The efforts of the GOE Center consist of two main pillars. The first is to establish and expand the global educational program as one of the main features of the university. To this end, we collect, analyze, and disseminate best practices in international learning. The second is innovation and digitalization in the study and practice of international relations. Under this vision, capacity building, collaborative research with other universities, and active learning will be implemented. Capacity building will also include internship programs.




  • Inter-university/multi-year research project
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Comparative lessons learned from case studies
  • Public symposiums
  • Intensive training in open-source intelligence methodology







AKIYAMA Nobumasa
International Relations /Professor and Director of the Center for Global Online Education

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Dr.Akiyama is the professor of Graduate School (faculty) of Law(Hitotsubashi Universty), the dean of School of International and Public Policy(Hitotsubashi Universty)and the director of Center for Global Online Education of Mori Arinori Institute for Higher Education and Global Mobility.

International Relations, Comparative Politics /Assistant Professor, Center for Global Online Education

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Dr. Nakaya joined Hitotsubashi University in March 2022. She is currently on special leave from the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, where she has since overseen peacekeeping efforts in Sudan and South Sudan, crisis management, strategic mission planning, and research involving the UN Charter and the work of the Security Council. Previously, she worked with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum of the Social Science Research Council, and the UN Development Fund for Women. She has published on post-war state building and gendered dimensions of peace negotiations in edited volumes (the UN University Press, the University of Alberta Press) and academic journals (Central Asian Survey, Global Governance), and taught in the Queens College, NY. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science at the City University of New York, Masters Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School in Boston, and Bachelors Degree from Sophia University in Tokyo.

International Political Economy/Assistant Professor, Center for Global Online Education

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Dr. Kazuhiro Fukazawa is an assistant professor at Hitotsubashi University. His major is international political economy and his current research topic is policy-making processes of labor provision in free trade agreements. He obtained a Ph.D. in Law and a Master of Laws from Hitotsubashi University and a Bachelor of Economics from Yokohama National University. Before assuming his current position, he served as a specially appointed assistant professor (junior fellow) at the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University.
His recent publications are “How and Why Labor Provisions Vary in Free Trade Agreements: A Comparative Case Study of the U.S. and EU,” Economia 72, no. 2, March 2022, and “Globalization and Reconstruction of Social Policy: A Japanese Case Study,” The Hitotsubahi Journal of Law and International Studies, 18, no. 2, July 2019.

International Relations, Comparative Politics /Visiting Researcher, Center for Global Online Education

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Dr. Yukako Tanaka-Sakabe is an assistant professor at Kyoritsu Women’s University and a visiting researcher at Hitotsubashi University, Japan. Her research focuses on peace and security especially in concerning the situation of weak states/conflict-affected areas. She looks for institutions, causes of conflict, conflict resolution, democratization, state-building, peacebuilding in the local context, international peace operation, strategies of supply side for international cooperation. She has done fieldwork in Southeast Asia and Africa. While enjoying interacting with students in classes, she participates in projects conducted by research institutes and think tanks. She has previously worked at the Japanese Embassy in Timor-Leste, International Peace Cooperation Headquarters under Japanese Cabinet Office, and the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan. She is the author of Why Democratization Causes Violence? Conditions of Post-conflict Peace (Keiso Shobo, 2019, monograph) and the co-author of The Theory and Practice of International Peace Operations: Challenges in South Sudan (Horitsu Bunka Sha, 2020) (in Japanese). She received her Ph.D. (in Political Science) from Waseda University and Master in Public Administration from Cornell University.

Political Economy, Labour Policy / Research Assistant, Doctoral Course Student at the Graduate School of Economics of Hitotsubashi University

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He is a doctoral student at the graduate school of Economics of Hitotsubashi University, Japan, His specialty is political economy, and He is researching the relationship between unionism and labor policy in Japan. He received my Bachelor of International Studies from Meiji Gakuin University in 2018 and his Master of Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2021.

Transnational Sociology / Research assistant, Graduate School of Social Sciences – master’s degree student

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Jun Onuki is a master’s degree student at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University, Japan. His research focuses on transnational sociology, immigrants integration, and diaspora policies.
He has graduated in Geography at the Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo; and in Geography Education at the Faculty of Education, at the same university.
He has worked as an interviewer for the project ‘Investigation on the Japanese-Brazilian community in multicultural Brazil’, organized by Center for Japanese-Brazilian Studies, São Paulo.
Since 2021, he is an exchange student of JICA ‘Scholarship for Nikkei Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Program for Developing Leaders in Nikkei Communities’, having studied at Waseda University as a research student, and being currently at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Political Science, Transitional Justice/Research Assistant, Master Course Student at the graduate school of International and Public Policy of Hitotsubashi University

He is a Master student at the graduate school of International and Public Policy of Hitotsubashi University, Japan. His major is political science, and he is researching the relationship between transitional justice and successful reconciliation in post-conflict societies.
He received a Bachelor of Global Issues from University of Tsukuba in 2022, and is expected to complete his Master of International and Public Policy from Hitotsubashi University in 2025.