Name

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

Official Title

Assistant Professor(without tenure)

Affiliation

(School of Social Sciences)

Contact Information

Mail Address

Mail Address
mrcb1983@aoni.waseda.jp

URL

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Researcher Number
60755750

Sub-affiliation

Sub-affiliation

Research Council (Research Organization)/Affiliated organization(Global Education Center)

Educational background・Degree

Educational background

2003/04 -2007/03 Waseda University School of Social Sciences
2010/04 -2012/03 Waseda University Graduate School of Social Sciences
2012/04 -2017/02 Waseda University Graduate School of Social Sciences

Degree

Ph.D. in Social Sciences Coursework WASEDA University

Career

2007/04-2010/03KONAMI Co.Corporate Planning
2015/04-2017/03Waseda UniversityFaculty of Social SciencesResearch Associate
2017/09-2018/03Research Institute for Urban & Environmental DevelopmentResearcher
2018/04-Waseda UniversityFaculty of Social SciencesAssistant Professor

Academic Society Joined

The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

The Society of Socio-Informatics

Japan Society for Bhutan Studies Board Member

OfficerCareer(Outside the campus)

2011/12-Institute of Gross National HappinessResearcher
2012/06-The University Network of Kesennuma CityOfficer
2013/03-Japan-Bhutan Friendship AssociationBoard Member
2013/08-Town Planning Council of Hashikami, KesennumaAdvisor

Research Field

Keywords

Socio-Informatics,Information Society,Informatics on Regional Planning,Area Studies on South Asia (Bhutan)

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research classification

Informatics / Frontiers of informatics / Library and information science/Humanistic social informatics

Humanities/ Social sciences / Area studies / Area studies

Paper

General Study of Information Society in Bhutan: Dynamism and Peculiarity

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

The Waseda Journal of Social Sciences 21p.266 - 2812013/03-

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Challenge of Creating ICT Industry in Bhutan: Case Study of Thimphu TechPark

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

The Waseda Journal of Social Sciences 28p.58 - 732016/09-

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Role of Bhutanese Media in Democracy: Case Study of General Election in 2013

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

Socio-Informatics Peer Review Yes 5(2) p.1 - 172016/12-

DOICiNii

Detail

ISSN:2432-2148

Outline:

The Kingdom of Bhutan, located in the Himalayas, closed its doors to foreign countries until 1960s. After it opened, Bhutan started to be a modern state for a half century. In 2008, the King of Bhutan decided to democratize his country and convene the first Parliament. It was an unprecedented event in history.

On the other hand, there was no mass media in this tiny country until 1990s. In 1999, the King also decided to lift the ban on information technology like TV and Internet. It was rare case that TV broadcasting and Internet service started at the same time.

This paper shows that the history of democracy and information society in Bhutan and examines the correlation between them. Before that, theoretical stream of the relationship between democracy and information society in our modern history should be reviewed.

The main part of this paper must be the field research and analysis about the National Assembly election of Bhutan in 2013, as the case of practice for democracy. The research questions are as follows: what was the role of Bhutanese media in this election, what kind of information led Bhutanese voters to decision making. In conclusion, the theoretical model and Bhutanese practical model of the relationship between Government, Media, and Citizens are compared. And this comparison shows the progress of democracy and the role of media in Bhutan these days.

Information Society in Bhutan: Theoretical Framework of "Information-oriented Ecosystem" and its Practical Study

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

Peer Review Yes 2017/02-

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Detail

Publish Classification:Doctoral Thesis

Theoretical Potential on "Digital Natives": Case Study of Digital Revolution in Bhutan

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

Waseda Review of Socio-Science Peer Review Yes 23p.62 - 782017/03-

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To Consider Social Phenomena by ICT Penetration in Bhutan as “Brand-new Civilization”

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

Japanese Journal of Bhutan Studies Peer Review Yes 1p.61 - 822018/03-

Role of Bhutanese Media in Democracy: Case Study of the 2013 General Election

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

Journal of Socio-Informatics Peer Review Yes 11(1) p.16 - 322018/09-

DOICiNii

Detail

ISSN:2432-2156

Lecture And Oral

Practical Study on Methodology of Fieldwork in Informatics

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

2018/09

Detail

National conferenceOral presentation(general)Venue:Shimane

The brand-new theory of Information Society based on the case study of Bhutan

FUJIWARA, Hitoshi

International Convention of Asia Scholars 112019/07

Detail

International conferenceOral presentation(general)Venue:Leiden

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

〈情報生態系〉理論の応用と発展-山岳国家ブータンから島嶼国家モルディブへ

2018

Research Results Outline:2018年12月、研究調査目的でモルディブを訪問し、首都マレ市、カーフ環礁区(Kaafu Atholhu)、バー環礁区(Baa Atholhu)の三ヶ2018年12月、研究調査目的でモルディブを訪問し、首都マレ市、カーフ環礁区(Kaafu Atholhu)、バー環礁区(Baa Atholhu)の三ヶ所においてフィールドワークを行なった。ただし、研究資金の都合上、1週間の短期滞在となったため、その...2018年12月、研究調査目的でモルディブを訪問し、首都マレ市、カーフ環礁区(Kaafu Atholhu)、バー環礁区(Baa Atholhu)の三ヶ所においてフィールドワークを行なった。ただし、研究資金の都合上、1週間の短期滞在となったため、その前後の期間に、統計資料や先行研究を用いた予備調査も併せて実施している。現地では、観光産業の実態や、輸入製品に依存する社会生活環境を確認することができたが、現時点では、あくまでも断片的な調査に基づいており、汎用的な理論に昇華し得るだけの十分な成果が得られたとは言い難い。したがって、2019年度も本研究を継続し、より有意性の高い研究へと発展させていきたいと考えている。

震災復興計画における官民学連係の在り方に関する実践的考察

2016

Research Results Outline:本研究は、東日本大震災以降、宮城県気仙沼市における復興計画策定支援活動を通して、官民学連係の在り方についての知見を導出することを目的としている。研究者本研究は、東日本大震災以降、宮城県気仙沼市における復興計画策定支援活動を通して、官民学連係の在り方についての知見を導出することを目的としている。研究者は、2013年7月以降、同市階上地区で立ち上がったまちづくり協議会のアドバイザーに任ぜられ、今日に...本研究は、東日本大震災以降、宮城県気仙沼市における復興計画策定支援活動を通して、官民学連係の在り方についての知見を導出することを目的としている。研究者は、2013年7月以降、同市階上地区で立ち上がったまちづくり協議会のアドバイザーに任ぜられ、今日に至っている。同地区において特筆すべき事例としては、震災遺構計画とその進捗が挙げられる。そのなかで、地域住民が先んじて検討をはじめ、それに行政が追随している点に大きな特徴が見出せる。また、我々のように地域住民を支援する立場、あるいは、行政による会議体において有識者として参画する立場、両面から学識者が支援する体制が採られている点も特記すべきであろう。

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Lectures on Social Science (Informatics on Regional Planning) ASchool of Social Sciences2019spring semester
Lectures on Social Science (Informatics on Regional Planning) BSchool of Social Sciences2019fall semester
Global Learning (Fieldwork on Information Society) ASchool of Social Sciences2019spring semester
Global Learning (Fieldwork on Information Society) BSchool of Social Sciences2019fall semester
Global Learning (Theory on Global Communication) ASchool of Social Sciences2019spring semester
Global Learning (Theory on Global Communication) BSchool of Social Sciences2019fall semester
Urban and Regional Problems ASchool of Creative Science and Engineering2019summer quarter
Introduction to urban and regional studiesGlobal Education Center2019summer quarter