Chief-Director, Institute of Social Theory and Dynamics
Director, Institute of Hiroshima Buraku Liberation Research
Director, Japan Memorial Society for the Students Killed in the War
Research of urban bottom people; yoseba (day laborer's district),
homelessness in Osaka and Tokyo in Japan, and informal settlement
and homelessness in Metro Manila, Philippines
Research of Japanese modernization; the buraku problem, the
mental structure of soldier in Asia-Pacific War, and the life history
of a craftsman of marquetry in Kanazawa City, Japan
Sociology of urban bottom people, which aims to study yoseba (day
laborer's district), homelessness in modern Japan and vagrancy in
the pre-war period, to study informal settlement and homelessness in
Metro Manila from the standpoint of international comparison, and finally
aim to construct a theory on the global city in the earlier developed and
late-developing countries focusing on the bottom people.
Key words: urban bottom people, vagrancy, globalization
Sociology of Japanese modernization, which aims to study the buraku
problem, the mental structure of soldier and the life history of a
craftsman of marquetry in Kanazawa City focusing on the impact of
modernization to the ordinary people and to consider its meaning in
contemporary Japanese society.
Key words: modernization, ordinary people, mental structure
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