Head of office

Hirotaka Nanbu

I have been serving as the Director of Global Education Office since April 2023. Thank you very much.


Junior Associate Professor

Joonha Park (Social and cultural psychology, Intercultural psychology, Environmental psychology)


As a social and cultural psychologist, I explore contemporary issues in Japan, Korea, and often globally in collaboration with international teams. My research themes include mutual understandings in intercultural relations, environmental psychology, perceptions of future society, and the cultural meaning of happiness. You can find a full list of my publications on my university profile or Researchgate pages. At the Global Education Office, I provide support for international activities and collaborations involving students and faculty members within our Graduate School of Education. Additionally, I teach courses such as “International Internship I & II” and “International Fieldwork I & II.” If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us first through the Question form on our website.

Assistant Professor

Jieli Zhang


In recent years, we have seen a trend toward the expansion of vocational education and its providers in the higher education system, and I am interested in understanding the various actors involved and the directions in which they are working. Based on the research of China, I am conducting an international comparison of the development mechanism of higher vocational education in East Asia, as well as the “view of higher education” and “view of vocation” in each country. Here is more information. In this office, I support students’ study and  international exchange programs.


Yasuko Taguchi