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Professors’ Information

Sophia University / SPSF

  • Field
    Family Sociology, Intergenerational Relationships, Gender
  • Job title


    B.A. (Law) Tokyo University

    M.A. (Sociology), Tokyo University

  • Message to Prospective Students

    Modern society is changing at a rapid pace, but by studying sociology, you will acquire skills and insight into social processes that will remain relevant even as our surroundings are changing. In the Department of Sociology, we offer group-based learning in small classes, covering a wide range of sociological topics, from both theoretical and applied perspective. Please join us at the Department of Sociology!

  • Research Interests and Teaching Areas

    Family sociology, Intergenerational relationships in aging societies

  • Selected Works

    ・Rokuro Tabuchi, 2021: Family Sociology in Japan: Recent Developments and the Current State of the Field. International Sociology 36(2): 231-242.

    ・Rokuro Tabuchi, 2015: Determinants of Fertility Intentions among Young Adults in Japan, In: Yoon-Jeong Shin et al. (eds.), Comparative Study of Family Policy in East Asia: 87-114

    ・Kunio Ishihara & Rokuro Tabuchi, 2012: Changing Families in Northeast Asia : Comparative Analysis of China, Korea, and Japan. Japan: Sophia University Press

    ・Rokuro Tabuchi, 2008: Changing Italian Families in the Era of Fertility Decline. In: International Journal of Japanese Sociology 17(1): 63-76