Department of Liberal Arts and ScienceProfessor

Research Keyword

  • Provider role
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Dual-earning
  • Employment
  • Sex discrimination
  • Organizational behavior
  • Clerical track
  • Power
  • Gender
  • Family
  • Work

Field Of Study

  • Humanities & social sciences, Sociology, Sociology
  • Humanities & social sciences, Cultural anthropology and folklore, Cultural Anthropology/Folklore Studies


  • Apr. 2005 - Present
    Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University
  • Oct. 2004 - Mar. 2005
    Lecturer, Department of Letters, University of Tokyo
  • Apr. 2001 - Mar. 2005
    Associate Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University
  • Apr. 1999 - Mar. 2001
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Edogawa University
  • Apr. 1996 - Mar. 1999
    Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Edogawa University
  • Oct. 1994 - Mar. 1996
    Lecturer, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
  • Jan. 1990 - Mar. 1990
    Teaching Assistant, Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago
  • Jan. 1988 - Jan. 1989
    Research Assistant, National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago
  • Apr. 1983 - Aug. 1987
    Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

Educational Background

  • 1995
    University of Chicago, Graduate School, Department of Sociology, Sociology
  • 1983
    Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Language, 英語


  • 家族の変容と家計研究
    研究紀要, Mar. 2023, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Employment Continuation Among Female Regular Employees: A New Phase of Dual-earning in Japan
    経済集志, May 2020, Not refereed, Not invited
  • The Slow Decline of the Male-breadwinner Family Model in Contemporary Japan and Its Ramifications for Men's Lives
    Japan Labor Issues, Dec. 2019, Not refereed, Invited
  • The Slow Decline of the Male-Breadwinner Family Model in Contemporary Japan and Its Ramifications on Men's Lives
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, Sep. 2018, Not refereed, Invited
  • Reintroducing the Life-Cycle Perspective into the Sociology of Life Course
    小笠原 祐子
    研究紀要, Jan. 2014, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Does "Konkatsu" Really Help? An Ethnographic Study of Konkatsu
    Research Bulletin, Apr. 2010, Not refereed, Not invited
  • 性別役割分業意識の多元性と父親による仕事と育児の調整
    小笠原 祐子
    季刊家計経済研究, Jan. 2009, Not refereed, Invited
  • De-Gendering Parenthood and Employment: How Middle-Class Japanese Men Accept and Reject Working Norms
    Research Bulletin, Jul. 2008, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Globalization and the Future of Work
    日本大学経済学部経済学研究所 紀要, Mar. 2007, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Downshifting: Patterns in Great Britain and Australia as Illustrative Cases and the Implications for Japan
    Research Bulletin, Oct. 2006, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Meaning of Paid Work: An Analysis of Working Couples' Attitudes Towards Joint Responsibility for Income-Earning
    Ogasawara Yuko
    Japanese Sociological Review, Jun. 2005, Refereed, Not invited
  • Theories of Practice
    Research Bulletin, Jul. 2004, Not refereed, Not invited
  • The Couple as a Unit of Employment Decision-Making
    Research Bulletin, Oct. 2003, Not refereed, Not invited
  • The Sociology of Culture
    Research Bulletin, Jul. 2003, Not refereed, Not invited
  • 組織内の葛藤とジェンダー-国際比較の視点から
    研究紀要, Oct. 2002, Not refereed, Not invited
  • 戦後のアメリカにおける日本研究の変容-文化論と制度論の対立とその超克
    研究紀要, Feb. 2002, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Bourdieu and Volosinov: Critique of 'Objectivist' Approaches to Social Forms
    江戸川大学紀要 情報と社会, 2001, Not refereed, Not invited
  • The History of Popular Culture Debates: Pessimistic and Optimistic Views
    江戸川大学紀要 情報と社会, 2000, Not refereed, Not invited
  • 職場内のジェンダー関係
    小笠原 祐子
    組織科学, 1996, Not refereed, Invited
  • 企業におけるOLの抵抗行為
    社会経済システム, 1996, Not refereed, Not invited
  • Meanings of Chocolate: Power and Gender in Valentine's Gift Giving
    Yuko Ogasawara
    International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 1996, Refereed, Not invited
  • Office Ladies and Salaried Men : Power, Gender and Work in Japanese Companies
    University of Chicago Ph. D. dissertation, 1995, Refereed, Not invited
  • Valentine's Day Gift Giving in Japan
    University of Chicago MA thesis, 1989, Refereed, Not invited


