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- B.A. Waseda Univ. 1991
- M.A. Waseda Univ. 1993
- Nation-building in "Eastern Europe"
- Immigrant integration and nationalism in Estonia and Latvia
Recent Research Interests:
After 50 years' Soviet regime, independence was regained in Estonia in 1991. From the early 90's Estonia has faced challenges of nation-building and democratization, while it is making every effort to integrate toward the European Union.
Estonian society has experienced changes of political and educational institutions, legislation and economic system etc. during these years. My main interest lies in the changes of society and identity in the reform process.
Geographical areas of Interest:
Estonian, Russian-speaker in the Baltic states
- Baltic Studies in Japan, The 4th International Academic Conference of KACEES, at Tartu University (2004.7.13-14)