Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Political science and economics, social psychology

Research themes:
Social conditions, social systems and public consciousness

Academic degrees:
Ph.D. (political science, international studies)

Main books and papers:
◆100 Economic Indicators for Reading and Solving a Vein of Business Opportunities in Japanese Market (Kanki Publishing, 2013)
◆Global Social Welfare Yearbook 2012/Vol. 12 (coauthor, Junposha, 2012)
◆“Are They Frigid to the Economic Development? Reconsideration of the Economic Effect on Subjective Well-Being in Japan.” Social Indicators Research 92, 81-89.
◆“The Nordic and Asian crises: common causes, different outcomes” (coauthor, Lars Jonung, Jaako Kiander and Pentti Vartia [eds.], The Great Financial Crisis in Finland and Sweden. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009)
◆“Sueden: jujitsu shita ryoshin kyuka/jido kea shisetsu/kosodate setai no keizaiteki futan no keigen” (“Sweden: thorough parental leave, childcare facilities, and efforts to lessen the economic burden on households with children”) (Shusseiritsu no kaifuku to wakuraifu baransu: shoshika shakai no kosodate shiensaku [“Recovering birth rates and work-life balance: measures to support child rearing in a society with low birth dates”], Chuohoki Publishing, 2007)
◆“The Changing Pattern of Amakudari Appointments: The Case of Regional Banks, 1991–2000 no.” (Magnus Blomstrom and Sumner La Croix [eds.], Institutional Change in Japan [London and New York: Routledge], 2006)