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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Doctoral Program) Faculty | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions

PhD Asia Pacific Studies Faculty

  • ※1   M: Master's Thesis Advising, D: Doctoral Dissertation Advising
  • ※2   Please note: Seminar courses may not be offered every year.

Current as of May 25, 2021

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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YAMAURA Koichi
YAMAURA Koichi
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree PhD (Economics), Kansas State University
Research Field Food and Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics

Professor Yamaura is currently researching consumer behavior e.g., analyzing consumer preferences toward foods and country-of-origin after the Great East Japan Earthquake using surveys. He is also looking at food system analysis, e.g., estimating market power on food systems under various conditions, and socio-economic analysis, e.g., assessing the indirect socio-economic impacts of global warming.
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