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Graduate School of Intercultural Communication
Major in Intercultural Communication

Faculty Members: Academic Areas and Research Topics

Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Major in Intercultural Communication

Ayako Aihara

Associate Professor
Contemporary African Literature, African Cinema, Postcolonial Studies.

Kiyoshi Asakawa, Ph.D.

Professor of 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.

Yumiko Imaizumi

Professor
International Studies, History of Japan-Micronesia Relations,Micronesian Studies, Okinawan Studies

Arisa Iwakawa

Lecture
Contemporary Japanese Literature,Queer studies,Trauma studies

Michiko Izumi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Information and Communication Technology for social activities, Information security, Privacy preserving technology, ITS, e-Government and e-Residency

Yoshiaki Ohshima, Ph.D.

Professor
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.

Kazuya Onaka, Ph.D.

Professor
Political philosophy, French and European studies.

Yosuke Kinoe

Professor
Human interfaces
Methodologies to achieve tool usability, real world-oriented computing, designing manmade artifacts and data spheres to enrich everyday life

Yoshinori Kumata

Professor
Text theory, cultural semiotics
Elucidation of the principles of cultural expression through theoretical examination of linguistic and nonlinguistic texts

Tetsuya Koshiishi

Professor
English linguistics, English studies in general
English morphology, history of English, English lexicography, contrastive linguistic studies in general.

Motoe Sasaki, Ph.D.

Professor
U.S. social and cultural history with a focus on religion, gender, and social movements during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Chitose Sato, Ph.D.

Professor
Twentieth-century Russian literature, literary theory, Russian (Soviet Union) cinema, film studies.

Yukihiko Shigesada

Professor
Information science
Ubiquitous computing, distributed operating systems, user interfaces

Shisai So

Professor
Cultural anthropology, Chinese ethnology
Ethnicity of southern Chinese minorities, reconstructing the culture of overseas Chinese in Japan and their identities

Toshio Takayanagi

Professor
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

Narihisa Nakashima

Professor
Post-colonialism research, Asia-Pacific regionalism and identity
Culture theory, theories related to nationalism and ethnicity, colonial studies, development and culture, Indonesia research

Isao Hiromatsu, Ph.D.

Assistant professor
Literature of the french-speaking world (Francophonie), Textanalyse (mélancolie), Sociocritique

Satoru Matsumoto, Ph.D.

Professor
Development Studies, International Cooperation, Southeast Asian Studies (particularly, Mekong region), including mass media research related to those fields.

Osamu Morimura

Professor
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

Levy Hideo

Professor
Japanese literature
Broadly interpreting contemporary themes by readings literary masterpieces from the post-World War II era to the present using a bilingual approach

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