OZAWA, Wataru

College of Social Sciences, Professor

Professor Ozawa is studying Social inclusion of cultural minorities in Japan by the way of Action Research. Professor Ozawa is now conducting research projects on the following issues: 1) how to build a support network for foreign aged people, 2) how to build an education support network for foreign students, 3) how to build a multi-lingual internet site for foreign travelers in Kyoto.

Education and Professional Career

Ph.D program in Sociology Hitotsubashi University 1987-1991
Master of Law M.A program in Law & Political Science Chuo University 1985-1987
B.A in Sociology Hitotsubashi University 1985
B.A in Economics Hitotsubashi University 1979

Field of Specialization, Area of Research

Sociology; International comparative study on Volunteerism; Study on Cultural Minorities in Japan

Research Achievements

Academic papers

  • W.Ozawa,“ ‘Foreign Citizens’and Public Sphere in Japan”, Ritsumeikasansh Ronshu,Vol45-3, 2009, pp.43-52
  • W.Ozawa,“How to collaborate between Univ. and NGO to empower the Youth : A Challenge depending on the Data of Comparative Study on Volunteering Culture between Japan, Koreaand Canada”, The 6th ISTR Asian Pacific Regional Conference Proceeding(第6回国際第3部門学会亜洲太平洋区域年会論文集),13 pages, November 2009
  • W.Ozawa,”Citizenship education and Volunteering”,Tetsuro Kato & HirobumiKunihiro(ed.), Politics of the Age of Globalization, Houritsubunkasha,2008,pp.215-236. (in Japanese)
  • W.Ozawa, “Towards Multi-cultural Society”, Naoki Kato(ed.), Welfare and Contemporary Japan, Minerva Press, 2005.pp.165-173 (in Japanese)
  • W.Ozawa, Volunteerism and Civil Society, Yishikazu Sato(ed.), Culture and Humanity, Minerva Press, 2004.pp.151-168 (in Japanese)

Presentations

  • W.Ozawa “Support network for foreign students’ education by DAISY”, International Daisy Congress ‘Digital Books, Inclusion and the Market: New production perspectives’, 5th November, in Sao Paulo.
  • W.Ozawa“Support Network for the Elderly Foreigner: A New Movement of Korean Old Comers in Kyoto”, Conference on “Immigration in Multi-ethnic Contexts from International Perspectives”, December 2010, in Taipei
  • W.Ozawa,“Comparative study on Volunteerism of the Youth in Japan, Korea and Canada : Focusing on the Function of Mandatory Volunteer Program”, ISTR(International Society for Third-Sector Research) 9th International Conference, July 2010, in Istanbul
  • W.Ozawa,“How to collaborate between Univ. and NGO to empower the Youth : A Challenge depending on the Data of Comparative Study on Volunteering Culture between Japan, Korea and Canada”, The 6th ISTR Asian Pacific Regional Conference , November 2009, in Taipei
  • W.Ozawa,“‘Foreign Citizen’and Public Sphere in Japan”, International Conference on East Asian Public Sphere and Civil Society, September 2009 in Hsinchu

Publications

  • W.Ozawa(ed.), Cultural Sociology of Volunteering, Sekaishisousha, 2001. (in Japanese)

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