The Changing Academic Profession in Japan

  • Akira Arimoto
  • William K. Cummings
  • Futao Huang
  • Jung Cheol Shin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Atsunori Yamanoi
    Pages 41-55
  3. Akihiro Asonuma, Hiroaki Urata
    Pages 57-77
  4. Masashi Fujimura
    Pages 103-118
  5. Hirotaka Nanbu, Tomomi Amano
    Pages 119-133
  6. Yusuke Hasegawa
    Pages 135-148
  7. Tsukasa Daizen
    Pages 149-167
  8. Masataka Murasawa
    Pages 185-196
  9. Futao Huang
    Pages 197-211
  10. Hirotoshi Yamasaki
    Pages 213-219
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 253-270

About this book


This volume provides an empirical and qualitative analysis of the nature and extent of the Japanese academic profession, with a special focus on the changes that occurred in the period between 1992 and 2007. Based on responses to two comprehensive surveys administered to faculty samples with a similar questionnaire, the book presents key aspects of the academic activities and views of Japanese faculty members. Divided into five sections, the book describes the changing social, economic and educational environment, academic organization and life, productivity, as well as the effects of the profession on society. The last section describes the Japanese academic profession as observed from the USA and Asia. In addition to its focus on empirical analysis, the book makes use of historical and comparative perspectives to explore the various aspects of the changes that have occurred in the academic profession in this non-English-speaking country.


1992 Carnegie Survey Japan Cap Survey 2007 Japan academic funding & allocation of research money in Japan changes in Japanese University Teacher's beliefs and attitudes changing environment of the Japanese academci profession changing governance patterns of higher education Japan changing working conditions of Japanese faculty members comparative analyses academic profession Japan Germany comparative overview of Japanese academic profession economic factors influencing Japanese faculty higher education reforms Japan historical overview of Japanese academic profession improving research productivity in Japan internationalization of Japan's academic profession mobility of Japanese academics social factors influencing Japanese faculty work-life balance Japanese faculty members

Editors and affiliations

  • Akira Arimoto
    • 1
  • William K. Cummings
    • 2
  • Futao Huang
    • 3
  • Jung Cheol Shin
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Institute for Higher EducationKurashiki Sakuyo UniversityKurashiki City, OkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Educational LeadershipThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Research Institute for Higher EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  4. 4.Department of EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

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