I am a social anthropologist with interests ranging from food, gender, employment, family, intimacy, risk, emotion, health and well-being. My current research cross-culturally explores social experiences of food allergies in Japan and the UK. I joined Hokkaido University in April 2013 where I teach on and co-coordinate the BA in Modern Japanese Studies which began in the Fall of 2014.
My research interests cover a variety of areas that include issues of food, health, identity, gender, masculinities, labour, family relationships, intimacy, and well being in Japan and the UK.
Two new articles were recently published: ‘(Dis)Connections & Silence: Experiences of Family and Part-time Work in Japan‘ Japanese Studies, September 2016 ‘Adulthood as Action: Changing Meanings of Adulthood for Male Part-Time Workers in Contemporary Japan.‘ Asian Journal of Social Science Vol. 44, Issue 3, pp. 317-337 If you’re interested, please check them out. Both have …
At the beginning of 2016 my new book titled Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan was published by Routledge. A 20% discount coupon is downloadable on my Academia.edu page at the following link: https://www.academia.edu/19530083/Reconstructing_Adult_Masculinities_Part-time_Work_in_Contemporary_Japan
My most recent article, ‘Intimate Expectations and Practices: Freeter Relationships and Marriage in Contemporary Japan’ has just been released in Asian Anthropology. The full text is available for the first 50 viewers without subscription here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xK4TnwP35BysyQVXMqZ3/full