Graduate Studies

Doctoral Program in Human Science

In an attempt to explore the basic question of what a human being is, this program intends to promote teaching and research under one specialization and four related research areas based on collaborative relationships among behavioral sciences dealing with human behavior, human growth and development as well as society and social welfare. In so doing, this program is expected to train two types of experts, namely, those who are capable of realizing a symbiotic society in the 21st century as members of society with advanced technical knowledge and those who can contribute greatly to our society as academic researchers with a deep understanding of the sciences. This program accepts graduates from the Master’s Programs in Human Science, Victimology and Community Development.

Research Areas

Area I: Human Development and Social Adaptation

Human beings have the potential to learn experientially. Further, those who inherit the capacity of learning experientially are able to adjust to complex and fluid social situations. Thus, to understand human development and social adaptation, it is necessary to consider both the phylogenetic and ontogenetic dimensions. These processes of human evolution and development are investigated in life sciences, behavioral sciences and pedagogy, which are the foci of the coursework of this research area. Exploration of a broad range of academic disciplines, rather than a narrow focus on an individual academic discipline, gives students a greater scientific understanding of human adaptation and development.

Area II: Human Beings, Society and Communication

Any individual must lead a social life through establishing relationships with other people in order to fulfill their own needs and achieve their living objectives. Our social world is formulated under such conditions and consists of groups and organizations as well as cultures where communication is one of the means to maintain such human relationships with others. Based on sociology and social psychology, this research area will explore the characteristics of the human mind, the structures and functions of groups and organizations and the features of human and social communication.

Area III: Victimization : Causes and Countermeasures

The main objective of this research area is to provide an opportunity for advanced teaching and research on victimology, an interdisciplinary science, and to study causes of and countermeasures against victimization. Victimization, which is the principal subject of victimology, includes antisocial conducts such as accidents, disasters and abuse of power. The causes of and countermeasures against victimization will be covered by a variety of basic and theoretical courses on the causes, realities and countermeasures of victimization and victimizers. These courses provide a broad range of interest and study opportunities for those aspiring to obtain a doctoral degree in the field of victimology.

Area IV: Community Development and Social Welfare

What do we as citizens really need for the development of our communities? In this research area, we take into account political issues, social systems and community design as we examine factors such as a declining birth rate, difficulties between generations and so forth. In our knowledge-oriented and information society as well as lifelong learning society, we will focus our attention on two key ideas, community development and social welfare. Our goal is to make practical social models for community development as well as social welfare with consideration to all the influencing factors, including culture, education, policy making and environment.

List of Mentors

The mentors of the Doctoral Program in Human Science are as follows:

