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12 12.2022

University Recommended Japanese Government Scholarship for September 2023 Enrollment

The Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS), Ritsumeikan University (RU), will recruit master's course students from overseas for September 2023 enrollment accompanied by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho; MEXT) University Recommendation Scholarship.

Application Guidelines and Forms for MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship-based admissions procedures for Sep 2023 enrollment are now online. Please click here to check the information.

Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) Application Guidelines and Application Form click here Application Period: Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022

The curriculum at GSPS is characterized by its focus on training graduate students who are poised to implement public policy development and practice in a comprehensive manner through participatory research and evidence-based policymaking. This is most clearly borne out in the "Master’s Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development." This English-taught educational program fuses academic and scientific research theory with practical knowledge based on participatory research performed in actual policymaking contexts. This enables students to develop problem-solving skills to challenge complex policy science issues associated with regional development.

We offer an on-site subject named "Regional Co-Creation Research" to participate in field research activities at local governments or other non-profit organizations to intensively study actual policy issues related to regional development. Students are also advised to take on-campus lecture courses to learn theoretical and methodological basis of participatory research.

This Program was adopted by MEXT as one of “The International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP)–Advanced Graduate Courses for International Students-” in 2020. The Program would be suitable especially for students from ASEAN states but applications from other countries are not limited.

10 17.2022

The Research Project of Open Seminar (=Graduate School Seminar) will be held in November, 2022.

Would you like to join the Open Seminar of Research Project?

Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) offers a class called "Research Project" as a core aspect of our research guidance. The class consists of faculty members from different fields of academic research as well as graduate students who are organized into research teams.

The Open Seminar of the “Research Project” of GSPS will be held for two weeks in mid-November during Graduate School Week at Ritsumeikan University. It will provide a great opportunity to experience what the research guidance of the Graduate School is like as it will be conducted in the same way as a normal class on campus would be held. We hope that you will join us!

Research Project Title Dates, times, and languages available
for Open Seminar in 2022
Ⅰ.Resilience and Sustainability Nov. 9(Wed) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 16(Wed) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅱ.Regional Management and Public Policy Nov. 9(Wed) 5 Period…Englis
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 16(Wed) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅲ.Cross-Sectoral Area and Media Studies Nov. 9 (Wed) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
No. 16 (Wed) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅳ.Policy System in Pluralistic Welfare Society Nov. 10 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese/English
6 Period…Japanese/English
Nov. 17 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese/English
6 Period…Japanese/English
Ⅴ.Public Policy in East Asia Nov. 10 (Thu) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 17 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅵ.Global Governance and Energy/
  Environmental Policy
Nov. 10 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Nov. 17 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅶ.Regional Planning, Community and Housing Nov. 10 (Thu) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 17 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English

The 5th period class will be held from 16:20 to 17:50 and the 6th period class will be held from 18:00 to 19:30.
Face-to-face or online observations are available.

Advance Registration is Required!

To those who wish to participate in the Open Seminar, please email us with the following information.

“Name”, “Affiliation”, “Research Project Title you wish to participate”, “Preferred Language”, “Preferred Date”, “Preferred Period”, “Participation Method (Classroom/Online)”.

Email: gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp ※Please replace (at)with @.
We will provide specific instructions on how to participate in the classroom or online (Zoom) later.

Application Period
  • To those who wish to participate on Nov.9(Wed)・Nov.10(Thu),
    please apply by Nov.7 (Mon), 9:00 am.
  • To those who wish to participate on Nov.16 (Wed)・Nov.17 (Thu),
    Please apply by Nov.14 (Mon), 9:00am.

Find out what research projects you can participate in!

The composition of the faculty members of each research project and the topics they are working on that you can participate in are as follows.

