Human Security and Communications(HC)

Motohiro Tsuchiya Professor, Program ChairpersonThinking about language, culture, history, and politics based on individuals

KUNIEDA, Takahiro
Professor, Program Chairperson

Human Security has been defined as "freedom from fear, freedom from want." In this program, we tackle various policy issues within the dynamic context of co-existence and cultural exchange, while at the same time examining how to promote and protect human security at the individual and community levels. The common issues we research are related to the diverse nation-state systems, economic systems at different levels of development, various languages and cultures, and historical experiences, which we go beyond the existing framework to solve. We focus on solutions that are not only monopolized by public forms of government, but also achieved through people, ranging from transnational to diverse regional groups, and from the household to the individual level, to include all creative human endeavors. We pursue a variety of research on humanities, such as on language, culture, history, and politics, while taking into account the multifaceted nature of human existence, such as how a person is objectively analyzed as opposed to the subjective meaning in their lives, or the difference between people as individuals or as members of a group.

Affiliated Academic Projects

  • Hummanities approrch to modern society and culture
  • Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Society
  • Language Learning & Teaching Design

List of Academic Project

Faculty Members(as of April, 2022)

Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson. " "(Underline) indicates not Graduate School Committee Members.

Name Title Research Interrest(S)
BABA, Wakana Assistant ProfessorGerman Area Studies, Modern German History
FUJITA, Mamoru Assistant ProfessorLatin American Studies (esp. Andean societies), Linguistic Anthropology of the Andes, Aynu Language and Aynu Oral Literature, Anthropology of Development, Modern Japanese Literature (esp. Oe Kenzaburo and Tsushima Yuko)
HAKUTO, HiromiAssistant ProfessorJapanese Language Education, Language Learning, Multicultural Coexistence
◎KUNIEDA, Takahiro ProfessorFrench literature, French language education
MIYASHIRO, Yasutake Associate ProfessorPolitical philosophy, French philosophical thoughts
NISHIKAWA, Hasumi Assistant ProfessorFrench Literature, French as a Foreign Language
OGUMA, Eiji ProfessorHistorical Sociology
SUGIHARA, Yumi Associate ProfessorApplied Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, Multicultural/Intercultural Education
TAKAGI, Takeya Assistant ProfessorKorean Language Study, Dialectology, Discourse Analysis
WARAGAI, Ikumi ProfessorLanguage & Teaching Design, Language Learning Technology, German literature, media studies
YAMAMOTO, Kaoru Assistant ProfessorArabic Literature, Middle Eastern Society and Culture Studies


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
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.

Faculty Profile

Possibilities after Graduation

Careers include international organizations, development consulting, local regional government, private think tanks, general corporations, journalism, printed/audiovisual media and education. This Program also trains researchers for fields such as regional research theory, human security theory, foreign language education, lingual culture, communications, etc.