Executive Board

The GJSSS is managed by a board of directors elected by the members of the society. The term of office is three years; re-election is possible.



  • Prof. Dr. Carmen Schmidt
  • University of Osnabrueck
  • School for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences
  • Japan Research Center
  • Email: carmschm[a]uos.de


Immediate past president:


First vice president:

  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Institute of Asian and African Studies
  • Chair for Transregional Southeast Asian Studies
  • Email: claudia.derichs[a]hu-berlin.de


Second vice president:

  • Prof. Dr. Carola Hommerich
  • Sophia University
  • Graduate School of Human Sciences
  • Department of Sociology
  • Email: hommerich[a]sophia.ac.jp



  • Prof. Masato Kimura
  • Toyo University
  • Department of Sociology
  • Email: kimura.com[a]gmail.com


Honorary members:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Kornadt (Honorary president)
University of the Saarland
Department of Education in Faculty 5
Post Box 1150
66041 Saarbrücken, GERMANY
Email: h.kornadt[a]mx.uni-saarland.de

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Namiki
Professor Emeritus of Waseda University

Prof. Dr. Taketoshi Takuma
Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Metropolitan University

Prof. Dr. Ken’ichi Tominaga †
Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo