Faculty Information

Takeshi Akiba


  • Associate Professor
  • Akita International University
  • Jurisprudence and Social Policy, Political Science
Research Interests:
  • Citizenship and Immigration Policy, Minority Rights and the Constitution, Federalism and Rights
Educational Background:
  • Ph.D., Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • M.A., Political Science, Waseda University, 2001
  • B.A., Politics and Economics, Waseda University, 1999
Keiko Yamanaka


  • Continuing Lecturer
  • Department of Ethnic Studies & International and Area Studies
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • International Migration, Asian American Studies, Asian Diaspora, Gender Studies
Research Interests:
  • Transnational migration in Asia-Pacific, immigration policy, citizenship, civil society, immigrant community, gender and generation, life history, Japanese society
Educational Background:
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Cornell University, 1987
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1982
  • B.A., English Literature, Shizuoka Women’s University, 1971