Sociologist and social demographer by training, I study migration in both historical and contemporary settings, in the regional contexts of Japan and the United States. My works have been published in International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Population Research and Policy Review. My works have also appeared in edited books by Japanese publishers, such as Akashi Shoten and University of Tokyo Press.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, I have received my education in Japan, Canada, and the United States. Prior to starting my current post, I was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo. I received my Ph.D. from Brown University in Providence, RI, and my M.A. and B.A. from The University of Tokyo.