College of Social SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Sociology



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Yuki Asahina

Yuki Asahina


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

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.

My dissertation project investigates young people’s experience of and response to rising economic insecurity in Seoul and Tokyo, with attention to how larger processes of structural change produced by neoliberal social and economic policies affect the lives of young people. >



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