Full-timePhillip Bennett

Research fields (key words)

Lexical development, metaphor, cognitive linguistics

Career

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham. Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistics.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

This is a course designed for postgraduate students aiming to improve their skills at giving academic presentations. The course covers both poster session and Powerpoint presentations and focuses on the structure of effective presentations as well as the language skills to present in a confident and detailed manner.

Full-timeBoyu Chen

Research fields (key words)

Comparative Politics, International Relations

Career

Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University. Ph.D. in Political Science.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development,University of Niigata Prefecture

My research interests lie in how domestic politics exert influence on international relations. I supervise topics related to the factors that influence East Asian international relations, such as national identity, party politics, and democratic/authoritarian systems. Students will be able to critically review previous literature, set up clear research questions, and apply mixed methods in their studies.

Full-timeMelodie Lorie Cook

Research fields (key words)

Teacher Education、Examinations、Supplementary Education, Expatriate Families and Education

Career

Department of Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University. Doctor of Philosophy(Linguistics).

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Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

In this course, students will learn how to write essays, do research, synthesize ideas, and avoid plagiarism by using citations and references. Students will also learn how to identify and correct common writing errors in their own and others’ work.

Full-timeSeiji Fujii

Research fields (key words)

Public Choice, Public Economics

Career

Ph.D. in Economics (University of California, Irvine). I am now Associate Professor in the Faculty of International Economic Studies, University of Niigata Prefecture.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of International Economic Studies, University of Niigata Prefecture

Research activities I could supervise will include public choice theories and quality of life studies using voting results and public opinion survey data or other related data. Although I respect students’ research interests, I would recommend regression analysis. In order for students to complete dissertations based on empirical evidence, I advise systematically on setting up basic and working hypotheses, literature review and data collection, data analysis, and hypothesis testing.

Full-timeKyoko Hatakeyama

Research fields (key words)

International Relations, Security Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis

Career

Macquarie University Politics and International Relations. Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations. Before this potion, she worked as a Research Analyst at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was an Associate Professor at Kansai Gaidai University.

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Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

I will supervise research students who are interested in international relations, in particular, security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, due to deepening globalization, security issues are closely intertwined with economic issues. The research topics are, therefore, not necessarily limited to the security field. Rather, I encourage students to analyze the security issue from a wider perspective. Although I analyze a state’s behavior from a constructivist perspective, any theoretical position is welcome.

Full-timeKentaro Hirose

Research fields (key words)

International Politics, Formal and Quantitative Analysis

Career

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago. Postdocotral Fellow, Department of Politics, Princeton University. Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies / School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development,University of Niigata Prefecture

My research interests lie in formal and quantitative analysis of international politics, especially conflict and cooperation among states. I am happy to supervise any student who is interested in conducting research based on social science methodology.

Full-timeSusumu Ito

Research fields (key words)

International Development Policy, Development Finance, Southeast Asian Economies

Career

M.Sc. in Development Economics from University of Oxford and Ph.D. in International Development from Takushoku University. Worked with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Chuo University.

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Professor, Policy Research Center, University of Niigata Prefecture

Based on experience in international development as a development practitioner, my research interest includes policy aspects of economic and social development in developing countries, mainly in Southeast Asia. In order to analyze the development issues of developing countries and regions in the ever-changing international environment, it is important to be equipped with the understanding of not only economics but also other disciplines such as international relations and politics. Therefore, while respecting and enhancing students’ research interests in international development as much as possible, I will supervise research from various perspectives for students to be able to deliver fruitful research results.

Full-timeToshiro Kuroda

Research fields (key words)

International Politics, Peace Research

Career

Coursework completed, Ph.D. Program of Law, Chuo University. MA in Law.

Notes

Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

I mainly supervise research in International Politics and Peace Studies. Specific topics include (but not exclusively) the philosophical history of Realism and Liberalism, and issues in international order and ethics in International Politics and changing forms of conflict in the contemporary world, and structural mechanism of violence and the relations between Peace Studies and critical security issues in Peace Research. I especially focus on the validity of research topics, analytical framework, critical research review and academic writing skills.

Full-timeJia Li

Research fields (key words)

Development Economics (macroeconomic policy in developing countries, financial development and economic growth, sustainable development)

Career

Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University. Ph.D. in International Development. Before joining the University of Niigata Prefecture, she was in International Center for Chinese Studies, Aichi University.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of International Economic Studies, University of Niigata Prefecture

Students are expected to choose a topic about economic development in developing countries (particularly long-term economic changes) for their Master’s theses. The theses should combine both the theoretical and empirical components, preferably showing policy implications. I will advise students through the process of thesis writing systematically, with an emphasis on establishing a theoretical framework, clarifying research questions, collecting statistical data, and conducting quantitative analysis.

Full-timeNanako Miyazaki

Research fields (key words)

Japanese Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Academic writing

Career

School of Japanese Applied Linguistics, Waseda University. Ph.D. (Japanese Applied Linguistics). Intensive Japanese Course, Asia University, Center for Japanese Language, Waseda University.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

Graduate students are expected to perform academic presentations as well as do academic writing. One of the most important skills for such presentations and writing is to be able to express one’s thoughts precisely in an easy-to-understand form. In this course, students will develop such skills through repetition of activities and learn practical Japanese expression.

Full-timeYaoqian Mu

Research fields (key words)

Development economics, Urban and regional economics, Chinese economy

Career

School of Economics and Business, Hokkaido University. Ph.D. in Economics. He was in The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA) as an associate senior research fellow, and then assumed the present post.

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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

My specialization is regional economics, with a special focus on China. My research interest is how local cities survive and why there are growing and declining areas under rapid technological innovation and globalization. I would like to work with students who are interested in regional economic development, policy, industry, corporations, and international cooperation, etc. beyond country borders. I am interested in various regional economies, ranging from Niigata and other coastal areas of the Sea of Japan to the Russian Far East, the northeastern and western parts of China, and South America. Students who are interested in the Chinese economy in general are also welcomed.

Full-timeKa Po Ng

Research fields (key words)

International Relations, China Studies (International politics, security)

Career

University of Queensland. Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations.

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Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

My fields are International Relations theory, international security and China’s security policy. I will help students explore their research interests and work out feasible projects. With emphasis on integrating theory with practice, I will ensure students grasp the conceptual tools and apply them to analyse research findings before reaching any conclusions.