Dr. Fukuoka joined Saint Joseph’s University in 2008. Dr. Fukuoka’s major fields of study are International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Sociology of Culture. He is particularly interested in the socio-political implications of collective memory and nationalism in Asia, particularly Japan, in which underlying cultural as well as social structures are pursued within the broader framework of the sociological turn in IR theories. He is also a faculty member of Asian Studies Program and International Relations Program. Prior to SJU, Dr. Fukuoka taught at Georgia Institute of Technology and Spelman College.
“Judging the Past: Memory, Others, and Intergenerational Responsibility among the Japanese Youth.” Memory Studies, 15, no. 4 (2022): 798-826 (1st Author. Co-authored with Sachiko Takita-Ishii).
“Teaching How to Love Your Country in Schools?: A Study of Japanese Youth Narratives on Patriotic Education.” National Identities, 24, no.3 (2022): 247-270 (1st Author. Co-authored with Sachiko Takita-Ishii).
“Redesigning What is National: The Politics of Education and the New Moral Education Initiative in Globalizing Japan.” Contemporary Japan (2021), DOI: 10.1080/18692729.2021.1971362
“Commemorating and Othering: A Study of Japanese Public Opinion on Prime Minister Abe’s 2013 Yasukuni Pilgrimage,” East Asia, 36, no. 4 (2019): 349-368.
“Japanese History Textbook Controversy at a Crossroads?: Joint History Research, Politicization of Textbook Adoption Process, and Apology Fatigue in Japan,” Global Change, Peace & Security, 30, no. 3 (2018): 313-334 (Special Issue on “School Textbooks, Peace and Conflict”).
"Between Banality and Effervescence?: A Study of Japanese Youth Nationalism,”Nations and Nationalism, 23, no. 2 (2017): 346-366.
“Memory, Nation, and National Commemoration of War Dead: A Study of Japanese Public Opinions on the Yasukuni Controversy,”Asian Politics & Policy, 5, no. 1 (2013): 27-49.
“Japan’s Asian Diplomacy and the Struggle over the War Memories,” in Globalization, Development, and Security in Asia(Volume One: Foreign Policy and Security in an Asian Century: Threats, Strategies and Policy Choices), ed., Benny Teh Cheng Guan (London, UK: World Scientific, 2014), pp. 95-113.