The Urban-Culture Research Center is composed of faculty members of the Literature and Human Sciences and more than 50 UCRC doctoral fellows.

The following is the list of core members FY 2024:

Name Title Specialization
SAGA Ashita Dean
History of Modern Japan
WATANABE Kenya Director
Early Modern Chinese Urban History, Beijing History
HASHIMOTO Hirofumi Vice-Director
Associate Professor
Social psychology, Cross-cultural psychology
KUSABU Hisatsugu Professor Byzantine & Medieval History, Christianity, Religious Movements
SHIRATA Yuki Professor Francophone Culture of Fin-de-siècle France & Belgium, Representation of Womens in Art, Art Nouveau Movements
TSUJINO Kemma Associate Professor

Educational Administration and Management

AMANO Keita Associate Professor Tourism Studies, Urban Tourism, Cultural Resources Studies of Region, Educational Administration and Management
KIM Seungyeon

Specially Appointed
Assistant Professor

Modern & Contemporary Japanese  Literature(Culture), Post-Disaster Literature, Comparative study of Japanese & Korean Literature