Staff List

[English Courses]

Professor  Kaoru Takahashi  (English Education, Corpus Linguistics)

Professor  Kazuko Matsumoto (English Literature)

Assoc. Prof.  Kazutake Kita (Applied Linguistics (Stylistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, English Language Teaching))

Assoc. Prof.  Alastair Graham-Marr (Applied Linguistics)

Jr. Assoc. Prof.  Yutaka Yoshida (English Literature, Caribbean and African Literature in English, Postcolonial Theory)


[Human Sciences]

Professor  Mie Oba (International Relations, Asian International Relations, Regionalism)

Professor  Chang-Geon Shin (History of Science, History of Contemporary Medical Thought in East Asia, Modern Science Studies)

Assoc. Prof.  Takashi Kinase (Cultural Anthropology, Modern History of Japanese Society)

Jr. Assoc. Prof.  Masumi Matsuura (Clinical Psychology, Occupational Mental Health, Career Education)

Jr. Assoc. Prof.  Li Haiyan (Modern History, Northeast Asia, Koreans in China)


[Natural Sciences and Mathematics]

Professor  Eizou Uzu (To Be Announced)

Professor  Hirotaka Honda (To Be Announced)

Assoc. Prof.  Takahiro Yamamoto (Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience)

Jr. Assoc. Prof.  Atsuhide Ishida (Partial Differential Equation, Functional Analysis)





Staff Profiles

[English Courses]

Kaoru Takahashi

  • Professor
  • Kaoru Takahashi
  • Specialties
  • English Education, Corpus Linguistics
  • Courses Taught
  • A English 2, B English 2, English Seminar 9
Professor Takahashi's research concerning linguistics is undertaken in the ‘multi-feature’ and ‘multi-dimensional’ paradigm. Statistical analysis of the occurrences of various linguistic features in large English texts serves to bridge text typological and sociolinguistic research. Another research includes a pedagogical approach in teaching English grammar to intermediate students. It is unique and innovating in that diagrammatic illustrations are employed in order for intermediate students poor at English grammar to enjoy them and gradually comprehend the concept of English grammar. This method was selected as the best paper of those presented at a conference overseas and is ready to spread all over the world.

Kazuko Matsumoto

  • Professor
  • Kazuko MatsumotoPersonal Website
  • Specialties
  • English Literature
  • Courses Taught
  • A English 2, B English 2, English Seminar 7, Overseas Study in English, Introduction to Liberal Arts
Professor Matsumoto specializes in English novels from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Her studies relate the cultural and social phenomena of those times with the then attempted experiments in novel themes and the arts. She currently pursues the correlation between the framing factors that appeared in J. Conrad’s and R. Kipling’s novels and the social framework formed by the class system.

Kazutake Kita

  • Associate Professor
  • Kazutake Kita
  • Specialties
  • Applied Linguistics (Stylistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, English Language Teaching)
  • Courses Taught
  • A English 2, B English 2, B English 3, Introduction to Liberal Arts
In his scattered academic life, Junior Associate Professor Kita has been randomly and self-indulgently exploring several different topics including humour, creative writing, discourse analysis and English language teaching; it is not until recently that he found all these research interests of his could fall under the decent rubric of 'Applied Linguistics' in the broad sense. He has now been wandering happily around several different academic fields, professing himself a born applied linguist.

Alastair Graham-Marr

  • Associate Professor
  • Alastair Graham-Marr
  • Specialties
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Courses Taught
  • A English 1, B English 1, English Seminar 9
Associate Professor Alastair Graham-Marr’s field of study is Applied Linguistics, in particular the mechanisms of Second Language Acquisition. Currently his research centers on the role of language output in second language acquisition. Language output, the act of producing language, is needed not only to help develop fluency in a foreign language, but it also is increasingly seen as contributing to language accuracy. Thus success in a foreign language will come only with a good balance of both language input and language output.

Yutaka Yoshida

  • Junior Associate Professor
  • Yutaka Yoshida
  • Specialties
  • English Literature, Caribbean and African Literature in English, Postcolonial Theory
  • Courses Taught
  • B English 2, A English 2, English Seminar 1, Introduction to Liberal Arts
Junior Associate Professor Yutaka Yoshida teaches reading and writing to the first and the second year students at TUS, and in his seminar of 2014 reads Noam Chomsky's political essays. Majoring in literatures in English, especially Caribbean and African Fiction from 1950s to 1990s. Key words that are related to his study are: postcolonial literature, gender studies, the crowds and the masses in colonial / postcolonial era, and a critique of neoliberal politics and globalization. His current project focuses on prison writings in colonial / postcolonial literature in English, especially those of South Africa, Kenya, Barbados, Trinidad Tobago, the United States, and East Asia.
[Human Sciences]

Mie Oba

  • Professor
  • Mie ObaPersonal Website
  • Specialties
  • International Relations, Asian International Relations, Regionalism
  • Courses Taught
  • International Relations, International Society and International, Seminar: Society and Humanity, Introduction to Liberal Arts
International Relations encompasses the study of international issues with empirical and/or analytical approaches. Associate Professor Oba has studied Asian International Relations, and with a particular focus on regionalism and its trends. Her focus of interest may move from this to other areas. Although she has an opinion of her own regarding the contemporary relationship between Japan and other Asian countries, she tries not to place a disproportionate emphasis on it in her classes. Her favorite quotations are, “Joy and sorrow are today and tomorrow,” and “What you like is what you do best.”

