National identity, regional identity, regional media analysis, Russo-Japanese relations
Detailed contents of research
My research focuses on the relationship between national and regional identity, particularly in border regions of Russia and Japan.
Using an identity model based on the phenomenological concepts of Self and Other, I analyze national identity discourses and images of the Other-nation in Russia (Moscow, Sakhalinskaya Oblast) and Japan (Tokyo, Hokkaido). In my research I am interested in two questions: 1) How does close proximity to Other affect its representation in printed media? 2) Which topics dealing with Other appear in central and regional media, and what does the difference suggest?
Simplified curriculum vitae
2014.09 Nagoya University Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, MA
(Major: Comparative Studies of Language and Culture)
2019.03 Hokkaido University Graduate School of Education, PhD (Major: multicultural education)
2019.04 Hokkaido University Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Assistant Professor
Buntilov, Georgy (2016). Common Narratives in Discourses on National Identity in Russia and Japan, Asian Philosophy, 26:1 (2016), 1-19, DOI: 10.1080/09552367.2015.1136199