Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)Waseda University





Position and Affiliated Institution

University of Lille (France)


Ph.D. in History and Civilizations, Habilitation


Graduated from Faculty of Law, Kyoto University

Ph.D. in History and Civilizations, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
Habilitation, “Une contribution à la sociologie historique du XIXème et du XXème siècles au Japon : modernité, dialectique entre le nationalisme et la démocratie, circulation des savoirs ”, University Paris Diderot – Paris 7

Academic Employment

2015-present  Professor, History and Society of Modern and Contemporary Japan, University of Lille
2003-2015      Associate Professor, History, University of Lille
1997                 Assistant Professor, Inalco, Paris
1995                 Assistant Professor, University of Lille

Research Topic
  • Circulation of Knowledge between Europe and Japan in the Nineteenth Century
    (especially, political and military dimensions)
  • Justice, Knowledge and Modernity: Study on Eto Shimpei and his network
  • Global governance, media and public opinion
Fields of Research Interests

Modern Japanese History from Global Point of View, Historical Sociology, History of Political Thoughts

Academic Publications
  • La Genèse des études japonaises en Europe : Autour du fonds Léon de Rosny, Presses universitaires du Septentrion 2020, 318 p.
  • 「幕末期江藤新平における学習の軌跡の一端 – 江藤胤雄編 『方圓雑集』を中心に」、 『法史学研究会会報』所収、2018.3, pp.75-92
  • 『近代日本とアジア 地政学的アプローチから』内「江藤新平における「人民の権利の保護」の意味:その法政治思想的連関」 2016.9、pp.135-164.
  • Collection Japon pluriel 8, La modernité japonaise en perspective. Arles : Éditions Philippe Picquier, 2011.3, 663 p.
  • “Debates on Naichi Zakkyo (1879-1899): Spencerian Influence of Social Evolutionism on the Perception of the West”, in Bert Edström (ed.), The Japanese and Europe : Images and Perceptions, Curzon Press (Japan Library / Grande-Bretagne), 2000, pp. 7-22
Affiliated Academic Organizations

Société Française des Études Japonaises (SFEJ)
European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS)
European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS)


2020            Toshiba International Foundation Grant (Book Project)
2019             Fondation de France Research Grant (Book Project)
2016             Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship
2015             Visiting Professor (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
2014, 2015  Partenariat Hubert Curien, French-Belgian Research Grant (Programme Tournesol)
2005            Fondation de France Research Grant (Eto Shinpei kankei monjo /Microfilm)
1983-1985  UWC Full Scholarship from Keidanren (United World College of South East Asia, Singapore)

Other Interests

Travel, questions concerning the governance in France



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