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Professor Akira HASEYAMA

President, Keio University

Field of Specialization

Japanese Legal History

Professional Appointments

May 2017– President, Keio University
(Chair of the Board of Trustees of Keio University and the university president of Keio University)
(Until May 27, 2021)
June 2009–May 2017 Vice-President, Keio University
Apr. 2007–June 2009 Director, Keio Institute of Oriental Classics
Apr. 2007–June 2009 Dean, Faculty of Letters, Keio University
Oct. 2005–Mar. 2007 Vice Dean, Graduate School of Letters, Keio University
Oct. 2001–Sept. 2005 Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Keio University
Oct. 1999–Sept. 2001 Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Keio University
Apr. 1998–Mar. 2000 Associate Dean, Correspondence Courses, Keio University
Apr. 1997– Professor, Faculty of Letters, Keio University
Apr. 1994–Mar. 1997 Professor, Faculty of Law, Surugadai University
Apr. 1990–Mar. 1994 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Surugadai University
Apr. 1987–Mar. 1990 Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Surugadai University

Education

Sept. 1988 Ph.D. in Law, Keio University
Mar. 1984 Completion of doctoral course requirements, Graduate School of Letters, Keio University
Mar. 1981 M.A. in Letters, Graduate School of Letters, Keio University
Mar. 1979 B.A. in Letters, Faculty of Letters, Keio University
Mar. 1975 B.A. in Law, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Academic Appointments

Board Member, Japan Legal History Association (1994–1996, 2004–2008, 2010–)
Councillor, Society for the Study of Diplomatics in Japan (1996–)
Member, Japanese Society for the Study of Wooden Documents (1991–)
Member, Mita Shigakukai (1984–)

Other Appointments

2015–2017 Member, Higher Education Bureau, Central Council for Education (Subdivision on Universities) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2013–2015 Expert Advisor, Higher Education Bureau, Central Council for Education, MEXT
2014– Member, Kashiyama Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Student Selection Committee
2012 Member, Student of the Year Selection Committee, JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization)
2011– Member, Evaluation Committee, JASSO
2001–2005 Member, Student Affairs Committee, The Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges
1996–1998 Expert Advisor, Council for Science, Ministry of Education

Major Publications

2016 Nihon kodai-shi—hō to seiji to hito to [Japanese ancient history—law, politics, and people], (in Japanese), Tokyo: Keio University Press.
2015 Hōsei to shakai no kodai-shi [Japanese Ancient history of the legal system and society in Japan], (in Japanese, 65-92, edited by Mita Kodaishi Kenkyūkai), Tokyo: Keio University Press.
2010 Nihon hōsei-shi [History of the Japanese legal system]
(in Japanese, chapter 2: 28-69, edited by Hiroshi Asako, et al.), Tokyo: Seirin-shoin.
2004 Seiji to shūkyō no kodaishi [Ancient history of politics and religion in Japan] (in Japanese, 107-134, edited by Mita Kodaishi Kenkyūkai), Tokyo: Keio University Press.
Nihon kodai no hō to saiban[Japan’s ancient laws and trials] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Sobunsha.
1999 Tōgoku ishibumi no kodai-shi [Ancient history of stone inscriptions in Eastern Japan] (in Japanese, 176-187, edited by Kunio Hirano), Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kōbunkan.
1997 Shin saiban no rekishi [New judicial history] (in Japanese, co-authored with Mitsuo Riko), Tokyo: Seibundoh.
1991 Ronsō nihon kodai-shi [Debates on ancient Japanese history] (in Japanese, chapter 3, edited by Yutaka Yamanaka and Tei Morita), Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha.
1990 Ritsuryō-gai kodai-hō no kenkyū [Ancient Japanese laws outside of Ritsuryo (legal codes)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Keio University Press.

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