Postgraduate Teaching

My postgraduate teaching divides into two types: 大学院における指導は2通りあります:

1) Taught courses (seminars) for MA students: 修士課程の学生に向けた講義(セミナー)

Spring 2021: The History Issue and Historical Consciousness

Autumn 2021: Contents Tourism

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. 博士課程および修士課程の学生の論文指導。TUFSにおいて、私の指導下で論文を書きたい方は、“入学希望者”ページを参照してください。

Current Postgraduate Students 現在の大学院生

PhD Students(博士課程): 2

2019 ~ : Representations of foreigners in Japanese popular culture with a focus on major sporting events (Olympics etc.).

2020 ~ : Depictions of Shinto and translation of religious terminology in English-language writings about Japan.

Master’s Students(修士課程): 4

2020 ~: International understanding as seen at international festivals/events in Japan.

2020 ~: Otaku culture in Taiwan.

2021 ~: Tourism management and heritage, with a focus on Shinsengumi.

2021 ~: Discourses of public opinion related to the French Revolution and Meiji Restoration.

Research Students (研究生): 1

2020 ~: Contents tourism with a focus on the works of Shinkai Makoto.

2021 ~: Tourism promotion, Shinto and pop culture.


Postgraduate Supervision at Hokkaido University 北海道大学における大学院生の指導

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 the other in March 2020.


Completed PhD Theses (graduation year)

2020: Karli Shimizu: Shinto Shrines in the Japanese Sphere: Center, Periphery, and Beyond, 1868-1945. See also “Religion and Secularism in Overseas Shinto Shrines: A Case Study on Hilo Daijingu, 1898-1941” in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 46:1. 2019; and “Shintō Shrines and Secularism in Modern Japan, 1890–1945: A Case Study on Kashihara Jingū” in Journal of Japanese Religion 6:2. 2017.

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.

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