Tate’s research interests include international migration, social stratification, and education. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading peer-reviewed journals, including International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Population Research and Policy Review. His works have also appeared in edited books by Japanese publishers, such as Akashi Shoten and University of Tokyo Press.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, Tate has lived in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver. Prior to his enrollment at Brown, he received his MA in education and BA in sociology from the University of Tokyo . In Kanji (Japanese), “Kihara Tate” (pronounced Key-ha-rah Tah-tay) is written as “木原 盾.”