Prospective Students

I teach in the Graduate School of Japan Studies. I supervise postgraduate research in the following areas: modern Japanese history (1853-present day), media studies, cultural studies, tourism studies, war memories, contents tourism. For a basic overview of admissions to TUFS for international postgraduate students, see the TUFS website.



People who want to write an MA or PhD thesis under my supervision 修士論文または博士論文を私の指導下で書きたい方へ

For students wanting to take an MA or PhD degree, please see the TUFS postgraduate admissions website. It is only in Japanese. You need JLPT N1 or equivalent to be accepted onto an MA program (teaching is mainly in Japanese) and to have sufficient Japanese to conduct research using Japanese language materials on a PhD.

修士または博士号を目指す学生の方は、TUFS 大学院入試情報をご覧ください。このページは日本語版のみです。合格するためには、修士課程(指導は主として日本語)では日本語能力試験N1レベルかそれと同等の日本語力が要求されます。修士課程では、日本語の資料をもとに研究を行う上で十分な語学力が求められます。

MA/PhD Thesis Language Policy 修士/博士論文の言語に関するポリシー

I can supervise MA and PhD theses in either English or Japanese. However, students who want to be supervised in Japanese and are not native Japanese speakers must make their own arrangements for Japanese academic writing support and proof-reading.



Research Students 研究生

I can also accept kenkyusei (research students) who want to spend time at TUFS doing research. People who want to be private research students in preparation for entry to an MA or PhD program must apply via the Global Admissions Office and list me as one of their preferred supervisors.

People who are applying in their own countries for a Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship and want to list me as their supervisor may contact me directly. During initial contact, please send:

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 write a letter of acceptance until I have received the above documents and conducted an interview via Skype. Also, please note that students who enter as research students under a Ministry of Education Scholarship can only receive a degree by passing the university entrance exams (see explanation above for MA and PhD students).








Undergraduate Students 学部生

NOTE: I do not respond to inquiries from students wanting to study as an undergraduate. For all information on how to enter TUFS as an undergraduate, visit the TUFS homepage: English and Japanese