立教大学法学部 / 教授
Japanese political history at the Faculty of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University / Professor
MATSUURA Masataka is Professor of Japanese political history at the Faculty of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University, Japan. He gained his PhD in law at the University of Tokyo in 1994. He came to his current post in 2012 after serving as assistant professor at the Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents of the Faculty of Law at The University of Tokyo and as professor of the Graduate School of Law at Hokkaido University. He has also conducted overseas research at the Institute of Modern History at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. While past research interests have included the Sino-Japanese War, the formation of the business world of modern Japan, and Pan-Asianism, he is currently doing research into the business world and politics of post-war Japan as well as conducting studies on modern and contemporary Japan in global history.