All our students receive one-to-one supervision from a personal supervisor throughout the course. We also provide advisory groups to help students further develop their expertise and achieve their goals.

Collaboration Between Academic and Professional Faculty

The teaching and research work of the Global Media and Communication Unit benefits greatly from the synergistic collaboration between academic and professional faculty. This enables students to gain a multifaceted understanding of the media within a unique environment that combines a wealth of both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

List of Faculty

NAKAMURA Toshiya (Professor, Executive Director of the Global Media Research Center)

  • Reseach: International Relations (IR), Political communication
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 306

・Recommended books

Seib, Philip, Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era, Palgrave and Macmillan, New York, 2012.
Evans, Peter B. eds, Double-Edged Diplomacy: International Bargaining and Domestic Politics, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1993.
Dunne, Tim eds., Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016.
Jackson R. eds, Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016.
Nye, J., Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Public Affairs, New York, 2004.
Lippmann, Walter, Public Opinion, Dover Publications, New York, 2004.
Shearman Peter ed., Power Transition and International Order in Asia, Routledge, London & New York, 2013.
Berger, Thomas U., Cultures of Antimilitarism: National Security in Germany and Japan, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1998.
Nakamura, T., Doitsu no Anzenhosyo Seisaku: Heiwa Shugi to Buryoku Koshi, Ichigeisha, Tokyo, 2006. (Japanese)

YAMAMOTO Tatsuhiro (Professor)

  • Reseach: Politics, Political Science, Electoral Campaigns and Information Media, Informatics of Political Process and Policies
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 304

・Recommended books

Kumar, Martha Joynt, Managing the President's Message: The White House Communications Operation, Johns Hopkins University Press, Maryland, 2010.
OSAKA, IWAO, Nihon Seiji to media: terebi no tojo kara net jidai made (Japanese Politics and Media: from the appearance of TV to internet era), Chuokoron-shinsha, Tokyo, 2014. (Japanese)
Richey, Sean and Taylor, J. Benjamin, Google and Democracy: Politics and the Power of the Internet, Routledge, 2017.
Hersh, Eitan D., Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

OGAWA Akiko (Associate Professor)

  • Reseach: media theory, media literacy, local media studies
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 303

・Recommended books

McLuhan, M., Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964.
Mizukoshi, S., 21 Seki Medhiaron, NHK Shuppan, 2011.
Hayashi, K., 〈Onnna・Kodomo〉no Janarizumu: Kea no ronri to tomoni, Iwanami shoten, Tokyo, 2011.
Gergen, K., An Invitation to Social Construction (Second Edition), Sage, London, 2009.
Branston, G. and Stafford, R., The Media Student's Book, Routledge, London, 2010.

IHARA Nobuhiro (Associate Professor)

  • Reseach: International History; Political Communication
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 202

・Recommended books

Carr, E.H., The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Perennial, New York, 2001.
Jervis, R., The Logic of Images in International Relations, Columbia University Press, New York & Oxford, 1989.
Nye, J., Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Public Affairs, New York, 2004.
Pierson, P., Politics in Time: History, Institutions, and Social Analysis, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2004.
Sueda, K., Kakai, H., Tasaki, K., and Saruhashi, J., Komyunikeshon Kenkyuho, Nakanishiya Syuppan, Kyoto, 2011.

GOTO Akifumi (Associate Professor, Information Technology Center)

  • Reseach: Educational technology
  • Office: General Education Building, Room 201

・Recommended books

Ito, M., Yoku Wakaru Medhia Sutadhizu, Mineruva shobo, Kyoto, 2009.
Hamano, T., Akitekucha no Seitaikei, NTT shuppan, Tokyo, 2008.
Caplan, J., "The Cutting Edge of American Digital Journalism" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRtKz9Od5MM 2013