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Name and position:
Shin Mizukoshi
Professor of Media Studies
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
The University of Tokyo

#07, Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

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the Way from AKAMON
After entering the Akamon, a historical and symbolic red lacquered gate, please turn to the left. You can easily find the Fukutake Hall with a long, long wall. Tadao Ando, the architect of this building, first got its image from the Sanju-Sangen-Do of Kyoto.


  • “Hongo 3-chome” of Marunouchi Line = M21 (6 minutes walk)
  • “Hongo 3-chome” of Ohedo Line = E08 (6 minutes walk)
  • “Nezu” of Chiyoda Line = C14 (12 minutes walk)
  • “Todai Mae” of Nanboku Line = N12 (12 minutes walk)

Say “Hongo no Todai Akamon mae made. Seimon jya naidesuyo” to the taxi driver!

写真(2013-11-15 17.57)

Shin Mizukoshi has been a professor of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (iii, or Joho-Gakkan in Japanese) at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo, or Todai in Japanese) since September of 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he had been an associate professor.

Shin was born in Kuwana-city, Mie prefecture in Japan, 1963, and grew up in Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa prefecture.

Shin is a 1986 graduate of the College of Comparative Culture at Tsukuba University in Tsukuba, Japan. While still a student, Shin participated in the foundation of the industrial design office COATO and engaged in the user experience researches with anthropological way.

His M.A. in media studies is from the department of sociology, the University of Tokyo, where he wrote his dissertation on the social history of American broadcasting in the early 20th century.

Shin served as a research associate of IJC (Institute of Journalism and Communications), the University of Tokyo from 1989 to 1993, as an associate professor of ISICS (Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies) from 1993 to 2000.

In 1999, he became one of preliminary working group members for the foundation of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (iii), Joho-Gakkan: the transdisciplinary challenges of media, communication, and information studies. Then he had transferred to the iii from ISICS in 2000.

Shin was a visiting scholar at Columbia University of the United States, Helsinki University of Finland, and the National Chengchi University of Taiwan.

He has also been an adjunct professor of the Open University of Japan (1997 – 2004, 2009 – present), where he has been teaching Media Studies.

Shin advocates socio-media studies based on historical and social perspectives, rather than focused on information technologies. One of his primary research activities, undertaken with his colleagues, was the MELL Project (Media Expression, Learning and Literacy Project), practical studies on citizen’s media expression and media literacy.

His writings include “Formation of Media : A Dynamic History of American Broadcasting”, “Digital Media Society” (New Edition), “Telephone as a Medium”, “Media Practice : Making Media, Changing the World”, “Media Biotope: Designing Media Ecology”, “The Toolbox of Media Literacy: Watching, Making, and Reading Television”, “Communal Keitai: Reweaving Mobile Media Society”, “Media Studies for the 21st Century”.

Mizukoshi’s professional service includes serving as a member for many scholarly and industry, NPO, alternative media committees, including,

For more information, check the researchmap produced by JST.