Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

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Comparative Cultural Studies are designed to understand the nature of Japan and the Japanese more deeply. Many aspects of local culture can be observed which were directly imported or else developed through transformation. Comparative Cultural studies looks for these elements by examining relations between cultures all over the world. Specific cultures for study are chosen from both the past and present. Actual research is conducted on such matters as the various phases of culture, genres in the arts and other human expression.

Academic Staff and Research Interests


  • FUJITA Midori, Professor, Comparative Literature and Culture; African Studies
  • FUJITA Kyoko, Professor, Comparative Culture and Literature; German and Austrian Culture and Literature; East European Studies
  • SAWAIRI Yoji, Professor, Comparative Culture and Literature; American Culture
  • SAKAMAKI Koji, Associate Professor, Comparative Culture and Literature; French Literature

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