Social Science & Humanities Research Group

Arctic governance, resource development, environmental problems and indigenous people.
We evaluate the influence of climate change and economic development in the Arctic area on the life of people in this region. We consider international approaches for making rules and legal frameworks in order to control such influences. We aim at finding solutions to these problems through transdisciplinary research and direct involvement of 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
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
SHIRAI Yuko Research Fellow, Arctic Research Center
HAYASHI Naotaka Foreign Researcher, Arctic Research Center