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David Uva, PhD ― Assistant Professor

David Uva has been residing in Japan for more than ten years, and prior to joining Doshisha University worked as a researcher and lecturer at Osaka University, teaching courses on Japanese history and society.

He grew up in Leuven, Belgium, completing a B.A. in tourism and leisure management at Erasmus University College, and an M.A. in Japanology at Catholic University of Leuven, later studying for six years at Osaka University of Foreign Studies, obtaining an M.A. and PhD in Japanese studies.

His research has focused primarily on topics such as the “early Japanology” of the Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan during the Meiji period, the research department of the South Manchuria Railway Company, and early Japanese colonial management techniques in Taiwan and Manchuria.


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