The Japanese History Program within the Department of History regards history as the accumulation of individual human acts, and to study that history is to know a people and the society in which they lived. To that end, we are always seeking more knowledge, taking into consideration the target area and time, or rather the results of adjacent science beyond traditional academic disciplines.
Particular emphasis is placed on the field of Japanese history, not narrowing the history of Japan down to only domestic history but considering it from an international and modern perspective while also striving to capture that history in line with the viewpoints and thought of people from that era. In this way, students will learn a wide range of fields and methods of history. In order to achieve these objectives, we provide students with high-quality historical materials and instruct them on how to proceed with empirical research. We strive to train professionals who will fulfill in-demand positions after completing the program, including Japanese historians and museum curators as well as historical teachers at junior and senior high schools.
History of Japan's Christian Century, Chinese Rites Controversy
Early Modern and Modern Japanese Socioeconomic History
Japanese History in the Middle Ages