Academic Programs
Faculty of Global Communications
Faculty Members

Takayuki TAKAO, Professor

Takayuki TAKAO, Professor

Professor Takao completed the doctoral program (major: Linguistics) at the graduate school of Sophia University. He served as an assistant professor of Toyo Women's College before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

Semantics, Syntax

Degree

Master of Linguistics

Makiko IIO, Professor

Makiko IIO, Professor

Professor Iio graduated from Meiji Gakuin University and studied at Hope College. She completed the master's program at the Department of Linguistics, Michigan State University.

Fields of expertise

Sociolinguistics (Discourse Marker)

Degree

M.A

Hiroto ONISHI, Professor

Hiroto ONISHI, Professor

Professor Onishi completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Literature and Linguistics, University of Tsukuba.

Fields of expertise

Linguistics (English)

Degree

M.A

Hitomi SAKAMOTO, Professor

Hitomi SAKAMOTO, Professor

Professor Sakamoto graduated from the University of Tokyo and completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of the same university. She worked as a part-time lecturer at Hitotsubashi University and the University of Tokyo before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

English Education for Children, Native American Studies

Degree

M.A

Izumi SATO, Professor

Izumi SATO, Professor

Professor Sato graduated from the College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University, and completed the master's program at the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh and the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Education, Kyushu University. She was a visiting research fellow of Hebrew University in 1998.

Fields of expertise

Cultural Anthropology, Educational Anthropology (History of Jewish communities in Japan and China)

Degree

Master of Education, M.A

Yukinari SHIMOYAMA, Professor

Yukinari SHIMOYAMA, Professor

Professor Shimoyama graduated from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I of Waseda University and completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Education of the same university.

Fields of expertise

English Education, Educational Technology, CALL, Support for Autonomous Learning

Degree

M.A (Education)

ZHU Jianrong, Professor

ZHU Jianrong, Professor

Professor Zhu graduated from East China Normal University in China, came to Japan in 1986, and obtained a PhD at Gakushuin University. He worked as an assistant professor at Toyo Women's College and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

International Relations in Asia, Modern History of China

Degree

PhD (Politics)

Mitsuko SUEFUJI, Professor

Mitsuko SUEFUJI, Professor

Professor Suefuji graduated from the Faculty of Education, the University of Tokyo, and completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Education of the same university. She served as a professor at Tokyo Future University before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Education, Comparative Education, Multicultural/ Multilingual Education

Degree

PhD (Education)

Yusuke DAN, Professor

Yusuke DAN, Professor

Professor Yusuke Dan graduated from the Division of British Studies in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts (Politics) of Amherst College in the United States. He completed coursework in the doctoral program (International Relations) at the University of Tokyo. He served as the Executive Director of the Head Office of International Affairs of Tokai University and the Vice President of Toyo Gakuen University before he became the President of Toyo Gakuen University in April 2018.

Fields of expertise

International Relations, Human Security, International Development

Degree

Master of Sociology

Hiroshi TSUSHIMA, Professor

Hiroshi TSUSHIMA, Professor

Professor Tsushima graduated from the Faculty of Education, the University of Tokyo and completed the master's program at the graduate school of International University of Japan, where he obtained the degree of Master of International Studies. He worked for the International Development Center of Japan and Long-term Credit Bank Research Institute, Inc. before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

International Economics

Degree

Master of International Studies

Andrew BOON, Professor

Andrew BOON, Professor

University of Sunderland
M.A in TESOL, Aston University
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Linguistics), Aston University

Fields of expertise

Applied Linguistics, Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Degree

M.A in TESOL
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Linguistics)

Chikara FURUYA, Professor

Chikara FURUYA, Professor

Professor Furuya completed the master's program at the graduate school of Waseda University (major: Financial Economics). He worked for the Bank of Tokyo, the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Institute for International Monetary Affairs (as an economist), and the graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology (as a research fellow), and served other positions before accepting his current position in April 2010.

Fields of expertise

Global Environment, Climate Change and International Framework, Environmental Finance, Carbon Currency, Social Entrepreneur, International Finance, International Currencies, and others

Degree

Master of Commerce

Masami MAEHARA, Professor

Masami MAEHARA, Professor

Professor Maehara served as a lecturer at Bunkyo University and Yokohama National University and as a visiting research fellow at Chuo University.

Fields of expertise

Economics (Economic Theory), Corporate Strategy, Business Leadership (including studies of management of domains by feudal warlord of Japan and historical figures in the world), Media Theory (planning and production of TV programs)
He is also a song writer.

