Japanese Education in a Global Age

Sociological Reflections and Future Directions

  • Akiyoshi Yonezawa
  • Yuto Kitamura
  • Beverley Yamamoto
  • Tomoko Tokunaga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Yuto Kitamura, Beverley A. Yamamoto, Tomoko Tokunaga
    Pages 1-10
  3. How Have Japan’s Education Policies Been Discussed by Social Scientists?

  4. What Contemporary Challenges is Japan’s Education Facing?

  5. How Does Japan’s Sociology of Education Go Beyond the National Boundary?

About this book


This book highlights recent education research on Japan based on sociological and other related approaches to historical developments and accomplishments. Written primarily by members of the Japan Society of Educational Sociology, it brings to light concerns and viewpoints that have grown out of the Japanese educational context. By focusing on uniquely Japanese educational research phenomena, the book offers international readers new insights and contributes to the international debate on education. It may help sociologists and social scientists outside Japan gain a deeper understanding of ongoing changes in education in Japan as well as its historical and structural contexts.


education in Japan educational reform youth culture Japanese youth social sciences in Japan Japanese public education School-To-Work Transition Sociological Studies in Japan Multiculturalism in Japan Internationalization of Japanese Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Akiyoshi Yonezawa
    • 1
  • Yuto Kitamura
    • 2
  • Beverley Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Tomoko Tokunaga
    • 4
  1. 1.International Strategy OfficeTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Human SciencesOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of International CommunicationGunma Prefectural Women’s UniversityTamamuraJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1527-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1528-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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