Policy Making and Social Innovation(PS)
Cultivating Leaders Embodying the Principle that Knowledge Demands Action
Professor, Program Chairperson
The PS program primarily focuses on cultivating professionals who boldly face various social issues, produce practical knowledge that leads to solutions, and who will become leaders of society.
Many of today's social issues are complex and intertwined with various factors which cannot be solved by conventional sectoral policies or single sectors such as businesses and government. For example, in communities where the aging and declining population has posed serious challenges, once mutual support systems based on local kinship have become dysfunctional, as the financial situations of local governments have become dire due to the declining population. In such an environment, the design of sustainable and effective social systems, along with the flexible operation of institutions, services, etc. are being sought to realize people's well-being.
The members of this program aspire to go beyond mere analysis to take a solution-oriented approach, making full use of various knowledge across multiple disciplines through fieldwork, and occasionally, action research to confront problems, searching for concrete measures that will lead to solutions from various angles. The keyword "innovation" implies the creation of previously unknown values, and change through the combination of various elements, such as social and economic systems, as well as technologies.
With the rapid development of ICT, our current world has become more connected, resulting in an increase in diversity and complexity. Along with local solutions, a global perspective as well as social and cultural perspectives, accompanied by economic and technological factors are expected to be required in the future.
To those who aspire to become social leaders and innovators, let us work together to create synergies between research, education, and project implementation, and start a wave of positivity that spreads from SFC, reaching the world.
Affiliated Academic Projects
- Human service and Community
- Korean Studies
- Legal Policy on Media and Communications
- Legal Practice
- Network Communities1
- Network Communities2
- Platform and Innovation
- Public Policy
- Science and Technology Communication
Faculty Members（as of September, 2023）
Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson.
|◎AKIYAMA, Miki||Professor||Health Communication, Community Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy.|
|HASEGAWA, Fukuzo||Assistant Professor||Administrative Law, Public Law|
|HODA, Takaaki||Professor||Corporate Finance, Social Finance, Venture Business, ESG|
|INNAMI, Ichiro||Professor||Decision Making, Negotiation & Organizational Behavior, Health Policy|
|ISAGAI, Yoshinori||Professor||Platform Design, Community Innovation, Family Business Management|
|KIHARA, Tate||Assistant Professor||Demography, Sociology, International Migration|
|KOKURYO, Jiro||Professor||Management Information System|
|KOTOSAKA, Masahiro||Associate Professor||International Business, Strategy, Entrepreneurship|
|KUNIEDA, Mika||Assistant Professor||global health, wellbeing/me-byo, communication for development, individual and community level behavior change, health behavioral economics, Africa|
|KURIHRA, Wataru||Associate Professor||Information and Communications Policy|
|KUWAHARA, Takeo||Professor||Marketing, Consumer Research|
|MATSUI, Koji||Professor||Government Organizations|
|MIYAGAKI, Gen||Professor||Sociology, Economic Sociology, Civil Society, Community, Social Network, Social Capital and Trust|
|NAKAMURO, Makiko||Professor||Economics of education|
|SAITO, Kunifumi||Associate Professor||Civil Law Practice|
|SHIMIZU, Takumi||Associate Professor||Management, Organization, Innovation, Technology Management, Computational Social Science|
|SHIMIZU, Yuichiro||Professor||Japanese Politics, Modern Japanese History, Politics-Administration Relationship, Oral History|
|SHIMPO, Fumio||Professor||Constitutional Law, Cyber-Law, Robot-Law|
|SHINOHARA, Shugo||Associate Professor||Local Governance, Behavioral Public Administration, Public Management, Research Methodology|
|SHIRAI, Sayuri||Professor||International Finance, Macroeconomy, ESG Investment|
|TAKAHASHI, Yuko||Associate Professor||Labor law, Labour policies, Gender in work and family|
|TAMAMURA, Masatoshi||Professor||Public Management, Social Marketing|
|TOUKAIRIN, Yuko||Associate Professor||Life skill program coaching|
|WADA, Tatsuma||Professor||International Macroeconomics, Econometrics|
|WATANABE, Yasushi||Professor||American Studies, Cultural Policy, Public Diplomacy, Cultural Anthropology|
|YANAGIMACHI, Isao||Professor||Modern Korean Studies, Business History(Japan and Korea)|
|YOSHII, Hirokazu||Associate Professor||Career Design, Talent Management, Administrative Reform, Public Policy|
|IBA, Takashi||Professor||Studies on Creation Practices (Pattern Language), Philosophy of Creation (Natural Deep Creation, Creative Systems Theory), Future Sociology (Creative Society)|
|SHIMAZU, Akihito||Professor||Psychology，Behavioral science，Health science, Occupational health，Mental health.|
|SHINJO, Atsushi||Professor||Agriculture, Information Policy, Computer Science|
|WATANABE, Mitsuhiro||Professor||Health Science, Anti-aging, Metabolic Disease, Naturopathic Medicine, Preventive Medicine|
Possibilities after Graduation
The Program directs the creative energy of students in solving social/ individual issues and helps them to develop skills to operate new resources such as IT systems, and also promotes human resources who begin venture entrepreneurship. The employment opportunities for graduates are diverse ranging from international organizations, developmental consulting firms, national civil services, regional governments, and private think tanks, to venture capitals, investment advisory groups, banking facilities, journalisms, educational circles, human resource development businesses, career support businesses, and entrepreneurs.