Social Science & Humanities Research Group


Arctic governance, resource development, environmental problems and indigenous people.
We evaluate influences of climate change and economic development in the Arctic area on people’s life in this region. We consider international approaches of making rules and legal framework in order to control such influences. We are going to find out solutions of various problems by transdisciplinary way together with regional stakeholders including indigenous people.

Member List

Name Affiliated Post
Group Leader OHNISHI Fujio Associate Professor, Arctic Research Center
Group Sub Leader TABATA Shinichiro Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center
KATO Hirofumi Professor, Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies
TAKASE Katsunori Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters
Gayman Jeffry Joseph Associate Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication
SHIRAIWA Takayuki Associate Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science
TANGIKU Itsuji Associate Professor, Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies
NARITA Daiju Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration
Hyunjoo Naomi Chi Lecturer, Faculty of Public Policy
Juha Saunavaara Assistant Professor, Arctic Research Center
TATSUZAWA Shirow Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Letters
TAKAHASHI Minori Assistant Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center