Global Governance and Regional Strategy(GR)
Along with the advancement of globalization, a wide variety of issues is emerging around the world. To address such issues, the Program proposes feasible strategies with regional governance in mind, which is based on analysis responding to local situation. This Program consistently draws attention to the community and seeks to formulate global governance to realize peace and prosperity of our human society, through integrative understanding and practical application of related academic fields. As for actual research activities, the Program emphasizes fieldwork in East Asia which includes Japan, China, North and South Korea, Southeast Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe, and Islamic area.
At the same time, it takes an integrative approach from a wide-range of specialized areas, namely politics, economics, diplomacy, trading, security, international relations, finance, law, language, culture, information, society, space, and religion.
One of the unique characteristics of the Program is an active exchange of research within and outside the Program, which is effectively used for graduate students' research. It offers optimum conditions for comparative/collaborative research of diversified regions/research fields. The Program also conducts various projects closely coordinated with overseas research and educational institutions. Such projects include Double Degree Programs and distance learning courses with Yonsei University in Seoul and Fudan University in Shanghai. Furthermore, the Program holds international conferences regularly and provides registered students an opportunity to present their research work.
- Global Governance and Regional Governance
- Globalism / Nationalism / Localism (GNL)
- Islam and Global Governance Research Project
- The WTO System and Economic Integration in East Asia
- Japan Studies
- International Policy Analysis
- Contemporary Socio-Cultural Research Project
- Assessment Project
- China Perspective
Professor, Program Chairperson
Faculty Members (as of October, 2017)
Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson.
|HIROSE, Yoko||Professor||International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Development Studies, The Transcaucasus Area Studies|
|JIMBO, Ken||Associate Professor||International Security, Security in Asia-Pacific, Regionalism in East Asia, Japanese Defense and Security Policy|
|NAKAYAMA, Toshihiro||Professor||U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy, US-Japan Relations, International Relations|
|NONAKA, Yo||Assistant Professor||Southeast Asian Studies (esp. Indonesia), Malay-Indonesian language|
|OKABE, Masakatsu||Professor||Public Safety, Police Studies, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security|
|SHIMIZU, Yuichiro||Professor||Japanese Political History, Politics-Administration Relationship|
|TAJIMA, Eiichi||Professor||The Study on China, Especially on Chinese Civil Society, Public Religions and Chinese Christian Associations|
|TANAKA, Koichiro||Professor||International relations in West Asia (Middle East) region, with a strong focus on Iran and Afghanistan|
|TEI, Kouran||Associate Professor||Modern and Contemporary History of China, Chinese Area Studies|
|TSUCHIYA, Motohiro||Professor||International Relations, Studies on Information Society, Public Policy|
|TSURUOKA, Michito||Associate Professor||International security; European politics; NATO; European integration; nuclear policy|
|◎WATANABE, Yorizumi||Professor||International Political Economy, GATT/WTO Law, Trade Policy, European Integration|
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.