Researcher Database

Minori Takahashi
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center
Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Slavic-Eurasian Research Center

Job Title

    Assistant Professor

Degree

  • Ph.D. (International Political Economy), University of Tsukuba, JAPAN

E-mail

  • minoritakahashi@slav.hokudai.ac.jp

Research funding number

  • 90722900

Research Areas

  • Politics / Politics
  • Area studies / Area studies
  • Politics / International relations

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2017/03 - 2018/01    Aalborg University, DenmarkAAU-CIRCLA, AAU Arctic
  • 2016/12 - Today    Hokkaido Museum of Northern PeoplesResearcher
  • 2016/10 - Today    National Museum of EthnologyResearcher
  • 2016/10 - Today    Hokkaido UniversityGI-CoRE: Global Institution for Collaborative Research and EducationAssistant Professor
  • 2016/09 - Today    Hokkaido UniversityArctic Research Center / Slavic-Eurasian Research CenterAssistant Professor
  • 2016/04 - 2016/08    Hokkaido UniversityArctic Research CenterResearch Fellow
  • 2015/04 - 2016/03    Hokkaido UniversitySlavic-Eurasian Research CenterResearch Fellow
  • 2013/09 - 2016/03    Sapporo UniversityAdjunct Lecturer
  • 2012/04 - 2015/03    Japan Society for the Promotion of SciencePost-doctoral Research Fellow/ Hokkaido University, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center
  • 2013/01 - 2013/03    University of Tromsø, NorwayVisiting Scholar
  • 2010/04 - 2012/03    Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceResearch Fellow (DC2)
  • 2009/10 - 2010/03    The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial FoundationScholar
  • 2009/04 - 2010/03    University of TsukubaGraduate Research Assistant
  • 2017/03 - Today    Aalborg University, DenmarkCIRCLA / AAU ArcticGuest researcher

Education

  • 2007/04 - 2012/03  University of Tsukuba  Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2007/08 - 2008/07  Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland, Denmark  Department of Management and Economics
  • 2005/04 - 2007/03  University of Tsukuba  Graduate School of Area Studies
  • 2001/04 - 2005/03  Ritsumeikan University  Faculty of International Relations
  • 2003/08 - 2004/07  University of Copenhagen, Denmark  Faculty of Social Sciences

Association Memberships

  • Association for Borderlands Studies   International Small Islands Studies Association   JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS   THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF ISLAND STUDIES   The Association for Balto-Scandinavian Studies   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Conclusion: The political choices of sub-state actors and the politics surrounding US military bases
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security: Using Military Bases to Forge Autonomy (Springer Polar Sciences) 2019/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Chapter 2: Greenland’s Quest for Autonomy and the Political Dynamics Surrounding the Thule Air Base
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security: Using Military Bases to Forge Autonomy (Springer Polar Sciences) 2019/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Introduction: The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security: Using Military Bases to Forge Autonomy (Springer Polar Sciences) 2019/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • How to Best Enjoy the Wealth Created by Mineral Resource Development: The Politics of Sustainability in Greenland
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Draft paper/4th Kobe PCRC Symposium: International Law for Sustainability in Arctic Resource Development: Integrating economic, social, environmental and scientific dimensions 1 - 11 2018/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (research society, symposium materials, etc.)
  • Introduction: The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security / Chapter2 Autonomy and Security: Greenland’s Right to Self-Determination and the Thule Air Base
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Arctic Politics Research Seminars 2017 (Aalborg University in Sydhavn=Copenhagen, Denmark) 2017/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Politics of the Right to Self-Determination: Reframing the Debate on Greenland's Autonomy
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Eurasia Border Review 6 (1) 25 - 43 2016/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Greenland, the Island of Military Bases: Negotiations for Turning the Island into a Missile Defense Stronghold
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    The Journal of Island Studies 17 (1) 47 - 65 2016/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Self-government and climate change: ‘Autonomy in External and Internal Relations’ in Greenland
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ISISA X, Islands of the World XIII. (National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Taiwan) Full Paper Submission  2014/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • NAKAYAMA Yumi, TAKAHASHI Minori
    北欧史研究 30 57 - 74 0286-6331 2013/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 境界研究 2 85 - 117 2185-6117 2011/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 北欧史研究 Extra Edition 137 - 162 02866331 2011/06 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Civilizations 文明 14 61 - 75 13476424 2010/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • International political economy 国際政治経済学研究 24 41 - 57 13459228 2009/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • TAKAHASHI Minori
    THE JOURNAL OF ISLAND STUDIES 島嶼研究 8 1 - 24 1884-7013 2008/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal) 
    Despite opposition in Greenland of joining the EC, this was accomplished with Denmark in January 1, 1973 as Greenland is a province of Denmark. However, Greenland later negotiated “withdrawal, udtræden” from EC because of the unbridgeable gulf between the EC's fishery policy and Greenland's attitude toward fishery. Thus, for Greenland “Self-decision, medbestemmelse/selvbestemmelse” has improved with EC joining. It is connected with the discourse of “Autonomy, Hjemmestyre/Selvstyre” and “Independence, Selvstændighed” after-wards. Greenland consequently decided “withdrawal” advantageous, and ...
  • 北欧史研究 25 55 - 64 02866331 2008/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 北欧史研究 24 44 - 64 02866331 2007/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)

