Title Assistant Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)
Division Education
Research Field Sociology of Education & Anthropology of Education
Undergraduate Program
Graduate School Program (Main) Education (Master's Program, Doctoral Program)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Immigrant and Education
Educational Support of Minority Students
Border Crossing and Multicultural Co-exixtence

Publications/Major Achievements
  • McGuire, J. M. & Tokunaga, T. (2020) Co-constructing Belonging: ‘Voluntary Separation’ in Deaf and Immigrant Education in Japan. Japanese Studies, 40(3), pp291-311.
  • Douthirt-Cohen, B. & Tokunaga, T. (2020) “Is He Allowed to Have a Crush on You?”: Interrupting Adultism in Fieldwork with Youth. Ethnography and Education, 15(2), pp207-221.
  • Tokunaga, T. (2018) Learning to Belong in the World: An Ethnography of Asian American Girls. Singapore : Springer
  • Yonezawa, A., Kitamura Y., Yamamoto, B. & Tokunaga, Y. (Eds) (2018) Japanese Education in a Global Age:Sociological Reflections and Future Directions. Singapore: Springer
  • Tokunaga, T. (2016) ‘We Dominate the Basement!’: How Asian American Girls Construct a Borderland Community. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29(9), pp1086-1099.
  • Imagining Homes in the Deterritorialized World: Use of Media and Popular Culture among Asian American Girls. Intercultural Education (40)/pp.70-84 (In Japanese)
  • Tokunaga, T. (2011) ‘I’m Not Going to Be in Japan Forever’: How Filipina Immigrant Youth in Japan Construct the Meaning of Home. Ethnography and Education, 6(2), pp179-193.
Scientific Membership

The Japan Society of Educational Sociology
Intercultural Education Society of Japan
Japanese Educational Research Association
Japan Comparative Education Society
Comparative and International Education Society
American Educational Studies Association
American Anthropological Association
Association for Asian Studies

Social and Outreach Activity
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