Core Team

Shigenori Matsui
CJR Co-Director
Faculty of Law – Director of Japanese Legal Studies



Ignasio Adriasola
Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Modern Japanese Art

David Anderson

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Museum Learning and Visitor Experience, Japanese World Expositions, Asia-Pacific Museum and Educational Reforms

David Barrett
Department of Wood Science

Stefania Burk
Dean of Arts Office and Department of Asian Studies
Pre-modern Literature, Poetry and Salon Culture, and Women’s Writing

Jennifer Chan
Department of Educational Studies
Gender, Education, Citizenship, Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Transnational Social Movements, and Globalization

Rebecca Chau
Department of Asian Studies
Japanese Linguistics and  Language Pedagogy

Jinhua Chen
Department of Asian Studies
East Asian Religious Studies

David Cohen
Faculty of Forestry
Globalization, Markets and Housing of Japan and China

Millie Creighton
Department of Anthropology
Consumerism, Popular Culture, Identity, Gender, Work/Leisure, and Minorities

Julian Dierkes
Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research
Institute of Asian Research
Sociology, History Education, Supplementary Education (学習塾)

W. Erwin Diewert
Vancouver School of Economics
Measuring Productivity of the Economies of Japan, Australia and New Zealand

David Edgington
Department of Geography
Geography of Japan and the Pacific Rim

Shirin Eshghi
Asian Library

Benjamin Goold
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Criminology, Human Rights, Privacy, Surveillance, and Security

Tristan Grunow
Department of History
Modern Japanese History, Urbanism, Colonialism, War, Film, and Environment

Steven Heine
Department of Psychology
Cultural Psychology

Nam-Lin Hur
Department of Asian Studies
History of Japan and Religious Culture

Ishu Ishiyama
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Multicultural Counselling and Healing Practices, Anti-racism and Multiculturalism, Japanese Morita Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Multidimensional Self-identity, Positive Psychology

Ryuko Kubota
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Culture and second language education, Critical pedagogies, Second language writing

Frank Lam
Department of Wood Science
Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Darrin R. Lehman
Department of Psychology
Cultural Psychology, Self-Criticism among Japanese, Health Psychology

Hyung Gu Lynn
AECL/KEPCO Chair in Korean Research
Institute of Asian Research
Modern Japanese and Korean History

Jessica Main
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society
Institute of Asian Research and Department of Asian Studies
Buddhist Ethics, Human Rights, Modern Buddhist Institutions and Governance, Japanese True Pure Land Buddhism (Jōdo Shinshū)

Joshua Mostow
Department of Asian Studies
Pre-modern Literature, Gender Studies, Critical Theory

Fuyubi Nakamura
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Asia Curator
and Department of Asian Studies

Masao Nakamura
Konwakai Japan Research Chair
Institute of Asian Research; Sauder School of Business
International Business, Technology Management and Transfer, Japanese Economy

Peter Nosco
Department of Asian Studies
Intellectual and social history of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Japan

Benjamin Nyblade
Department of Political Science
Japanese Politics, Comparative Political Institutions

Sharalyn Orbaugh
Department of Asian Studies
Modern Japanese Literature, Film, and Popular culture, Gender Studies

John Ries
Sauder School of Business
Japanese Business, International Trade

Marc-David Seidel
Sauder School of Business
Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship, Social networks and organizational decision making, Community Form (C-Form) of organization

Yves Tiberghien (Director of IAR)
Department of Political Science
Japanese Politics

Ilan Vertinsky
Institute of Asian Research; Sauder School of Business
Japanese and Korean Business Systems, Technology Management of the Forest Sector

George Wagner
School of Architecture
Architecture and Urbanism

William Wray
Department of History
Business History and the World Economy

Christina Yi
Department of Asian Studies
Modern Japanese Literature

Visiting Scholars

Noritsugu Fujimoto (Fukushima University)
Research topic: Corporate hierarchy

Hirobumi Haga (Kyushu Sangyo University)
Research topic: Urban centre railroads and stations

Katsuyuki Kubo (Waseda University)
Research topic: Corporate governance of corporate behaviour

Kaori Yoshida (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Research topic: War memory

Associate Members

R. Dore, Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research, UBC
T. Gonnami, UBC
T. Kakehi, UBC
T. Kawasaki, Simon Fraser University
M. Kohno, Waseda Univ
B. Lee
M. Matsumoto, UBC
C. Mosk, University of Victoria
K. Nagatani, Kobe University
B. Pendleton, Langara College
Y. Shibata, UBC

Affiliated Graduate Students

PhD Students

Haley Blum (Asian Studies)
Casey Collins (Asian Studies)
Dada Docot (Anthropology)
Tae Yeon Eom (Asian Studies)
Weiting Guo (Asian Studies)
Kurtis Hanlon (Asian Studies)
Shota Iwasaki (Asian Studies)
Masayuki Iwase (Educational Studies)
Woobinn Kim (Asian Studies)
Evan Koike (Anthropology)
Sung Sook Lim (Anthropology)
Jonathan Luedee (Geography)
Alexey Lushchenko (Asian Studies)
Otilia Milutin (Asian Studies)
Go Murakami (Political Science)
Yuki Ohsawa (Asian Studies)
Tomoyo Okuda (Language and Literacy Education)
Minami Orihara (Asian Studies)
Cyrus Qiu (Asian Studies)
Minoru Takano (Asian Studies)
Benjamin Whaley (Asian Studies)

MA Students

Nanami Akimoto (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
Arc Han (Politics)
Kazuhiko Imai (Asian Studies)
Hyunmi Kim (Asian Studies)
Justin Kwan (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
Soyeop Kwon (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
Matthew Lee (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education)
Carly Teng (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
Min Zhu (Asian Studies)