Ⅰ.”Resilience and Sustainability” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. KANEGAE Hidehiko, Associate Prof. SAKURAI Ryo, Prof. TAKAO Katsuki, Associate Prof. TOYODA Yusuke

Representative Works in recent years:
  • 鐘ヶ江秀彦(共著)(2013)「第3部 サステイナビリティの構築(気候変動への対応)災害と都市」周瑋生(編著)『サステイナビリティ学入門』, pp.112-124,法律文化社.
  • Kanegae, H. (coauthor) (2013) 'A Study on Gaming of Participatory Evacuation Planning in Tourist Areas Using Agent Simulation' Hamada, R., Soranastaporn, S., Kanegae, H., Dumrongrojwatthana, P., Chaisanit, S., Rizzi, P., Dumblekar, V. (Eds.) "Neo-Simulation and Gaming Toward Active Learning" pp. 247-256, Springer Nature Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Takao, K. (coauthor) (2014) "Strategic Adaptation towards Water Crisis and Integrated Water Resource Management" The University Press Ltd: Dhaka.
  • Toyoda, Y. (2021) Survey paper: achievements and perspectives of community resilience approaches to societal systems.Asia-Pac J Reg Sci5,705–756.
  • Sakurai, R., R. C. Stedman., H. Tsunoda., H. Enari., and T. Uehara. (2022). “Comparison of perceptions regarding the reintroduction of river otters and oriental storks in Japan.” Cogent Social Sciences 8:1, 2115656. DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2022.2115656
  • 桜井良・上原拓郎・近藤賢・藤田孝志. (2022). 「海洋学習が行われている中学校の生徒の海に対する態度と保全意欲:自由記述や絵の描写も含めた比較調査より」. 保全生態学研究. DOI: 10.18960/hozen.2108
  • Sakurai, R., H. Kobori., D. Togane., L. Higgins., A. Young., K. Kishimoto., G. Agnello., S. Cutajar., and Y. Ham. (2022). “A case study from the City Nature Challenge 2018: international comparison of participants’ responses to citizen science in action.” Biodiversity. DOI: 10.1080/14888386.2022.2054860
  • Sakurai, R. (2022). “Changes in students’ learning skills through the first-year experience course: A case study over three years at a Japanese University.” Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1108/JARHE-05-2021-0190
Ⅱ.“Regional Management and Public Policy” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. KOSUGI Takanobu, Prof. MORI Hiroyuki, Prof. OBATA Norio

Representative Works in recent years:
Ⅲ. “Cross-Sectoral Area and Media Studies” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. AZUMA Yoshifumi, Prof. INABA Mitsuyuki, Prof. KATSUMURA Makoto

Representative Works in recent years:
  • Azuma Y. (2019a), Accessibility for All, Becak Drivers in Jakarta Since 1988 , Cultural and Religious Studies 7(6) :1-16
  • 稲葉光行(分担執筆)フェターズマイク, 抱井尚子, 河村洋子, 稲葉光行, 井上真智子, 尾島俊之, 本原理子, 榊原麗, & ルビンスタインエレン.(2021).混合研究法の手引き──トレジャーハントで学ぶ研究デザインから論文の書き方まで. 遠見書房
  • 勝村誠(2021)「安重根「安応七歴史」「東洋平和論」「聴取書」の「発見」と受容」[日本語]李洙任編著『安重根研究』明石書店
Ⅳ. “Policy System in Pluralistic Welfare Society” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. HICKS Kimberley Anne, Prof. IIDA Miki, Prof. KAMIKUBO Masato, Prof. SAKURAI Masanari

Representative Works in recent years:
  • HICKS, Kimberley Anne. 2019. "International Student Mobility: Stay Factors and Challenges in Japan", International Journal of Research in Teaching, Learning, Creativity & Technology. 2(1),133-153.
  • 飯田未希『非国民な女たち : 戦時下のパーマとモンペ』中央公論新社、2020年
  • Kamikubo, Masato. 2019. "Age of eligibility to run election in Japan: a barrier to political careers?", Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies.
V. “Public Policy in East Asia” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. NISHIMURA Yozo, Prof. KAMIKO Akio, Prof. ODA Hisaya, Associate Prof. FUNAHASHI Toyoko, Associate Prof. TAKASHINO Nina

