MA, Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2015)
BA, Sociology, International Christian University, Tokyo (2013)
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. >
Stratification and Inequality, Globalization and Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Collective Action, Japan and East Asia