College of Social SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
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Department of Sociology

 

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Yuki Asahina

Yuki Asahina

Teaching Assistant

History

Education:
MA, Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2015)
BA, Sociology, International Christian University, Tokyo (2013)

Background:
I am originally from Japan and studied at International Christian University in Tokyo before coming to UHM. My MA thesis research explored reasons why a new right-wing movement has emerged and gained a certain popularity in contemporary Japan. I was interested in the way the changing political economy of East Asia shaped the new perception of threats and uncertainty among some population of Japanese, which provided the right-wing movement opportunities to mobilize in response to those threats.

I am increasingly interested in the impacts of neoliberalism in Japan and other East Asian societies. I am curious to know how neoliberalism has changed the ways youth populations in these societies think and act by installing them a particular form of rationality. >

 

Interests

Research:
Stratification and Inequality, Globalization and Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Collective Action, Japan and East Asia