Faculty Profiles

★PhD Faculty Member


Hideaki Goto

Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Cornell University, 2009
Courses: Microeconomics I: Price Theory, Development Economics, Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development

Chien-Yu Huang

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, 2012
Courses: Macroeconomics I: Income Theory, Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis, Time Series Analysis


Yusuke Jinnai

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester, 2013
Courses: Statistical Methods, Labor Economics, Japan’s Education System, Policy Evaluation, Global Market Seminar

Jiwon Jung

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University, 2020
Courses: Public Human Resource Management, Leadership in the Public Sector


Robert F. Kane

Associate Professor and Program Director of IDP
Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, 2013
Courses: Mathematics for Economics and Management, International Trade, Development Policy and Globalization


Seunghoo Lim

Ph.D. in Public Administration, Florida State University, 2015
Courses: Public Finance and Budgeting, Public Policy Process,  Environmental Policy and Disaster Management


Ching-Yang Lin

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
Courses: Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis, Macroeconomics II: Business Cycle and Growth Theory, Monetary Policy in Developing Countries

Dayashankar Maurya 

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2015
Courses: Collaborative and Participatory Governance, Managing Public Organizations, Case Study Method


Hun Myoung Park

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Public Policy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 2007
Courses: Information Policy and Management, Introduction to Electronic Government, Introduction to Policy Analysis, Introduction to Policy Modeling, Public Human Resource Management, Survey Data and Factor Analysis


Cheng-Tao Tang

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, UNSW, 2016
Courses: Microeconomics II: Strategic Behavior and Information Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis

Norio Usui

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of  Tokyo, 1996
Courses: Public Finance, Japanese Economic Development and Growing Asia, Agricultural Economics and Resource Revenue Management, Evolving Development Paradigms and Changing Operational Strategies of Development Organizations


Chun Yee (Jenny) Wong

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, University of New South Wales, 2013
Courses: Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Cross-Sectional and Panel Data Analysis, Environmental and Health Economics

Kyohei Yamada

Professor and Program Director of PMPP
Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University, 2013
Courses: Local Government and Public Service, Japanese Government and Politics, Political Institutions and Governance

Akira Ariyoshi

IR Specially Appointed Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oxford, 1981
Courses:  International Finance, Financial System and Financial Regulation


Nawalage S. Cooray

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nagoya, Japan, 1996
Courses: Essentials of Economics, International Political Economy, Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting

Hiroshi Kato

Master of Arts in Public Administration, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1988
Courses: International Organization, Japanese International Development Cooperation, Analysis of Development Policies and Programs, Comparative Study of Development Experiences

Vida Macikenaite

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Media and Governance, Keio University, 2015
Courses: Comparative Government and Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy, International Relations in Eurasia

Maung Aung Myoe

Dean and Professor
Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, Australian National University, 2000
Courses: Foreign Policy Analysis, International Politics, Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Security and Strategy: National and International


Osamu Nakamura

Ph. D. in Economics, Soka University, 2012
Courses: Postwar Japanese Economy, Japanese Public Finance and Administration, International Economic Systems and Order


Motohide Saji

Professor and Program Director of IRP
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago, 2006
Courses: Human Rights and Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, and Equality, Global Civil Society: Citizenship and Democracy, Social Issues in Contemporary Japan: Modern and Postmodern


Tomohito Shinoda

Ph.D. in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Courses: History of International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Postwar Japanese Politics, International Political Economy and Japan’s Development Path


Noboru Yamaguchi

Master of Arts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1988
Courses: Contemporary International Security Issues: National and Human, Japanese National Security Policy

Joint-Appointment Faculty

Mohammed K. Ahmed

Specially Appointed Professor
Ph.D. in Linguistics (concentration in Applied Linguistics), University of Delaware, 1988
Courses: Cross-Cultural Communication

Specially Invited Professor

Motoyoshi SUZUKI

Executive Advisor, Government’s Office, Lao PDR


Professor, Meiji University, Specially Appointed Fellow, Organization for International Collaboration,Japan Center for Economic Research

Visiting Faculty

Takahiro AKITA

Professor Emeritus, International University of Japan

Yongjin CHANG

Associate Professor, Faculty of Global Management, Chuo University


Professor, School of Global Studies and Collaboration, Aoyama Gakuin University


Professor, Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University


Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University


Professor Emeritus, International University of Japan


Senior Deputy Chief, JICA Ogata Research Institute,
Japan International Cooperation Agency