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Visiting Scholars

Former Visiting Scholars

Laura Allen, Research Associate

Appointment Dates 12/01/1999-12/01/2000

Home Institution Freelance Researcher

Field History of Art

Research Topic Images of Women in 17th Century Japanese Visual Culture


Yoshiaki Azuma, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/25/2007-08/24/2008

Home Institution Doshisha University

Field Japanese Intellectual History

Research Topic Economic Development and Growth, Japanese Economy


Huei-chu Chu, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 02/15/2004-05/24/2006

Home Institution National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Field Taiwanese Literature

Research Topic The Traffic of People Between Colonial Taiwan and Yaeyama


Sandra Collins, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/2005-08/31/2006

Home Institution University of Chicago

Field Japanese History

Research Topic The Missing Olympics: The 1940 Tokyo Games


John Ertl, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/15/2011-09/20/2012

Home Institution Kanazawa University

Field Anthropology

Research Topic "Japanese archaeology" research centers and specialists in the US through ethnographic methodology


Marta Rodriguez Fernandez, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 07/01/2011-06/30/2013

Email marta.rodriguez@berkeley.edu

Field Architecture

Research Topic Japan-Western transnationalism and the approach of experimental architecture toward industrial design


Laurie Anne Freeman, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/18/1999-12/20/1999

Home Institution University of California, Santa Barbara

Field Political Science

Research Topic The Internet and Development of Civil Society in Japan


Sabine Fruhstuck, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/2001-06/30/2002

Home Institution University of California, Santa Barbara

Field Modern Japanese Culture

Research Topic Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan


Hiroshi Fukagawa, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/10/1995-03/01/1997

Home Institution Kyushu University, Japan

Field Economics

Research Topic Japan-Korea Agricultural Economics


Manji Gonda, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/01/1999-03/31/2000

Home Institution Senshu University

Field Journalism

Research Topic A Comparative Study of the Problems of Crime Reporting in Both America and Japan


Nobuyo Goto, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/15/2004-09/30/2005

Home Institution Fukushima Medical University

Field Political Economy

Research Topic Japanese Social Science in the 21st Century


Yasuo Goto, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/15/2004-03/30/2005

Home Institution Fukushima University

Field Political Economy

Research Topic Internet Revolution and Globalization in the Age of Post Cold-War


Shoichiro Hara, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 07/02/1999-03/31/2000

Home Institution National Institute of Japanese Literature

Field Medical Science

Research Topic Digital Library Systems for Japanese Classical Literature


Hiroaki Hayashi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/01/2005-03/31/2006

Home Institution Kansai University

Field Economics

Research Topic Local Public Finance and Social Security System


Masayo Hayashi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/05/1999-09/30/2000

Home Institution Nanzan University

Field Education

Research Topic The Comparative Study of the Making of the Concept of Juvenile Delinquency Between Japan and the US.


Naoaki Hiraishi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/18/2007-10/25/2007

Home Institution Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Field Japanese Intellectual History


Norichika Horie, Visiting Scholar

Email norick.h@nifty.com

Appointment Dates 08/01/2009-03/31/2010

Home Institution University of Sacred Heart

Field Religious Studies

Research Topic Comparative study of spirituality in Japan and the United States


Kazumi Hoshino, Visiting Scholar

Email hoshino@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 10/01/2011-09/30/2012

Home Institution Independent Scholar

Research Topic Health Care Policy for Healthy Aging for Older Asian Immigrants in the United States and Japan


Young-eun Huh, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 01/20/2006-02/28/2007

Home Institution Daegu University

Field Japanese Language and Literature

Research Topic The Marital and Family System in Heian Era


Soonhwa Hwang, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/2010-08/31/2011

Home Institution Kyungnam University

Field Japanese Education

Research Topic Teaching of "aspect" in Japanese textbooks in Korea and America


Keisuke Iida, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/01/2002-03/31/2003

Home Institution Aoyama Gakuin University

Field Political Science

Research Topic Leadership at International Organizations


Taishin Ikeda, Visiting Scholar

Email taishin@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 04/01/2012-03/31/2013

Home Institution Konan Women's University

Field Human Sciences

Research Topic Activities of American Otaku


Kyoko Inoue, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/20/2003-08/19/2004

Home Institution Keio University

Field Anthropology

Research Topic North American, Japanese, and East Asian Ethnography and Linguistics: Cognitive Anthropology and Concepts of Categorization in Spatial Cognition; Nominal Classification Systems in Japanese.


