School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation Kyushu University

Assoc.Prof. OGA Toru

International Politics, International Relations, Human Rights Governance, East Asian Regionalism

Researcher Information

Message for high school students

The School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation aims to form practical knowledge that blends together different disciplines. This approach comes through particularly strongly in the field of international politics, where not only political science, but also interdisciplinary viewpoints blending such areas as law, economics, sociology, and environmental studies are essential to solving the problems of international politics. International politics has developed out of three realms: interstate relations, which attaches importance to diplomacy and security; international relations, which analyzes the dynamics of the international community, including international organizations, multinational corporations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); and transnational relations, which considers international rulemaking and global movements of people, goods, and money that transcend national frameworks. International politics is composed of various countries, regions, and actors, and research in this field requires an interdisciplinary approach now more than ever before.

Main courses in charge

  • Issue-based Research (People and Society Area)/International Relations Theory/Issue-based Subjects
  • Issue-based Research (People and Society Area)/Global Governance/Issue-based Subjects
  • Issue-based Research (Area integrated)/Environmental Governance/Issue-based Subjects
  • Approaches to Social Collaboration(Reflective Courses/People and Society)
  • International Politics(Interdisciplinary Science & Innovation Courses/People and Society)
  • Environmental Governance(Interdisciplinary Science & Innovation Courses/Earth and Environment)
  • Lecture Series(Reflective Courses)
  • Basic Project for Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation,Project for Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation(Collaborative Courses)
  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment 2,International Experience A,International ExperienceB(Experiential Courses)
  • Degree Project(Interdisciplinary Science & Innovation Courses)