Board Members

Director
Professor

SHIRAHASE Sawako

Affiliations

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

Research Interests

Sociology, Social Stratification, Social Demography, Change in Family and Social System

My major is sociology, and I in particular have worked on social stratification and demographic transformation, represented by the decline in fertility rate and aging population. Inequality and Disparity are both old and new topics, and they are serious social problems which have not been solved quite a while. I welcome innovative studies about these social issues commonly found in our planet particularly by comparing with Japan.

Board Member
Professor

Kenneth Mori MCELWAIN

Affiliations

Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Constitutional Design, Elections and Public Opinion, Political Economy

My research focuses on how political institutions are designed, and how they channel public preferences into political outcomes.

Board Member
Professor

OKAZAKI Tetsuji

Affiliations

Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Research Interests

Japanese Economic History, Comparative Economic History

I have been studying the Japanese economic development in a comparative institutional perspective, particularly in relation to the history of finance, employment, corporations, and industrial policy. In recent years, my research interests have been extending to spatial and political aspects of economic history.

Board Member
Professor

SAITO Mareshi

Affiliations

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, Humanities Center

Research Interests

Chinese Literature, East Asian Classical Studies

I have high hopes that this center will bring a new perspective not only to Japanese studies but also to humanities with a broad view of East Asia.

YOSHIMI Shunya
Board Member
Professor

YOSHIMI Shunya

Affiliations

Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

Research Interests

Sociology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies

Just as Benedict Anderson’s departure from the realities of modern and contemporary Southeast Asia left an enduring intellectual legacy for twentieth-century social science, and the Savartan Studies scholars’ departure from the realities of contemporary India revolutionized the theoretical horizon of post-colonialism, so too, the search for the inner workings of contemporary Japanese society within the global intellectual horizon goes far beyond the scope of Japanese studies in the narrow sense of the term, and creatively transcends the humanities and social science intellectual horizon of the contemporary world.
It should have such an inherent impact.

Associate Members

Associate Member
Associate Professor

FUKUNAGA Mayumi

Affiliations

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

KAGE Rieko

Affiliations

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

KATO Koichi

Affiliations

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

KAWAGUCHI Daiji

Affiliations

Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

MAKIHARA Izuru

Affiliations

Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Project Associate Professor

MARUYAMA Jun-ichi

Affiliations

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

Kenneth Mori MCELWAIN

Affiliations

Institute of Social Science, and TCJS Board Member, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Project Professor

MINO Takashi

Affiliations

Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Project Assistant Professor

MIZUNO Hirota

Affiliations

Humanities Center, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Associate Professor

NUKAGA Misako

Affiliations

Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

OKAZAKI Tetsuji

Affiliations

Graduate School of Economics, and TCJS Board Member, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Associate Professor

SATO Yukiko

Affiliations

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

TAMARUYA Masayuki

Affiliations

Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Associate Professor

TOYA Riina

Affiliations

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Associate Member
Professor

WATANAVE Hidenori

Affiliations

Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

International Advisory Board Members

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Mary C. Brinton

Affiliations

Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Gerald L Curtis

Affiliations

Burgess Professor Emeritus Columbia University

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Roger Goodman

Affiliations

Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Andrew Gordon

Affiliations

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

John Lie

Affiliations

University of California, Berkeley

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Hugh Patrick

Affiliations

Columbia University

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

PARK Cheol Hee

Affiliations

Graduate School of International Studies (former dean), Former Director of Institute for Japanese Studies Seoul National University

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

James M. Raymo

Affiliations

Department of Sociology, Princeton University

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Arthur Stockwin

Affiliations

Former Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, and Director, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

International Advisory Board Member
Professor

Steven Vogel

Affiliations

Chair of the Political Economy Program, Il Han New Chair in Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Staff

NISHIMURA Yuko

KUMAMOTO Kaoru