Books etc

  • The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security: Using Military Bases to Forge Autonomy (Springer Polar Sciences)
    TAKAHASHI Minori ()
    Berlin/Heidelberg/Dordrecht/New York: Springer 2019/01 978-3-030-01676-0 Editor 
    https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030016760
  • Long-term Plan for Arctic Environmental Research
    JCAR: Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research ()
    JCAR: Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research 2018/09 Contributor 
    https://www.jcar.org/documents/longterm201809zouho.pdf
  • 北極域における産業発展シナリオ2050/Future Scenarios of the Arctic 2050
    OSABE Taro, Jun Fukuda, Toshihiko Hara, Fujio Ohnishi, Natsuhiko Otsuka, Sei-Ichi Saitoh, Atsuko Sugimoto, Minori Takahashi, Masato Tanaka, Shingo Tanaka and Hiroyuki Yasunaga ()
    Hitachi Ltd. Research & Development Group, Center for Exploratory Research 2018/03 Joint Work
  • OZAWA Minoru, NAKAMARU Teiko, TAKAHASHI Minori ()
    Akashi Shoten Co. Ltd. 2016/03 4750343080 441 Joint Editor
  • Edited by Suchandana Chatterjee (The Boundaries of EU Norms: Examining EU’s External and Internal Power Using Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling as the Study Case)
    New Delhi: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd 2014/07 9383649232 350 Joint Work
  • TAKAHASHI, Minori (Missile Defense and Greenland: From ’Thule-problems’ to ’Igaliku Agreement’. pp.171-197.)
    The Center for Integrated Area Studies: CIAS, Kyoto University 2010/02 4812210011 197 Joint Work
  • MURAI, Makoto (Greenland, the Faroe Islands. pp.47-54)
    Akashi Shoten Co. Ltd. 2009/06 4750330086 407 Joint Work
  • TAKAHASHI, Minori ()
    Bindeballe Publishing Ltd. 2005/12 4434073222 Single Translation