Kaoru Ishiguro, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/01/2004-03/31/2005

Home Institution Kobe University

Field Economics

Research Topic International Political Economy


Kazuo Ishikawa, Visiting Scholar

Email thc0617@isc.senshu-u.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 03/30/2013-03/29/2014

Home Institution Senshu University

Field Commerce

Research Topic Standardization of the marketing channel strategy of Japanese automobile manufacturers in foreign countries


Masatsugu Ito, Visiting Scholar

Email itomasa@tmu.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 04/01/2009-03/30/2010

Home Institution Tokyo Metropolitan University

Field Law and Political Science

Research Topic The study of the relationship between regulatory reform and government organization reform in the 1990's and their impact on present regulatory politics in Japan


Teruaki Izume, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 07/01/2001-08/31/2001

Home Institution Japan Industrial Economy Research Institute

Field Business

Research Topic California Energy Deregulation


Taichi Kajiwara, Visiting Scholar

Email kajiwara@cc.u-kochi.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 04/01/2013-03/31/2014

Home Institution Kochi Junior College

Field Accounting

Research Topic Future prospects of capital cost management and disclosure of information concerning the cost of capital


Shuichi Kakuta, Visiting Scholar

Email kakutas@ec.ritsumei.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 03/29/2008-09/19/2008

Home Institution Ritsumeikan University

Field Economics

Research Topic Comparative study of the Hegelian and Marxian traditions in the social science and political economy of Japan and the United States


Akio Kamitani, Visiting Scholar

Email kamitani@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 10/01/2012-09/30/2013

Home Institution Sapporo Gakuin University

Field Sociology

Research Topic Comparative study of conservative politics in Japan and the United States


Masatoshi Kato, Visiting Scholar

Email mkato@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 04/01/2012-03/31/2014

Home Institution Kwansei Gakuin University

Field Economics

Research Topic Entrepreneurship, innovation, and industrial dynamics of Japanese industries


Eiji Kawabata, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/15/2010-08/31/2011

Home Institution Minnesota State University, Mankato

Field Political Science and Law Enforcement

Research Topic Politics of privacy in Japan


Yoichi Kibata, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/01/2001-03/31/2002

Home Institution The University of Tokyo

Field International Studies

Research Topic Change in the Hegemonic Power from Britain to the USA in Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean in the 1950s and 1960s


Sukhyun Kim, Visiting Scholar

Email kimu0901@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 09/01/2012-03/31/2013

Home Institution Tohoku University

Field International Relations

Research Topic Establishment and development of the framework of regional cooperation in East Asia and the political process in each country


Kenshu Kikuzawa, Visiting Scholar

Email kikuzawa@fbc.keio.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 03/15/2013-03/14/2014

Home Institution Keio University

Field Business and Commerce

Research Topic Efficiency of Japanese Management based on comparative institutional analysis


Shinichi Kitasaka, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 03/28/2006-03/27/2007

Home Institution Doshisha University

Field Economics

Research Topic Japanese Economy


Satoshi Kitayama, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/01/2007-07/30/2008

Home Institution Tokyo Keizai University

Field Communications

Research Topic Computer-Mediated Communication


Hiroto Kobayashi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/2012-08/31/2013

Home Institution Keio University / Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop

Field Architecture

Research Topic Revitalization of urban and rural areas in Japan


Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/21/1995-12/31/1996

Home Institution Keio University

Field Political Schience

Research Topic Comparative Study of Electoral Politics of Japan and US


Yoshiko Konishi, Visiting Scholar

Email ykoni@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 01/05/2010-12/31/2010

Home Institution Independent Scholar

Field Anthropology

Research Topic Pedagogy on Japanese culture and society in universities in the United States


Annamari Konttinen, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 06/05/2006-08/04/2006

Home Institution University of Turku

Field Sociology

Research Topic Environmental Movement and Citizenship in Japan


Morifumi Kuroki, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 02/04/2000-05/03/2000

Home Institution Fukuoka International University

Field Law

Research Topic Japan-US Relations in Meiji Era, American Government Attitude Towards Japan-China Peace Treaty in 1871


Mi Suk Lee, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 12/10/2000-01/31/2002

Home Institution Myongji University

Field Japanese Literature

Research Topic A Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Aspetual System in English, Japanese, and Korean: An Effective Japanese teaching for Korean Speakers


Satoko Maekawa, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/19/2007-09/18/2008

Home Institution Kansai University

Field Economics

Research Topic Corporate and R&D investment in the United States


Guirong Mao, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/01/1999-08/31/2001

Home Institution Meiji Gakuin University

Field Political Science

Research Topic Comparative Asian Government Studies


William McOmie, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/27/2001-08/21/2002

