Current Position: Associate Professor at International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo
Brief Bio: I am interested in understanding interactions between macro-demographic dynamics and micro-ethnographic situations. I could be called a demographic anthropologist who wants to explore population issues from anthropological viewpoints and with ethnographic methods. I have worked on living arrangements of the Thai elderly, focusing on the impacts of declined fertility rates on the traditional elderly care system. I am currently working on the issues of sexless marriages and parent-child co-sleeping in Japan.
Penn State’s Demography Program: The program prepared me for understanding the world from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives.