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Department of Regional Policy

Introductions are in Japanese alphabetical order (of surname)
updated on Apr. 2015

Profiles of Full-Time Teachers

Name Degree Research theme
ONO,
Tatsuya
Professor *Evaluation Studies
*Evaluation theory for public management
*Statistical methods in evaluation practice
SATOU,
Masashi
Lecturer *Public Law
*The individual identification information of the animal
*Privacy and the personal information
SHIOZAWA,
Ken-ichi
Associate Professor *Regional Politics
*Review on theory of the right to life (characteristics as a right)
*Local autonomy and decentralization of welfare
TAKEGAWA,
Toshio
Associate Professor *Social Welfare Studies
*Community based welfare system : public and voluntary welfare services at the local level
*Community Work
TADA,
Ken-ichiroh
Professor *Local finance
TSUTSUI,
Kazunobu
Associate Professor *Rural Geography
*Community development in rural areas
*Regional economy and public services in rural areas
NAKANO,
Makoto
Professor *Sociology
*Potentials and limitations of inclusive communities
*Relationships between various “minorities” and communities
BAMBA,
Kaori
Associate Professor *Japanese Economy
*Functions of medium and enterprise and corporate managers in regions
*Market development of global retailers
FUJII,
Tadashi
Professor *Urban Geography
*Regional stracture of metropolitan area : Comparative research regarding cities in the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe area, local cities, and cities in the USA and Australia.
FUJITA,
Yasukazu
Professor *Science of Public Finance
*Actual condition and reform of autonomies’ finance
*Modern public policies
MARU,
Yuichi
Associate Professor *Philosophy of law
YANAKA,
Shigeru
Associate Professor *Environmental Sociology, Rural Sociology
*Environmental issues from the standpoint of livelihood
*Theories of resident organizations(residents’ association/NGO)
YAMASHITA,
Hiroki
Associate Professor *Urban Geography
*Sustainable and livable cities
*Issues regarding the location of commercial facilities in urban areas : mainly in Canada, Australia, and Japan

Profiles of Specially Appointed Professors

Name Degree Research theme
SAWADA,
Toshimichi
Specially Appointed Associate Professor *Regional development

Department of Regional Education

Introductions are in Japanese alphabetical order (of surname)
updated on Apr. 2015

Profiles of Full-Time Teachers

Name Degree Research theme
ADACHI,
Kazumi
Professor *English Education
*Acquisition of working command of English
ICHIMORI,
Makoto
Associate Professor *History of Education
*Mechanisms of discrimination in historical terms, and issues of discrimination in wartime
OGASAWARA,
Taku
Associate Professor *Japanese Language Education
*Construction principles of “language learning,” and learning and cultivation of Japanese teachers
KAWAI,
Tsutomu
Associate Professor *History of Educational Thought
*Ideology of modernization and functional changes in school and family
KOZIMA,
Akira
Associate Professor *Sociology of Education
*Social change and education
KOBAYASHI,
Katsutoshi
Professor *Clinical Developmental Psychology
*Persons with intellecual disabilities and human development
SHIONOYA,
Hitoshi
Professor *Early Childhood Care and Education
*Education by environment in early childhood, Culture of child care and education ,Education content and method for young children
SUZUKI,
Shin-ichiro
Associate Professor *Music Education
*Music education in hisorical terms and in practical terms
SUMIKAWA,
Hideaki
Professor *Japanese Calligraphy Education
*Development of children’s character reading and writing skills
SEKI,
Koji
Associate Professor *Environmental Physiology
*Effect of physical conditions in various enviroments
*Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
TAKAHASHI,
Kenji
Associate Professor *Social Studies Education
*Development of learnings and teaching materials for social studies
TAKAHASHI,
Chie
Assistant Professor *Developmental Psychology
*Development of peer relationship during infancy
TAKAHASHI,
Chigusa
Professor *Science Education
*How to conduct study guidance in order to cultivate scientific minds,and research and development of teaching materials
TAKEDA,
Shingo
Lecturer *Art Education
*Development of learning materials and research in art education
TANAKA,
Daisuke
Associate Professor *Cognitive Psychology
*Data analysis in studies of cognitive development, and mechanisms of unconscious learning
TERAKAWA,
Shinako
Professor *Developmental and Educational Psychology
*Child development and education
DOI,
Kousaku
Professor *Technology Education
*Education of children with low mechanical or constructive ability
HATA,
Chizuno
Associate Professor *Child and Family Welfare
*Community supports and agencies cooperation to the family at risk
FUKUDA,
Keiko
Professor *Home Economics Education
*Issues and learning strategies for nurturing citizenship in the home economics education
MIKI,
Hirokazu
Professor *Special Needs Education
*Education objectives and education evaluation in teaching-learning process of special needs education
MIZOGUCHI,
Tatsuya
Associate Professor *Mathematics Education
* Curriculum Development of Functions and Equations in the Middle School Mathematics
* Curriculum Development of Mathematical Proof in the Secondary School Mathematics
* Lesson Design and Analysis by Means of the Notion of Epistemological Obstacle
* Cross-Cultural Study of Lesson Study in Mathematics
YABE,
Toshiaki
Professor *Mathematics Education
*Theories of objectives and evaluation,and problem solving in cognitive terms
YAMANE,
Toshiki
Professor *Educational Methodology
*Theories of academic achievement and educational evaluation in historical terms

