Roger Goodman


Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies 

Faculty / College Address:

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies


Research Interests:

  • Social anthropology of Japan and South Korea
  • Education and social welfare in East Asia

Current Projects:

  • Higher Education Reform in Japan

Courses Taught:

  • Social anthropology of Japan

Recent Publications:

  • Japan's "international youth": the emergence of a new class of schoolchildren, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1990; reissued in Clarendon Paperbacks 1993
  • Kikokushijo: Atarashii Tokkensô no Shutsugen (trans. Nagashima Nobuhiro and Shimizu Satomi), Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten 1992
  • with K. Refsing (eds.), Ideology and practice in modern Japan, London: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series 1992
  • with I. Neary (eds.), Case studies on human rights in Japan (Japan Library), Kent: Curzon Press 1996
  • with G. White and H.-J. Kwon (eds.), The East Asian welfare model: welfare Orientalism and the State, London and New York: Routledge 1998
  • Children of the Japanese State: the changing role of child protection institutions in contemporary Japan, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2000
  • Family and Social Policy in Japan: Anthropological Approches (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)
  • with C. Peach, A. Takenaka and P. White (eds.), Global Japan: The Experience of Japan's New Minorities and Overseas Communities (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).
  • with N. Iwasaki, C. Peach, T. Miyajima and K. Yui, (eds.), Kaigai ni okeru Nihonjin, Nihon no naka no Gaikokujin (Japanese Overseas and Foreigners in Japan) (Kyoto: Showado, 2003)
  • with D. Phillips (eds), Can the Japanese Reform Their Education System? (Oxford: Symposium Books, 2003)
  • with J. Eades and Y. Hada (eds), The 'Big Bang' in Japanese Higher Education: The 2004 Reforms and the Dynamics of Change (Melbourne: Transpacific Press, 2005)
  • Goodman, Roger and Harper, Sarah (eds), Ageing in Asia: Asia's Position in the New Global Demography ( Routledge: London) 2007

Photograph of Roger Goodman