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The Politics of Sustainability Surrounding the Development of Non-living Resources in Contemporary Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ASSW: Arctic Science Summit Week 2019 (Northern (Arctic) Federal University and Northern State Medical University, Russia)  2019/05
  • Discussant: Considering International Relations in the Arctic from the Perspective of a Triadic Political Relationship  [Invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    International seminar: Envisioning linkages between global competition and international politics in the Arctic (The Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, Norway)  2019/03
  • How to Best Enjoy the Wealth Created by Mineral Resource Development: The Politics of Sustainability in Greenland  [Invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    4th Kobe PCRC Symposium. International Law for Sustainability in Arctic Resource Development: Integration of economic, social, environmental and scientific dimensions (Kobe University, Japan)  2018/12
  • The Politics of Whaling and the European Union: The Management of the Life and Death of Cetaceans and its Political Implications  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    International Symposium: Whaling Activities and Issues in the Contemporary World (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)  2018/12
  • Making bases for Future Collaboration  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Research session (Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland, Greenland)  2018/10
  • The emergence of Cold-War-like power relations in the post-Cold War era and their influence on sub-state actors in the Arctic: Thule Air Base as the study case  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    World Social Science Forum 2018: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures (Fukuoka International Congress Center, Japan)  2018/09
  • The effect of the projection of EU’s norms regarding whaling on the interests of local actors and the future prospects  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    UArctic Congress 2018 (University of Oulu, Finland)  2018/09
  • Discussant / Organizer: Session 2. Greenland in the World, Denmark in Greenland: The Contemporary Society of Greenland and Its Future  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2018 Summer International Symposium. On Land, Water and Ice: Indigenous Societies and the Changing Arctic (Hokkaido University, Japan)  2018/07
  • The Influence of Sub-State Actors on National Security  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Hokkaido University - Umeå University Exchange Seminar (Umeå University, Sweden)  2018/03
  • Future Scenarios for Arctic 2050  [Not invited]
    OSABE Taro, Jun Fukuda, Toshihiko Hara, Fujio Ohnishi, Natsuhiko Otsuka, Sei-Ichi Saitoh, Atsuko Sugimoto, Minori Takahashi, Masato Tanaka, Shingo Tanaka and Hiroyuki Yasunaga
    The 33rd International Symposium on the Okhotsk Sea & Polar Oceans (Mombetsu Citizens’ Hall, Japan)  2018/02
  • Climate Change and Transformations in the Security Environment  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ISAR-5: Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research (Hitotsubashi Hall, Japan)  2018/01
  • Co-convener (SS12): Greenlandic Reflections of Global Concerns: Ecological, Social and Political Perspectives on the Future  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ISAR-5: Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research (Hitotsubashi Hall, Japan)  2018/01
  • International Political Science Research on Security in the Arctic  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori, Shinji Kawana, Kousuke Saitou and Yuu Koizumi
    Arctic Politics Research Seminars 2017 (Aalborg University in Sydhavn=Copenhagen, Denmark)  2017/12
  • Feltarbejde i Grønland foråret 2017  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    AAU-CIRCLA meeting (Aalborg University, Denmark)  2017/11
  • Panel3 (panelist): How can the knowledge and wisdom of northern peoples help to shape the agendas for future circumpolar research?  [Invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    UArctic: University of the Arctic Rectors' Forum (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)  2017/08
  • Exploring Maritime Areas as a Political and Historical Space  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    AAU-CIRCLA meeting (Aalborg University, Denmark)  2017/05
  • Participating in International Negotiations as an Internal Constituent: the Debate regarding Greenland's Role in the US Missile Defense  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ASSW: Arctic Science Summit Week 2017 (Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Czech Republic)  2017/04
  • A study of whales and whaling from the viewpoint of Social Sciences  [Not invited]
    HONDA Shunwa and TAKAHASHI Minori
    2016/07
  • Eyes to the Whaling: The Case of Qeqertarsuaq - Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ISIC 12: The 12th International Small Island Cultures Conference (Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts, Japan)  2016/06
  • Exploring Maritime Areas as a Political Space: Analyzing Greenland from the Viewpoint of Social Sciences  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Arctic Seminar (Hokkaido University, Japan)  2016/05
  • The Political Science of EU Norms: Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in Greenland as a Political Battleground  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ISISA, Islands of the World XIV. Nissiology and Utopia: back to the roots of Island Studies (University of the Aegean, Greece)  2016/05
  • Greenland's Political Structure and Policy Response to Environmental Changes  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Opening Ceremony of Japan Arctic Research Network Center and Commemorative Lectures (Hokkaido University, Japan)  2016/05
  • The Varieties of Political Thinking in Greenland: Analyzing Climate Change from the Viewpoint of Social Sciences  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    International workshop on ArCS project "Ice-ocean interaction in Greenland" / Co-organized by ILTS: Institute of Low Temperature Science workshop on "Greenland ice sheet mass loss and its impact on global climate change" (Hokkaido University, Japan)  2016/03
  • The International Politics of Whaling: Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in the Arctic Island of Greenland and the International Whaling Commission  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Research Seminar at KURCPI No.166 (Kagoshima University)  2016/02
  • Whaling Regulations and Greenland: The Case of Qeqertarsuaq  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori and HONDA Shunwa
    Arctic Frontiers 2016 (University of Tromsø, Norway)  2016/01
  • Discussant -- IV-3-4 Panel: Borders in European North  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ICCEES IX World Congress 2015 (Kanda University of International Studies, Japan)  2015/08
  • Boundaries, Regulations and EU Norms: Analyzing Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in the Danish Territory of Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ICCEES IX World Congress 2015 (Kanda University of International Studies, Japan)  2015/08
  • The Politics of the Right to Self-determination: Greenland in Transition  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ASSW: Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 (Toyama International Conference Center, Japan)  2015/04
  • The Boundaries of EU Norms: Examining EU’s External and Internal Power Using the Case-study of Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ABS 2015: Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference 2015 (Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, U.S.A.)  2015/04
  • Commentator for "Worth Nothing but Worth Everything - Small Islands and War, Small Islands and Peace"  [Invited]
    Godfrey Baldacchino
    2015/02
  • Greenland on the World Stage: Development and Autonomy in the Age of New North  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    The pre-seminar session for young researchers in the studies related to sustainable development of the Russian Far North and the Arctic (Toranomon Hills, Japan)  2015/01
  • Self-government and climate change: ‘Autonomy in External and Internal Relations’ in Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ISISA X, Islands of the World XIII. Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations (National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)  2014/09
  • Resource development and autonomy: The Large Scale Project Act and foreign laborers in Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    ABS 1st World Conference. Post-Cold War Borders: Global Trends and Regional Responses (Olympia Garden Original by Sokos Hotels / European University at St. Petersburg, Russia)  2014/06
  • Seeking Autonomy in External Relations with Dependence on the State as the Premise: The Logic of the Demand for Autonomy in the Danish Territory of Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders, WCTB 2010-2014: Border Code (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)  2013/11
  • Another “Thule Affair”: The B-52 Bomber Crash and the Decontamination Workers in Greenland  [Not invited]
    Yumi Nakayama, Minori Takahashi
    2013/06
  • Denmark and the Dispute over Exploitation Rights in the Arctic  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    The XII International Scientific Meeting on Border Regions in Transition: BRIT (Dongseo University, South Korea)  2012/11
  • The EU ‘Regulatory Empire’ and Whale Protection Regulation  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    Fourth East Asian Conference on Slavic Eurasian Studies (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, India)  2012/09
  • Whaling, a Battleground: ‘EU as a Regulatory Empire’ and Denmark/Greenland  [Not invited]
    TAKAHASHI Minori
    2nd Slovenia-Japan University Cooperation Network Graduate Student Forum (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)  2009/10

