Director, Japanese Studies Program
Daisuke Miyao, the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature, joined the Japanese Studies Program of UC San Diego in 2014. He is a professor with the Department of Literature. His research forcuses on film history and theory. Prof. Miyao has published The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2013), Cinema is a Cat: Introductiom to Cinema Studies (Heibonsha, 2011), Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardome (Duke University Press, 2007). He is also the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2014).
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Director, Japanese Language Program
Yasu Hiko Tohsaku, GPS Director, Japanese Language Program, joined the Japanese Studies Program in 1987 and is Professor of Pacific International Affairs for the School of Global Policy and Strategy. He wrote the the first communicative-oriented Japanese language textbooks published in the United States textbook, also used by the Japanese language program, Yookoso!: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese and Yookoso!: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese.
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Christena Turner, Sociology Director, Japanese Studies, joined UCSD in 1987. Professor Turner is an associate professor with the Department of Sociology and an adjunct associate professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Her areas of research and teaching include Chinese and Japanese Studies, culture, consciousness, labor relations and workplace cultures, everyday life, religion, and ethnography. She has published Japanese Workers in Protest: An Ethnography of Consciousness (University of California Press, 1995).
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Anthropology (Ph.D. Chicago 2009)
Joseph Hankins joined the Japanese Studies Program in 2009. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, his research focuses on social movements of labor and identity, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, and stigma, with particular attention to the semiotics and materiality of circulation, publics, and processes of recognition.
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Germaine A. Hoston, Political Science joined the Japanese Studies Program in 1992. She is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Her most recent publication is The State, Identity, and the National Question in China and Japan (Princeton University Press, 1994). Professor Hoston is also a member of the Chinese Studies faculty.
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Wendy Matsumura received her Ph.D. in History from New York University. She is currently working on two major research projects: the first on the unfolding of transnational labor struggles across Japan’s prewar sugar empire and the second on the emergence of the concept of surplus labor in Japanese social scientific discourse. She will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the development of class antagonisms, gender oppression and racialized discourses in the Japanese empire.
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She is an Associate Professor of Political Science.
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Ulrike Schaede, GPS is a Professor of Japanese Business at GPS (the School of Global Policy and Strategy). Her major areas of research include corporate strategy and management, financial markets, and regulation in Japan. In 2008, she published Choose and Focus: Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century. She currently works on profitable companies in Japan, corporate restructuring, and innovation.
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Stefan Tanaka, Communication joined the Japanese Studies faculty in 1994 and is a Professor for the Department of Communication.
Joji Yuasa retired from UCSD in 1994 and is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Music Department. He has been actively engaged in a wide range of musical composition, including orchestral, choral and chamber music, music for theatre, and intermedia, electronic and computer music.