About us

The Institute of World Studies, Takushoku University, founded in 1955, has been dedicated to the academic research of regional affairs.

Amid the growing tides of globalization and economic uncertainty, the world faces mounting concerns such as international terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass-destruction, and ethnic and religious conflicts. Under this emerging international security environment, our institute now focuses on balancing area studies with international security research.

Considering the international environment surrounding Japan and the world, careful deliberation and analysis of the current political and economic trend is needed more than ever to ensure an accurate forecast of events far into the future. Research staff of IWS conduct advanced research into various aspects of world affairs and publish the monthly and the annual "Journal of World Affairs" ("Kaigai Jijo") for the practical utilization of research results. Based on the tradition and founding philosophy of Takushoku University, staff members, mostly professors of the University, invest in graduate and post-graduate education at our university.

Our institute promotes joint research and investigations with Japanese and overseas organizations and regularly hold various symposiums and workshops. We also conduct joint projects or information-sharing with foreign specialists.

The world is entering into an era of dramatic change, and our institute will take on an increasingly larger role. I look forward to your continued support and understanding for the research projects of IWS.

President of the Institute of World Studies
Takashi Kawakami, Ph.D.

List of Researchers

Takashi Kawakami, Ph.D. (Professor, President of the Institute of World Studies)

Takashi Kawakami, Ph.D. Field of Research Security, American politics, Japan-US relations
Contact tkawakam@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
HP http://tkawakamidreams.net/
   
   

Heigo Sato, Ph.D. (Professor, Vice President of the Institute of World Studies)

Heigo Sato, Ph.D. Field of Research International Relations, Security, American Politics and Foreign Policy, Arms Control, Defense Industries
Contact hsatou@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
   
   
   

Kazuhiro Araki (Professor)

Kazuhiro Araki Field of Research Politics and Security of the Korean Peninsula
Contact kumoha551@mac.com
HP http://araki.way-nifty.com/
   
   

Tetsuya Endo (Professor)

Tetsuya Endo
Field of Research History of Military/ Security Affairs;
Military Sociology, "Non-traditional" Security Studies
   
   
   
   

Tsukasa Shibuya (Professor)

Tsukasa Shibuya Field of Research China Politics, Taiwan Politics, Chinese Abroad
Contact tshibuya@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
HP http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/italiasukisuki/
   
   

Yuji Suzuki (Professor)

Yuji Suzuki
Field of Research Security, International Security Cooperation
Contact ysuzuki@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
   
   
   

Hideshi Takesada (Professor)

Hideshi Takesada Field of Research International relations of the Korean Peninsula, Defense problems of Japan
Contact yonsei601@gmail.com
   
   
   

Satoshi Tomisaka (Professor)

Satoshi Tomisaka
Field of Research Contemporary China
Contact tomixaka@yahoo.co.jp
   
   
   

Kenro Nagoshi (Professor)

Kenro Nagoshi Field of Research Russia, Media Studies
Contact knagoshi@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
HP http://www.fsight.jp/category/russia
   
   

Fumio Niwa (Associate Professor)

Fumio Niwa Field of Research Political Science, History of Japanese Foreign Policy
Contact fniwa@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
   
   
   

Akifumi Nomura (Research Fellow)

Akifumi Nomura Field of Research Middle East Politics, Islamic Sects, Islamic Studies
Contact anomura@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
   
   
   

Jin Du (Professor)

Jin Du Field of Research Development Economics, Chinese Economy
Contact shinto@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp
   
   
   

Fumio Yoshino, Ph.D.  (Professor)

Fumio Yoshino, Ph.D. Field of Research Asian Economics, International Economics
Contact fyoshino@ner.takushoku-u.ac.jp