Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
My speciality is Compared Literature. It is said that comparative literature is the study of figuring out what literature really is and understanding literature itself, going beyond multiple regions, languages and culture. By focusing on the relationship between Japan and Russia, I researched about several issues from a comparative perspective, going beyond concepts such as language or culture. I aim to conduct her research to assess literature as a system, paying attention to some aspects such as the representation of different cultures or translated literature.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2007, 2012, Kumamoto University, Faculty of letters, Associate Professor
  • 2012/04/01, 2018/03/31, Hiroshima University, The Graduate School of Letters, Associate Professor
  • 1999, 2007, Kumamoto University, Faculty of letters, Lecturer
  • 2018/04/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Letters, Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Master of Arts, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Letters : Humane Studies : Philosophy and Thought
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Literature;Literature in general

Research Keywords

  • Comparative Literature
  • Translated Literary
  • Cultural Representation
  • Modern Japanese Literature
  • Modern and Contemporary Russian Literature
  • Cultural Exchange

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Comparative Literature Association
  • International Comparative Literature Association
  • Association for Modern Japanese Literary Studies
  • Japan Association for the Study of Russian Language and Literature
  • Japan Society for Children's Literature
  • International Society for Akutagawa [Ryunosuke] Studies

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Nihon Shinbun and Russian-Soviet Literature: Literary Space of Siberian Internees, 82, 21-46, 20221228
  2. ★, The subject of Russia in the Period of the Russo-Japanese War: A Case Study of a Japanese Girls' Magazine, Kumamoto Journal of Culture and humanities, 153-163, 201203
  3. ★, Portrayals of Japanese in Russian Literature: An Analysis Focusing on V. Pikul's Tri Vozrasta Okini-san, Journal of Comparative Literature, 47, 102-113, 2004
  4. The Study of Modern Japanese Literature in Russia, Modern Japanese Literary Studies, 209-212, 20150515
  5. Reports on International Society for Akutagawa Studies, The Ninth Society, Akutagawa Review, 73-76, 20150730
  6. The images of Russia in the Japanese Girls' Magazine in the Early 20th Century, Hiroshima Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, 102-108
  7. The Field of Akutagawa Ryūnosuke’s Encounter with Russian Literature: Focusing on the Direct Contact between Komiya Toyotaka and S. G. Eliseev, Akutagawa Studies [Akutagawa Review], 158 (11)-151 (18)

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The Research on the Literary relevance to A. Chekhov in Akutagawa's novel "Giwaku"(Suspicion), Sonoko MIZOBUCHI, International Society for Akutagawa [Ryunosuke] Studies/ 2014 EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies) International Conference, 2014/08/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, International Society for Akutagawa [Ryunosuke] Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI, 2018, 2021
  2. 2017, 2021

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2018, SLAVIANA, Others, 1