Department of Regional Culture

Introductions are in Japanese alphabetical order (of surname)
updated on Apr. 2015

Profiles of Full-Time Teachers

Name Degree Research theme
IBARAKI,
Toru
Associate Professor *Cultural anthropology / Area studies of West Africa
*Societies of the Adioukrou in Cote d’Ivoire and the Tuareg in Niger
ENOKI,
Hisashige
Professor *Japanese Linguistics
*History of Japanese language (focus on history in terms of phonology and grammar)
*Process of influence of Chinese in the Japanese language;similarity between negations and state expressions and the like
OKAMURA,
Tomoko
Associate Professor *Japanese Literature
KISHIMOTO,
Satoru
Professor *Japanese History
*History of the Meiji Restoration/Politics and religion in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate
*Modern history of Tottori
CATES, Kip A. Professor *Language and Culture / International Understanding
*Language, culture, communication, international exchange
*Global education, international education, foreign language education
KUBO,
Ken-ichi
Associate Professor *Classical Japanese Literature
*Stories of the Heian Period, exemplified by the Tale of Genji
*Wakan comparative literature
KOIZUMI,
Motohiro
Associate Professor *Cultural Sociology / Cultural Policy
*Sociology of Art / Culture
*Cultural Policy / Creative Industries
NAITO,
Hisako
Professor *Cultural Studies of Central Europe / Musicology
*History of music culture in central and eastern Europe, and folklore
*Issue and structure of cultural nationalism, in relation to representational culture
NAKA,
Tomomi
Lecturer *Religions and cultures in the U.S.
*Religion and economic avtivities among Amish and Mennonites
NAKAO,
Masayuki
Lecturer *English Linguistics
*English stylistics
*Narrative style and point of view
NAGARA,
Hiromi
Associate Professor *Modern & Contemporary English Literature and Culture
*Modern and contemporary English fiction
*Culture and town development of local towns in the UK
NODA,
Kunihiro
Professor *Cultural Policy /Creative City
*Regional revitalization taking advantage of creativity contained in art and culture
*Cultural policy, theory of the creative city
YANAGIHARA,
Kunimitsu
Professor *Modern French History
*Cultural change in Modern France
*Politics and religion from the French Revolution to today
YU,
Jeungah
Lecturer *Oriental History

Department of Regional Environment

Introductions are in Japanese alphabetical order (of surname)
updated on Apr. 2015

