Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Doctoral) Faculty

PhD Asia Pacific Studies Faculty

2019 Doctoral Faculty Supervisor Contact List

Current as of July 31, 2018

Divisions
GHOTBI Nader
GHOTBI Nader
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree PhD in Modern Economics, Kyoto University
Research Field Applied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology and Public Hygiene Studies/Health Science

Professor Ghotbi received his MD from Tehran University in 1992 before coming to Kyoto University for his Ph.D. in Modern Economics. He is a member of the Asian Bioethics Association as well as a member of the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies and is also a member of the editorial board for its journal. His current research fields are Applied Heath Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology and Public Hygiene Studies/Health Science.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
LI Yan
LI Yan
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
Master of Science, East China Normal University
Bachelor of Science, Nanjing University
Research Field Environmental Policy, City Planning, Regional Planning, Traffic Engineering, Social System Engineering

Professor Li received her Bachelor’s degree in City Planning from Nanjing University and Master of Science in Urban Geography from East China Normal University before obtaining her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Kyoto University. She served as an assistant in the Engineering Department of Ritsumeikan University before working at Fukuyama Consultants Co., Ltd. as a researcher; she has been at APU since 2000. She teaches under the Sustainability Science division. Her current research fields are Environmental Policy, City Planning, and Traffic Engineering. She currently is a member of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, the City Planning Institute of Japan and the GIS Association of Japan.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
MANTELLO Peter A.
MANTELLO Peter A.
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts, Media Arts, Concordia University
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film Production, Concordia University
B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies, Carleton University
Research Field Surveillance, Predictive Policing, Videogame Theory, Conflict and Media, Politics and the Cyber Realm

He received a master of fine arts from Concordia University and is currently enrolled as a Phd candidate at Aristotle University in Greece. He is an award-winning and internationally recognized photographer, filmmaker and game designer. His films and photography have been exhibited in museums and exhibitions around the world. He is the recipient of several major grants from the Japanese government and over a dozen artistic grants from the Canadian government. His academic research focuses on the intersection between media, surveillance and conflict. He has published in major peer-review journals such as Media, War and Conflict (Sage), Big Data and Society (Sage), Australian Journal of International Affairs (Taylor& Francis) and American Journal of Economics and Sociology.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
MEIRMANOV Serik
MEIRMANOV Serik
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Medical Sciences), Nagasaki University Medical School
Research Field General Life Science, Social Psychology, Human Genetics, Human Pathology, Public Hygiene Studies/Health Science

Professor Meirmanov received his Ph.D in Medical Sciences from the Nagasaki University Medical School. His research fields are General Life Science, Social Psychology, Human Genetics, Human Pathology and Public Hygiene Studies/Health Science. Before coming to APU, Professor Meirmanov was an assistant professor at Nagasaki Medical School. He is licensed for General Surgery as well as a Medical Doctor. He has written a plethora of research papers as well as a few books.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
NATSUDA Kaoru
NATSUDA Kaoru
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D in Economics, The University of Sydney
MA in International Development Studies, The University of Bradford
Research Field International Development Studies, International Political Economy, Economic Policy, Industrial Development, Rural and Community Development, Automotive Industry, Apparel Industry

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia and a master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Bradford, UK. He was a vising scholar at Institute of East Asian Studies, Charles University in Prague in 2015-2016. His research interests are the political economy and economic development in Asia and Eastern Europe. His work has been published in Review of International Political Economy, European Journal of Development Research, Global Networks, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, and other PRJs. He serves on the senior associate editor for PSU Research Review (Emerald Publishing) and the editorial board for International Journal of Development Issues (Emerald Publishing). Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for Ernst & Young as an International Consultant and for Hitachi Metals as a Production Controller.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
PISHVA Davar
PISHVA Davar
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. in System Engineering, Mie University
Master of Science, Ateneo de Manila University
Bachelor of Science, University of the Philippines
Research Field Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs), Simulation and Modeling (SaM), Decision Science (DS)

Professor Pishva received his Ph.D. degree in System Engineering from Mie University, Japan. He has been serving APU since 2007 and currently teaches under the Sustainability Science division. His recent teaching focus includes Technology Management, Environmental Modeling and Analysis, Structured Decision Making, and Geographic Information System. The focus of his recent research includes Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs), Simulation and Modeling (SaM), Decision Science (DS) and Information Security (IS). He has recently published a number of articles, book chapters and international patents. He has also been active in numerous academic societies and has been serving IEEE as a Senior Member for more than a decade now.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations  Professor Close-up 
SATO Yoichiro
SATO Yoichiro
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Hawaii
Research Field International Relations and Foreign Policy (Asia-Pacific), Comparative Politics (Southeast Asia), Maritime Security

