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Hitotsubashi Researchers Information:
Graduate School of Social Sciences


Institute for the Study of Social Sciences: Studies of Social Structure and Socio-Cultural Transformation

Major Field

Sociology, Urban Studies, Development Studies

Key Words

global city, development, social movement, ethnicity, globalization


MA, the Univeristy of Tokyo, 1982
Ph.D, the University of Tokyo, 2013 
Major Publications
a. Books
b. Journals
・“The Urban Restructuring Process in Tokyo in the 1980s: Transforming Tokyo into a World City”, Neil Brenner and Roger Keil (ed.), The Global Cities Reader,   , 145-153, Routledge
(in English)
・“Narrating a 'Global City' for 'New Tokyoites': Economic Crisis and Urban Boosterism in Tokyo”, Hugo Dobson and Glenn D. Hook (ed.), Japan and Britain in the Contemporary World: Responses to Common Issues,   , 196-212, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
(in English)
・“Symbolic Use of Globalization in Urban Politics in Tokyo”, Journal of Urban and Regional Research,   , Vol. 22, No. 2, 183-194, 1998
(in English)
c. Translations

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