Home Institution Kanagawa University

Field Comparative Culture

Research Topic Japan's Foreign Relations in the 19th and 20th Centuries


Yumiko Mikanagi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 01/01/2005-05/30/2005

Home Institution International Christian University

Field Political Science

Research Topic Gender and Foreign Policymaking in Japan


Gen Miyagaki, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/2005-03/31/2006

Home Institution Konan University

Field Sociology

Research Topic The Issues on Trust Based on Information Sharing in Human Service Organizations and the Social Survey on Social Network and NPOs/NGOs


Tatsuyoshi Miyakoshi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 07/01/2007-09/15/2008

Home Institution Tohoku University

Field Economics

Research Topic Financial deregulation in Japan


Ayumi Miyazaki, Research Fellow

Appointment Dates 09/15/2004-09/14/2007

Home Institution Harvard University

Field Education

Research Topic Shifting Gendered Discourse: An Ethnography of Girls' Resistance and Identity in a Japanese Junior High School Gakkyuu


Regan E. Murphy, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/01/2011-07/31/2012

Research Topic Japanese Buddhism


Norio Naka, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/1995-12/31/1996

Home Institution --

Field Political Science

Research Topic A Multidimensional Approach to the US-Japan Structural Impediments Initiative


Patricia Nelson, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 07/01/2003-08/31/2003

Home Institution University of Edinburgh

Field International Political Economy

Research Topic The Evolution of the Japanese Photography Industry


Yosuke Nirei, Research Fellow

Appointment Dates 09/20/2004-09/20/2006

Home Institution University of California, Berkeley

Field History

Research Topic The Ethics of Empire: Protestant Thought, Moral Culture, and Imperialism in Meiji Japan


Kaoru Ohara, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 09/01/2000-03/31/2002

Home Institution Kokugakuin University

Field Law

Research Topic Political Ideology of the Meiji Socialists and Christian Social Reformers


Tetsutaro Okada, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/01/2000-08/31/2001

Home Institution Kagawa University

Field Economics

Research Topic Intergovernmental Relations and the Reform of Grants System


Yuko Oki, Visiting Scholar

Email oki@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 09/01/2009-08/31/2010

Home Institution Kyoto Sangyo University

Field Business Administration

Research Topic Comparative study of modern business models (for art management) used by cultural patrons in Japan and the United States


Yuko Okubo, Research Fellow

Appointment Dates 09/01/2006-08/31/2007

Home Institution University of California, Berkeley

Field Anthropology

Research Topic State Practices in Globalized Japan: Convergence and Divergence of the Subject-Making Processes in a Multiethnic Neighborhood


Tomokazu Onishi, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/01/2007-09/20/2008

Home Institution International University, Kagoshima

Field Archaeology

Research Topic Comparative research methods in archeology and museuology


Jae Kwon Park, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/21/2006-08/20/2007

Home Institution Korea Military Academy

Field Linguistics

Research Topic Contrastive Study of Japanese/Korean Languages


Ronan A. Pereira, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/25/1999-10/24/2004

Home Institution University of Brasilia

Field Anthropology and Sociology

Research Topic The Japanese Religions in Brazil, with Special Reference to the Soka Gakkai


Gregory Pflugfelder, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 12/17/2001-08/31/2002

Home Institution Columbia University

Field East Asian Languages and Cultures

Research Topic Queer Archipelago: At the Margins of Japanese Gender and Sexuality, 1100-2000


Jean-Francois Sabouret, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/21/1996-08/31/1998

Home Institution Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Field Sociology

Research Topic Sociology of Japan - Educational System, Elites, and Educational Strategies


Taisuke Sakurai, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 06/01/2006-08/01/2006

Home Institution Government of Japan

Field Environmental Policy

Research Topic Environmental Policy in the United States from the Perspective of the Federal and State Government Relationship


Hiroshi Sasaki, Visiting Scholar

Email shiroshi@nuis.ac.jp

Appointment Dates 08/12/2008-08/12/2009

Home Institution Niigata University

Field Political Science

Research Topic The formation of an "Atomic Regime" in Japan


Yamato Sato, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/01/1999-07/31/2001

Home Institution Keio University

Field Business and Commerce

Research Topic Quantitative Analysis of the Organizational Culture


Kaku Sechiyama, Visiting Scholar

Email sechy@nifty.com

Appointment Dates 04/01/2011-03/31/2012

Home Institution University of Tokyo

Field Sociology

Research Topic Gender, sexuality, and generation in East Asian societies


Sudeshna Sen, Research Fellow

Appointment Dates 07/01/2002-06/20/2003

Home Institution University of Oregon

Field Classical Japanese Literature

Research Topic Sarashina Nikki, the Performativity Subjecthood in the Writings of Female Courtiers


