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Fukuyama City University
Faculty of Urban Management Department of Urban Management
Ph.D. In International Relations(Seoul National University)
Research funding number


My research area is Korean Peninsula, and I lived in South Korea for 6 years in total. I research cases from both political and historical perspectives. These days, I am also interested in National Security and Human Security related to the area. I teach “International Relations,” “International Development,” and “Area Studies in Korean Peninsula” at university. I also teach East Asia studies in my zemi (2-year-seminar).

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Full-time Lecturer, Faculty of Urban Management, Fukuyama City University
Apr 2016
Mar 2017
Full-time Lecturer, International Exchange Center, Tokyo University of Social Welfare
Apr 2014
Mar 2016
Research Assistant, Department of Korean Language Studies / Master's Program in Chinese and Korean Language and Culture Studies, Mejiro University


Sep 2009
Aug 2015
(South Korean Government Scholarship -2013.8), Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, International Relations, Seoul National University
Sep 2008
Aug 2009
South Korean Government Scholarship, Korean Language Insutitute, Yonsei University
Apr 2006
Mar 2008
Master’s Program in International Area Studies, University of Tsukuba, Graduate School
Apr 2002
Mar 2006
Department of Economics, University of Toyama

Awards & Honors

Jul 2015
“Tokushima Award” Scholarship for Young Researcher, The Japan Society of East Asia Studies
Winner: Matsuura, Masanobu
Apr 2015
Process Analysis of the Scale Change in the North Korean Repatriation Project during the Cold War Era -The Role of the General Association of Korean Residents and the North Korean Lobby- (in Korean), East Asia Research “Hakbong Scholarship Award” the Best Thesis Award, Seoul National University Hakbong Scholarship Co-Hosted
Winner: Matsuura, Masanobu

Published Papers

Japan Studies   第31巻 pp.265-302   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Matsuura, Masanobu
Fukuyama City University, Department of Urban Management, “Urban Management”   第10巻 pp.129-144   Feb 2018
Matsuura, Masanobu
Japan Association of International Relations “International Relations”   第187号 pp.80-96   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Matsuura, Masanobu
Seoul National University, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, International Relations   pp.1-250   Aug 2015
Matsuura, Masanobu
Mejiro University “Mejiro Journal of Social and Natural Sciences“   第11号 pp.53-66   Mar 2015
Matsuura, Masanobu
J.S.S.C : Japan Society for Security & Crisis Management   第20号 pp.36-39   May 2012
Japan Foreign Office Police (JFOP) Intelligence Operation against Korean Independence Movement in Shanghai from 1919 to 1932
Matsuura, Masanobu
Midwest Political Science Association “Proceedings”   第68号 pp.1-29   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
Asia Pacfic War and Cheju Island: International Relations in East Asia and Japan’s No.7 Strategy (In Korean)
Matsuura, Masanobu
Seoul National University “Cheju Island and History of ROK Foreign Diplomacy”   pp.167-196   Sep 2009
Infrastructure Development and its Influence in Gyeongnam Area during Colonial Period
Matsuura, Masanobu
University of Tsukuba   pp.1-93   Mar 2008


The Issue of Historical Perceptions between Japan and "Two Korea"
Matsuura, Masanobu
Historical Perceptions and Foreign Diplomacy   165-216   Dec 2018   [Invited]
Policy-oriented Research on Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) in Crisis in Korean Peninsula
Matsuura, Masanobu
Japan-US Partnership Final Research Paper      Sep 2018   [Invited]
Dialogue between Politics and History: Political Analysis on the Scale Change of the North Korean Repatriation Project during the Cold War
Matsuura, Masanobu
Result Report for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KEKENHI)      Jun 2018
The Future of ROK Foreign Diplomacy: East Asia and Japan-ROK Relation in 2030s
Matsuura, Masanobu
1st CIGS East Asia Workshop in Long-term Vision      Dec 2016   [Invited]
Matsuura, Masanobu
Chosun Online      Sep 2009

Books etc

Matsuura, Masanobu (Part:Contributor, Issues in Korean Peninsula: Divided Nations / Dialogues / National Security)
Junposha   Nov 2017   ISBN:4845115166
Matsuura, Masanobu (Part:Contributor, Intelligence in South Korea)
Aki Shobou   Dec 2011   ISBN:4750511269

Conference Activities & Talks

Matsuura, Masanobu
Seminar on Historical Perceptions and Foreign Diplomacy   8 Dec 2018   Northeast Asian History Foundation
Matsuura, Masanobu
Japan-US Partnership Final Research Meeting   22 Jul 2018   Research Institute of Peace and Security
Results of Lobby Activities in the North Korean Repatriation Project during Cold War
Matsuura, Masanobu
Concentration Research Meeting   10 Jan 2018   Fukuyama City University
Matsuura, Masanobu
28th Korean Studies Research Meeting   9 Dec 2017   The Association of Korean Studies in Japan
Matsuura, Masanobu
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies   5 Nov 2017   Columbia University
New ROK Government and Desirable ROK-Japan Relation [Invited]
Matsuura, Masanobu
27 Oct 2017   ROK Consulate General in Hiroshima
The North Korean Repatriation Project [Invited]
Matsuura, Masanobu
Doshisya University Graduate School “ODA Policy”   14 Jun 2017   
Matsuura, Masanobu
1st CIGS East Asia Workshop in Long-term vision   19 Dec 2016   The Canon Institute for Global Studies
Results of Lobby Activities in the North Korean Repatriation Project during the Cold War [Invited]
Matsuura, Masanobu
67th Regular Research Meeting   Mar 2016   Japan Society of East Asia Studies
ROK-Japan / DPRK-Japan Relations in Japan: A Case of the North Korean Repatriation Movement
Matsuura, Masanobu
Regular Research Meeting   Jan 2011   Keio University Global Research Institute
Matsuura, Masanobu
68th Annual National Conference   24 Apr 2010   Midwest Political Science Association
Matsuura, Masanobu
Inter Faculty Education and Research Initiative   Aug 2008   Education Reform Support Program for Graduate School By MEXT

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Masanobu MATSUURA
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists
Research Institute for Peace and Security: Japan-US Partnership Program
Project Year: Aug 2016 - Jul 2018    Investigator(s): Matsuura, Masanobu
[Research Topic]
“Crisis in Korean Peninsula” and Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO)

2016 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force “Firing Exercises”
2016 South Korea Research Trip
2017 Washington D.C. Research Trip
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Matsuura, Masanobu
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
North East Asian History Foundation (ROK): Research on History Issue and Foreign Policy in Japan
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Matsuura, Masanobu
The Government of the Republic of Korea: Korean Government Scholarship Programs
Project Year: Sep 2009 - Aug 2013    Investigator(s): Matsuura, Masanobu

Social Contribution

[Lecturer]  FROMPAGE.CO.Ltd.  YUMENAVI  16 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
[Presenter, Organizing Member]  Fukuyama City University  Open Lecture  (Fukuyama City University)  12 May 2018
Lecturer: Ohkubo Yusuke, Chief Marketing Planner from Dentsu Inc.


Sep 2016   Translator of ROK Field Trip by Research Institute of Peace and Security
Jun 2013   Translator of Research Trip in Japan for Seoul National University
Jan 2012   Seoul National University “Lecture of Korean Language for Foreigners” Completed
Jan 2011   Translator of “International Comparison Research of Ciber Security”
Jun 2009   Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) 6 Grade