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College of International Relations  /
Department of International Relations

 (Male)
 Takuo   IWATA  Professor

■Concurrent affiliation
Graduate School of International Relations
The Kinugasa Research Organization   /
Institute of International Relations and Area Studies
■Graduate school/University/other
03/1997  Kwansei Gakuin University  Faculty of Law  Graduated
03/2003  Kobe University  Graduate School of International Cooperation  Doctoral course second term (Doctoral)  Completed
■Academic degrees
Ph.D. (in Political Science) (03/2003 Kobe University)  
■Career history
03/13/1994-03/31/1996  Embassy of Japan to Senegal
08/01/2003-03/31/2004  Ryukoku University
04/16/2004-06/30/2007  University of Tsukuba
07/01/2007-03/31/2013  University of Miyazaki
04/01/2013-  Ritsumeikan University
■Committee history
04/2017-03/2020  Japan Association for African Studies  Board member (International Relations)
04/2020-03/2022  Japan Association for African Studies  Councilor
04/2014-03/2017  Japan Association for African Studies  Working Group for networking in Asian countries
■Academic society memberships
Japan Association of International Relations  
Japan Association for African Studies  
African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)  
■Subject of research
Democratization in Africa
Political Impact of Decentralization in Africa
Border issues in Africa politics
Symbolic power in African Politics
Laughter in political transformation in Africa
ICT (Social Media) in African politics
Act of eating (manducation) in African politics
■Research summary
Studies on the political power in Africa

 My research aims to understand structure and transformation of political power in African countries. I have studied subjects, such as democratization, decentralization, border, election, civil society, human rights activities, populism, ICT (social media), laughter and act of eating in African politics, etc., in order to approach the above-mentioned goal.
Caterpillars of shea trees Bon appetit !!!
Caterpillars of shea trees Bon appetit !!!
Fried caterpillars with tomato sauce at Int'l conference (July 2015, Paris)
Fried caterpillars with tomato sauce at Int'l conference (July 2015, Paris)
■Research keywords
African Studies, Comparative politics 
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Books
【Edited book/English】New Asian Approaches to Africa - Rivalries and Collaborations  Takuo Iwata (Ed.)  Vernon Press  https://vernonpress.com/book/875  09/2019  978-1-62273-809-0
【Monograph book/Japanese】 Decentralization and Political Change in Africa  Koyo Shobo  02/2010  978-4-7710-2109-9
【Monograph book/Jp】 Democratic Transition and Civil Society in Africa  Kokusai Shoin  09/2004
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Papers
【Chapter/English】"New Asian Approaches to Africa – Potentialities and Challenges (Introduction)"  Takuo IWATA  Takuo Iwata. (ed). New Asian Approaches to Africa (Wilmington: Vernon Press)  xi-xix  09/2019
【Chapter/English】"A Turning Point in Japan’s Soft Power
Strategy in Africa"  Takuo IWATA  Takuo Iwata. (ed). New Asian Approaches to Africa (Wilmington: Vernon Press)  161-178  09/2019
【Article/English】"Political impact of decentralization in Africa"  Takuo IWATA  Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies  17, 1-25  12/2018
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Research presentations
【En】A brief reflection on Asian Africanists Network  International Workshop for Young Africanists (Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University)  12/21/2019
【En/Fr】Evolution of Comedy in Africa (l'Evolution de l'humour en Afrique)  Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny
(UFRICA, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)  10/04/2019
【Jp】Transforming Relations between Asia and Africa  Seminar hosted by Ryukoku University, The Graduate Program of Asian and Africa Studies  01/21/2019
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Other research achievements
[報告書:学界通信]
1st International Conference of Africa – Asia Development University Network – Africa’s Asian Options (AADUN-AFRASO) 2014参加報告  『アフリカ研究』(日本アフリカ学会)55-58頁。  03/11/2014-03/13/2014
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
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Competitive grants, etc. (exc. KAKENHI)
「アフリカの地方自治体のIT化の政策的課題」  平成20年度「財団法人国際コミュニケーション基金」調査研究助成  04/2009  03/2011  Main representative
「現代アフリカの紛争をめぐる境界線(国境線)と政治的アイデンティティ~西アフリカ・トーゴとその隣接地域における境界線と権力関係の事例研究から~」  平成17年度龍谷大学AFC研究プロジェクト(紛争解決と秩序・制度の構築に関する総合研究—アジア・アフリカ地域研究の地平から—)公募研究  08/2005  03/2006  Main representative
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Courses taught
2017  Advanced Seminar  Seminar
2017  IR-GR101 Introductory Seminar Ⅰ  Seminar
2017  IR-GR102 Introductory Seminar Ⅱ  Seminar
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Teaching achievements
アカデミック・ナビゲーション・デイ   01/2016-01/2016
大阪女学院高校英語科セミナー 学部紹介  12/2015-12/2015
【長岡京】キャリアガイダンス   11/2015-11/2015
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■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Area studies
Politics