Area I: Human Development and Social Adaptation
Masashi Ida
Position Professor
Specialty Psychometrics, applied experimental psychology, legal psychology
Degree Master of Sociology
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Keio University Graduate School of Human Relations
Affiliations Japanese Psychological Association, Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis, Japanese Society for Law and Psychology
URL http://www.tokiwa.ac.jp/~ida/
Junichi Hata
Position Director of the Student Health Center, Professor
Specialty Pathology
Degree Doctor of Medicine
Education Completion of the doctoral program at the Keio University Graduate School of Medicine
Affiliations Japanese Society of Pathology, Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology
Activities Member of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Health Sciences Council, expert advisor for the Ministry of the Environment’s Pollution-Related Health Damage Compensation Grievance Board, honorary president of the National Center for Child Health and Development, professor emeritus at Keio University, chairperson of the Support Unit for Childhood Cancer with Effective Strategy and Solution (NPO)
URL http://www015.upp.so-net.ne.jp/j-hata/
Tetsumi Moriyama
Position Dean of the Graduate School of Human Science, Director of the Clinical Psychology Center, Professor
Specialty Behavior analysis, psychology of learning, comparative psychology
Degree Doctor of Psychology
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Keio University Graduate School of Human Relations, Psychology Major
Affiliations Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis, Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Japanese Psychological Association, Japanese Association of Educational Psychology. International Association for Behavior Analysis
Mitsuo Watanabe
Position Professor
Specialty Educational methodology
Degree Doctor of Education
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Tokyo University of Education Graduate School of Education
Affiliations National Association for the Study of Educational Methods, Japanese Educational Research Association, Japan Association for Education Media Study
Activities Board member of the National Association for the Study of Educational Methods, board member of the Japanese Educational Research Association, editorial board member of the Japanese Educational Research Association, served as an editorial board member of the Japan Association for Education Media Study
URL http://www.tokiwa.ac.jp/~mwatanab/
Area II: Human Beings, Society and Communication
Yukio Karasawa
Position Professor
Specialty Sociology
Degree Master of Sociology
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Keio University Graduate School of Human Relations
Affiliations Japan Sociological Society, Japan Association for Rural Studies, Japan Association of Regional and Community Studies
Awards The 2nd Tadashi Fukutake Award (The Transformation of Rural Society and Farmers’ Consciousness)
Aoi Tsuda
Position Chair of the Department of English and American Studies, Professor
Specialty Sociolinguistics
Degree Doctor of Linguistics
Education Completion of the doctoral program at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Linguistics
Affiliations Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences, Linguistic Society of America, International Pragmatics Association
Activities Committee for Harmony with Foreign Residents in Japan (From 2002)
Awards Fulbright Scholarship recipient, American Association of University Women Scholarship recipient
Susumu Misawa
Position Director of the Media and Information Technology Center, Professor
Specialty Condensed matter and theoretical physics, complex systems science
Degree Doctor of Science
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Tsukuba University Graduate School Doctoral Program in Physics
Affiliations American Physical Society, Physical Society of Japan
Naomichi Yasuda
Position Professor
Specialty Business administration (Labor management theory, environmental management studies)
Degree Master of Commerce
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Keio University Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Affiliations Japan Society of Business Administration, Japan Society of Human Resource Management, Japan Academy of Koeki Studies
Activities Former board member of the Japan Society of Human Resource Management, board member of the Japan Academy of Koeki Studies, member of the Local Labor Relations Committee (appointed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare), chair of the Northern Prefecture Labor Issue Council (appointed by Ibaraki Prefecture)
Awards Japan Society of Human Resource Management Research Award
Area III: Victimization: Causes and Countermeasures
Gerd F. Kirchhoff
Position Professor
Specialty Victimology, victim support, juvenile delinquency, comparative criminology
Degree Doctor of Laws
Education Completion of the Justus-Liebig University Doctoral Program
Affiliations World Society of Victimology
Activities Former president of the World Society of Victimology, current general-secretary of the World Society of Victimology, member of the Inter University Center Dubrovnik, Croatia Executive Committee
Tetsuya Fujimoto
Position Professor
Specialty Criminology, criminal policy
Degree Doctor of Criminology
Education Completion of the doctoral program at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School
Affiliations Criminal Law Society of Japan, Japanese Association of Victimology, Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology
Activities Board member of the Japan Criminal Policy Society, chairperson of the Cabinet Office Committee for the Case Study of Juvenile Delinquency, board member of the Japanese Association of Victimology
Awards Richard A. McGee Award (formerly the California Attorney General Award), Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education commendation, Setoyama Award (Ministry of Justice, Japan Rehabilitation Aid Association)
Hidemichi Morosawa
Position Chairperson of Incorporated Educational Institution Tokiwa University, Professor
Specialty Criminal law, criminology, victimology, criminal policy, juvenile law
Degree Master of Laws
Education Completion of the doctoral course at the Keio University Graduate School of Law
Affiliations Criminal Law Society of Japan, Japanese Association of Criminology, Japanese Association of Victimology, World Society of Victimology
Activities Member of the Ministry of Justice’s Education Committee Incorporating Victim Perspectives, member of the Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office’s Expert Investigation Committee on Violence Against Women, board member of the Japanese Association of Victimology, board member of the World Society of Victimology
Area IV: Community Development and Social Welfare
Shigeru Inoue
Position Dean of the College of Community Development, Professor
Specialty Regional policy, regional development
Degree Bachelor of Political Science
Education Graduated from Waseda University’s Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Department of Political Science
Affiliations Japan Society for Urbanology, Society for the Management of Local Government, Japan Association of Regional Policy
Activities Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Fishery Policy Council, member of the Ibaraki Prefecture Policy Evaluation Committee
Awards 2008 Japan Society for Urbanology Award
Naomichi Matsumura
Position Professor
Specialty Welfare sociology
Degree Master of Education
Education Acquisition of doctoral units at the Tokyo University Graduate School of Education
Affiliations Japan Welfare Sociology Association, Japanese Research Association for Community Development, Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare
Activities Board member of the Ibaraki International Association, board member of the Ibaraki Prefecture Social Welfare Council, chairperson of Nursing Support Ibaraki (NPO)
Eiji Mizushima
Position Dean of the Graduate School of Community Development, Professor
Specialty Museology, cultural preservation
Degree Doctor of World Heritage Studies
Education Completion of the Master’s Course in Museology at the University of J.E. Purkyně Faculty of Philosophy, completion of the master’s course at the Tsukuba University Graduate School of Art, completion of the doctoral program at the Tsukuba University Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
Affiliations Japan Museum Management Academy, Japan Society for Archival Science
Activities Expert advisor for the Central Council for Education, board member of the Japan Museum Management Academy