Kobe University

GSICS (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)

Teaching Staff

(as of 1 October 2021)

International Studies Program

Name Position Research Fields Courses
ALEXANDER Ronni Professor Peace Studies, with a focus on gender and safety, particularly in Pacific Island Countries Issues in Peace and Development I, Special Seminar
TOSA Hiroyuki Professor Critical Theory and Its Application in International Relations Issues in Peace and Development II, Special Seminar
NISHITANI Makiko Associate Professor Theories of International Relations, Global Governance, International Norms International Relations, Special Seminar
BISRI Mizan Bustanul Fuady Assistant Professor Disaster Risk Management, Humanitarian Studies, Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia,
Science-Technology-Society in International Relations
OGAWA Keiichi Professor Economics of Education, Education Finance, Education Policy and Planning Human Capital Development, Special Seminar
SHIMAMURA Yasuharu Professor Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Social Research Methods for Development Social Research Methods for Development, Special Seminar
SURUGA Terukazu Project Professor Development Economics, Labor Economics
SAKAUE Katsuki Assistant Professor International Educational Development, Economics of Education, Evaluation of Education Policy Field Research Methods
YAMANOUCHI Kenshi Professor Educational Planning Special Seminar
CHIKADA Masahiro Professor Conparative Education, Higher Education Special Seminar
NAKAZAWA Minato Professor International Health, Public Health, Human Ecology and Demography Demography, Medical Anthropology, Environmental Health, Special Seminar
KAMEOKA Masanori Professor International Health, Virology Special Seminar
MASUJIMA Ken Professor International Cooperation for Development, Global North-South Relations, Comparative Regionalism Special Seminar
KURUSU Kaoru Professor International Relations, Human Security, Japan's Multilateral Diplomacy Special Seminar
HOKUGO Akihiko Professor Disaster Mitigation and Management Disaster Risk Management, Special Seminar
KONDO Tamiyo Associate Professor Housing Policy, Planning for Built Environment, Housing Recovery Special Seminar

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Development and Economics Program

Name Position Research Fields Courses
YAMAZAKI Koji Professor Development Economics, Applied Econometrics Socio-Economic Development Theory, Special Seminar
ITO Takahiro Associate Professor Development Economics, Applied Econometrics Microeconomics, Special Seminar
CHEN Kuang-hui Professor Applied Econometrics, the Chinese Economy Statistics, Special Seminar
UCHIDA Yuichiro Professor Development Economics, Economic Development in East Asia, Applied Economics/Econometrics International Economics, Growth Theory, Special Seminar
KODAMA Masahiro Professor Development Macroeconomics, Structural Transformation Macroeconomics, Special Seminar
KAWABATA Koji Associate Professor Applied Econometrics, Economic Development, Industrialization Econometrics, Special Seminar
INOUE Takeshi Associate Professor Financial Inclusion, Remmitances, Indian Economy Monetary Theory, Special Seminar
ZHAO Laixun Professor International Trade, Foreign Investment, Multinational Labor-Management Relations, Cross-Border Pollution, International Merger Special Seminar
KITANO Shigeto Professor International Macroeconomics Special Seminar
YOSHII Masahiko Professor Comparative Economics, Russian and Central and Eastern European Economies Special Seminar
KAJITANI Kai Professor Chinese Economics, Comparative Economics Special Seminar
HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki Professor regional and Spatial Economics, Latin American Economy Special Seminar
SATO Takahiro Professor Indian Economy Special Seminar
MIYAZAKI Tomomi Asociate Professor Public Economics, Public Finance Public Finance, Special Seminar

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International Law / Law and Development Program

Name Position Research Fields Courses
SHIBATA Akiho Professor International Law Introduction to International Environmental Law, International Polar Law II, Special Seminar
HAYASHI Mika Professor International Law Introduction to International Cooperation Law, International Security and International Law, Special Seminar
OKADA Yohei Associate Professor International Law Introduction to Law of International Organizations, Introduction to International Human Rights Law, Special Seminar
FURUHATA Mami Project Assistant Professor International Law
YOTSUMOTO Kenji Professor Asian Constitutional Law Law and State Building, Special Seminar
KANEKO Yuka Professor Law and Development, Comparative Law in Asia, Law in Disasters Law and Economic Development, Special Seminar
SAITO Yoshihisa Associate Professor Social Law in Asia and Transition Economies Law and Social Development, Special Seminar
TAMADA Dai Professor International Law

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Political Science and Area Studies Program

Name Position Research Fields Courses
MATSUNAMI Jun Professor Comparative Study of Deregulation, Privatization and Local Governments Japanese Politics, Local Government, Special Seminar
KIMURA Kan Professor Korean Nationarism and Historical Disputes in Northeast Asia Introduction to Political Analysis, Special Seminar
KAWAMURA Yusuke Assistant Professor Middle East and North African Politics Principles of Political Research
TAKE Hiroko Project Assistant Professor Comparative Education Risk Management I
MINOHARA Toshihiro Professor US-Japan Relations, Diplomacy, International Politics, Intelligence, and Security Studies Special Seminar
YASUI Hiroki Professor Party Politics in Germany Special Seminar

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KODAMA Masahiro

I am an alumnus of GSICS as well as being on the teaching staff. I learned economics from scratch in this program. After working for a research institute for some years, I returned to this school as an associate professor. As can be observed from my experience, students can study economics in GSICS from a basic level to the researcher level. The teaching staff of our program understand not only economic theories but also actual developing economies. Thus, students can learn about both. The provision of knowledge of both economics and actual developing economies is one of our program's distinct features.

KODAMA Masahiro