Past Voice


Prof. Taniguchi is a political scientist who specializes in political behavior and the political process. At SDM, she has expanded her research beyond politics into research and methodologies that examine people's psychology and behavior in a broader sense. We sat down with Prof. Taniguchi, who joined SDM in April 2016, to ask about her impressions and expectations of education and research at the graduate school.


Prof. Tomohiko TANIGUCHI

Professor Tomohiko TANIGUCHI leads the laboratory for international political economy and is a prominent lecturer in the field. He currently holds the position of Special Adviser to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), where he is responsible for Japan's international strategic communications. For our inaugural SDM Voice interview, we sat down with Prof. Taniguchi to see what makes SDM unique and what kind of students it attracts.


Prof. Shinichiro HARUYAMA

Prof. Shinichiro Haruyama brings over a decade of American academic and work experience to the classroom, honing pragmatic research that listens to clients and benefits society. We sat down with Prof. Haruyama to hear his take on proposing practical solutions and inventions in a variety of fields and disciplines beyond academia.


Prof. Masaru NAKANO

Professor Nakano is working on long-term issues by combining knowledge and perspectives from a variety of disciplines and industries. Apart from his own research, he has spent the last ten years working on international collaboration at SDM. We sat down with Professor Nakano to hear about his approach to research and global professional development.


Prof. Kenichi TAKANO

Prof. Kenichi Takano pursues research concerning human factor studies and risk management on the premise of eliminating human error and has been a faculty member at SDM since its founding. We sat down with him to ask about creativity at SDM, about how the organization of SDM has evolved, and about his own hopes for prospective students and alumni.