Prospective Students

Supervision Areas

I supervise postgraduate research in the following areas:

Modern Japanese history (1853-present day), media studies, cultural studies, tourism studies, war memories, contents tourism

Language Policy

I can supervise students conducting research either in Japanese or English. However, students who want to be supervised in Japanese and are not native Japanese speakers should make additional arrangements for Japanese academic writing support and proof-reading.

Application Procedure

I am accepting enquiries from students who want to study under my supervision as kenkyusei (research students), MA students or PhD students starting in April 2019. Before accepting any applications, I want to see the following documents:

1) Full CV, including a clear indication of Japanese- and English-language abilities.

2) A research proposal (about 2 pages of A4).

3) A cover letter that explains why you want to study under my supervision.

I will not agree to supervise postgraduate students until I have received the above documents and conducted an interview via Skype. Also, please note that students can only formally enter the university by passing the university entrance exams.