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Nihon University
College of Law, Department of Journalism
Job title
Assistant Professor
BA in Journalism(Sophia University), Master of Law(Keio University), Doctor of the Science of Law(Keio University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Sep 2009
Jul 2010
Part-time lecturer, Keio Correspondence Courses
Apr 2011
Mar 2017
Teaching Assistant, Keio Correspondence Courses
Apr 2012
Mar 2013
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Keio University
Apr 2013
Mar 2015
Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University
Apr 2014
Mar 2018
Research Associate, Institute for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies, Keio University

Published Papers

Media Event and News Coverage of Protest Movement
Mitani, F.
Journalism & Media   13 193-208   Sep 2019
A Reexamination of the Media Populism: its Conceptual Development and Analytical Framework
Mitani, F.
Seikei Kenkyu (Studies in Political Science and Economics)   56(2) 327-342   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Whose voices are reflected in the news?—An analysis of newspaper articles on the comfort women issue in 2013
Mitani, F.
Keio Communication Review   41 37-51   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
A Consideration on the Disruptive Function in the Media Event Theory
Mitani, F.
Journalism & Media   12 173-184   Feb 2019
Foreign Policy and Political Communication: The Case of Historical Disputes between Japan and South Korea
Mitani, F.
   Oct 2017   [Refereed]


Mitani, F.
Journalism & Media   12 318-322   Feb 2019
International News and Television Journalism during the 1980s
Mitani, F.
   Sep 2015

Books etc

Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Practice
Nick Couldry (Part:Single Translation, Chapter 3 Media as Ritual and Social Form (Translation))
Keio University Press   Nov 2018   
Media and Nuclear Energy in the Post-War Japan: Political Soiology of Nuclear Energy Coverage
Yamakoshi, S. (Ed)
Minerva   Mar 2017   
Media's Role in Disaster: Examination of News Coverages
Kawai, T., Yamakoshi, S., and Oi, S. (eds.)
Japan Press Research Institute   Jan 2013   
McQuail's Mass Communication Theory: 5th Edition
McQuail, D. (Part:Single Translation, Chapter 13 Media Content: Issues, Concepts and Methods of Analysis (Translation))
Keio University Press   Apr 2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

The Crisis and its Responsibility in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Media Discourse Analysis of Asahi Shimbun Editorials
Yamakoshi, S. and Mitani, F.
The Association for the Study of Political Society   10 Nov 2019   
Who Gets in the News?: A Case Study of Populist Party’s Campaigns in Japan
Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association 2019   29 Aug 2019   American Political Science Association
Protest Movements as Media Event: the Disruptive Function and Hate Speech Movement in Japan
Annual Conference on International Association for Media and Communications Research   10 Jul 2019   International Association for Media and Communications Research
Populism as Risk and Journalist's Sources in Japan: "Ordinary People" in Election Campaign Coverage [Invited]
Mitani, Fumie
International Symposium "How to Approach Risk Society: Theories and Case Studies"   2 Mar 2019   Keio University Global Research Institute
Populism and Voices in the Mass Media: How the Mass Media Reported People’s Voices on the Issue of Comfort Women in 2013
International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication   28 Oct 2018