Faculty of International Social Sciences, Division of International Social Sciences

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Latin America, Brazil, Peru, decentralization, urban policy, urbanization, housing problem, housing policy, environmental problem, environmental policy, sustainable development, social policy, primary education, public health, good government, battle

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  • I studied regional development, local public finance, the Brazilian economy as graduate school student at Osaka City University between 1987 and 1993. I joined YNU in March of 1993, starting to take care of the course "Developing Economies" and other related subjects both at the undergraduate level and the graduate (Master and Doctor) levels. The current research focuses are housing finance of Brazil, anti-corruption policy (integrity system) of Brazil and Latin American economies in general.

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    Osaka University of Foreign Studies   Faculty of Foreign Language   Department of English   Graduated

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  • 1987.04

    Osaka City University  Graduate School, Division of Administration  Regional Economics  Doctor Course  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

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  • Master in Commerce -  Osaka City University

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  • 2013.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of International Social Sciences   Division of International Social Sciences   Professor  

  • 2012.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityInternational Graduate School of Social Sciences   Professor  

  • 2003.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Economics   Professor  

  • 2002.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityInternational Graduate School of Social Sciences   Associate Professor  

  • 1993.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Economics   Associate Professor  

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  • 2013.04


  • 2008.03

    Federal University of Parana, Brazil   Graduate School of Economic Development   Visiting researcher  

  • 2001.08

    Institute of Peruvian Studies   Visiting researcher  

  • 1991.04

      Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  

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  • 1994.04

    Japan Association for the Study of Local Government

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  • Latin American Economies

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  • Practical English Proficiency Test (1or semi-1 or 2 class)

  • United Nations Associations Test of English Special A


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  • Analysis of the causes of the increased number of precarious houses in Brazil and perspectives of solutions from the viewpoint of financial inclusion

    Project Year: 2018.04  -   

  • International comparative study on coproduction in the aftermath of large-scale natural disasters in Japan and in Austraria

    Project Year:  -   

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    This is an empritical study on coproduction between volunteers, NPOs and local governments in the case of large scale natural disasters. We focus on the situations after the natural disasters in Japan and in Australia.

  • A study on the assistance policy for migrant workers from Brazil to Japan

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year: 2019.04  -   

  • Comparative study of municipal amalgamation in Japan and Australia

    Project Year:  -   

  • Empirical Study into Environmental Problems and the Effectiveness of Environmental Policy in Brazil

    Project Year:  -   

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  • An Introductory Textbook on Political Economy

    Keiichi Yamazaki (Part: Single Work , Range: Chapter 5 )

    Yuhikaku  2019.05 ISBN: 9784641165427

  • An Introductory Textbook on Political Economy

    Keiichi Yamazaki (Part: Single Work , Range: Chapter 10 )

    Yuhikaku  2019.05 ISBN: 9784641165427

  • Economics from the Beach of Rio [Da Praia para a Sala de Aula: Rompendo o Mito da Onipotencia do Mercado]

    (Part: Single Work )


  • articles related to regional economies and environmental problems and policies

    (Part: Joint Work )


  • Decentralization and Residents' Participation

    (Part: Joint Work )

    Publisher:Mineruva Title of the Book: Latin American Economies  2004.04

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  • Evaluation of the 14-year-long administration of the Workers' Party of Brazil and future perspectives

    YAMAZAKI, Keiichi

    Letters of Economic Science   ( 150 ) 53 - 59   2020.02

    Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution)   Single Work

  • The Case of Valdemar Santos: A Victory that Initiated a Process for Guaranteeing Human Rights to Tobacco Farm Workers

      15 ( 3 ) 179 - 192   2010.09

    Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution)   Joint Work

  • 『ラテンアメリカ時報』通巻第1384号,秋号(日本ラテンアメリカ協会刊行)(pp.30-34)

        30 - 34   2008

    Introduction and explanation (others)   Single Work

  • 'Participatory Budgeting' Widely Introduced by Municipalities in Latin America

    Residents and Autonomy   ( 519 )   2006.07

    Introduction and explanation (others)   Single Work

  • Brazilian risks observed within the "Intermediate System"

        61 - 75   2004.12

    Introduction and explanation (others)   Joint Work

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  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2018.04  -  2023.03  Investigator(s): YAMAZAKI, Keiichi

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  • Urban problems and the role of urban politics in today's Brazil