Atsuji Ohara

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Atsuji Ohara
University of Nagasaki
Faculty of Global and Media Studies
Job title
Associate Proffesor
MA(University of the Philippines)
Other affiliation
Chuo UniversityOsaka University of Economics and Law
Research funding number


Atsuji Ohara
Associate Professor, University of Nagasaki
Visiting Researcher, SOAS, University of London

Atsuji Ohara is an Associate Professor for Asian Studies and International Economy at the University of Nagasaki in Japan. Currently, he is in the Department of Economics, SOAS University of London as a Visiting Researcher.

-Financial Innovation including Central bank digital currency
-Political Economy of China
-Chinese foreign investment and assistance policies
-One Belt and Road Initiatives.
-Japanese and Chinese Automobile Industry
-Educational Loans in Japan

Languages: Japanese, English, Tagalog and Chinese

Development Studies Association,UK, December 2018-
Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), UK, November 2018-
International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS, UK, October 2018-
American Economic Association, USA, June 2014-
Middle East Economic Association, USA, January 2015-

After more than 20 years’ working as an editor of Bloomberg, trade finance officer of Chase Manhattan Bank, product manager of AllianceBernstein and senior manager of Mizuho Securities, he became a full-time faculty member from April 2012. He had responsibility for getting Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor License (the 48th QFII Investor)from the CSRC and the SAFE of Chinese financial regulators.

Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2018
Mar 2019
Visiting Researcher, SOAS, University of London
Apr 2018
Research Fellow of Research Group, The Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda Univesity
Apr 2017
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Osaka City University
Apr 2017
Visiting Researcher, Rikkyo Institute of Economic Research, Rikkyo University
Apr 2016
Associate Professor, Global Studies, University of Nagasaki


Jun 2001
Philippine Studies Master Program, Asian Center, University of the Philippines

Published Papers

Correlation Analysis on Education Loan Relation and Distance and Birth Rate by Prefectures: Empirical Research Using Universities’ Data from JASSO
Atsuji Ohara and Akari Hirano
Review of East Asian Affairs   (11) 95-105   Mar 2019
Survey on Payment Method of Cruise Tourists to Japan: 2017 Nagasaki Survey on Chinese Inbound Tourists
Atsuji Ohara and Mizuki Takida
Review of East Asian Affairs   (11) 41-55   Mar 2019
Chinese Automobile Makers in Indonesia: The Case of Wuling Motors
Atsuji Ohara
East Asian Studies   (70) 77-87   Feb 2019
Japanese Foreign Direct Investment: Japanese Retailers in Southeast Asia
Atsuji Ohara and Takako Ohara
Review of East Asian Affairs   (10) 89-94   Mar 2018
This paper describes five reasons that Japanese retailer`s investment in Southeast Asia. 1) Aging Society in Japan and downsizing Japanese markets, 2) They expect to grow the middle class in Southeast Asia, 3) the development of supply chain, 4) D...
Cashless Society of China
Atsuji Ohara
Report on Asia Institute of Azia University   (169) 8-9   Dec 2017   [Invited]
Atsuji Ohara
Quarterly of personal finance.   (秋) 1-10   Nov 2017   [Invited]
Issues on the education loan market and financial education - Questionnaire survey of high school students and A New scholarship in Nagashima,Kagoshima
Atsuji Ohara
KANPO Foudation Woking Paper   1-40   Oct 2017
Cash or Credit cards?: Survey on Korean Inbound Tourists to Tsushima, Japan
Atsuji Ohara, Toko Taira
Review of East Asian Affairs   (10) 27-46   Mar 2018
Atsuji Ohara
Review of East Asian Affairs   (9) 11-29   Mar 2017
Atsuji Ohara
Journal of the Faculty of Global and Media Studies   (1) 35-45   Dec 2016
Analysis on the Chinese Sovereign Funds investment to Japan equity
Atsuji Ohara
Journal of Global Studies and Information Studies,University of Nagasaki   (16) 77-89   Dec 2015
Atsuji Ohara
Research Review   (16) 65-75   Dec 2015
A Review of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Atsuji Ohara
Chuo Business Review   (23) 119-135   Aug 2013
Structure of China Investment of Cooperation
Atsuji Ohara
Review of East Asian Affairs   5 75-89   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Overseas Portfolio Investment: A Review of Statics
Atsuji Ohara
Chuo Business Review   (22) 117-135   Feb 2013
Lesson from European Sovereign Debt Crisis
Atsuji Ohara
Research Review   (13) 143-156   Jan 2013
Home Bias of Japanese Investors
Atsuji Ohara
Quarterly of Personal FInance   7(3) 33-42   Oct 2012   [Invited]
The Change from Home Country Bias of Japanese money: A View from Monetary Union in Asia
Atsuji Ohara
East Asian Studies   (52) 17-31   Sep 2009   [Refereed]
10 Years After Asia Crisis - Money flow and Monetary Policy
Atsuji Ohara
The KEIZAI Seminar   (629) 50-54   Aug 2007   [Invited]
Emerging and Reforming China Governemt Bond Market
Atsuji Ohara
East Asian Studies   (44) 95-106   Feb 2006   [Refereed]
Global Segment by Investment Banks―Asia Equity Market 2001-2005―
Atsuji Ohara
East Asian Studies   (46) 121-135   Nov 2006   [Refereed]
Japanese Institutional Investors and Asia Bond Markets
Atsuji Ohara
Journal of International Development Studies   13(1) 83-98   Jun 2004   [Refereed]
U.S. Pension Funds’ Disclosure Issue on Private Equity Investment
Atsuji Ohara
Planning administration   27(1) 132-137   Mar 2004   [Refereed]
Chinese Stock Markets Liberalization for Foreign Investors
Atsuji Ohara
East Asian Studies   (38) 53-64   Nov 2003   [Refereed]
System Selection of the U.S. Onvestors for emerging stock markets after the Asia Financial Crisis
Atsuji Ohara
Journal of International Development Studies   12(1) 85-97   Jun 2003   [Refereed]
The U.S. Investment to Asia Stock Market after Crisis
Atsuji Ohara
East Asian Studies   (35) 53-63   Dec 2002   [Refereed]
Atsuji Ohara
AsianCenter University of the Philippines   1-132   Jun 2001   [Refereed]
IPO seeking Entrepreneurs in Kyushu and Yamaguchi
Atsuji Ohara
Monthly bulletin of Kyushu economic research   (594) 3-10   Jul 1997

