Institute of Social Science The University of Tokyo

the University of Tokyo


Research Staff


update at 13 Apr. 2016

Division Center for Social Research and Data Archives
Research fields Social Stratification, Economic Sociology

Teaching and Research Appointments

April 2014 − March 2016 Research Associate, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
April 2016 − Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Publications (2015- )

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. “Gender Difference on Career Mobility of Lawyers,” (with Satoshi Miwa) Mayumi Nakamura (ed), The Work-Life Balance of Lawyers (in Japanese), Akashi Shoten, April 2015, pp.29-54.
  2. “The Empirical Study of Time Spent Studying for Children of Immigrants in Japan,” (with Makiko Nakamuro, Ayumi Takenaka and Tomohiko Inui) The Economic Analysis, No.190, January 2016, pp.47-68.
  3. “The Academic Achievement of Immigrant Children in Japan: An Empirical Analysis of the Assimilation Hypothesis,” (with Makiko Nakamuro and Ayumi Takenaka) Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, No.10, Marth 2016, 93-107.

Selected publications (-2014)

  1. “Reconsidering the "Institutional Linkage" Effect in the School to Work Transition Process in Japan : A Trend Analysis on the First Job Turnover” (in Japanese), The Journal of Educational Sociology, No. 94, May, 2014, pp. 325-44.
  2. “Negative Assimilation: How Immigrants Experience Economic Mobility in Japan” (with Ayumi Takenaka, Makiko Nakamuro), International Migration Review, First published online on 9 February, 2015.
  3. “A Log-linear Analysis on the Structure of Early Career Mobility in Japan: Using Job History Data of JLPS and SSM” (in Japanese), Panel Survey Project Discussion Paper Series No. 84, Dec, 2014.

Topics of research

(1) Social Network and Career Mobility
Social networks are thought to transmit various information and opportunities to people in searching a job. From a viewpoint of social stratification research, social networks does not only cause inequality of opportynity, but may work as a safety net for socio-economically disadvantaged people. This study examines what and how social ties work in the process of career mobility in Japan.
(2) The Structure of Intragenerational Mobility and its Change
Labor markets in many industrialized societies are becoming more fluid. This study examines the relationship between social change and the structure of intragenerational mobility.
(3) Status Achievement Process of Immigrants in Japan
The number of immigrants in Japan has increased from 1990s to 2000s. It has not been clear yet how they experience status achievement process. This study especially focuses on the effect of social networks on immigrants' status achievement through empirical analyses.

Educational Activities in 2016

Musashi University, Faculty of SociologySocial Statistics 1 & 2 (Semester I & II)