Global Governance and Regional Strategy(GR)

Governance for Global Conflict and Cooperation

Professor, Program Chairperson

The objective of the GR Program is to further deepen understanding of causes of global conflicts and cooperation, and seek solutions through governance at the global, regional, national, and societal levels. This involves the multi-stakeholder interplay of policy practices by international organizations, nation-states, private sectors, and individuals.

The advancement of globalization, the increasing prominence of emerging economies, and innovations in information and communication technologies necessitate new structures and rules for the international political economy. The pivotal role of local governance, society, and individuals also needs to be explored.

Our mission is to examine this complex global environment through an integrated and practical understanding and application of various academic disciplines and to give back fresh findings to society. In the GR Program, projects in various specialized areas such as international relations, security, area studies, and information and communication policy are developed, and lively research conducted, with international students interacting in multilingual environments through English and Japanese.

Affiliated Academic Projects

  • Area Studies for Global Governance
  • China Perspective
  • Global Governance and Regional Strategy (Global)
  • Global Governance and Regional Strategy (Regional)
  • Islamic Practical Studies
  • Lifeworld and Publicness
  • Security Studies 1
  • Security Studies 2

List of Academic Project

Faculty Members(as of September, 2023)

Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson.

Name Title Research Interrest(S)
HIROSE, Yoko ProfessorInternational Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Development Studies, The Transcaucasus Area Studies
◎JIMBO, Ken ProfessorInternational Security, Security in Asia-Pacific, Regionalism in East Asia, Japan's Defense and Security Policy
KAMO, Tomoki ProfessorChinese Politics and Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations(East Asia)
KONDO, HiroyukiProfessorPublic safety policy
NONAKA, Yo Associate ProfessorSoutheast Asian Studies (esp. Indonesia), Malay-Indonesian language
TAJIMA, Eiichi ProfessorThe Study on China, Especially on Chinese Civil Society, Public Religions, and Chinese Christian Associations.
TANAKA, Koichiro ProfessorInternational relations in West Asia (Middle East) region
TSUCHIYA, Motohiro ProfessorCyber Security, International Relations, and Studies on Information Society
TSURUOKA, Michito Associate ProfessorInternational security; European politics; NATO; European integration
VU, Le Thao Chi Assistant ProfessorChoice Analysis, Risk, Human Security, Narrative Approach, Development
WATANABE, MasahitoAssociate ProfessorAmerican politics
Zheng, HaolanAssociate ProfessorModern and Contemporary History of China, Chinese Area Studies


Name Title Research Interrest(S)
BABA, Wakana Assistant ProfessorGerman Area Studies, Modern German History
KUNIEDA, Mika Assistant Professorglobal health, wellbeing/me-byo, communication for development, individual and community level behavior change, health behavioral economics, Africa
SHIMIZU, Yuichiro ProfessorJapanese Politics, Modern Japanese History, Politics-Administration Relationship, Oral History

Faculty Profile

Possibilities after Graduation

With regards to specific places of employment, there are opportunities in political/private research institutes, domestic and overseas civil service, media, and education related agencies. For instance, past placements include the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the Development Finance Research Center, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan Center for International Finance (JCIF), private consulting firms, international NGOs, a branch of government work, foreign affairs officials, international civil servants, and international journalism, etc. Those seeking careers in education and research have the option of progressing to the Doctoral Program.