2019).

Publications

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

Deputy Director

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NEGISHI Yo

NEGISHI Yo

Deputy Director & Associate 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).

Members

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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).

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NAKAGAWA Hideyuki

NAKAGAWA Hideyuki

Associate Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.

Curriculum Vitae

Previously worked for The World Bank (STC). JICA (Economist). Assistant Professor at Akita International
University since 2014.

Publications

"Poverty, politics, and projects under community participation in Zambia", in Community, Market, and
State in Development. " Evaluating Intangible Cultural Heritage through CVM: The Case of "Yokote no
Kamakura" in Cultural Economics.

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ABE Kuniko

ABE Kuniko

Associate Professor, IASRC

Academic Background

Ph.D. History of Art, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne ; Ecoledu Louvre (France).

Curriculum Vitae

Paris International School EABJM IB Instructor (1990-93), Expertiznig for Cultural Heritage Division of
French Ministry of Culture : Historical sites and monuments / Reunion of national museums / Louvre
Museum (1999-2006). Qualification of French National Universities Professor-Researcher (History, 2009).
Faculty since 2010, currently Associate professor of Basic Education.

Publications

Sante Chapelle, Theater Architecture and Its Decor in France. Paris: Birth of Arts, Imaginary Museum and
Chagall's ceiling painting in Paris'Opera: Universality of Andre Malraux's vision, Akita Ranga and Its
International Dimensions: A Short Tour, etc.

Project Researcher

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NARISAWA Noriko

NARISAWA Noriko

Project Researcher

Academic Background

Ph.D. (Area Studies, Kyoto University)

Curriculum Vitae

Previously worked for JSPS (Research Fellow DC2), ASAFAS Kyoto University (Researcher), Hokkaido University Lusaka Office (Deputy Director), JSPS (Research Fellow PD), IIC Hokkaido University (Assistant Professor). Project Researcher at IASRC Akita International University since October 2019.

Publications

“Diversified Livelihood of Peasant Women in Southern Zambia”(Working Paper on Social-Ecological Resilience Series No. 2011-014, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature).

 

Affiliated Researchers

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AKIBA Takeshi

Associate Professor, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University

Academic Background

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

Curriculum Vitae

Research project leader on foreign care workers in Akita. Deputy Director, Center for Regional Sustainability Initiatives (2014-15), Deputy Director (2015-19) and Affiliate Researcher (2019- ), Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Studies.

Publications

"The Japanese Nationality Case and the Evolving Role of Courts in Japan" (2017) and many other works on minorities and the law.

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KUDO Shogo

Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Academic Background

Ph.D. (Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo)

Curriculum Vitae

Akita International University (2009), JSPS Research Fellow (2013-15), Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo (2017-)

Publications

“Framing in Sustainability Science” 2019.December, Springer

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HIRATA Yuka

Adjunct lecturer of Japanese Language Program

Academic Background

M.A. Japanese Language Teaching, Akita International University
B.A (Hons), Music, Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan.

Curriculum Vitae

NOVA Tokyo, Japan (1998-2003), Mayflower Primary Harwich, UK (2005-07), University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (2007-12), Akita University (2019-20), Akita International University (2014-),

Publications

Reid, J., Hirata, Y., Gilardi, F. (2011) Student-Centred Transmedia Inspired Language Learning Projects. In Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2011. ACTC.
Hirata, Y., (2015) Teachers Roles in Task Based Language Teaching, Bulletin of Japanese Language Teaching Practices, vol.6,9935-66, 3026.9 Akita International University
Hirata, Y., Hashimoto, Y., (2017) Distance Learning Supporters’ Role for EPA Nurses and Caregivers, The Society for Technical Japanese Education, 2017 STJE

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OHARA Yoshitaka

Habataku Inc.

Academic Background

Master of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University. B.E., Osaka Prefecture University.

Curriculum Vitae

IBM Japan, Ltd. (2007-10), Habataku Inc. (2010-), Habataku Co. Ltd.(2013-), Taktopia Inc.(2015-19)

Publications

『Cartoon Guide Book: Understanding Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos in 3 hours』
ASUKA Publishing Inc., 2012
『The 5 Truths : Making Money on Myanmar』Gentosha Literary Publication, 2013

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ISHII Hironori

CEO of 141&Co.

Academic Background

Akita International University

Curriculum Vitae

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation(2011-14)、ZAO Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank(2014-16)、NPO ETIC.(2016-18)、Akita City Hall(2017-20)、CEO of 141&Co.(2019-)