Visiting Scholars

Updated as of June 7, 2021

Ryoko Hanada

Ryoko Hanada Appointment Dates: 03/01/2021-08/31/2021
Home Institution: Tokyo Woman's Christian University
Field: Clinical Psychology
Research Topic:  Commonalities and Differences in Listening Between Cultures

Jihye Kim

Jihye Kim Appointment Dates: 01/04/2021–06/30/2021
Home Institution: Osaka University
Field: Traditional Performing Arts 
Research Topic: Comprehensive analysis of kabuki in the Meiji era: nostalgia to Edo cultures, modernization in compliance with Theater Reform Movement and canonization against the trend of modernization

Hiroaki Kuwajima

Hiroaki Kuwajima Appointment Dates: 06/09/2017–06/30/2021
Home Institution: Linkers Corporation
Field: Business Administration
Research Topic: Comparative analysis of Japanese firms in Silicon Valley

Rika Niikura

Rika Niikura Appointment Dates: 02/20/2021-10/30/2021
Home Institution: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Field: Architecture
Research Topic: Modern dwelling history of Southern California

Kazuyo Nishihara

Kazuyo Nishihara Appointment Dates: 09/01/2019–06/30/2021
Home Institution: Kyoto University
Field: Anthropology
Research Topic: Environmental Archaeology. Interaction between environment and human in Neolithic East Asia. Comparative research through baskets making techniques and transition of lifestyles. 

Kentaro Noda

Kentaro Noda Appointment Dates: 09/01/2020–08/31/2021
Home Institution: Rikkyo University
Field: Commerce and Management
Research Topic: Comparative study of the effects of disclosing ESG (Environment, Society, Governance) information in the US and Japan

Hanayo Oya

Hanayo Oya Appointment Dates: 11/01/2019–10/31/2021
Home Institution: Independent Scholar
Field: Journalism
Research Topic:  Analyzing how the Status of Forces Agreement of the U.S. military has affected the criminal jurisdiction of host countries in East Asian countries and Europe.

Takaharu Saito

Takaharu Saito Appointment Dates: 08/01/2020–6/30/2021
Home Institution: The University of Tokyo
Field: Law and Political Science
Research Topic: Relationship between the U.S. president and bureaucracy in rulemaking process.

Mika Tamai

Mika Tamai Appointment Dates: 05/31/2021–12/12/2021
Home Institution: Osaka University
Field: American Studies
Research Topic: Women's Jury Duty: The American Jury Trials in Okinawa under the U.S. Occupation after World War II

Yoshiko Wada

Yoshiko Wada Appointment Dates: 07/12/2020–06/12/2021
Home Institution: University of Leicester
Field: Museum Studies
Research Topic: Emergence of Boro Aesthetics: Japanese folk textile exhibitions, cultural interpretations and ethnographic realities in the age of anthropogenic environmental stress

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