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Department of Global Citizenship Studies

About the department

The Department of Global Citizenship Studies, which was established as the first department in Japan to specialize in global citizenship studies, aims to educate women who have global perspectives and can think as genuine global citizens.

フィールドワーク関連

The department puts emphasis on understanding various societies and cultures in the world and on developing ideas for realizing a society of multicultural coexistence in Japan. In order to realize this mission, the faculty members of the department, who have diverse academic and occupational backgrounds, make every effort to provide abundant knowledge on the contemporary globalized world, as well as to help students acquire English competency. The students are required to cultivate their abilities to clarify problem areas and to solve the problems constructively through their hard studies in well-planned curricula.
The main three strands of our curricula are 1) Global Society, 2) Multi-Cultural Understanding, and 3) Fieldwork. In the Fieldwork Course, the students are required to join in international or domestic study tours, well planned by themselves and with the assistance of faculty members. This provides rich experiences to study and work in Japan and abroad. It also gives the students excellent occasions to deepen their understanding of different cultures and languages, as well as to develop good skills of communication with other peoples in the world.

地球社会関連

In the past, many students have joined in fieldwork programs conducted in Japan and other countries of Asia (such as the Philippines and India), Africa (such as Malawi), the US (Native American Reservation), and Europe. After finishing various surveys and interviews, the students are required to write reports about their research outcomes, which are usually published in both Japanese and English.
Their fieldwork studies bring the students great success, based on their strong foundation in learning the appropriate theories and skills needed for conducting their surveys. In the classes they are also required to develop skills to present their research findings and analyses before an audience. Their academic training is very useful in their workplaces after graduation from the university. The students also have a chance to obtain a teaching qualification for junior or senior high schools.

Due to the above unique characteristics, the department welcomes Japanese and international students who wish to have experiences working or studying abroad after completing our various programs.  

Faculty

相亰美樹子教授

Mikiko Aikyo
Title 
Professor

Field of Specialization
Linguistics, English education

I am researching what kinds of social and psychological factors work to establish communication, and what kind of ability is needed to make prompt and appropriate communication.  I am also introducing interpreter training methods to improve English proficiency.

大野俊教授

Shun Ohno

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Title 
Professor

Field of Specialization
East Asian and Southeast Asian studies(Global sociology, History)

1. Border Crossing and globalization of care - focusing on international migration of nurses and care workers of Southeast Asia.
2. International migration in the world and trends of foreigners living in Japan.
3. Identities and citizenships of Asian Nikkei in Asian countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, and China.
4. Measures of collaboration between Japan, China and Korea including transbordering of media culture.

鈴木直喜教授

Naoki Suzuki

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Title 
Professor

Field of Specialization
Planning studies, Development studies, NGO studies, Environmental sociology

I do research on the civil society and planning theories, mainly focusing on the work of NGO practices under globalization.  In particular, I am exploring the possibility of redefining the concept of public goods with global environmental issues as central themes.  I focus on deliberative practices of diverse actors and consider what kind of decision-making processes can result in sound decisions.

松井ケティ教授

Kathy R. Matsui
Title 
Professor

Field of Specialization
Comprehensive peace education, Multicultural understanding, Constructive negotiation method, Conflict resolution method

The United Nations defines the Culture of Peace as a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation.  My research is to search for the meaning of dialogue, and the significance of constructive negotiation.  In addition, my research concerns focus on how to develop a culture of peace, to understand various issues (such as gender, justice and reconciliation) and to explore the theory and practice of comprehensive peace education.

山本達也准教授

Tatsuya Yamamoto

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Title 
Professor

Field of Specialization
International relations, Public policy studies, Information society studies

I'm focusing on how technology changes politics and society.  In particular, as a technology that brings "creative destruction", I am interested in the intersection of new information communications technology represented by the internet and energy-related technology.  I would like to consider the political, economic, and social systems of the "next era" by exploring the order formation and decision-making processes that are required in the transformation period of the energy environment.

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Toshie Agawa
Title 
Associate Professor

Field of Specialization
Motivation of EFL learners, communication Strategies, Cooperative learning

My research interests include motivation of EFL learners, cooperative learning, and communication strategies.  Recently, I have been conducting research on Japanese university EFL learners’ motivation within the framework of self-determination theory.  I have been working on a research project on Directed Motivational Currents as well.

辰巳頼子准教授

Yoriko Tatsumi
Title 
Associate Professor

Field of Specialization
Area studies, Anthropology

My research is on Islam in Southeast Asia, especially in the Philippines.

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