Books etc

Japanese Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas
Atsuji Ohara (Part:Contributor, Remittance by Chinese Overseas)
Maruzen   Nov 2017   ISBN:9784621301760
Hitoshi, Hirakwa, Koichi, Ishikawa, Atsuji Ohara (Part:Joint Work, The Economic Growth of China)
Bunshindo Publishing Corporation   Mar 2016   ISBN:4830948965
Kishi, Masumi, Kuroda, Iwao and Mifune, Hiroshi (Part:Contributor, Social Development by Kuwait Investment Authority)
Chuo University Pres   Mar 2014   ISBN:4805732342
Economic Growth and Middle Income Trap: An international comparative research based on field survey
Xue,Jun (Part:Joint Work, "Rise of Korea: Model or Exception?",pp.85-97.)
e Research Institute of Southeast Asia, Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University   Feb 2014   
Kishi, Masumi, Kuroda, Iwao and Mifune, Hiroshi (Part:Contributor, One China policy and Financial System)
Chuo University Pres   Oct 2011   ISBN:4805732296

Conference Activities & Talks

Atsuji Ohara
Japan Society of Monetary Economics, 2017 Autumn Annual Meeting   30 Sep 2017   Japan Society of Monetary Economics
Atsuji Ohara
Wuhan University, School of Foreign Languages and Literature   14 Sep 2017   Wuhan University, School of Foreign Languages and Literature
Atsuji Ohara
Lecture,South-Central University for Nationalities, School of Foreign Languages   14 Sep 2017   South-Central University for Nationalities, School of Foreign Languages
Atsuji Ohara
The 7th Spring Meeting of The Japan Society of International Economics   10 Jun 2017   The Japan Society of International Economics
Atsuji Ohara
Japan Society of Monetary Economics, West Japan Research Conference   18 Mar 2017   Japan Society of Monetary Economics, West Japan Research Group

Research Grants & Projects

Chinese Companies in Southeast Asia
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Atsuji Ohara
KANPO Foundation: Research Support Fund
Project Year: Jul 2016 - Jun 2017    Investigator(s): Atsuji Ohara
Economic Growth and Middle Income Trap
The Research Institute of South Asia, Nagasaki University: Southeast Asian Studies Series
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Xue Jun
China Economy after accession to the WTO


Gender Gap Top Country
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Mar 2019   [Invited]
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Feb 2019
China inAfrica
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Jan 2019   [Invited]
Debt Trap
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Aug 2018   [Invited]
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Jul 2018   [Invited]
Per capita GDP in Shenzhen beyond Japan
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Jun 2018   [Invited]
Why not appointed politicians as a Central Bank Governor?
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institut   2-2   Apr 2018   [Invited]
Competition of getting Foreign Labor in Japan and Korea
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork-International Economy & Work Research Institute   2-2   Mar 2018   [Invited]
HIV and AIDS in Swaziland
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   73(2) 2-2   Feb 2018   [Invited]
Why British recover birth rate?
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   73(1) 2-2   Jan 2018   [Invited]
Why Japanese Engineer move to Chinese Companies?
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   72(11-12) 2-2   Nov 2017   [Invited]
Financial Inclusion Index
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   72(10) 2-2   Oct 2017   [Invited]
Do world accept Japanese hospitality technology?
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   72(9) 2-2   Sep 2017   [Invited]
Cashless Society
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   72(8) 2-2   Aug 2017   [Invited]
Why China use social security code faster than Japan?
Atsuji Ohara
Int'lecowork   72(7) 2-2   Jul 2017   [Invited]
Pupil-teacher ratio in primary education
Atsuji Ohara
International Economy and Work Monthly   71(9) 2-2   Sep 2016   [Invited]
Education Expense
Atsuji Ohara
International Economy and Work Monthly   71(8) 2-2   Aug 2016   [Invited]
International Tourist Arrivals per population
Atsuji Ohara
International Economy and Work Monthly   71(7) 2-2   Jul 2016   [Invited]
Purchase power by International Toursits
Atsuji Ohara
International Economy and Work Monthly   71(6) 2-2   Jun 2016   [Invited]
Atsuji Ohara
International Economy and Work Monthly   71(4-5) 2-2   Apr 2016   [Invited]


Sep 2018   Chinese Auto Company in Indonesia
Mar 2018   Research Networking on U.S.-China Economic Relation
Date: March 7 - March 24
Cities: Washington, D.C. and New York
Institution: NYU, Columbia University, CSIS, Georgetown University, SAIS, John Hopkins, Atlantic Council.
Feb 2018   Economic relation China and Southeast Asia
Research in Kunming Yunnan, Research Institute for Indian Ocean Economies, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics and Yunnan Academy of Tabacco Agricultural Sciences
Feb 2010   Paper 1,Licensing Examination for Securities
Feb 2010   Paper 2,Licensing Examination for Securities and Futures Intermediaries of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute

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Social Contribution

Documentary Film Workshop in Tsushima
[Presenter, Planner]  8 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017