Elizabeth Sharf, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 11/25/2003-11/25/2007

Home Institution Independent Scholar

Field Asian Art History

Research Topic Obaku Zen Portrait Painting


Teruo Shiina, Visiting Scholar

Email terumarisa@yahoo.co.jp

Appointment Dates 07/16/2008-04/01/2010

Home Institution Independent Scholar

Field Architecture

Research Topic Reconstruction of the Japanese Tea House in the Japanese Tea Garden of SF Golden Gate Park


Takashi Shimizu, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/25/2002-08/24/2003

Home Institution Waseda University

Field Management Accounting

Research Topic Comparative Study of the Strategic Management System of Japaneses and American Companies


Yasuhisa Shimizu, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/18/2005-09/30/2006

Home Institution Kyushu University

Field History of Political Thought

Research Topic The Social Sciences in Modern Japan


Meryl Siegal, Research Associate

Appointment Dates 01/01/1996-01/15/1998

Home Institution Holy Names College

Field Anthropology

Research Topic Ethnic Minorities in Japan


Donna Storey, Research Fellow

Appointment Dates 06/25/1997-08/31/2000

Home Institution --

Field Japanese Literature

Research Topic A Study of the Representation of Mentally Ill Female Characters in the Works of Three Contemporary Japanese Authors


Toru Suzuki, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/20/2003-08/19/2004

Home Institution Keiko University

Field Comparative Literature

Research Topic The Historic Preservation of the Japanese-American Past and the Trans-Pacific Reconstruction of Collective Memory


Seishi Takeda, Visiting Scholar

Email stakeda@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 02/11/2011-02/10/2012

Home Institution Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Akira Tatehata, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 01/20/2003-02/20/2003

Home Institution Tama Art University

Field Art Science

Research Topic Study of Post World War Art History through Comparative and Social Context


Masanobu Ueda, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/01/2005-03/31/2006

Home Institution Fukuoka Jogakuin University Jr. College

Field Linguistics

Research Topic The Semantic Structures of Japanese and English Verbs with Special Reference to the Ditransitive Construction


Hirofumi Unoki, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 05/01/1997-02/28/1998

Home Institution Yatsushiro National College of Technology

Field American Literature

Research Topic The Reception of Mark Twain and His Works in Japan


Yoshiko Wada, Research Associate

Appointment Dates 10/25/1998-10/24/2000

Home Institution --

Field Textiles and Fiber Art

Research Topic Meisen Textiles and Women Consumers in the First Half of the 20th Century Japan


Tsuyoshi Wakatsuki, Postdoctoral Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/10/2010-03/31/2011

Home Institution Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences

Field History

Research Topic Japanese modern political history and the collapse of the two-part system


Jun Watanabe, Visiting Scholar

Email watjun@berkeley.edu

Appointment Dates 04/01/2009-03/31/2011

Home Institution Meiji Gakuin University

Field Political Science

Research Topic Comparative studies of constitutional politics in Japan and the United States


Charles Weathers, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/01/2001-3/30/2002

Home Institution Osaka City University

Field Political Economy

Research Topic Historical-Institutional Analysis of the Development of Japanese Labor-Management Relations


Nobuyuki Yamada, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/01/2006-08/31/2007

Home Institution Komazawa University

Field Sociology

Research Topic Industrial Relations


Kenzo Yoshida, Visiting Scholar

Email kn_ys@yahoo.co.jp

Appointment Dates 08/10/2007-08/31/2008

Home Institution Matsuyama University

Field Economics

Research Topic The reconstruction of the welfare regimes in Japan and the United States


Yoshihiko Yamamoto, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 10/31/2006-01/30/2006

Home Institution Shizuoka University

Field Political Economy

Research Topic Kiyoshi Kiyosawa's Thought and Management of Asian Research


Ryo Yoshida, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 04/15/2005-07/15/2005

Home Institution Doshisha University

Field Humanities

Research Topic Transnational Activities of Japanese Christian Churches in Northern California during the Period between WWI and WWII


Ikuko Patricia Yuasa, Visiting Scholar

Appointment Dates 08/01/2010-07/31/2011

Home Institution University of Iowa

Field East Asian Languages and Cultures

Research Topic Socio-cultural usage of creaky voice


Taku Yukawa, Visiting Scholar

Email takuyukawa@gmail.com

Appointment Dates 10/01/2012-09/30/2013

Home Institution Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Field International Relations

Research Topic International Politics and National Political Regimes in East Asia