Representative Works in recent years:
  • Oda, H., Tsujita, Y., & Rajan, S.I. (2022) An Analysis of Nurses’ Intention not to Migrate: Evidence from Nurses in Tamil Nadu,In Rajan, S. I. (ed.). Indian Migration Report 2022: Health Professionals' Migration, Routledge.
  • Parvin, G. A., Takashino, N., Islam, S., Rahman, H., Abedin, A., & Ahsan, R. (2022) Disaster-induced damage to primary schools and subsequent knowledge gain: Case study of the Cyclone Aila-Affected community in Bangladesh, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 102838.
  • 舟橋豊子(2021)『フィリピンのサリサリストア―流通構造と人々のくらし―』五絃舎.
  • 西村陽造・佐久間浩司(2020)『新・国際金融のしくみ』有斐閣.
Ⅵ. “Global Governance and Energy/Environmental Policy” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. ZHOU Weisheng, Prof. MIYAWAKI Noboru, Associate Prof. NAKANO Katsuyuki

Representative Works in recent years:
  • 周瑋生編著(2022) SDGs時代のサステイナビリティ学、法律文化社
  • Noboru Miyawaki et al, “Border Closures in Mongolia in the Era of Hybrid Warfare: Did the COVID-19 hit democratic regimes?” Journal of Policy Science, Vol.14, 2021, pp.111-143.
  • 宮脇昇『戦争と民主主義の国際政治学』日本経済評論社、2021年
  • 中野勝行(2020)ライフサイクルを通じた環境影響評価の発展可能性, システム/制御/情報, 64(10):403-408
Ⅶ. “Regional Planning, Community and Housing” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. ISHIHARA Kazuhiko, Prof. TAKAMURA Gakuto, Prof. YOSHIDA Tomohiko

Representative Works in recent years:
  • 石原一彦「分譲マンション空家におけるアスベスト暴露のリスクと課題-特定空家分譲マンションにおける吹付アスベスト問題事例を通じて-」、『地域情報研究:立命館大学地域情報研究所紀要 第10号』、2021年
  • TAKAMURA, Gakuto et als. (2021) “Bundle of Rights Reversed: Anticommons in a Japanese Common Property Forest Due to Legalization”. International Journal of the Commons, 15(1), pp. 259–275
  • Hiroyuki Mori, Tomohiko Yoshida, and Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko(eds.) 2022. City, Public Value, and Capitalism: New Urban Visions and Public Strategies. Northwestern University Libraries.

* The composition of research projects will change by Academic Year.
* This composition is for the fall semester of the 2022 academic year.

Inquiry

The Administrative Office of Graduate School of Policy Science
gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp
* Please replace (at) with @.

05 09.2022

The Spring 2022 Ritsumeikan University Graduate Schools Admission Guidance Fair will be held.

The Spring 2022 Ritsumeikan University Graduate Schools Admission Guidance Fair will be held online via Zoom.

The Graduate School of Policy Science Fair will consist of 2 sessions, and the date and time will be on 5/20(Fri) 18:00-, 6/11(Sat) 10:30-.
Faculty members and current students of the Graduate School of Policy Science will answer your questions, so we hope that you will be able to join us.

You need to apply in advance for each session. For more details, please refer to the website.

12 10.2021

University Recommended Japanese Government Scholarship for September 2022 Enrollment

The Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS), Ritsumeikan University (RU), will recruit master's course students from overseas for September 2022 enrollment accompanied by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho; MEXT) University Recommendation Scholarship.

Application Guidelines and Forms for MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship-based admissions procedures for Sep 2022 enrollment are now online. Please click here to check the information.

Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) Application Guidelines and Application Form click here
Application Period: Dec 7, 2021 - Jan 11, 2022

The curriculum at GSPS is characterized by its focus on training graduate students who are poised to implement public policy development and practice in a comprehensive manner through participatory research and evidence-based policymaking. This is most clearly borne out in the "Master’s Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development." This English-taught educational program fuses academic and scientific research theory with practical knowledge based on participatory research performed in actual policymaking contexts. This enables students to develop problem-solving skills to challenge complex policy science issues associated with regional development.

We offer an on-site subject named "Regional Co-Creation Research" to participate in field research activities at local governments or other non-profit organizations to intensively study actual policy issues related to regional development. Students are also advised to take on-campus lecture courses to learn theoretical and methodological basis of participatory research.

This Program was adopted by MEXT as one of “The International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP)–Advanced Graduate Courses for International Students-” in 2020. The Program would be suitable especially for students from ASEAN states but applications from other countries are not limited.

11 19.2021

(Preliminary Announcement) University Recommended Japanese Government Scholarship for September 2022 Enrollment

The Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS), Ritsumeikan University (RU), will recruit master's course students from overseas for September 2022 enrollment accompanied by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho; MEXT) University Recommendation Scholarship. Please click here to check last year’s Application Guidelines as reference. This year’s application is scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The application period will be from Tuesday, December 7, 2021 to Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Detailed information as reference (Last year’s version):

The curriculum at GSPS is characterized by its focus on training graduate students who are poised to implement public policy development and practice in a comprehensive manner through participatory research and evidence-based policymaking. This is most clearly borne out in the "Master’s Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development." This English-taught educational program fuses academic and scientific research theory with practical knowledge based on participatory research performed in actual policymaking contexts. This enables students to develop problem-solving skills to challenge complex policy science issues associated with regional development.

We offer an on-site subject named "Regional Co-Creation Research" to participate in field research activities at local governments or other non-profit organizations to intensively study actual policy issues related to regional development. Students are also advised to take on-campus lecture courses to learn theoretical and methodological basis of participatory research.

This Program was adopted by MEXT as one of “The International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP)–Advanced Graduate Courses for International Students-” in 2020. The Program would be suitable especially for students from ASEAN states but applications from other countries are not limited.

10 22.2021

The Research Project of Open Seminar (=Graduate School Seminar) will be held in November, 2021.

Would you like to join the Open Seminar of Research Project?

Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) offers a class called "Research Project" as a core aspect of our research guidance. The class consists of faculty members from different fields of academic research as well as graduate students who are organized into research teams.

The Open Seminar of the “Research Project” of GSPS will be held for two weeks in mid-November during Graduate School Week at Ritsumeikan University. It will provide a great opportunity to experience what the research guidance of the Graduate School is like as it will be conducted in the same way as a normal class on campus would be held. We hope that you will join us!

Research Project Title Dates, times, and languages available
for Open Seminar in 2021
Ⅰ.Resilience and Sustainability Nov. 10(Wed) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 17(Wed) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Ⅱ.Regional Management and Public Policy Nov. 10(Wed) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 17(Wed) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅲ.Cross-Sectoral Area and Media Studies * Nov. 10 (Wed) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…Japanese
Ⅳ.Policy System in Pluralistic Welfare Society Nov. 11 (Thu) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 18 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅴ.Public Policy in East Asia Nov. 11 (Thu) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 18 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅵ.Global Governance and Energy/ Environmental Policy Nov. 11 (Thu) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 18 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English
Ⅶ.Regional Planning, Community and Housing Nov. 11 (Thu) 5 Period…English
6 Period…Japanese
Nov. 18 (Thu) 5 Period…Japanese
6 Period…English

The 5th period class will be held from 16:20 to 17:50 and the 6th period class will be held from 18:00 to 19:30.
In principle, Ritsumeikan University-enrolled Students are required to observe in the classroom, and other participants are required to observe online.
* III. The “Cross-Sectoral Area and Media Studies” project will be conducted online for both enrolled-students of Ritsumeikan University and other participants.

