PROFESSORS' RESEARCH PROJECTS


FLA professors engage in a wide variety of research projects in the humanities, social sciences, business and economics. While some projects are individual in nature, Faculty members often collaborate with scholars at prominent research institutions around the world, as well as organizing joint projects with members of other faculties at Sophia. See below for descriptions of some FLA members’ ongoing and recent projects.

Selected Research Projects


A Study of Comparative Art History Based on the Standpoint of the Theory of Audience: Theatrical Aspects at the Site of Exhibiting-Viewing-Experiencing

Michio Hayashi, PI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B

Travelling Cuisines: Sociological Research into Culinary Contact Zones and Culinary Soft Power

James Farrer, PI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B

Market Microstructure Studies of the Japanese Securities Market

Naoto Isaka, PI, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B

A Comprehensive Study of Early Translations of Modern Japanese Literature into European Languages, With a Focus on Meiji and Taisho Periods

Shion Kono, PI, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B

Theoretical and Empirical Analysis on the Possibility of Water Quality Trading

Yoshifumi Konishi, PI, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B