Professor, School of Arts and Letters,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Japanese history major, modern Japanese history, political history of the late Edo period and Meiji Restoration

Research themes:
I am studying the processes of the collapse of the domain (han) system and the birth of Japan as a modern state, focusing on the changes in national leadership and the rise of resistance to the ruling administration at the end of the Edo Period and during the Meiji Restoration.
[Keywords] End of the Edo Period, Meiji Ishin (Restoration), warrior families, former domain officials, Meiji Government

Main books and papers:
◆“Chitsuroku Shobun” (Abolition of Hereditary Stipend) Kodansha Gakujutsu Bunko, 2015
◆“Seinan Senso to Saigo Takamori” (The Seinan War and Saigo Takamori) Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2013
◆“Saigo Takamori to Shizoku” (Saigo Takamori and the Warrior Families) Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2005
◆ “Meiji Kokka to Shizoku” (The Meiji State and the Warrior Families) Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2001