Advance Registration is Required!

To those who wish to participate in the Open Seminar, please email us with the following information.
“Name”, “Affiliation”, “Research Project Title you wish to participate”, “Preferred Language”, “Preferred Date”, “Preferred Time”, “Participation Method (Classroom/Online)”.
Email: gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp ※Please replace (at)with @.
We will provide specific instructions on how to participate in the classroom or online (Zoom) later.

Application Period
  • To those who wish to participate on Nov.10(Wed)・Nov.11(Thu), please apply by Nov.8 (Mon), 9:00 am.
  • To those who wish to participate on Nov.17 (Wed)・Nov.18 (Thu), Please apply by Nov.15 (Mon), 9:00am.

Find out what research projects you can participate in!

The composition of the faculty members of each research project and the topics they are working on that you can participate in are as follows.

Ⅶ. “Regional Planning, Community and Housing” Research Project

Faculty Members: Prof. TAKAMURA Gakuto, Prof. YOSHIDA Tomohiko, Associate Prof. SHIKI Kimiko

Representative Works in recent years:
  • TAKAMURA, Gakuto et als. (2021) "Bundle of Rights Reversed: Anticommons in a Japanese Common Property Forest Due to Legalization". International Journal of the Commons, 15(1), pp. 259–275 http://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1080
  • Yoshida, T. 2020. Factors Affecting Close Proximity of Older Parents and their Adult Children in Japan. Academic Bulletin of the Asia-Japan Research Institute of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.1, pp1-12, https://doi.org/10.34389/asiajapanbulletin.14

*The composition of research projects will change by Academic Year.
*This composition is for the fall semester of the 2021 academic year.

Inquiry

The Administrative Office of Graduate School of Policy Science
gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp
※Please replace (at) with @.

09 29.2021

Master’s Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development and Indonesia Linkage Master's Degree Program: Welcoming Fall 2021 New Students

The Graduate School of Policy Science cordially welcomes Fall 2021 new students!

They include the first cohort of students enrolled in the Master’s Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development and the transfer students from the Indonesia Linkage Master's Degree Program of the Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia.
Entrance ceremony and orientation for these students have been held in-person in combination with online on September 24 and 25.

The Master’s Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development is a newly established English-taught educational program, which fuses academic and scientific research theory with practical knowledge based on participatory research performed in actual policymaking contexts. One of the unique aspects of the program is the central role played by the participatory research, in which graduate students spend a predetermined amount of time conducting on-site work on intrinsic policymaking issues faced by local governments or NPOs in Japan.

The program was adopted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as one of “The International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP)–Advanced Graduate Courses for International Students-” in 2020. Selected students from overseas, especially from (but not limited to) Southeast Asian countries, are awarded Japanese Government (MEXT) University Recommendation Scholarship. The next application (Fall 2022 Enrollment) will be open in December 2021.

04 20.2021

The Spring 2021 Ritsumeikan University Graduate Schools Admission Guidance Fair will be held.

The Spring 2021 Ritsumeikan University Graduate Schools Admission Guidance Fair will be held online via Zoom.

The Graduate School of Policy Science Fair will consist of 3 sessions, and the date and time will be on 5/10 (Mon) 18:00-, 5/21(Fri) 18:00-, 6/6 (Sun) 14:00-.

Faculty members from the Graduate School will be available to answer any questions you might have. Current graduate students and alumni may be in attendance as well. We hope that you will be able to join us.

You need to apply in advance for each session. For more details, please refer to the website.

12 24.2020

Recruiting MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship Applicants (September 2021 Enrollment)

The Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to anounce that we are launching the "Master's Program to Foster Leading Moderators for Co-creating Regional Development" in September 2021. We are recruiting MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship applicants who are willing to newly enter Japan to enroll in this Program.