Chang-Geon Shin

  • Professor
  • Chang-Geon ShinSHIN's Project
  • Specialties
  • History of Science, History of Contemporary Medical Thought in East Asia, Modern Science Studies, Introduction to Liberal Arts
  • Courses Taught
  • History of Science, Science Studies, Liberal Arts Seminar, Life Science Studies
Professor Shin’s message to students: “Whatever field you may enter in the future, I would like you to develop your own opinions and express them in your own words. This is not an easy thing to do. People sometimes mistake bold remarks as ‘opinions’ and regurgitate what they have heard elsewhere as their ‘ideas.’ Have you ever done this? I want to first cleanse your mind, because I believe ‘intelligence’ thus starts.”

Takashi Kinase

  • Associate Professor
  • Takashi KinasePersonal Website
  • Specialties
  • Cultural Anthropology, Modern History of Japanese Society
  • Courses Taught
  • Cultural Anthropology, Japanese Culture, Contemporary Cultural Studies, Liberal Arts Seminar, Comparative Culture, Introduction to Liberal Arts
Associate Professor Kinase’s focus of study is on the issues regarding modern and current Japanese cultures and identities. He has mainly examined the experiences of the Ainu people from the viewpoint of historical anthropology. He makes an effort to address topics that exceed the narrowly defined concept of ‘academics’ in his classes. He also tries to provide students with a higher sensitivity that enables them to find intellectual pleasure in reviewing many unnoticed things around them, as well as a rational analytic ability that allows them to see complicated human societies in a comprehensive way.

Masumi Matsuura

  • Junior Associate Professor
  • Masumi Matsuura
  • Specialties
  • Clinical Psychology, Occupational Mental Health, Career Education
  • Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Psychology, Youth and Adolescent Psychology, (Stress Management 1, Stress Manegement 2, Communication Skills 1, Communication Skills 2, Seminar: Mind and Human 1, Seminar: Mind and Human 2, Mind-Body Correlation 1, Mind-Body Correlation 2, Introduction to Counseling)
Junior associate professor Matsuura's fields of study mainly focus on brief therapy and occupational mental health. Recently, he studies on practical use of brief therapy for encouraging employees and collaborating with health sector's stuffs about occupational mental health. He also studies on basic ability to work in society and career education from the perspective of human resource development and promoting of young employee's mental health. In his classes, he emphasizes fostering diverse sence of values and improving communication skills.

Li Haiyan

  • Junior Associate Professor
  • Li Haiyan
  • Specialties
  • Modern History, Northeast Asia, Koreans in China
  • Courses Taught
  • A Chinese, B Chinease, Chinease, Introduction to Liberal Arts
Junior Associate Professor LI examines the political and social aspects of the origin and establishment process of the Chaoxianzu , an ethnic minority group formed by the Koreans who remained in China after the World WarII. Her research focuses on the period when contemporary nation-states were developing across East Asia and incorporates insights from modern Korean and Japanese history. Junior Associate Professor LI will be teaching a general education seminar on diverse social, historical, and cultural aspects of East Asia.
[Natural Sciences and Mathematics]

Eizo Uzu

  • Professor
  • Eizo Uzu
  • Specialties
  • Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Few-Body systems, Cluster Model
  • Courses Taught
  • Faculty of Engineering: Fundamental Electrical Experiments, Physics 1
    Faculty of Engineering Division II: Physics, Physical Experiments/li>
Professor Uzu theoretically investigates the structures and reactions on few-nucleon systems, such as 4He bound state and d + d -> 3He + n reaction. Field is quite different, but he also take theoretical part of researching the utilization technology of the ultrasonic. Let's say with pointy ears: Physics is fascinating, and to talk about Physics is fascinating.

Hirotaka Honda

  • Professor
  • Hirotaka Honda
  • Specialties
  • Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Powder Technology
  • Courses Taught
  • Life Science
Professor Honda specializes physical chemistry (colloids and surface chemistry), physical pharmacy (DDS, microcapsule and drug carrier) and powder technology (design and modification powder). He has been working on particulate design(powder surface modification, encapsulation, microgranulation, etc) by a dry impact blending method since 1987. The dry impact blending method is composed of two step blending processes. The first step is the blending process for preparation of an interactive mixture. The second step is the mechanical impact blending process for preparation of composites and capsules. The composites and capsules are capable of improving and controlling the powder properties, such as catalytic activity, wettability, electrical properties, electronic properties, optical properties, rheological properties and so on. The concept of microfabrication on powder surfaces can be applied in many industrial fields; e.g. in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, copy toners, paints, pigments, ceramics, cements, inks, detergents, dental materials, metallurgy. etc.

Takahiro Ymamamoto

  • Associate Professor
  • Takahiro YamamotoPersonal Website
  • Specialties
  • Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience
  • Courses Taught
  • Physics (1 & 2), Fundamental Physics, Introduction to Liberal Arts
Associate Professor Yamamoto specializes the theoretical and computational materials physics. He is currently exploring the nonequilibrium quantum phenomena of nanoscale materials, focusing particularly on the electron and phonon transport. He also aims to provide guidelines for development of novel functional materials and high performance devices that enrich our lives.

Atsuhide Ishida

  • Junior Associate Professor
  • Atsuhide Ishida
  • Specialties
  • Partial Differential Equation, Functional Analysis
  • Courses Taught
  • Calculus (1 & 2), Linear Algebra (1 & 2), Basic Mathematics (A & B) and Exercise, Liberal Arts Seminar 5
In quantum mechanics theory, the Schrodinger equation is a partial differential equation which describes the time evolution of the quantum states of the very light particles. It is well known that this equation has a lot of mathematical interest. Junior Associate Professor Atsuhide Ishida studies the solutions of the Schrodinger equation of the quantum system which is governed by the Hamiltonian with some perturbations. By analysing the asymptotic motion of the solutions, he is trying to understand the quantum scattering phenomena from mathematical aspect.