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1992. 03  Completion of the Doctoral Course in Education, Tokyo Metropolitan University(TMU)
1992. 04  Special Researcher, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(Graduate School of 
               Education, TMU)
1996. 07  Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science and Humanities, TMU
1996. 12  Associate Professor, Education Department, Kanazawa University
2001. 04  Associate Professor, RCAST, The University of Tokyo(UTokyo)
2008. 06  Ph.D, UTokyo
2008. 10  Professor, RCAST, UTokyo

Research Interests

People with disabilities and those of advanced age face a diversity of "barriers" in modern society. These include "physical barriers" related to housing and roads, "information and cultural barriers" involving access to information, "barriers of the mind" rooted in a person's consciousness, and "barriers of the legal system" inherent in social systems. While clarifying the actual conditions of these barriers, our research aims to remove these barriers through the structural analysis of factors such as the mechanisms that give birth to the barriers in the first place, the mutual relationship between different barriers, and the ideological background behind the barriers. We put particular emphasis on the viewpoint of and actual feelings experienced in life by the concerned persons themselves - mainly persons with disabilities - as the essential foundation for developing our research.

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