Postgraduate Teaching

My postgraduate teaching divides into two types:

1) Taught courses (seminars) for MA students:

Spring 2019: Contents Tourism 530621-日本社会研究1

Autumn 2019: The History Issue and Historical Consciousness 530622-日本社会研究2

2) Thesis supervision for PhD and MA students. People who want to apply to TUFS to write their thesis under my supervision should consult the “Prospective Students” page.

Current Postgraduate Students

Research Students (Kenkyusei): 1

2019 ~ : Representations of Foreigners in Japanese Popular Culture with a Focus on Major Sporting Events (Olympics etc.)

Master’s Students: 0

PhD Students: 0

Postgraduate Supervision at Hokkaido University

At Hokkaido University, I taught in the Graduate School of Education from April 2007 to March 2018. I supervised nine postgraduate students (one PhD, eight master’s students) to successful completion of their degrees. In academic year 2018, following my move to Tokyo, I continued to supervise two PhD students who had not yet graduated. One finished in March 2019, and I will continue supervising the final student until completion.

Completed PhD Theses (graduation year)

2019: Georgy Buntilov: Imagining Japan in Moscow and Sakhalin, and Imagining Russia in Tokyo and Hokkaido: Contrasting identities and images of Other in the center and periphery. See also “The Kuril Islands/Northern Territories Dispute: a comparison of local news reportage in Sakhalin and Hokkaido” published by electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies; and “Common Narratives in Discourses on National Identity in Russia and Japan” in Asian Philosophy Vol. 26(1).

2018: Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny: Subcultures of war: Images of the Asia-Pacific War in Japanese youth and fan culture. Thesis available here. See also “Kando Conservatism – Moving Narratives in Japanese online fan videos” published by Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.

Continuing PhD Supervision (projected completion in 2020)
Shinto and Community in the Centre and Periphery, 1868-1945

Completed MA Theses (graduation year)
2018: Historical consciousness and history textbooks in China and Japan
2018: Gender and history in the Bakumatsu period
2016: Shinto and the identity of Japanese Immigrants in Hokkaido and Hawaii
2015: The Yasukuni Issue in the Japanese and Chinese press
2014: History textbooks and history education in Japan
2012: Representations of China in the Japanese media
2010: War memories in Hokkaido and Okinawa
2009: International Education and Volunteer Work in Japanese High Schools