Kanayama Tomoko Professor | Director of the RCIC

Kanayama Tomoko

Born in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture. Her main research themes are regional community, communication, the empowerment of citizens and media. Recently, she has been working on design to insert the design, art and manufacturing of IAMAS into regional society and thereby create new needs. She has published 12 books such as Community Media (Keio University Press), Media Strategy for Nonprofit Organization (GAKUBUNSHA), and Social Capital and citizenship in Net Era (Keio University Press) and Community Radio and Community Revtaization–Records of 962 days in the Great East Japan earthquake (Ohsumi shoten).

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Research Field

  • Media communication
  • Community and communication

Academic Degree

  • PhD, Mass Communication, Ohio State University


Keio University, Faculty of Economics, Bachelor’s
Ohio University, School of Communication, Master’s
Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Master’s
Ohio University, School of Communication (Mass Communication) , PhD


1981.04 - 1983.03
1985.04 - 1987.03
Mitsubishi Corporation
1987.04 - 1994.03
1999.04 - 2003.03
Ohio University
2004.04 - 2007.03
Keio University Media Communication Research Laboratory, Assistant Professor
2007.04 - 2012.03
Komazawa University, Global Media Studies Department, Associate Professor / Professor

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