Professor Takehiko Kariya is Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and the Department of Sociology, and Faculty Fellow at St. Antony’s College at University of Oxford.
Professor Kariya obtained his PhD in sociology at Northwestern University. He came to Oxford in 2008 from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Tokyo, where he had been a professor of sociology of education until 2009.
His main areas of research are in sociology of education, social stratification, school-to-work transition, educational and social policies, and social changes in postwar Japan.
His recent publication is Education Reform and Social Class in Japan (Routledge, 2013). He has also published 15 single authored books in Japanese, including, Kaisouka Nihon to Kyouiku Kiki (Education in Crisis and Stratified Japan), Kyouiku Kaikaku no Gensou (Illusion of Education Reform), Kyouiku no Seiki (The Century of Education), and Kyouiku to Byoudou (Education and Equlity), and many newspaper and journal articles as well. He was appointed to a member of the Central Council of Education in the Ministry of Education, Japan in 2005-06.