  • Keiko Kubo Dual-Earner Couples and Men's Household Labor
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, Jun. 2024, Not refereed, Invited
  • 『<女子マネ>のエスノグラフィー』関めぐみ
    社会学評論, 30 Jul. 2019, Not refereed, Invited
  • Japanese Corporate Transition in Time and Space by Tomoko Kurihara
    Social Science Japan Journal, Dec. 2010, Not refereed, Invited
  • Japanese Workplaces in Transition: Employee Perceptions by Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
    Social Science Japan Journal, Jun. 2010, Not refereed, Invited
  • The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan by Amy Boroboy
    Yuko Ogasawara
    Social Science Japan Journal, 2007, Not refereed, Invited
  • Emotions at Work: Normative Control, Organizations, and Culture in Japan and America by Aviad E. Raz
    Y Ogasawara
    Contemporary Sociology, 2003, Not refereed, Invited
  • Kimono in the Boardroom by Jean Renshaw
    Journal of Japanese Studies, 2002, Not refereed, Invited
  • Gambling with Virtue: Japanese Women and the Search for Self in a Changing Nation by Nancy Rosenberger
    Monumenta Nipponica, 2001, Not refereed, Invited
  • 『OLの創造』金野美奈子
    日本労働研究雑誌, 25 Sep. 2000, Not refereed, Invited
  • Japanese Working Class Lives: an Ethnographic Study of Factory Workers by James E. Roberson
    Journal of Japanese Studies, 2000, Not refereed, Invited
  • Contemporary Portraits of Japanese Women by Yukiko Tanaka, Japanese Women eds. by Kumiko Fujimura-Fanselwo and Atsuko Kameda and Re-Imaging Japanese Women ed. by Anne Imamura
    Signs, 1999, Not refereed, Invited

Books and other publications

  • 家族社会学事典
    日本家族社会学会編, Contributor, 4章ライフコースと家族 [6.家事の分担と遂行] 家計 頁376~377
    丸善出版株式会社, Dec. 2023
  • Continuity and Change: Olomouc Asian Studies Volume II
    Contributor, Part IV, Pp. 437-463, What Increasing Continuation of Women in Employment Means for Gender Roles in Japan
    Palacky University Olomouc, 2023
  • Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan
    Contributor, Chapter 4: Working Women's Husbands as Helpers or Partners
    University of Michigan Press, 2019, Not refereed
  • 現代日本社会の権力構造
    Contributor, 第8章権力とジェンダーのトライアングル
    北大路書房, Oct. 2018, Not refereed
  • Power in Contemporary Japan
    Contributor, Chapter 10 The Gender Triad: Men, Women, and Corporations
    Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, Not refereed
  • Family Conference-III International Family Policies Conference Proceedings
    Edited by; Cüneyt; Dinç, Contributor, 162-173, Edited by Cüneyt Dinç
    The Journalists and Writers Foundation Press, Nov. 2015, Not refereed
  • 祭・芸能・行事大辞典
    小島美子; 鈴木正嵩; 三隅治雄; 三家準; 宮田登; 和崎春日, Contributor, 小島美子・鈴木正嵩・三隅治雄・三家準・宮田登・和崎春日
    朝倉書店, Nov. 2009, Not refereed
  • 新編 日本のフェミニズム4 権力と労働
    Contributor, 279-298
    岩波書店, Aug. 2009, Not refereed
  • 格差と貧困がわかる20講
    牧野富夫; 村上英吾, Contributor, 192-202, 牧野富夫,村上英吾
    明石書店, Jul. 2008, Not refereed
  • Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context
    Ann Watters, Contributor, Ann Watters
    Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005, Not refereed
  • Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective
    Fiona Devine; Mary Waters, Contributor, Fiona Devine and Mary Waters
    Blackwell, 2004, Not refereed
  • 岩波女性学事典
    井上輝子; 上野千鶴子; 江原由美子; 大沢真理; 加納美紀代, Contributor, 53-54,83,129, 井上輝子・上野千鶴子・江原由美子・大沢真理・加納美紀代
    岩波書店, Jun. 2002, Not refereed
  • 組織調査ガイドブック
    有斐閣, Jan. 2002, Not refereed
  • Women's Working Lives in East Asia
    Mary Brinton, Contributor, pp.151-179, Mary Brinton
    Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001, Not refereed
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences Volume 8
    Contributor, pp.5174-5180
    Oxford: Elsevier, 2001, Not refereed
  • テキスト社会学:現代社会の理解と認識のために
    ミネルヴァ書房, May 1999, Not refereed
  • 働き続ける女性たち
    東京女性財団, 1999, Not refereed
  • OLたちの<レジスタンス>
    Single work, 1-189
    中央公論新社, Jan. 1998, Not refereed
  • Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies
    Single work
    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998, Not refereed