GSPS has provided English-taught courses including "Participatory Case Research Analysis," "Social Survey Data Archive Analysis," and "Policy Case Reading," where research has been pursued through participatory survey methodologies and evidence-based policymaking. We are launching a new participatory research subject, "Regional Co-Creation Study," which is geared at graduate students in the English language track. This is being formulated into a full-fledged program with a global outlook, titled the "Co-creating Regional Development Course Subjects." The Program fuses academic and scientific research theory with practical knowledge based on participatory research performed in actual policymaking contexts. This enables students to develop and deploy problem-solving skills to challenge complex policy science issues. The Program would be suitable especially for students from ASEAN states but applications from other countries are not limited.

Detailed information:

10 22.2020

GSPS Open Week November 2020

The Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) is organizing the event below in Nov, 2020 to help Undergraduate students understand what graduate school is like. This is an opportunity to experience a seminar from the GSPS.

Would you like to join the Open Seminar of Research Project?

GSPS offers a class called "Research Project" as a core aspect of our research guidance. The class consists of faculty members from different fields of academic research as well as graduate students who are organized into research teams.

The Open Seminar of the “research project” of GSPS will be held for two weeks in mid-November during Graduate School Week at Ritsumeikan University. It will be a great opportunity to experience what Graduate school is like as it will be conducted in the same way as a normal class on campus would be held. We hope that you will join us!

Find out what research projects you can participate in!

The composition of the faculty members of each research project and the topics they are working on that you can participate in are as follows.

Ⅰ."Resilience and Sustainability" Research Project

Associate Prof. TOYODA, Associate Prof. SAKURAI Ryo, Prof. TAKAO, Prof. KANEGAE
Date and Time
Nov.11 (Wed) 16:20~17:50 (English), 18:00~19:30 (English)
Nov.18 (Wed) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)

Ⅱ."Area Management and Public Policy" Research Project

Prof. MORI Hiroyuki, Prof. HIRAOKA, Prof. ISHIKAWA, Prof. KOSUGI, Prof. OBATA
Date and Time
Nov.11 (Wed) 16:20~17:50 (English), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)
Nov.18 (Wed) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (English)

Ⅲ. "Pluralistic Welfare and Economic Society" Research Project

Prof. OTSUKA, Prof. KAMIKUBO, Prof. SAKANISHI, Prof. SAKURAI Masanari
Date and Time
Nov.12 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (English), 18:00~19:30 (English)
Nov.19 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)

Ⅳ. "Politics and Law" Research Project

Prof. MORI Michiya, Prof. SHIGEMORI, Prof. TABAYASHI, Prof. TSAY, Associate Prof. FUJII, Prof. YAMAMOTO, Prof. SATOH
Date and Time
Nov.12 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)
Nov.19 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (English)

Ⅴ."Public Policy in Asia" Research Project

Prof. KISHI, Associate Prof. FUNAHASHI, Prof. NISHIMURA, Prof. KAMIKO, Associate Prof. KAKUMOTO
Date and Time
Nov.12 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (English), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)
Nov.19 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (English)

Ⅵ."Global Governance and Energy Environmental Policy" Research Project

Prof. ZHOU Weisheng, Prof. MIYAWAKI
Date and Time
Nov.12 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)
Nov.19 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese), 18:00~19:30 (Japanese)

Ⅶ."Regional Planning, Community and Housing" Research Project

Prof. TAKAMURA, Prof. YOSHIDA
Date and Time
Nov.12 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (English)
Nov.19 (Thu) 16:20~17:50 (Japanese)

*The composition of research projects will change by Academic Year.
*This composition is for the fall semester of the 2020 academic year.

Sign up for the Open Seminar!

The Open seminar will be conducted by Zoom.
The URL of Zoom will be sent to those who applied to participate in the Open Seminar.
You are required to apply in advance.
To those who wish to participate in the Open Seminar, please email us with the following information.
・ “Name”, “Affiliation”, “Research Project Title you wish to participate”, “Preferred Language”, “Preferred Date”, “Preferred Time”.
・ Email: gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp ※Please replace (at)with @.

