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  • Takeshi NOBAYASHI, Professor
    Takeshi NOBAYASHI
    Professor
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  • Professor Nobayashi completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University. He served as an assistant professor at the International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University, and as an assistant professor and a professor at the Faculty of Law, Hitotsubashi University, before accepting his current position in April 2009. He is also a professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence from Hitotsubashi University in 1986.
  • Fields of expertise
  • International Political Economy, International Relations
  • Degree
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Makiko IIO, Professor
    Makiko IIO
    Professor
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Kaoru KATSUTA, Professor
    Kaoru KATSUTA
    Professor
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  • Professor Katsuta graduated from the Department of Literature (major: English and American Literature), Faculty of Letters, Keio University. She completed the master's program at the Department of English and American Literature, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University. She served as a professor of the Department of European and American Studies at Toyo Women's College before accepting her current position.
  • Fields of expertise
  • North American Black Studies
  • Degree
  • M.A
  • Hitomi SAKAMOTO, Professor
    Hitomi SAKAMOTO
    Professor
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Profile
  • 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)
  • Takayuki TAKAO, Professor
    Takayuki TAKAO
    Professor
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  • 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
  • Yusuke DAN, Professor
    Yusuke DAN
    Professor
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Satoru NAGAO, Professor
    Satoru NAGAO
    Professor
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  • Professor Nagao graduated from the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Humanities, Sophia University and completed the doctoral program at the Division of Public Administration, Graduate School of the International Christian University. He served as an assistant professor at the graduate school of the International University of Japan and as a research fellow at the Center for Japan-U.S. Relations of the same university before accepting his current position.
  • Fields of expertise
  • International Relations, Policy-Making Process, International Political Economics, EU Studies, Japan-U.S. Relations, American Politics and Diplomacy
  • Degree
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Andrew BOON, Professor
    Andrew BOON
    Professor
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Profile
  • 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
  • Profile
  • 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
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  • 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)
  • Setsuko MIYAI, Professor
    Setsuko MIYAI
    Professor
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  • Professor Miyai graduated from the Department of English, Tsuda College. She completed the master's program at the Department of History of the graduate school of University of North Carolina and the master's program at the Graduate School of Area Studies, University of Tsukuba. She completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of History and Anthropology, University of Tsukuba.
    She worked for Toyo Women's College before accepting her current position.
  • Fields of expertise
  • History of American Society
  • Degree
  • Master of International Studies, M.A, M.A (U.S. History)
  • Noriyuki YASUMATSU, Professor
    Noriyuki YASUMATSU
    Professor
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  • 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, Associate Professor
    Mika INOUE-HANZAWA
    Associate Professor
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Profile
  • 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
  • Profile
  • 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)
  • Masatoshi TAKEUCHI, Assistant Professor
    Masatoshi TAKEUCHI
    Assistant Professor
  • Profile
  • 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
  • Jeffrey DURAND, Assistant Professor
    Jeffrey DURAND
    Assistant Professor
  • Profile
  • 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)
  • Hiroko YAMAMOTO, Assistant Professor
    Hiroko YAMAMOTO
    Assistant Professor
  • Profile
  • 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)
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