Takuya Saito

Takuya Saito is an Associate Professor at the Research Faculty of Media and Communication of Hokkaido University in Japan.


In 2014, he received a PhD from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo with the dissertation “Ethics and Politics of Immanuel Kant: Radical Evil, Civil Society and Republicanism”. He has been a fellow researcher at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science [JSPS] (2006-2009), as well as, guest researcher (2007-2009) and fellow doctoral (2009-2010) of the JSPS Japanese-German Graduate Externship (Internationales Graduiertenkolleg “Formwandel der Bürgergesellschaft. Japan und Deutschland in Vergleich” Halle-Tokyo) at the University of Halle-Wittemberg. From 2014 to 2015, he was Assistant Professor at the Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), Educational Project 2, at the University of Tokyo.


His research interests include: history of modern political and moral philosophy, cosmopolitanism and patriotism in Europe in 18 century, Rousseau-reception in Germany, and Kant-reception in Japan.