Prof. Mari Osawa, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 1994/1995

Mari Osawa is an associate professor at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She was a guest professor at the East Asian Institute at the Free University of Berlin and at the Faculty for Gender and Development Studies of the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. Osawa is also the president of the Committee for Gender Impact Assessment and Evaluation of Public Policies of the Council for Gender Equality of the Cabinet Office of Japan.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative gender analysis of social policies
  • Welfare state and the sociological and gender perspective
  • Operating company, corporate culture and gender in Japan

Selected Publications
Osawa, Mari, Hiroki Sato and Charles Weathers. 2001. ‘Atypical’ and ‘Irregular’ Labour in Contemporary Japan. Social Science Japan Journal 4 (2): 159–223.

Osawa, Marie. 2000.Government Approaches to Gender Equality in the Mid-1990s. Social Science Japan Journal 3 (1): 3–19.

Osawa, Mari. 1997. Abschied von der Betriebsgesellschaft? Die Herausbildung der betriebszentrierten Gesellschaft und der vergeschlechtlichten Sozialpolitik in Japan. In Getrennte Welten, gemeinsame Moderne? ed. by Ilse Lenz and Mae Michiko. 271–315. Opladen: Leske und Budrich.

Osawa, Mari. 1993. Feminization of Employment in Japan. Annals of the Institute of Social Science 34: 47–70.