My ongoing research interests are focused on the interactions between politics, institutions, and market dynamics.
I have four streams of research
1. Political economy of Information Technology. For example,
3. Japan's Political Economy
4. Understanding the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
General Audience Books on Biculturalism, International Schools in Japan
The first, "Biculturalism and the Japanese: Beyond English Linguistic Capabilities" (Japanese) was published in 2006. It advocates thinking of bilingual as separate from bicultural, and contends that double-insider-outsider worldviews can be useful in the journey towards biculturalism. Some of the main points were picked up in the ASIJ Ambassador (alumni magazine) and in a letter to the editor in the Financial Times. New revised version published in 2015 as Amazon Kindle book.
The second, "International Schools, an Introduction" (Japanese, 2008) fills a glaring information gap in Japan; despite intense interest in international schools, very little substantial or useful information is available to the Japanese public. I offer a typology of different types of international schools operating in Japan. I illuminate critical structures, aspects of their educational systems, and explore sociocultural issues. To combat questionable fly-by-night international schools which exploit the lack of information generally available, I offer a set of parameters for parents to use in evaluating international schools.
Revised edition published in 2013 as Amazon Kindle book.
US-Japan Related Organization Memberships