CV & Publications
After receiving a M.A. degree in Japanese Studies and Economics I joined the Institute for Japanese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin as a research and teaching assistant and to pursue a doctoral degree. Classes I teach are themed around the post-war development of the political economy of Japan with an emphasis on the primary sector. In my PhD thesis I combine my interests in Japanese politics, the ocean and marine life, focusing on fisheries in Japan, revitalization programs for coastal fisheries and the 2018 fisheries policy reform. Following a visiting fellowship at Waseda University in 2018/2019, I continued my fieldwork in Tokyo and around Japanese coastal communities from October 2019 to March 2020 as a PhD scholarship holder at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ). Further research interests include the development of science and technology in the aquaculture sector with a special focus on tuna and eel, eco-labelling and the Anthropocene.