Application Period

1)To those who wish to participate on Nov.11(Wed)・Nov.12(Thu), please apply by Nov.4 (Wed)
2) To those who wish to participate on Nov.18 (Wed)・Nov.19 (Thu), Please apply by Nov.11(Wed).

Inquiry

The Administrative Office of Graduate School of Policy Science
gsps-adm(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp
※Please replace (at) with @.

09 23.2020

Autumn 2020 Master's Degree Conferral Ceremony Held

The master's degree conferral ceremony of Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) in the fall of AY 2020 was held on face-to-face basis taking infection prevention measures in Osaka Ibaraki Campus while the university-wide graduation ceremony was held on the Internet.

On Tuesday, 22nd of September, 17 students were awarded a degree of Master of Arts in Policy Science.
After a congratulatory speech from Professor Hiroyuki Mori, Dean of GSPS, diplomas were handed to each of 15 attendees out of the 17 new graduates.
We would like to pay tribute to them who continued their research and completed their master's thesis even in the severe situation where their activities were restricted due to the spread of infectious diseases during the last six months of their studies.

4 1.2020

School policy against the spread of novel coronavirus infection (Message from the Dean)​

Dear Students of the Graduate School of Policy Science:

You may have been affected in a variety of ways with the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide. We recognize that some students are currently outside of Japan and will not be able to enter Japan for some time.

At Ritsumeikan University, classes for about one month after the start of the Spring Semester of 2020 will be conducted on the Web instead of face-to-face, allowing students to study anywhere. Please register for the courses online even if you cannot return to Japan as of April. The manner of instruction and supervision in the subsequent period will be announced as soon as it is decided.

You will register for and take courses mainly through a Web-based tool called manaba+R. Please log in manaba+R frequently to check the latest information. Not only course instruction but also important announcements from the graduate school will be communicated through manaba+R.

Research guidance will be provided by various electronic communication means such as e-mail and video conferencing systems in addition to manaba+R, depending on the supervisors. All faculty members of the Graduate School of Policy Science will make every effort to minimize the impacts of this thorny situation on your journey to writing up your dissertation. We hope that you will work closely with your supervisor and manage to steadily advance your research.

The Policy Science Workshop scheduled to be held in April is postponed to May as it is not suitable for electronic communication (detailed procedures will be announced on manaba+R as soon as they are determined).

If you have any difficulties in receiving guidance via electronic communication, please contact the Graduate School Office. We hope that the spread of infection will converge as soon as possible and that we will be able to provide face-to-face guidance as usual. Please take care of yourself and your family. Protect yourself from infection.

April 1, 2020
Prof. Hiroyuki Mori, Dean, Graduate School of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University

02 03.2020

A book “Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management in Japan”, authored by Associate Professor Ryo Sakurai was published from Springer

 

A book entitled “Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management in Japan: from Asia to the world”, single-authored by Associate Professor Ryo Sakurai, was published from Springer.

This book discusses the findings of research on the human dimensions of wildlife management conducted in Japan, demonstrating how such research and approaches have contributed to mitigating human-wildlife conflicts. Human-wildlife conflicts, including agricultural and property damage as well as occasional casualties, are a global problem for which local residents, managers, and stakeholders around the world are struggling to find solutions. Human dimensions of wildlife management (HDW) is an academic field developed in North America in the 1970s to gather information on the social aspects of human-wildlife issues to help wildlife managers and stakeholders implement effective decision-making measures. However, HDW is not widely recognized or applied outside North America, and few studies have investigated whether HDW approaches would be effective in different cultural settings.

This is the first book written in English to introduce the HDW theories and practices implemented in Asia. Presenting approaches and research techniques, as well as tips on how to introduce HDW methods into culturally different societies, it is a book not only for researchers and students in this field, but also for government officials/managers, NGOs, residents and other stakeholders who are affected by human-wildlife conflicts around the globe.