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Professors’ Information

Sophia University / SPSF

  • Field
    Economy and Society, Work and Employment, Institution and Inequalities, Gender
  • Job title


    B.A. (Liberal arts), M.A.(Public administration), International Christian University

    M.A., Ph.D. (Sociology), State University of New York at Stony Brook

  • Message to Prospective Students

    My research focuses on the organization of work and employment in Japan. The organization of work and employment has significant impacts on the quality of everyday lives of people, their career trajectories and the patterns of social inequalities. In teaching at Sophia, I encourage students to recognize that the individual lives are associated with larger social processes. I believe that thinking about work and employment is a good entry point to realize the significance of society on your life and the social significance of your life.

  • Research Interests and Teaching Areas

    Economy and Society, Work and Employment, Institutions and Inequalities, Gender

  • Selected Works

    ・The Transformation of Japanese Employment Relations: Reform Without Labor, Houndmills/Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    ・Japan’s New Inequality: Intersection of Employment Reforms and Welfare Arrangements, (ed. with Sato Y.) Melbourne, Trans Pacific Press, 2011

    ・Policy Responses to the Precarity of Non-Regular Employment in Japan: Path Dependence of the Negotiated Order of Inequality, in Policy Responses to Precarious Work in Asia. Taipei, eds. by Hsiao M, A. Kalleberg and K. Hewison, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, pp. 49-80, 2015

    ・Struggling Men in Emasculated Life-course: Non-regular employment among young men, P. Heinrich and C. Galan (eds.) Being Young in Super-Ageing Japan – Formative Events and Cultural Reactions, London, Routledge, pp. 84-101, 2018

    ・『雇用関係と社会的不平等——産業的シティズンシップ形成・展開としての構造変動』 有斐閣, 2021年