Mika MERVIO

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Name
Mika MERVIO
Affiliation
Kibi International University
Section
School of International Environmental Management
Job title
Professor
Degree
Doctor of Social Sciences(University of Tampere(Finland)), Licentiate of Social Sciences(University of Tampere(Finland)), Master of Social Science(University of Tampere(Finland))
Other affiliation
Kibi International UniversityKibi International University

Profile

Mika Markus Merviö is Professor of International Relations at the Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan. Previously he has been working at the University of Tampere, Finland (1983-1995), and from which he also received his Ph.D. (International Relations). Then he moved to the International Christian University, Tôkyô, Japan as a JSPS researcher and from there to the Miyazaki International University and the University of Shimane, where he worked as a Professor. From 2006 he has been working at the Kibi International University. His research interests include political and social issues, history, art and environment.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2006
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Today
Professor, Kibi International University
 
Apr 2000
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Mar 2006
Professor, University of Shimane, Faculty of Policy Studies
 
Apr 1998
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Mar 2000
Professor, Miyazaki International College, Faculty of Comparative Culture
 
Jan 1997
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Mar 1998
Associate Professor, Miyazaki International College, Faculty of Comparative Culture
 
Apr 1996
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Jan 1997
JSPS Research Fellow at ICU, JSPS Research Fellow
 

Education

 
 
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1995
International Relations, Graduate School of Political Science and International Relations, University of Tampere
 

Published Papers

 
Ideological Construction of Environment and Its Relationship With Japanese Society, Culture, and Politics
Mika MERVIO
International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment   2(1) 59-68   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Editorial Preface (Inaugual Issue)
Mika MERVIO
International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE)   1(1) iv-vi   Feb 2017
Risk Society and the Hybris of Modern Japanese State/Society
MERVIO Mika Markus
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics   Vol. 1(Issue 4) 14-26   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Guest editorial preface: Phoenix Rising from Ashes? The Year Zero in Japan and the Future of East Asian Social Models
MERVIO Mika Markus
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics   Vol. 1(Issue 4) i-iii   Dec 2011   [Invited]
Journal of the Institute of International Sociology   0(18) 83-117   2010
Comparative culture,the journal of Miyazaki International College   68-93   1999
Comparative culture,the journal of Miyazaki International College   110-125   1998
Comparative culture,the journal of Miyazaki International College   44-67   1998
Comparative culture,the journal of Miyazaki International College   29-51   1997

Misc

 
Reflections on glocal culture in Kibi area
Mika MERVIO
Newletter of the Okayama Cultural Foundation   (12) 13-13   Oct 2016   [Invited]
Anthropocentric Ideology and Politics : Critical Remarks on the Anthropocentric Approach to Nature and Avian Fauna in Japan
Comparative Culture, Miyazaki International College   5 68-93   1999

Books etc

 
Lähellä – kaukana: 100 vuotta suomalais-japanilaisia suhteita
Saunavaara, Juha (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Chapter 5 Kuvataiteiden yhteiskunnallinen merkitys ja yhteys moderniin valtioon Japanissa ja Suomessa (The signigicance of paitings for modern state in Japan and Finland))
Edita   May 2019   
International Perspectives on Translation, Education and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies
Hebert, David G. (ed) (Part:Joint Work, Animals and Aesthetics in Japanese Art and Society" (Chapter 17))
Springer   Mar 2018   
Finland - A diary of life and childcare
Fujii Niemelä Midori & Takahashi Mutsuko & Mika MERVIO (Part:Contributor, Part Thee: Finland today, the past and future)
Kamogawa Shuppan   Jul 2017   
Management and Participation in the Public Sphere
Mika MERVIO (Part:Editor, Editor, 399 pages (Preface xiii-xviii))
IGI International, USA   Apr 2015   
Book chapter "The Japanese Model of Risk Society: Challenges to japanese Public Policy", Mika Merviö (ed.) Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies
Mika MERVIO
I-Global, USA   Jan 2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Inequality, sustainability, political participation and visual arts
Mika MERVIO
Klasica Symposium, Taiwan National University   30 Sep 2018   
Environmental thinking and ideological construction of environment in Japanese society
Mika MERVIO
National Taiwan University   21 Oct 2017   
NAJAKS Roundtable session [Invited]
Mika MERVIO
NAJAKS (Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies), Stockholm University   19 Aug 2016   
Japanese public policy for family in transition
Mika MERVIO
NAJAKS   18 Aug 2016   
Disasters, Risks and Sustainable Communities: comparison of European and Japanese approaches to Risk
Mika MERVIO
5th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia (ISESEA5), Sendai   30 Oct 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2007 - 2009    Investigator(s): Mika MERVIO
This research has enhanced the understanding on theoretical frameworks of social justice and demonstrated the usefulness of multifaceted analysis on social risks and the benefits of interdisciplinary approaches in analysing peace and sustainable d...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2004 - 2006    Investigator(s): Mika MERVIO
This research studies the diversity and interrelations of risks in Northeast Asia by approaching them from various aspects of International Relations, international politics, social economy, culture and history. The military security that is one o...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2003 - 2006    Investigator(s): Mutsuko TAKAHASHI
This research explores the notion of "green welfare state" in the search for the sustainable social development encompassing economic growth and ecology through the case study of Finland. The ecological perspective provides possibilities of review...
Japan's internationalization ,globalization and international relations
The Nature Conservation and Environmental Issues in Interational Relations