School personnel information


NORTH Robert scott


Sociology (families and work, Japanese society, comparative sociology, law)




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  • 2002.10.01 - 2007.03.31, Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Associate Professor

  • 2007.04.01 - 2009.03.31, Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Associate Professor

  • 2009.04.01 - , Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Professor

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University of California, Berkeley   Graduated BA History 1980.06
University of Hawaii, Manoa   Graduated 1994.05
University of California, Berkeley   Graduated 2002.09

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University of California, Berkeley, Instructor, Dept. of Sociology 2002.01 - 2002.06
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Graduate Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University 2002.10 -
Associate Professor of Sociology, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 2007.04 -
Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology, Professor 2009.04 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • sociology of labor and work, sociology of families, social theory

Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • Anthropology of Japan in Japan (AJJ)

  • Association for Asian Studies

  • American Sociological Association

  • International Sociological Association

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Lost Time: Making Sense of Japan's Work Hours Reforms , スコット・ノース,Association for Asian Studies 2020 annual conference, 2020.03, International Conference(Proceedings)

  • Work Style Reform as Karoshi Prevention: Critiquing a Flawed Policy, Scott North, Labor and Health,第277号 (2020年1月1日、Vol. 46, No. 1: 9-11., 2020.01, Review Papers(In Japanese)

  • Japan's Work Style Reform Consensus and Its Contradictions, Scott North,Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 31st Annual Meeting, 2019.06,, International Conference(Proceedings)

  • Heisei through a Karōshi Lens: The Trajectory of a Social Problem in Japan, Rika Morioka, Scott North,The Fifteenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society, 2019.05,, International Conference(Proceedings)

  • Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles, Scott North, Pacific Affairs, 2019.03,, Book Review

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Special, Mapping Leisure: Studies from Australia, Asia and Africa. Chapter entitled, "Strategies of Leisure in Japan.", Scott North, Rawat Publications, ISBN, 978-81-361-0793-0, 2016.07

  • Textbook, Gender Studies: Learning about Women 's Studies, Men Studies (Revised Edition), Muta Kazue Ed., Osaka University Press, ISBN, 978-4-87259-497-3 C3036, 2015.03

  • Textbook, Gender Studies II. Chapter 4: Work-Life Conflict: Men's Nature or Men's Fault?, Muta Kazue, ed. , Osaka University Press, 2015.03

  • Special, Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan. Ch. 2: Karōshi Activism and Japanese Civil Society. , Scott North, Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies (Book 77). Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan Press , ISBN, 978-1929280834, 2014.11

  • Special, Globalized Fatherhood: Emergent Forms and Possibilities in the New Millennium. Ch. 2 Hiding Fatherhood in Corporate Japan. , Scott North, Berghahn Books, ISBN, 978-1-78238-437-3, 2014.10

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Awards 【 display / non-display

  • William L. Holland Prize (best article published in Pacific Affairs in 2009-2010), Charles Weathers, Scott North, Pacific Affairs, 2010.04

  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, Robert Scott North, The Japan Foundation, 1997.10

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (declined), Robert Scott North, United States Department of Education, Fulbright Commission, 1997.03

  • UC Berkeley Center for Working Families, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Scott North, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1999.01

  • UC Berkeley Dean's Dissertation Year Fellowship (2000~2001), Scott North, College of Letters and Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.08

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Media report 【 display / non-display

  • In Japan, "death from overtime" is an accepted medical diagnosis, Magazine for Trade Unions, 2019.09

  • Japan Passes New Laws to Tackle Workplace Harassment, ABC Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 2019.06

  • Do Wage Statistics Really Show Success of Abenomics?, Japan in Focus ABC Radio , 2019.02

  • Japan in Focus: Migration Rules to Be Relaxed, ABC Radio (Australia), 2018.12

  • World Cup: Japan Fans Impress by Cleaning Up Stadium, BBC News , 2018.06

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Lecture / Exhibition 【 display / non-display

  • DIJ Forum, Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogo Exiles, 2018.06

  • Institute for Gender Studies International Symposium: Singlehood, Living Alone and Work-Life Conflict in Japan, There is Nothing Intrinsically Wrong with Being Single:Comments on Dale and Ho, 2018.02

  • International Comparative Study of Strategies for Human Resource Development in the Global Age, Thinking without Comparision is Unthinkable: Why You Must Travel, 2015.08

  • Japan Society for Karoshi Research, Worries about the Karoshi Countermeasures Promotion Law and Hopes for the Basic Law to Prevent Karoshi, 2015.05

  • Special Lecture Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Founding of Toyama College of Foreign Languages, Thinking about Work-Life Balance in Japan, 2015.04

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Conference management 【 display / non-display

  • International Conference, Ethnographies of Hope in Contemporary Japan, Organizer, 2013.10

Outside Activity Management 【 display / non-display

  • Other, Yonsei University, Professor, Yonsei University Global Advisory Program, 2014.03 -

  • Other, Pacific Affairs (University of British Columbia), Pacific Affairs, Editorial Board Member, 2012.01 -

  • Academic society, International Sociological Association, Research Committee RC13 (Leisure), Vice President, 2011.07 - 2014.12

  • Academic society, International Sociological Association, Research Committee 07 (Futures Research), Board Member, 2009.01 - 2014.12


Other activities 【 display / non-display

  • Fulbright Scholarship Selection Committee member, 2017.10