Chikushi Jogakuen University 




         Historical Sociology, Feminist Theory


    Research Theme


        For my Master’s Course in Graduate School I described the genealogy

      of the concept of ‘sexual violence’, the counter concept towards

      sexual discrimination in society, with a focus on Japanese feminist

      movements. Then during my Doctoral Course I looked into the

      tendency for Japanese ‘comfort women’ not to be recognized as

      ‘victims’ in the ‘comfort women’ issue. I analyzed a characteristic in

      modern society that sees the category of the ‘nation’ as superior to

      any other factor, such as class in defining oneself as a social entity.


    Recent Works


        Kinoshita, Naoko, 2013a, “Japanese Feminism concerning Japanese

      ‘Comfort Women’ Victims: Focusing on the Ūman Ribu Movement and

      Related Texts during the 1970s,” Jung Keun Sik and Akiko Naono

      eds., 20th Century East Asia Readings from Memories and

      Representations, Kyungin, 97-129.


       Kinoshita, Naoko, 2013b, “Reconsidering Discourses on ’Comfort

     Women’: Concerning the Japanese ‘Comfort Women’s’ Victimhood,”

     Doctoral Dissertation proposed to Faculty of Social and Cultural

     Studies, Kyushu University.


       Kinoshita, Naoko, 2011a, “For the sake of Encounters with Japanese

     ‘Comfort Women’ Victims,” Iwasaki Minoru, Chen Kuan-Hsing and

     Yoshimi Shunya eds., Cultural Studies de Yomitoku Asia, Serica

     Shobo, 108-31.


       Kinoshita, Naoko, 2011b, “Victimization of Japanese ‘Comfort

     Women’: Opinions and Redress Movements in the Early 1990s,” The

     Tokai Foundation for Gender Studies ed., Gender Studies, The Tokai

     Foundation for Gender Studies, (14): 89-113.


       Kinoshita, Naoko, 2009, “The Issue of Private Shelters which

     Supported DV Victims: Focusing on the Statements of Objections from

     Users,” Nihon Joseigaku Kenkyukai ed., Joseigaku Nenpou, (30): 43-