Profiles of Full-Time Teachers

Name Degree Research theme
ANDO,
Yoshikazu
Professor *Magnetism
*Magnetism of rare-earth intermetallics
IKENO,
Natsumi
Lecturer *Physics
KODAMA,
Yoshinori
Professor *Geomorphology
*Physical Geography of Tottori
*When the Tottori Sand Dunes began to form
SUGAMORI,
Yoshiaki
Lecturer *Geology and Paleontology
*Tectonics nad formative history of strata and complexes in Japanese Islands
*Transition of Paleozoic and Mesozoic ocean environment
TAKATA,
Ken-ichi
Associate Professor *Archaeology
*Formation process of agricultural societies in the Yayoi Period
*State formation process in kofun peried
TAGAWA,
Kotaro
Associate Professor *Utilization technology of renewable energy
*Fresh water production using sea water, salt water, brine, and atmospheric moisture
TAMURA,
Jun-ichi
Professor *Glycoscience
*Chemical synthesis of bioactive oligosaccharides
*Isolation of useful glycans form unused natural sources
TSURUSAKI,
Nobuo
Professor *Animal Taxonomy and Ecology
*Taxonomy, life history, behavioral ecology, chromosomes, and evolution of Opiliones in Asia
*Mechanisms generating geographical differentiation prominent in the chugoku Mountains and their peripheral areasntains and their peripheral areas
NAKAHARA,
Kei
Associate Professor *Environmental Archaeology
*Environmental archaelogical reserch on history of forest resource utilization
*Production and distribution of wooden artifacts in Japan
NAGAMATSU,
Dai
Professor *Plant Ecology / Conservation Ecology
*Populationf ecology, landscape ecology and vegetation science in natural forests and coastal dunes
*Natural history and conservation of endangered plants in the San'in area
HORAI,
Sawako
Associate Professor *Environmental Inorganic Chemistry and Toxicology
*Evaluation of mechanizm of Hg metabolism in high Hg-accumulation species, and development of Hg risk assessment methods n wildlife
YANO,
Takao
Professor *Structural Geology
*Tectonics for the genesis of the Japanese Islands
*Meso-Cenozic tectonics in the circum-Pacific mobile belt
LEE,
Soyeon
Associate Professor *Conservation Science
*Study on corrosion and conservation of archaeological excavated iron objects
*Study of iron reducing bacteria in the corrosion of archaeological excavated iron objects

Profiles of Specially Appointed Professors

Name Degree Research theme
NAKANO,
Shigenori
Professor *Analytical Chemistry
*Development of catalytic method of analysis
*Development of flow injection analysis

Art Center

Introductions are in Japanese alphabetical order (of surname)
updated on Apr. 2015

Profiles of Full-Time Teachers

Name Degree Research theme
ISHITANI,
Koji
Director, University Art Center / Professor Sculpture
As a specialist in sculpture, Professor Ishitani has contributed quite a number of works to exhibitions such as Kokuten (by Kokugakai). He received the Award of Excellence in the Ikawa Sakura Sculpture Competition, and served as a juror for the World Sand Sculpture Championship in 2009. He currently devotes himself to vitalization of art culture through the presentation of his works to the public, coaching, lectures, and so on.
GOTO,
Tomoko
Associate Professor Arts Management
Associate Professor Goto’s areas of research include management of regional theatre, planning and managing art activities with the utilization of derelict buildings and facilities in disuse, and community development through art and culture.
TSUTSUI,
Hioki
Lecturer Aesthetics and History of Art
Based on the knowledge about the history of Art and aesthetics as a specialist in the field, I am familiar with the fields of regional culture through editing publications and planning art exhibitions.
NIIKURA,
Ken
Professor Composition / Conducting
Professor Nikura composed the opera Polano no Hiroba (Polano Square), which enjoyed a good reputation in and out of Tottori Prefecture, and received the Research Achievement Award from Tottori University in 2003. In November 2009, his “Oto no Koten” (Personal Sound Exhibition) was hosted by the BIRD Theatre Company TOTTORI,featuring the premier performance of his latest works.
NISHIOKA,
Chiaki
Professor Vocal Music / Conducting
As the musical performance director of the Tottori Opera Society, Associate Professor Nishioka has produced and starred in all of the society’s performances. He devotes himself to vitalization of the vocal performance world in Tottori as a performer and instructor.
HIRAI,
Satoru
Professor Design
Associate Professor Hirai has received the Gold Prize at the 1st Snow Design Competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ukichiro Nakaya, and second prize in the 2nd exhibition of “Paper Works the KAMIWAZA.” He has also served as a member of such organizations as the Tottori Prefectural Examination Committee for Outdoor Advertisement, and the Tottori Municipal Examination Committee for Landscape Formation.