Lectures, oral presentations, etc.

  • Perception of gender roles among dual-earner couples
    日本政治学会2017年度研究大会, Sep. 2017, Not invited
  • What is wrong with Abe's "Womanomics"?
    15th European Association for Japanese Studies, Sep. 2017, Not invited
  • What is wrong with Abe's "Womanomics"? An analysis of gender-role perception in contemporary Japan
    2016 IPSA World Congress of Political Science, Jul. 2016, International Political Science Association, Not invited
  • The Crisis of Intimate-Relationship Formation in Contemporary Japan
    2015 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Sep. 2015, American Political Science Association, Not invited
  • Family Formation Crisis in Contemporary Japan
    Third International Family Conference, Nov. 2014, Journalists and Writers Foundation, Not invited
  • Konkatsu (Marriage Hunting): A Postmodern Technology of Marriage Formation in Japan
    International Seminar of the Committee on Family Research, International Sociological Association, Sep. 2012, Family and Population Studies, International Sociological Association, Not invited
  • Women and Family in Japan
    International Woman's Day Panel on Women and Society in Japan and Turkey, Mar. 2012, Fatih University, Turkey, Not invited
  • Families in Japan
    Family Issues in Japan and Turkey, Feb. 2012, The Journalists and Writers Foundation Women's Platform, Turkey, Not invited
  • Making Marriage Happen: Konkatsu (Marriage Hunting) in Contemporary Japan
    Association for Asian Studies, Apr. 2011, Association for Asian Studies, Not invited
  • 育児と労働のDe-gender化―男性の育児遂行―
    日本家族社会学会, Sep. 2007, Not invited
  • The Norm of Overwork and Middle-Class Japanese Men's Involvement in Their Families
    Association for Asian Studies, Mar. 2007, Not invited
  • 労働規範の受容と拒否に関する考察―共働き家庭の夫の事例より―
    日本社会学会, Oct. 2006, Not invited
  • Twin-Career Couples in Japan and Their Reproductive Strategies
    Anthropology of Japan in Japan, Nov. 2004, Not invited
  • 「カップル・キャリア」に関する研究
    組織学会, Oct. 2004, Not invited
  • "Coupled Careers" in Contemporary Japan
    Work, Employment, and Society, Sep. 2004, Not invited
  • Linked Lives, Linked Careers
    Association for Asian Studies, Mar. 2004, Not invited
  • 夫婦の就業のリンクと相互影響についての分析
    日本社会学会, 2003, Not invited
  • 性役割規範/ジェンダー・ステレオタイプ(の揺らぎ)と夫婦単位のキャリア・デザインに関する一考察
    日本社会心理学会, 2002, Not invited
  • 企業におけるOLのインフォーマルパワー
    社会経済システム学会, 1995, Not invited
  • 異文化間の文化変容-バレンタインデーのケーススタディ
    日本社会学会, 1995, Not invited
  • Chocolate Power : The Reconstruction of Valentine's Day in Japan
    American Sociological Association, 1990, Not invited

Affiliated academic society

  • 日本社会学会
  • アメリカ社会学会(American Sociological Association)
  • 組織学会
  • 社会・経済システム学会


  • Interview ...
    1992 - 1992
  • Interview Survey to Japanese "Office Ladies" and "Salaried Men" Concerning Sex Discriminatory Office Environment
    1992 - 1992