Sumiyo Nishizaki

Sumiyo NishizakiSumiyo Nishizaki

Research Interests
Transition economy (the economic effects of the dissolution of the Japanese empire), migration studies
Educational Qualifications
Bachelor of Liberal Arts: Tsuda College, 1989
Master of Business Administration (MBA): School of Business and Management, University of San Francisco, 2003
Master of Arts, International Relations: School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, 2010
PhD program: Economic History Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017
Academic Experience
2011-2013: Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
2013-2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Economic History Department, London School of Economics and Political Science
2017-present: Assistant Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
Selected Publications
  • “The reconstruction of postwar Hiroshima city, 1945-1952.” Paper presented at the Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference, Hong Kong: The Asian Historical Economics Society (September 2018).
  • “Human capital development via in-house training: A case of the South Manchuria Railway Company in the Japanese empire.” Paper presented at the meeting of the European Historical Economics Society Conference,Tubingen: The European Historical Economics Society. (September 2017).
  • Review of Nihon Teikoku Hōkaiki Hikiage no Hikaku Kenkyū: Kokusai Kankei to Chiiki no Shiten kara, edited by Yumiko Imaizumi, Asobu Yanagisawa and Kenji Kimura, Rekishi to Keizai 236, LIX-4 (July 2017): 69-70.
  • After empire comes home: Economic experiences of Japanese civilian repatriates, 1945-1956 (Unpublished doctoral thesis), London: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017.
  • “The United Arab Emirates and Japan: Diversifying bilateral relationships and challenges in the context of Japan’s new foreign policy focus.” In East by Mid-East, edited by Brannon Wheeler and Anchi Hoh, London: Equinox, 2013.
  • “Japan's Role in the Middle East: The search for an independent foreign policy.” In The United States and Japan in Global Context 2010, Washington D.C.: The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, 2010: 75-86.
  • Review of Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan, by George R. Packard, SAIS Review 30, no.2 (2010): 189-93.
Reading, cooking and travelling
Q1What are your current teaching areas and current research themes?
International Migration, Introductory Seminar, a Second Year Seminar, Professional Workshop, Global Simulation Gaming

My current research areas:
• The economic reconstruction of Hiroshima city, 1945-1952
• Economic experiences of three million Japanese civilian repatriates after the Second World War
Q2What do you think the biggest appeal of the JDP is for students?
The combination of academic training both in the United States and in Japan
Q3What do you expect future JDP students to learn and experience during their studies in the JDP?
I hope you gain skills and knowledge to analyze international relations from various angles.