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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master's) Faculty | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Faculty

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

Current as of May 25, 2021

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BUI Thanh Huong
BUI Thanh Huong
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree MA, Griffith University
MBA, Waseda University
PhD, Griffith University
Divisions Tourism and Hospitality (TH) , International Public Administration (IPA) , Sustainability Science (SS)
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.
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JONES Thomas Edward
JONES Thomas Edward
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree PhD (Agriculture), University of Tokyo
Divisions Sustainability Science (SS) , Tourism and Hospitality (TH) , International Public Administration (IPA)
Research Field Environmental Policy, Nature-Based Tourism, Protected Areas, Regional Development
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KIKKAWA Takuro
KIKKAWA Takuro
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. (International Relations), Ritsumeikan University
Divisions International Public Administration (IPA)
Research Field Politics, Area Studies, International Relations

Professor Kikkawa received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. He instructs under the International Public Administration (IPA) division and his current research fields are Politics and Area Studies. He is currently a member of the International Studies Association, the Japan Association for Middle East Studies and the Japan Association for Comparative Politics. He has written multiple books and research papers on the middle east; chiefly in regards to politics, security and social movements.
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KIMURA Rikio
KIMURA Rikio
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Bachelor in Social Sciences, Mie University
Master of Science, Michigan State University
Master of Arts, Regent University
Doctor of Education, University of Sussex
Divisions International Public Administration (IPA)
Research Field Social Welfare Studies (Community Development, NGO, Social Enterprise), Area Studies (Cambodia), Pedagogy (Adult Education)
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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
Divisions Sustainability Science (SS) , International Public Administration (IPA)
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.
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MEIRMANOV Serik
MEIRMANOV Serik
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Medical Sciences), Nagasaki University Medical School
Divisions Tourism and Hospitality (TH) , International Public Administration (IPA)
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.
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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
Divisions Development Economics (DE) , International Public Administration (IPA)
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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SUDO Tomonori
SUDO Tomonori
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D in International Studies, Waseda University
Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) , Sustainability Science (SS) , Development Economics (DE)
Research Field Environmental and Climate Policy, Resource/Environment/Climate Economics, Development Economics and Finance, Development Policy

Professor Sudo graduated from Osaka University before attending the University of London for his masters. In 2008, he graduated from Waseda University with a Ph.D. in International Studies. Professor Sudo worked for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a Senior Research Fellow and as a Visiting Scholar. He was also a part-time lecturer for the Graduate School of Aoyama Gakuin University before coming to APU. Currently, he is the Division Head of the International Public Administration division.
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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
Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) , Development Economics (DE)
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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GOMEZ Oscar A.
GOMEZ Oscar A.
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree PhD (Environmental Studies), Tohoku University
Divisions International Public Administration (IPA)
Research Field Global Governance, Human Security, Humanitarian Crises (disasters, armed conflicts, displacement, pandemics), International Cooperation
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