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  SAITO Hiroaki
   Department   College of International Management
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2012/04~2016/06 〔Doctoral course〕, Hospitality Management and Service Management, The University of Queensland UQ Business School, Completed, Ph.D.
2. 2010/02~2011/12 〔Master degree program〕, Master of International Hotel and Tourism Management, The University of Queensland School of Tourism, Completed, Master of International Hotel and Tourism Management
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2012/03~2016/09 Casual Academic
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: It is no one but you who create your future. APU provides you a great opportunity to develop your perspectives, skills, and networks for your future. Let’s create a great learning experience together. Look forward to embarking on the journey with you! Message to graduate school students: APU has many rich resources to help you develop your research skills. Use them cleverly and develop your future perspectives in academic research.
■ Current specialized field
Hospitality Management, Service Management, Organisational Psychology & Behaviour 
■ Books and theses
1. 2020/02/18 Article Hotel employees’ recovery experience from job stress: The role of staff breakrooms   (Collaboration) 
2. 2019/07/07 Article Critical Evaluation of a Tourism-led Strategy for Post-disaster Recovery in Northeast Japan   (Collaboration) 
3. 2019/05/23 Article The role of staff breakrooms in mitigating emotional labor issues and fostering employee well-being   (Collaboration) 
4. 2018/12 Article Mobilities in the Asia Pacific Region: Constellations and Diversity Tourism Analysis 23,pp.489-502 (Collaboration) 
5. 2018/02 Article Does a religion matter in travel risk and behavioural intention in earthquake vulnerable cities? A case for domestic traveller in Indonesia and Japan CAUTHE 2018: Get Smart - Paradoxes & Possibilities pp.745-749 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2018/03 Asia Pacific CHRIE
2. 2018/04 ∟ Asia Pacific CHRIE board member - Country representative for Japan
3. 2014/02 The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
■ Conference presentations
1. 2017/12/17 Integration of Tourism in Post-disaster Recovery of Tohoku Region (International Symposium: What is Japanese Studies?)
2. 2018/12/01 The critical Issues of Managing Hospitality Employees in Japan. The Role of Staff Break Rooms (16th Asia Pacific Conference, Oita, Japan)
3. 2018/09/28 Mobilities in the Asia Pacific region: travel – migration nexus (Nexus of Migration and Tourism: Creating Social Sustainability Symposium, Hanoi, Vietnam.)
4. 2018/02/06 Does a religion matter in travel risk and behavioural intention in earthquake vulnerable cities? A case for domestic traveller in Indonesia and Japan (The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education)
5. 2017/11/11 Destination transformation after The Great East Japan Earthquake (Asia Pacific Conference)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2018~2019  Pilot Study about the adaptation of business models to the automation of service in the context of hospitality sector in Japan.  (Key Word : )
2. 2018  The Staff Oasis: The role of staff break rooms for hospitality employees' wellbeing and performance  (Key Word : )
3. 2017/04~2021/03  The Staff Oasis: The role of staff break rooms for hospitality employees' wellbeing and performance  (Key Word : )
4. 2017  The Staff Oasis: The role of staff break rooms for hospitality employees' wellbeing and performance  (Key Word : )
5. 2017  The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education - Sweden-Japan 150 Anniversary Grants  (Key Word : )
■ Awards and honors
1. 2018/02 Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 2017 Best Paper Award
2. 2012/04 University of Queensland International Scholarship
3. 2011/12 Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement
4. 2011/12 Dean’s Honor Roll
5. 2011/03 Departmental Scholar Award
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2018/04~2019/03/31 Collaborative student assignment with the local companies - Organisational Behaviour (E & J)
2. 2018/04~2018/07 Multicultural Collaborative Learning - Service Management (E)
3. 2018/04 Multicultural Collaborative Learning - Service Management (E)
● Announcement concerning education
1. 2018/08/29 Guest Speaker at University of Skovde , Sweden