Philip Seaton degree icon

Professor

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Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

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Feel free to contact me at:

seaton@imc.hokudai.ac.jp

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Curriculum Vitae

Current position:

2016 – : Professor in the Research Faculty of Media and Communication and Graduate School of Education, Convenor of the Modern Japanese Studies Program.

 

Primary teaching responsibilities:

Courses on Japanese history and culture as part of the Modern Japanese Studies Program, Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program, and Japanese Language and Culture Studies Program. These classes are also open to all Hokkaido University undergraduates.

Postgraduate MA classes in the Graduate School of Education and research thesis supervision (MA and PhD)

 

Major administrative positions (Hokkaido University):

Educational Reform Committee, 2015-

Convenor of the Modern Japanese Studies Program (Bachelor’s Degree), 2012-

Advisor to the Executives (International Affairs), 2010-13

International Affairs Committee, 2009-10

Online English committee (Materials production), 2007-9

 

Other professional activities:

Editorial board member of the Journal of Tourism History, 2017-

Co-founder and co-editor-in-chief (along with Professor Takayoshi Yamamura) of the International Journal of Contents Tourism, 2015-

Travel and Tourism Research Association (member), 2014-

Hokkaido Government Meeting for the Promotion of English Education (vice-chair), 2012-2015

British Association for Japanese Studies (Japan Branch coordinator), 2009-

Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus (associate), 2007-

 

Previous employment:

2012-2016: Professor, Office of International Affairs/International Student Centre, Hokkaido University

2007-2012: Associate Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

2004-2007: Lecturer, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

1998-2001: Lecturer, Nagaoka University of Technology

1994-1996: Assistant English Teacher, JET Programme (in Hyogo Prefecture)

 

Education:

2004: DPhil, University of Sussex (Media and Cultural Studies)

1997: MA, University of Sussex (International Relations)

1994: BA, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (History)

 

Prizes and awards:

2016: Hokkaido University President’s Award for Outstanding Research

2015: Hokkaido University President’s Award for Outstanding Research

2015: Hokkaido University President’s Award for Outstanding Education

2009: Hokkaido University Commendation for Excellent Teaching

2006: Daiwa Japan Forum Prize

2002-4: Japanese government scholarship (Tokyo University)