The Center for Global Education and Research (the Global Center) was established in February 2018. Its objective is to produce the human resources that can serve demands arising in the globalizing societies, enhancing our function as a teacher training institution through collaboration with educational and research institutions in Japan and overseas.
We offer our services through the following five departments: “International Collaboration”, “Global Education”, “International Students Education”, “Language Education”, and “Research and Development”.

Our Staff

At the Global Center, three full-time and twenty-one part-time teaching staff work under the director of the Center.
They work hard to assist the international students; give guidance on the classes about Japanese language and society as well as advice about life in Japan; and set up office hours so that international students can consult them at any time. They exert every effort to make the university “friendly and attractive to international students.”


Professor TAKAHASHI Noboru

Deputy Director

Professor HASEGAWA Yuri

  • Manager: Professor JOCHI Shigeru (full-time)
  • Associate Professor SHISHIDO Takayuki (Elementary School Teacher Program, part-time)
  • Special Appointed Lecturer INOUE Takehiko (Social Studies Education, part-time)
  • Associate Professor DENO Fumiri (Art Education, part-time)
  • Professor ASHINO Ryuichi (Science, Mathematics, and Information, part-time)
  • Associate Professor MA Xiaohua (Global Education, part-time)
  • Associate Professor GOTO Kensuke (Health and Safety Science, part-time)
  • Manager: Professor NAKAYAMA Aoi, (full-time)
  • Associate Professor HASHIMOTO Kenichi (English Education, part-time)
  • Professor KOBAYASHI Kazumi (Social Studies Education, part-time)
  • Professor AKAKI Toyo (Global Education, part-time)
  • Associate Professor INOUE Naoko (Global Education, part-time)
  • Associate Professor NAKANO Tomohiro (Global Education, part-time)
  • Manager and Deputy Director of the Global Center: Professor HASEGAWA Yuri (full-time)
  • Associate Professor SAKURAZAWA Makoto (Social Studies Education, part-time)
  • Associate Professor ADACHI Tomoko (Educational Psychology Sciences, part-time)
  • Associate Professor TERASAKA Akiko (Educational Psychology Sciences, part-time)
  • Professor USUDA Tomoko (Health and Safety Sciences, part-time)
  • Associate Professor KUSHIBIKI Yukiko (Global Education, part-time)
  • Lecturer OKUDA Satomi (support teaching staff, Health Care Center)
  • Manager: Professor MATSUMOTO Masumi (Global Education, part-time)
  • Professor IEKI Yasuhiro (Elementary School Teacher Program, part-time)
  • Associate Professor IKUMA Yuko (Elementary School Teacher Program, part-time)
  • Associate Professor HASHIMOTO Kenichi (English Education, part-time)
  • Associate Professor BROWN Robert Sanborn (Global Education, part-time)
  • Special Appointed Lecturer POOL Justin Parker (English Education, part-time)
  • Manager and the Director of the Global Center: TAKAHASHI Noboru (School Education)
International Office (Academic Collaboration Section)

The Global Center has an International Office that serves the administrative office to facilitate the center’s activities. Eight staff, working in the International Office, devote themselves to provide an environment so that our international students in Japan and our students in overseas can study safely, and lead satisfying and fulfilling student lives.