Professor Sato graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Ph.D. in Political Science. At APU, he teaches under the International Relations Division, andwhich his research fields are Politics and the International Relationship Theory. Professor Sato has authored many books and papers, most of which focus on Asia or an Asian perspective.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
SUZUKI Yasushi
SUZUKI Yasushi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree PhD in Economics, University of London
LLM in International Economic Law, Birkbeck, University of London
MSc (with Distinction) in Economics with reference to South Asia, SOAS, University of London
B.A. in Political Science, Waseda University
Research Field Fiscal Studies/Finance Theory, Theoretical Economics, Institutional Economics, Political Economy

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from University of London, SOAS in 2009, LLM in International Economic Law from University of London, Birkbeck in 2011 and Msc (distinction) in Economics with reference to South Asia from University of London, SOAS in 1999, respectively. His research interests are the institutional political economy of financial development, comparative financial systems, and economic philosophy. His work has been published in Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Journal of Comparative Asian Development and Journal of Global Ethics, International Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Management, and many other PRJs. He has been a co-editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Financial Service Management on the Future of Islamic Banking. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB) including assignments as Vice President for customer relations at LTCB Central Asia in Indonesia, Vice President for loan syndication at LTCB Singapore Branch, and Deputy General Manager for loan syndication at LTCB New York Branch.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations  Professor Close-up 
TODOROKI Hiroshi
TODOROKI Hiroshi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Geography), Seoul National University
Research Field Geography, Area Studies, Human Geography

Professor Todoroki graduated with his Ph.D. in Geography from Seoul National University. He currently teaches under Tourism and Hospitality, while his current research field is Geography, Area Studies, and Human Geography.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations  Professor Close-up 
YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester
Research Field Development Economics, Textile Industry, Bangladeshi Economy, Health and Development, Disability and Development

Professor Yamagata was a researcher of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan, from 1988-2018 and was a visiting research fellow of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies from 2000-2001. He has also been engaged in the evaluation of Japan's ODA on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as a chief evaluator eight times since 2006. In addition, he was an Affiliate Member of the Science Council of Japan from 2008-2014. Now, while teaching Development Economics and Development Studies at APU, he is serving for the Japan Society for International Development as its president (-2020).
Research Activities Books  Papers 
YOSHIDA Kaori
YOSHIDA Kaori
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Master of Arts, University of Calgary
Master of Education, Fukuoka University of Education
Research Field Media Studies (Representation Politics: Gender, Ethnicity, Nation), Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Comparative Culture Studies
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations  Professor Close-up 
YOSHIMATSU Hidetaka
YOSHIMATSU Hidetaka
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree PhD in International Relations, Australian National University
MA in International Relations, Warwick University
LL.B., Kyushu University
Research Field International Relations, International Political Economy, Regional Studies (East Asia)
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
YOTSUMOTO Yukio
YOTSUMOTO Yukio
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Kentucky
Research Field Sociology, Tourism
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
BUI Thanh Huong
BUI Thanh Huong
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree MA, Griffith University
MBA, Waseda University
PhD, Griffith University
Research Field Human Geography, Tourism Psychology, Tourism Development and Cultural Heritage Conservation, Tourism Management

Professor Bui completed her master’s in Tourism Management and International Management before completing her Ph.D. at Griffith University in Australia. Her current academic societies include the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies and the Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies (ANZALS). Professor Bui’s research fields are Heritage Tourism, Human Geography, Social Psychology and Southeast Asian studies.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations  Professor Close-up 
JONES Thomas Edward
JONES Thomas Edward
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree PhD (Agriculture), University of Tokyo
Research Field Environmental Policy, Nature-Based Tourism, Protected Areas, Regional Development
Research Activities  
ROTHMAN Steven B.
ROTHMAN Steven B.
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Bachelor of Arts, University of Delaware
Master of Science, University of Oregon
Ph.d., University of Oregon
Research Field International Relations Theory, International Policy Making, International Environmental Policy, Subject Pedagogy

Professor Rothman received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He works under the International Relations division. His current research fields are International Relations, International Policy Making, International Environmental Policy Subject Pedagogy. Hehas published articles on soft power, decision making, research methodology, and pedagogy. He recently co-edited a book on geo-strategy in the Asia Pacific.
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations 
VAFADARI M. Kazem
VAFADARI M. Kazem
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Asia Pacific Studies), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
MA, Theoretical Economics
Research Field Cultural Heritage Management, Ecotourism, Agriculture Heritage Tourism, Community Based Tourism and Rural Tourism

Tourism destinations vary greatly from urban to rural settings and from artificial structures to remote locations in nature. This diversity results in demand for knowledge in various subfields of tourism and related skills. Such subfields include natural environment studies, human resource management, economics, and socio-cultural issues, knowledge of which assists our graduates in contributing to sustainable tourist destinations based on available resources. Today, tourism and hospitality are among the top grossing global industries, and attract individuals from both academia and the business world in order to manage the tourism industry and its socio-cultural, economic, and environmental impacts.”
Research Activities Books  Papers  Research presentations  Professor Close-up