Department of Slavic-Eurasian Studies

The Slavic Eurasian region (which covers Russia, the Slavic region of Central Europe, and Eastern Europe) is a locale with rich and diverse culture, and is a key region to focus on when trying to understand our modern world. This department is managed by instructors from the world-class research center on this region, the Slavic Eurasian Research Center. The center offers to students a large scale library and the most plentiful resource materials for this field in all of Japan. Moreover, students can enjoy the intellectual stimulus provided by sources such as interactions with researchers (from both Japan and overseas) working at the center and the many international symposiums/research groups being held at the center. Students in this department can study the history, politics, economics, international relations, literature, culture, language, and anthropology of this region.

Laboratory of Slavic-Eurasian Studies

Message from Laboratory

Our laboratory is engaged in research on the vast Slavic-Eurasian regions, including superpower Russia neighboring Hokkaido, the Islamic areas of Central Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe boasting time-honored European culture. We welcome motivated students who wish to broaden their horizons by researching various countries as well as to interact with cutting-edge researchers from Japan and abroad.

Books housed in the library of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center
Scene at an international symposium
A graduate student (on the right) receiving an award from the Japan Association for the Study of Russian Language and Literature

Faculty List

  • SENGOKU Manabu Professor
    Research Fields: Comparative politics of Central and East European countries, political economy, welfare politics
  • IWASHITA Akihiro Professor
    Research Fields: Border Studies in Eurasia, including Russia, China and Central Asia
  • UYAMA Tomohiko Professor
    Research Fields: Central Eurasian studies
  • WOLFF David Professor
    Research Fields: Russian, Soviet and Emigre / Siberia and the Far East / Cold War / Northeast Asian Region Construction
  • TABATA Shinichiro Professor
    Research Fields: Russian Economy
  • NAGANAWA Norihiro Professor
    Research Fields: Modern History of Central Eurasia, Muslim policies of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, Russian/Soviet involvement in the Middle East
  • NOMACHI Motoki Professor
    Research Fields: General linguistics, Slavic linguistics
  • AOSHIMA Yoko Associate Professor
    Research Fields: Central and East European Modern History; History of the Russian Empire
  • ADACHI Daisuke Associate Professor
    Research Fields: Literature, Representation-body-media relationship, Russian language, literature and culture