Current Position

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Hosei University

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address:
    Hosei University
    2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 102-8160

  • Email:

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Sociology
  • Queer and Feminist Studies
  • Sexuality and Gender Stratification
  • Demography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


September 2016- March 2022

Ph.D., Sociology
-University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: “Sexuality Stratification in Contemporary Japan: A Study in Sociology
  • Committee: Julie Brines (Chair), Jerald R. Herting (Member), Peter Catron (Member), Marieka M. Klawitter (Graduate School Representative; Evans School of Public Policy and Governance)
  • Comprehensive Exam: Social Stratification (May 2018)
  • Special Concentration in Social Statistics (June 2017)

September 2014-June 2018

Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies
-University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

September 2014-June 2016

M.A., Sociology
-University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Master’s Thesis: “Social-Institutional Structures That Matter: An Exploratory Analysis of Sexual/Gender Minority Status and Income in Japan”

April 2009-March 2014

B.A., Sociology, Minor in Mathematics
-International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

  • Senior Thesis: “The Effect of Religion on Attitudes toward Same-Sex Sexual Relations: A U.S.-Japan Comparative Quantitative Analysis”

September 2012-June 2013

Exchange Student
-University of California, Irvine, CA, USA


  • Certified Advanced Social Researcher (Japanese Association for Social Research)
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