Global city Tokyo and the lives of university academics in Japan

Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Kaoru Sato, Ginko Kawano

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Although the relationship between cities and universities is a commonly discussed topic, the so-called world-class universities and global cities in East Asia do not always fit into one single cosmopolitan model. Focusing on the case of Tokyo and Japan, the authors of this chapter examine the mobility patterns, academic and social lives, and gender differences of university academics as representative knowledge workers. Using original survey results, the authors initially create a hierarchical structure of academic mobility patterns in Japan and subsequently argue that Tokyo, as the capital of Japan, is a centre of intellectual network through its education and training function.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHigher Education in Asia
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameHigher Education in Asia
    ISSN (Print)2365-6352
    ISSN (Electronic)2365-6360


    • Academic Association
    • City District
    • Global City
    • Knowledge Worker
    • Local City

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education


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