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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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GHOTBI Nader
GHOTBI Nader
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree PhD in Modern Economics, Kyoto University
Divisions Development Economics (DE) , Sustainability Science (SS)
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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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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KUBO Takayuki
KUBO Takayuki
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree PhD (Economics), Chuo University
Divisions Tourism and Hospitality (TH) , Sustainability Science (SS)
Research Field Urban and Regional Economics, Urban and Regional Policies, Urban and Regional Planning
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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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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
Divisions Sustainability Science (SS)
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.
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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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VAFADARI M. Kazem
VAFADARI M. Kazem
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. (Asia Pacific Studies), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
MA, Theoretical Economics
Divisions Tourism and Hospitality (TH) , Sustainability Science (SS)
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.”
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YAMASHITA Hiromi
YAMASHITA Hiromi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M D
Degree Ph.D. Univesity of Birmingham
Divisions Sustainability Science (SS)
Research Field Environmental Sociology, Environmental Communication, Public Participation in Decision Making, Coastal Wetlands Restoration Projects, Ramsar Convention and Local Implementation
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