Junior Associate Professor,
Faculty of Regional Design and Development, University of Nagasaki
Feild of Study
Sociology of Social Problem
Sociology of Social Movement
Research on social activities of "Hikikomori" people and their parents' associations.
Research on the Difficulty in Living in contemporary Japanese society and the activities (self-help groups, social movements, etc.) of people who try to cope these difficulties.
KOHKI ITOH The Sociology of "Hikikomori Tojisha", Kyoto: koyoshobo, 2022.
KOHKI ITOH "Tojisha Activities of Hikikomori Perceived as a Social Movement: A Collective Strategy for Regaining Self-Value," Japanese sociological review,The Japan Sociological Society, no.71(2), pp.281-296, 2020.
KOHKI ITOH "Hikikomori and Relationships of Intimacy: Sexual Norm and the Personal from the Story of Difficulties," Japanese sociological review, The Japan Sociological Society, no.66(4), pp.480-497, 2016.