Global Governance and Regional Strategy(GR)

合影-2a.jpgAlong 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.

Affiliated Projects

  • 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
  • Interreality
  • China Perspective

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Yorizumi Watanabe
Professor, Program Chairperson

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Faculty Members (as of October, 2018)

Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson.

Name Title Research Interest(S)
HIROSE, Yoko Professor International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Development Studies, The Transcaucasus Area Studies
JIMBO, Ken 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
OSAKA,Takashi Professor Public safety policy, Police studies, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity
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
KAMO, Tomoki Guest Professor Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations(East Asia)
◎WATANABE, Yorizumi Professor International Political Economy, GATT/WTO Law, Trade Policy, European Integration

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.