1981, L.L.B., Kyoto University
1983, L.L.M., Kyoto University
1994, Ph.D., Government, Cornell University
(Chair: Peter J. Katzenstein, Theodore J. Lowi, T.J.Pempel)
1994- Professor, Kobe University, Faculty of Law
1987-1994 Associate Professor, Kobe University, Faculty of Law
1992 Part-time Lecturer, St.Catherine's College (Oxford University) Kobe Institute
1992-1994 Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University Department of Government
1995-2003 Visiting Professor, Stanford Japan Center
2000-2001 Adjunct Professor, University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Science Research
Selected Publications and Papers
- Disparaged Success: Labor Politics in Postwar Japan, Cornell University Press, 1998.
- "The Rise of Non-Market Training Regimes: Germany and Japan Compared," Journal of Japanese Studies, 25-1, 1999.