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Name Dr Junko Yamashita
Job title Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Society
Department School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Gakushuin), MA(Tokyo), PhD(York)
Professional details
Keywords welfare state
care work
East Asia
Japanese civil society
Areas of expertise My research interests can be mapped around the intersection of social policy, sociology and gender studies. My research focuses on how the welfare state can shape the experience of women in relation to care work in contemporary Japan and other East Asian countries. I also have a long-term interest in Japanese civil society, particularly the roles and functions of non-profit organisations (NPOs) and people participating in their activities. My current research also includes 1) East Asian Database Project (EADP) which aims to organise qualitative and quantitative database for comparative social policy study and 2) a transformation of employments and the labour market in Japan.