MISC

  • 平成28年度若手研究者海外派遣報告:オールボー大学での10か月/Report of the FY2016 Program for Overseas Visits by Young Researchers :Ten months at Aalborg University
    TAKAHASHI Minori  ArCS通信/ArCS Blog  2018/07   [Not refereed] [Invited]  Introduction and explanation (others)
  • A Mid-term report on ArCS’ program for overseas visits by young researchers: Visiting the Aalborg University Arctic Research Center (the AAU-CIRCLA and the AAU Arctic)
    TAKAHASHI Minori  ArCS通信/ArCS Blog  2018/01   [Not refereed] [Invited]  Introduction and explanation (others)
  • A Report from the 2017 UArctic Rectors’ Forum
    TAKAHASHI Minori  ArCS通信/ArCS Blog  2017/10   [Not refereed] [Invited]  Meeting report etc.
  • Seeking Autonomy in External Relations with Dependence on the State as the Premise: The Logic of the Demand for Autonomy in the Danish Territory of Greenland
    Minori Takahashi  Arctic Circle  86 (Spring, 2013)-  14  -17  2013/03   [Not refereed] [Invited]  Introduction and explanation (others)
  • YAZAKI Aya, LI Hai nan, WONGSAMING Sureeru, TAKAHASHI Minori, SAKAI Takako, KOBAYASHI Noriko  Journal of Japanese language education methods  13-  (1)  16  -17  2006/03   [Not refereed] [Not invited]  
    SPOT is a gap-filling test which requires test takers to listen to an audio tape consisting of 60 isolated sentences and to fill in the blank on an answer sheet, each with a single hiragana character. However, as the former SPOT A-B was found not to be able to distinguish the proficiency between advanced and superior learners, we challenged making the Trial SPOT with high degree of difficulty for the purpose of examining learners' proficiency more exactly. This trial test contains of advanced grammatical items and also every question was read by two native speakers in high speed. This paper...


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