Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University



  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Chicago
  • Background
    Research Fellow, Tohoku University Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality (2006-2007)
    Assistant Professor, Ochanomizu University (2008-2009)
    Visiting Professor, Institute for the Study of Global Issues, Hitotsubashi University (2008-2009)
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2009-2014)
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2014-present)

Field of Specialization

International Migration, Social Stratification and Inequality, Globalization, International Education

Research Theme

International Migration
Identity and Citizenship
Race and Ethnicity

Major Works / Publications Awards

Major Works

  • Labor Migration from China to Japan: International Students, Transnational Migrants. London:Routledge (2011).
  • “Chinese Newcomers in Japan: Migration Trends, Profiles and the Impact of the 2011 Earthquake,” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ), 22(2), 231-257.(2013)
  • “Making Careers in the Occupational Niche: Chinese Students in Corporate Japan’s Transnational Business,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37 (6). pp. 785-803 (2011)
  • “Educationally Channeled International Labor Migration: Post-1978 Student Mobility from China to Japan,” International Migration Review, 43(1). 178-204 (2009)

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

American Sociological Association
Association of Asian Studies
Japanese Sociological Society

Service to Society

Reviewer for the following journals:
American Journal of Sociology
Social Science Japan Journal
International Migration Review

Research Project

MA:Globalization and Socio-Cultural Change
PhD:Self, Culture, Society under Globalization

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

In an age of globalization, unprecedented movements of capital, labor and culture across borders challenge the institutional frameworks, cultural identities and social practices associated with nation-states. Consequently, globalization profoundly impacts our sense of identity and belonging, our notions of home and community, and our ideals of a good life and good society. This seminar welcomes students who are interested in pursuing the following research areas: international migration/cross border population movements, identity and citizenship issues; dynamics and processes of cultural changes and cultural creation; the formation of new forms of local and global community; and issues of social equality and justice under globalization. Students who participate in this seminar are encouraged not only to examine the global dynamics that affect local practices, but also to explore how micro-level transnational practices have produced social and cultural changes in different societies.

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