Presentations at the 2019 Japan Sociological Society conference

On Sunday, October 6, I presented my paper “Inequality in Socioeconomic Status Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Japan: Findings from the Osaka City Residents’ Survey” and my co-author, Saori Kamano, presented our joint work “Asking about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Social Surveys: Case Report on the Osaka City Residents’ Survey and Related Preparatory Studies” at the 92th Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Society held at Tokyo Women’s Christian University.

The slides from these presentations (in Japanese) are available on the project webpage of the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research. There are also other conference presentation materials by the research members of the Demography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity project on the webpage. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let us know!



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New Discussion Paper Released on the Website of the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training

My co-authored discussion paper “An Estimation of Social Loss Due to Suicide and Depression among Sexual/Gender Minorities, and a Survey on Income Disparity between Them and the Non-Minority” has just been published on the website of the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training!

Abstract: As part of an attempt to understand the reality of social difficulties including bullying and harassment at the workplace, this study summarized social difficulties among LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people who may be affected by a peculiar kind of harassment related to discrimination, namely SOGI harassment (harassment related to sexual orientation and gender identity), and estimated the social costs associated with it. Estimated social loss due to suicide and depression among LGBT people (provisional) amounted to 1.988-5.521 billion dollars (of which 0.994-4.186 billion dollars are due to social difficulties specifically for being LGBT). Also, a survey of previous studies confirmed that, although the income of lesbians is relatively higher than that of heterosexual women and the income of gay men tends to be lower than that of heterosexual men, the income difference varies highly depending on previous studies.



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Comprehensive Exam Reading List (Social Stratification)

As six months have been passed since I completed my comps in social stratification, I’m uploading my reading list here, for those who are interested. Please note that this reading list does not necessarily represent the whole field of social stratification. The reading list is tailored to my research interests.


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Report Meeting of the “niji VOICE 2018” Survey

On Sunday, December 16, I will be presenting the results of “niji VOICE 2018” (A Web Survey on LGBT Issues and the Workplace Environment) at the Report Meeting of the “niji VOICE 2018” Survey, cosponsored by the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University and the nonprofit organization Nijiiro Diversity.

12月16日(日)に、国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センターおよび特定非営利活動法人虹色ダイバーシティ共催の「LGBTと職場環境に関するWebアンケート調査 niji VOICE 2018 〜LGBTも働きやすい職場づくり、生きやすい社会づくりのための『声』集め〜 報告会」にて、「niji VOICE 2018」の調査報告を行います。詳細はこちらのリンク先をご覧ください。みなさまのご参加をお待ちしております!

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Research Fellow of the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University

As of September 1, I have been appointed as a Research Fellow of the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University. Although I have already been involved in collaborative research between the nonprofit organization Nijiiro Diversity and the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University as a Research Member since October 2013, I am excited to continue working on the analysis of “niji VOICE” (Web Surveys on LGBT Issues and the Workplace Environment)!

このたび9月1日付けで、国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センター研究員として任用されました。すでに2013年10月以来、特定非営利活動法人虹色ダイバーシティおよび国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センターの共同研究に研究メンバーとして関わっていましたが、今後も「niji VOICE」(LGBTと職場環境に関するWebアンケート調査)の分析に取り組むことを楽しみにしています!

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