Social Sciences Course

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1) Law and Politics

Students study issues in social sciences related to law and politics.

1.Research Field(s) / 2.Detailed Research Themes

Supervisor

1. Civil Law, Sociology of Law

Kenichi Ogata

2. Agricultural Land Act, fishery rights, rural customs

1.

Kazuhiro Yokokawa

2.

1.

Akiko Inada

2.

1.

Satoshi Akama

2.

 

2) Economic Theory

A field of studies requiring students to examine issues related to economic theory.

1.Research Field(s) / 2.Detailed Research Themes

Supervisor

1.

Hiromi Ikeda

2.

1. International Economics

Tatsuro Oishi

2. Foreign Direct Investment of Japanese Companies in Europe

1.

Junji Nakazawa

2.

1.

Kensaku Ueda

2.

 

3) Economic Policy

Students study issues in social sciences related to economic policy.

1.Research Field(s) / 2.Detailed Research Themes

Supervisor

1.

Satoru Ishizutsu

2.

1. Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Game Theory

Yasuhiro Arai

2. Optimal intellectual property rights protection; Copyright protection; Innovation

1.

Shingo Umino

2.

1.

Hiroyuki Suzuki

2.

1. Public Finance

Hirofumi Shimoda

2. Studies in Local Public Finance and Local Governance

1.

Fumika Nishijima

2.

1. Agricultural Economics

Yoshiaki Iiguni

2. Economy and policy studies of rural and low-growth areas

1. Environmental Economics

Teruyuki Shinbo

2. Economic evaluation of the environment;Conservation and sustainable use of natural and environmental resources in the Kuroshio sphere

1. Socioeconomics in the fisheries

Mina Hori

2. Research on socioeconomics and fisheries management systems in small-scale fisheries of Southeast Asia

1.

Xiao Hong Yan

2. Rural regression in Japan and in China ; Change of occupation and family in Japan and in China; Organic agriculture in Japan and in China; Strain of social structure and modernization in Japan; Tibet's social structure and culture

 

4) Business and Management

A field of studies requiring students to examine issues related to business and management.

1.Research Field(s) /2. Detailed Research Themes

Supervisor

1. Human Resource Management

Kayo Nakagawa

2. Comparative studies on business and HRM systems of Japanese and  British companies

1. Financial Accounting

Kiyoshi Itami

2. Accounting for financial instruments; Fair value accounting; Conceptual framework for financial accounting

1. Accounting

Kotaro Yamauchi

2. Accounting systems research; The adoption of IFRS and its effect on accounting practices