Degree

PhD (Economics)

Junichi MATSUMOTO, Professor

Junichi MATSUMOTO, Professor

Professor Matsumoto graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Keio University and completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Letters of the same university. He worked as a high school teacher and a university lecturer and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

English, Linguistics

Degree

M.A

Michiyo MATSUMOTO, Professor

Michiyo MATSUMOTO, Professor

Professor Matsumoto completed the master's program at the graduate school of Rikkyo University and completed coursework in the doctoral program at the graduate school of Hosei University.

Fields of expertise

American Dramas, Cinema, Translation

Degree

M.A (Literature)

Noriyuki YASUMATSU, Professor

Noriyuki YASUMATSU, Professor

Professor Yasumatsu graduated from the Department of Law, School of Law of Meiji University and completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University. He served as a (visiting) Senior Researcher at Keio Research Institute of SFC and a part-time lecturer at Toyo Women's College and Toyo Gakuen University before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

Politics, Network Society, NPO Studies

Degree

M.A (Media and Governance)

Mika INOUE-HANZAWA, Associate Professor

Mika INOUE-HANZAWA, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Inoue completed coursework in the doctoral program at the graduate school (Graduate Program in International and Cultural Studies) of Tsuda College.

Fields of expertise

International Politics, International Organization Studies, Peacebuilding, International Cooperation

Degree

Master of International Relations

YIN Cheng, Associate Professor

YIN Cheng, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Yin graduated from the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University in China. She completed the master's program at the Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She worked as a full-time lecturer at Shanghai University in China and special lecturer at Toyo Gakuen University and served other positions before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Chinese Language and Literature, Contemporary Chinese Literature

Degree

B.A

Toshio TSUMURA, Associate Professor

Toshio TSUMURA, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Tsumura graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Keio University and completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Media and Governance (Language and Transculture) of the same university. He completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (major: Language and Information Sciences) of the University of Tokyo. He completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (major: Language and Information Sciences) of the University of Tokyo. He worked as a lecturer at Keio High School, Toyo University, Chuo University, Waseda University, as a teacher at a public junior high school in Yokohama, and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

English Education

Degree

M.A (Media and Governance, Keio University), M.A (University of Tokyo)

Yusuke YODA, Associate Professor

Yusuke YODA, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Yoda completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Language and Society (Studies in Language and Society), Osaka University. He is a visiting research fellow at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. He served as a visiting research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fields of expertise

Theoretical Linguistics, Cognitive Science

Degree

PhD (Language and Culture)

Hironao KOBAYASHI, Assistant Professor

Hironao KOBAYASHI, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Kobayashi completed the doctoral program (English Literature) at the Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University. He worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Waseda University and as a research fellow (PD) under the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists program of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

English Literature (Irish literature with special focus on James Joyce)

Degree

PhD (English Literature)

Masatoshi TAKEUCHI, Assistant Professor

Masatoshi TAKEUCHI, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Takeuchi graduated from the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, and completed the coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Law of the same university. He served as a part-time lecturer at Takasaki City University of Economics, Musashi University, Kanagawa University, Rikkyo University, and Tamagawa University, and served other positions before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

International Relations, International Law, International Organizations

Degree

Master of Laws

Takashi TAMAI, Assistant Professor

Takashi TAMAI, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Tamai graduated from the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University in March 2010. He completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo in March 2015 and obtained the degree of PhD in September of the same year. He worked for the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria as a researcher, Secretariat of the Africa Japan Forum, Ritsumeikan University Research Center for Ars Vivendi as a visiting researcher, and Kameda College of Health Sciences as a part-time lecturer before accepting his current position.

Fields of expertise

African Area Studies, Social Anthropology

Degree

PhD

Jeffrey DURAND, Assistant Professor

Jeffrey DURAND, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Durand graduated from the University of Virginia and completed the master's program at the graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University.

Fields of expertise

Language Testing

Degree

M.A. (TESOL)

Sumiko MIYAFUSA, Assistant Professor

Sumiko MIYAFUSA, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Miyafusa completed the doctoral program at the College of Education of Ohio University, where she majored in Cultural Studies.

Fields of expertise

Cross-Cultural Communication, Foreign Language Education

Degree

PhD (Education)

Hiroko YAMAMOTO, Assistant Professor

Hiroko YAMAMOTO, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Yamamoto completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Humanities and Science (major: Japanese Language and Literature), Ochanomizu University. She served as a part-time lecturer at Toyo Gakuen University, Chiba University, and other universities before accepting her current position.

Fields of expertise

Japanese Language, Japanese Language Education

Degree

PhD (Humanities)