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 2023: The History Issue and Historical Consciousness

Autumn 2023: 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 (AY 2023) 現在の大学院生(令和5年度)

PhD Students(博士課程): 2

2023 ~ : (Re)Imagination of the Sacred: Shintō Shrines in Popular Culture and Contents Tourism: From “Traditional” to “Cool” Sacred Sites of Pilgrimage

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

Master’s Students(修士課程): 5

M1 2023 ~ : 戦争中に中国に亡命したユダヤ人の歴史と記憶の場

M2 2022 ~ : 日本のポップ・ミュージックの世界伝播に関する、特に日本語の歌詞に着目した研究

M2 2022 ~ : 義務教育における「ハーフ」の差別的体験:オーラル・ヒストリーからみるアイデンティティ形成

M2 2022 ~ : ブラウザゲーム刀剣乱舞ON-LINEを事例としたコンテンツツーリズムとインバウンド観光の可能性について

M3 2021 ~: The Power and Meaning of Public Opinion in the French Revolution and the Meiji Restoration.

Research Students (研究生): 1

2022 ~ : Analysis of film narrative, aesthetics and directing features and its potential to be transferred to higher education systems in Argentina

Former Postgraduate Students (TUFS) 大学院修了者(東京外国語大学)

PhD 博士後期課程

2023: Himawan Pratama: Identity Discourse and Representations of Foreigners in Japanese Sports-themed Popular Culture of the Heisei Era. See also Himawan Pratama and Antonius R. Pujo Purnomo, “Japanese Studies in Indonesia”, in Akihiro Ogawa and Philip Seaton (eds), New Frontiers in Japanese Studies, (Routledge, 2020), chapter 5. “Representations of Foreigners and Japanese National Identity at the 1964 Olympics in Idaten“, International Review of Humanities Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, January 2021.

MA 博士前期課程

* “HIPS” refers to students supervised as part of the MA double degree programme History in the Public Sphere (I am the TUFS side supervisor). All others are in the Japan Studies Course.

2023/3: Pop Culture and Heritage Tourism Development: The Case Study of the Shinsengumi

2023/3 (HIPS*): Monumentalizing Memories, Memorializing Monuments: Rizal Park and American Colonial Philippines, 1898-1946

2022/9 (HIPS*): There and Back Again: The Public Medievalism of Japanese and American Console Video Games During the 1980s

2022/3: 他者との娯楽的接触が拓く交流の可能性 ―『ゴールデンカムイ』の事例分析から―

2022/3: 東アジア華人圏におけるオタク現象に関する研究―中国・台湾におけるオタク文化の生成を中心に

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