(Last updated : 2021-01-15 01:04:44)
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 〔Doctoral course〕 Comparative studies of Asian and North American Popular Culture, Graduate School Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Completed
2. 〔Master degree program〕, Graduate School Communications Studies, University of Calgary, Completed
3. 〔Master degree program〕, Graduate School Division of Language Education, Fukuoka University of Education, Completed
■ Academic and professional experience
1. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies Professor
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: The nature of globalization will change over time. In order to meet these changes, I encourage you to make use of APU’s multicultural environment, study hard, open your mind to different cultures, and strive to become a global citizen. Message to graduate school students: Besides advancing their research, I also encourage domestic students to expose themselves to the multicultural environment in order to become a scholar with multifaceted views. To international students: please learn about Japan, old and new, through your classes and by seeing the country.
■ Current specialized field
Gender studies, Aesthetics and art studies 
■ Books and theses
1. 2019/01 Book Chapter 7 "Mediating Otome in the Discourse of War Memory: Complexity of Memory-making through Postwar Japanese War Films" Shōjo across Media: Exploring Popular Sites of “Girl” Discourse in Japan.  pp.155-179 (Single) 
2. 2018/09 Article Art as peace education at “dark” museums and sites in UK, Europe and South East Asia Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 6(1),pp.1-9 (Collaboration) 
3. 2018/03 Book “Heritage Landscape of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Tourism and Heritage: Networks, Communities and the Digital Age in the series Landscape and Heritage, Chapter 3  pp.55-75 (Collaboration) 
4. 2016/12 Article Does Tourism Illuminate the Darkness of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Journal of Destination Marketing and Management 5(4),pp.333-340 (Collaboration) 
5. 2015/12 Article The ‘Edutainment’ of War Tourism in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Proceedings of Heritage Tourism and Hospitality International Conference 2015. Amsterdam: CLUE+ Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. pp.203-210 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2015/04 Cultural Typhoon
2. 2011/06 Asian Studies Conference Japan
3. 2009/11 International Association for Asia Pacific Studies
4. 2008/08 The Association for Japanese Literary Studies
5. 2005/09 The Association of Asian Studies
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2019/12/01 Mobilizing Affect: the Mechanism of Memory-making of War (17th Asia Pacific Conference)
2. 2019/11/23 [Panel title: Strange Yet Familiar: Liminality and Dissonance in Japan’s Aesthetic Memory] Women, Abjected: The Role of Women on the Battlefield in Japanese War Dramas (13th Annual Conference on Asian Studies)
3. 2019/09/13 Reinventing Museums in the Context of Global Tourism: A Comparative Study of War-related Museums in East Asia and Southeast Asia (European Association for Southeast Asian Studies)
4. 2019/07/02 Women, Abjected: the Role of Women on the Battlefield in Japanese War Dramas~ Female body split up in the masculine national discourse~ (Association for Asian Studies in Asia 2019 Annual Conference)
5. 2018/12/02 National Memory-making and Negotiation of Local Memories of WWII in the Globalizing Dark Tourism: The Case of Educational Dark Tourism in Japan, shūgaku ryokō (AP Conference at APU)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2010  War, Nation and Gender: Virtual and Historical Narrative of Battleship Yamato  (Key Word : )
2. 2008  Pacific Bridge Award, Center for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia  (Key Word : )
3. 2018  Uncovering the black-box of educational dark tourism: Comparative analysis of the mechanisms of packaging and perceiving of war narratives through war heritage sites between former enemies  (Key Word : )
4. 2017  The potential of war heritage sites as educational and touristic attractions in Japan: comparative studies with five relevant countries  (Key Word : )
5. 2016  The potential of war heritage sites as educational and touristic attractions in Japan: comparative studies with five relevant countries  (Key Word : )
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2008/08 Canada Dissertation Award nomination
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2016/11/23 Graduate School SC Division Joint Presentation Forum
● Announcement concerning education
1. 2016/11/17 Introduction to APS lecture (Pilot version) (session for CSM cluster)
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
1. 2016/11/10~2016/11/22 Joined the Graduate School GSA Guidance session (for application to GSA)
■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2012/10~2012/10 Oita University Center for International Education & Research Seminar Series "“Gendered construction of war memories through postwar Japanese media”