Graduate education:About Seminars&Courses

Graduate education:About Seminars&Courses



After enrollment, students will join a seminar and write a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. In addition, we belong to academic societies and conduct research activities such as conference presentations and submitting papers to academic journals.
Recent topics for the Seminars that our staff is in charge of are as follows.



OZAKI Masataka

International Comparison of Sport Policies
The Social History of Sport in Australia

SAKA Natsuko

Theoretical Studies in the Sociology of Sport/Leisure
Irish Society and Sport

SAKAUE Yasuhiro

A Social History of Sports in Japan, with a Focus on Modern and Contemporary Japan

SUZUKI Naofumi

Evaluation of social improvement programs through sports, leisure and cultural activities


Sports Management


Organizational theory for effective management of corporate sports clubs and improvement of international competitiveness in elite sports

2)Examples of Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Topics

  • “Establishment and development process of youth sports organizations”
  • “The Socio System and Club Management–Focusing on Yokohama FC”
  • “Sports Policy and Municipalities in the United Kingdom–Regional and Economic Development through Sports”
  • “Middle and Higher Education and Student Baseball Autonomy in Modern Japan”
  • “Community Relations and Social Contribution in Professional Sports, Focusing on J-League Activities”
  • “The Development of Olympic Truce in the Modern Olympic Games”
  • “Women’s Sports in the Wartime Era: Focusing on State Policy and efforts in the Sports World”
  • “The Transformation of the Foreign Quota in Japanese Professional Baseball 1951-2003”


In addition to the seminar, students are expected to select several courses according to their individual interests and research needs.
1. Seminar (Supervisor):4 credits
2. Seminar: 4 credits
3. Lecture: 2 credits

Broadly speaking, they can be divided into the above three categories. In order to advance our research, it is important not only to take other seminars and lecture courses related to sports social science, but also to actively absorb research results from adjacent fields. The curriculum is designed to allow students to freely enroll in seminars and lectures in neighboring fields, which are necessary to enrich and deepen their own research themes. Please take full advantage of this environment to advance your research.
Attending lectures given by our staff is another option for acquiring diverse perspectives and knowledge about sports.

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