Affiliation: Professor, Institute of Japan Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
Administrative Duties: Vice-Dean, Institute of Japan Studies; Vice-Dean, School of Japan Studies. Developing international collaborations and coordinating teaching in English for the School of Japan Studies.
Teaching Duties: Undergraduate and postgraduate classes in the areas of war history and memory, contents tourism, and modern Japanese society.
Contributions to Academic Journals:
International Journal of Contents Tourism, Co-founder and co-editor-in-chief (with Professor Takayoshi Yamamura), 2015-
Japan Forum, Member of the International Editorial Board, 2018-
Journal of War & Culture Studies, Member of the Editorial Board, 2018-
Journal of Tourism History, Member of the Editorial Board, 2017-
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Contributing Editor, 2007-
Academic Society Membership:
British Association for Japanese Studies, 2009-
Travel and Tourism Research Association, 2014-
2016–2018: Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Graduate School of Education, and Modern Japanese Studies Program, Hokkaido University.
2012-2016: Professor, Office of International Affairs (Modern Japanese Studies Program) and Graduate School of Education, Hokkaido University.
2007-2012: Associate Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Graduate School of Education, Hokkaido University.
2004-2007: Lecturer, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
1998-2001: Lecturer, Nagaoka University of Technology
1994-1996: Assistant English Teacher, JET Programme (in Hyogo Prefecture)
2004: DPhil, University of Sussex (Media and Cultural Studies)
1997: MA, University of Sussex (International Relations)
1994: BA, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (History)
Prizes and Awards:
2016: Hokkaido University President’s Award for Outstanding Research
2015: Hokkaido University President’s Award for Outstanding Research
2015: Hokkaido University President’s Award for Outstanding Education
2009: Hokkaido University Commendation for Excellent Teaching
2006: Daiwa Japan Forum Prize
2002-4: Japanese government scholarship (University of Tokyo)