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Takahiro Yamamoto, Dr.

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Takahiro Yamamoto, Dr.


  • Assistant Professor of Cultural Economic History

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 114
69115 Heidelberg

Office Hours: Wednesdays 14:00-15:30
(make an appointment by email)

+49 (0) 6221 54 4364
+49 (0) 6221 54 4012

About Takahiro Yamamoto

Takahiro Yamamoto studies history of nineteenth-century Japan, focusing on its cross-border connections. His research interests include modern Japanese history, border history, and history of travel documents. His current research project investigates the development of Japan’s passport system in the late-nineteenth century.

Prior to coming to Heidelberg, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow (2016-17), affiliated with Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo. He has also served as a Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow at New York University Shanghai.

Curriculum vitae

2016−17    Graduate schools for law and politics, The University of Tokyo
                    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science research fellow

2016−17    School of political science and economics, Waseda University
                    Adjunct lecturer

2015−16    New York University Shanghai
                    Global perspectives on society teaching fellow

2016          PhD in International History, London School of Economics
2010          MA in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
2008          BA in International Relations, The University of Tokyo

Selected publications

2017   ‘Japan’s passport system and the opening of borders, 1866-1878’, Historical Journal 60:4 (2017), pp.997-1021.

2016    ‘The end of the ‘dual possession’ of Sakhalin as multilateral diplomacy, 1867−73’. Historical Research 89, no.244, pp.340−362.