Faculty Members: Academic Areas and Research Topics
Contemporary African Literature, African Cinema, Postcolonial Studies.
psychology and human development
Current research interests include relationship between the flow experience and psychological well-being and universal and cultural dimensions of the optimal experiences.
Cultural anthropology, Oceanic studies
Research into globalization, religious and ethnic conflict, regional development, convivial society and minorities
Information and Communication Technology for social activities, Information security, Privacy preserving technology, ITS, e-Government and e-Residency
International Studies, History of Japan-Micronesia Relations,Micronesian Studies, Okinawan Studies
Digital Media Processing, Audio Engineering, Speech and Natural Language Processing.
Current research interest includes Computer Music, Media Art, Machine Learning, Text Mining, and e-Portfolio.
Political philosophy, French and European studies.
Poetics, adaptation, and translation of Japanese literature from classical to modern periods
Methodologies to achieve tool usability, real world-oriented computing, designing manmade artifacts and data spheres to enrich everyday life
Text theory, cultural semiotics
Elucidation of the principles of cultural expression through theoretical examination of linguistic and nonlinguistic texts
English linguistics, English studies in general
English morphology, history of English, English lexicography, contrastive linguistic studies in general.
U.S. social and cultural history with a focus on religion, gender, and social movements during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Twentieth-century Russian literature, literary theory, Russian (Soviet Union) cinema, film studies.
Ubiquitous computing, distributed operating systems, user interfaces
Cultural anthropology, Chinese ethnology
Ethnicity of southern Chinese minorities, reconstructing the culture of overseas Chinese in Japan and their identities
Contemporary and modern Korean history
Multifaceted depiction of the culture and history of Korean residents in Japan (in the broadest sense), examination of true images of the new generation of Korean residents in Japan, consideration of what Japanese society should be like
Literature of the french-speaking world (Francophonie), Textanalyse (mélancolie), Sociocritique
Linguistics (applied contemporary English), economics
Development of human resource talent, the Japanese economy and educational reform, history of thought in the Englishspeaking world
Development Studies, International Cooperation, Southeast Asian Studies (particularly, Mekong region), including mass media research related to those fields.
Contemporary philosophy, contemporary art philosophy, modern Japanese philosophy, applied ethics
Philosophical and ethical research related to nature and existence as well as illness and death; construction of phenomenological theories of the other based on the concept of “the other,” including the dead and departed souls; research into art activism
Contemporary Japanese Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Representation of gender and the family in contemporary Japanese literature and culture