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Japan Studies Platform Laboratory

Date of establishment: October 1, 2009
Director:Fumiya Hirataka, Yuichiro Shimizu
http://jsp.sfc.keio.ac.jp/
Contact: Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa Campus E407, I205
Tel: +81-466-49-3621

Objective

The Shonan Fujisawa campus marks its 20th anniversary of establishment in 2010. We are developing an organization and policies to stimulate progress, globalization, education, and research in education / research stay programs, especially the Create the Future School. Globalization is a crucial element of SFC, and we aim to become a central international presence among institutions for Japan research and Japanese language education by forming alliances with universities and high schools around the world. This strategy goes hand in hand with the multilingual doctrine that SFC has advocated since founding. SFC explores society development and related policies - these take meaning only when placed in the context of the culture and language of each country.

Based on this awareness, our laboratory will focus on supporting students in Japan to gain the skills to understand other countries in their respective local languages. We will also work to develop an environment for international students and researchers to understand Japanese society and Japan-advocated policies in the Japanese language. These initiatives will be in collaboration with the International Strategy Committee.

Overview of Research Activity Plan

  • Execute an international research and education stay program at the Create the Future School.
  • Research and compile a database of information about foreign national SFC applicants / alumni.
  • Research and compile a database of information about SFC alumni who live abroad (in collaboration with the Minerva no Mori Committee.
  • Conduct Keio University SFC publicity and promotion activities to target foreign national SFC applicants and their guardians (in collaboration with Global Public Relations Committee.
  • Host symposiums and international conferences on the topics of Japan research, East Asia research, and Japanese language education.

Memberships

Name Affiliation
o Fumiya Hirataka Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Foreign Language Education (German and Japanese as a Second Language), Sociolinguistics; Co-Director of the Laboratory
o Yuichiro Shimizu Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Japanese Political History, Politics-Administration Relationship, Oral History; Co-Director of the Laboratory
Tomoki Kamo Guest Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Chinese Area Studies, Comparative Politics(comparative legislatures of authoritarian regimes), International Relations(East Asia)
Jiro Kokuryo Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Management Information Systems
Atsuko Koishi Professor Emeritus
FLE, linguistique, politique linguistique educative, SLA
Shigenori Tanaka Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Cognitive Linguistics, Theory of Sense-making
Yuko Nakahama Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Isao Yanagimachi Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Theories on Modern South Korea, East Asian Management History, Zaibatsu History (South Korea, Japan)
Ikumi Waragai Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Germanistik, Didaktik
Junichi Yamamoto Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Mexican Studies (Politics and Economy), Solidarity Economy (Esp. Fair Trade)
Ken Jimbo Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
International Security, Security in Asia-Pacific, Regionalism in East Asia, Japan's Defense and Security Policy
Tomoyuki Furutani Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Spatial Statistics, Spatial Econometrics, Tourism, Urban Transportation Planning
Motohiro Tsuchiya Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
International Relations, Studies on Information Society, and Public Policy
Yorizumi Watanabe Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
International Political Economy, GATT/WTO Law, Trade Policy, European Integration
Takahiro Kunieda Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
French literature, French language education
Kenji Kumasaka Professor Emeritus
Lifestyle theory, Networked society theory
Takashi Iba Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Pattern Languages, Creativity, Complex Systems, Social Systems Theory
Yasushi Ikeda Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Architecture and Urban Design
Tomohiro Ichinose Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Landscape Ecology and Planning, Rural Planning
Miki Akiyama Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Health Communication, Media Communication, Community Health
Yumi Sugihara Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Japanese Language Education, Conversation Analysis
Mizuki Kawabata Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics
Economic Geography, Spatial Socioeconomic Research, GIS