Muneo Kaigo

University of Tsukuba

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


About me

Chair for the Doctoral Program for International and Advanced Japanese Studies (2018-2020)

Chair for the Master's and Doctoral Program for International and Advanced Japanese Studies (2020-2022)

Director for the Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences(2018-)

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre Country Representative of Japan

Recepient of 2015 Best Faculty Member Award, University of Tsukuba

List of papers, books and where I have talked

Research Fields

Digital Democracy and Participation

Non-traditional Security Issues and Risk/Crisis Communication

Information and Network Society  (Media Communication)

Books, Reports
Articles, Conf. papers
Theses Advisor
Awards, Funding


Information for international students

比較文化学類情報文化学コース 卒業論文インフォーメーション


Selected publications for your perusal if you are interested...

Meta-Cognition of Efficacy and Social Media Usage among Japanese Civil Society Organizations. Information. 11. 118. 2020 10.3390/info11020118.

Social Media and Civil Society in Japan, Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature) 2017.

From awareness to inclusion: Creating bridges with the disability community through social media and civil society in Japan. Social Media and Disability: Global Perspectives (Katie Ellis and Mike Kent (eds.)) Routeldge, 2016

Exploring fluctuations in citizen engagement on a local government Facebook page in Japan. Telematics and Informatics/2015-08 doi:10.1016/j.tele.2015.07.011

Social Media for Enhancing Civil Society and Disaster Relief: Usage by Local Municipalities in Japan. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government/7(1)/pp.1-22, 2015-10 https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v7i1.371

Internet Aggregators Constructing the Political Right Wing in Japan. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government 5(1), pp. 59-79. 2013 https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v5i1.184

Muneo Kaigo (2012) Social Media Usage During Disasters and Social Capital: Twitter and the Great East Japan Earthquake. Keio Communication Review No. 34, pp. 19-35.

Contact Me

University of Tsukuba KOKUNICHI 1-1-1 Tennoudai Tsukuba IB 305-8571 Japan

Phone: +81 (0)29-853-4037

Email: mkaigo(a) japan.tsukuba.ac.jp

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