Sociology of Education Chair consists of two courses:

Education and Culture Studies Course

  • Cultural sociology, historical sociology
  • Social research, empirical sociology
  • Media culture studies, library and information sciences

Comparative Educational Policy Studies Course

  • Comparative education
  • Educational administration
  • Cultural policy and community education

Prof. Hirotaka NANBU

Comparative education, higher education in East Asia


Prof. Mayuko SANO

Cultural policy, history of cultural exchange, cultural history of diplomacy


Prof. Takumi SATO

Mass communication and the public sphere, historical sociology of political education, comparative media studies in information societies

E-Mail: sato


Prof. Hitoshi SUGIMOTO

Comparative education, international educational relations, education in Southeast Asia, value education and curriculum



Prof. Takeshi OKABE

Sociology of education, sociology of crime and deviance, criminology


Assoc. Prof. Kenji HATTORI

Educational administration, higher education



Assoc. Prof. Rio TAKEUCHI

Sociology of education, historical sociology, sociology of culture


Assoc. Prof. Yusuke FUKUI

Library and information science, public libraries in Japan, intellectual freedom in libraries