Cultural Coexistence

As progress in transportation and communications has led to the “shrinking” of time and space and increased contact between people, human coexistence has become one of the pressing issues of our time. This course comprises a multifaceted exploration of the diversity of relations between different groups of people, from contact and negotiation to the development of complex relations involving conflict, compromise, and segregation, investigating the history and formation of the mechanisms behind them. The course uses this approach to consider how people’s understandings of history and language and their attitudes toward culture and ethnicity have been formed and transformed to contribute to the understanding of the contemporary world and human coexistence.

In consideration of the problems that can arise out of the gap between niche university research and actual history education practice, students are expected not only to identify new research topics but also to work with current high school teachers to explore possible improvements in history education. Another key aspect of the Cultural Coexistence Course is the acquisition of a broad knowledge of the study of contemporary history’s methods and themes in a way that exceeds the boundaries of traditional methodologies that focus on one region.

Students who complete this course may be planning careers in journalism, teaching, or they may hope to find employment in corporate or public organizations active on the international stage.


FUJIKAWA,Takao (M.Lit.)
Australian History; Women’s Migration, History of Racism, Aboriginal History, Whiteness Studies
TSUTSUMI, Kenji (Ph.D.)
Social and Economic Geography; Research on Depopulated Regions, Regional Transformation and Modernization
TSUTSUMI, Kazuaki (MA)
Asian History

Associate Professor

IMOTO, Yasuko (MA)