Academic Staff

Contemporary Japan Major

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Contemporary Japan Major
PhD (Georgia State University)


Saori Yasumoto received a PhD in Sociology from Georgia State University, where she worked as a visiting lecturer until joining the G30 Human Sciences program at Osaka University. At Georgia State University, Saori assisted to coordinate the Georgia State University and Rikkyo University Faculty and Student International Exchange Program. While teaching in the United States, Saori developed her expertise and passion in pedagogical issues and practices. Saori has been involved in various programs related to teaching development, and she has previously been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching.


Research Interests:

Saori's research agenda includes topical issues relating to globalization, family, gender, culture and cognition, and cross-cultural/national research between Japan and the United States.



Saori teaches the following courses:

・ Academic Writing II

・ Contemporary Japan

・ International Education I

・ International Education II

・ Quantitative Methods


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