Academic - Head of SIAS
Head of School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies; Director, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
I have been working at Oxford university since 2004 before which I spent 15 years as a professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Essex. I have been based in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies where I acted as director between 2006-2012 and virtually all of my teaching is linked to the study of Japan, mainly its politics. In October 2011 I became head of SIAS.
Academic - Staff
Head of Social Sciences Divsion; Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies
I have been linked with area studies in Oxford almost continuously for the past thirty years. I embarked on a doctorate in the social anthropology of Japan at St Antony’s College in 1982; I then held a Junior Research Fellowship in Japanese Studies between 1985-88 at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies; I spent a year at the Humanities Department at Imperial College, London and just over three years as a Reader at the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, before returning to Oxford as the first University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan in 1993.
Career Development Fellow in the Sociology of Japan
I am a family sociologist in the Department of Sociology and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at Oxford. I did my undergraduate degree in Japanese Linguistics at Moscow State University. As part of my studies there I spent 1 year as an exchange student in Japan and this sparked my interest in Japanese society. This interest has lasted until this day.
Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society and Director of Graduate Studies for the MSc and MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies
I joined the University of Oxford in 2008. After completing my BA and MA degrees at the University of Tokyo, I studied at Northwestern University in the US, where I got my PhD in sociology in 1988. After going back to Japan, I worked at the National Institute of Multimedia Education from 1988 to 1991, and then moved to the Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, where I taught the sociology of education for almost two decades until I came to Oxford.
My teaching at Oxford includes the Sociology of Japanese Society and Research Methods for Japanese Studies.
University Lecturer in Modern Japanese History; Senior Tutor of St. Antony's College; Chair of the Examination Board for the MSc and MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies
I am a cultural and intellectual historian in the Faculty of History and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at Oxford. Upon completing Year 10 in secondary school, I had a number of very different professions, including work as a mountain guide in the Fjordlands of New Zealand. Later, I helped start-up businesses in the first years of the new Russian Federation, during which time I also helped establish new continuing education programs, incorporating Japanese studies, for adults. My various living experiences as a youth, including a long period as a homeless person, led me to
Departmental Lecturer in the Economy of Japan
I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) in January 2013, and I am responsible for the teaching and research in the field of Japanese Economy at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.
I teach the Japanese Economic Policy course in Hilary term and I also give several lectures on the Research Methods courses.
Academic - Affiliate
Reader in the Economy of Japan
I specialise on the Japanese economy and most of my research has been on current macro-economic policy issues in Japan. I’ve been interested in Japanese banking and finance for many years and have also written on financial systems in economies in transition and on the Asian financial crisis of 1997. At the ANU I have been Executive Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre which focuses on the economic interaction between Australia and Japan and their strategic interests in the Asia Pacific region. Presently I am serving as PVC Research.
University Lecturer in Japanese Literature and Tutorial Fellow at Pembroke College
I am based at the Oriental Institue, Pusey Lane, Oxford. My research interests include Proletarian Literature, Women’s Writing, Gender Theory, Comparative Literature, and Atomic Bomb Literature. My contribution to the masters programme will be a course on Modern Japanese Literature and Film, with a focus on the post war.
Professor of Japanese Linguistics, Director of the University’s Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics, a Fellow of Hertford College, and Chair of the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies.
I am based at the Oriental Institue, Pusey Lane, Oxford. I am Professor of Japanese Linguistics, Director of the University’s Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics, a Fellow of Hertford College, and Chair of the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies.
Japanese Language Instructor
I am a senior instructor in Japanese at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford. My main responsibility is for the Japanese language courses on the undergraduate’s programmes taught at the Oriental Institute but I also teach on the masters programme.