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Toyo University
Faculty of SociologyDepartment of Sociology
Job title
Associate Professor
Research funding number

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Professor, Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University
Apr 2011
Mar 2019
Associate Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Kansai university
Apr 2012
Mar 2017
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Human Sciences, Osaka University of Economics
Apr 2015
Mar 2016
Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University

Awards & Honors

Mar 2004
Winner, Prize Essay on the 20th Anniversary of JSICR, The Japan Society of Information and Communication Research
Winner: Morihiro Ogasahara
Aug 2007
Winner, Robert Picard Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Winner: Morihiro Ogasahara

Books etc

The Post-Mobile Society
Morihiro Ogasahara (Part:Joint Work, Chapter.13 News Shared on Social Media)
Sekaishisosha   Mar 2016   ISBN:4790716775

Published Papers

An analysis of blog readers’ behavior according to reader-perceived bloggers’ types during the 2007 Upper-House election campaign in Japan
OGASAHARA, Morihiro;;
第77号、pp.261-278    Jul 2010
Quantitative analysis on the model for media credibility formation on the Internet
OGASAHARA, Morihiro;;
第73号、pp.113-130    Jul 2008
Uses and gratification research using a typology of online communities: An exploratory study on Japanese and Korean students' communication behavior in online communities
OGASAHARA, Morihiro;
第18巻第2号、pp.21-37    Sep 2006
ISHII, Kenichi;OGASAHARA, Morihiro;
CYBERPSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIOR   Volume 10, Number 2, 252-257    Apr 2007
The Influence of A-list Political Blogs in the Japanese Blogosphere: a Content Analysis of Blogs in Japan's 2007 Upper House Election
おがさはら もりひろ;
Journal of Mass Communication Studies   第81号、87-104頁    Jul 2012

Research Grants & Projects

The research for the mechanism of emergence of filter bubble caused by communication via social media
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Morihiro Ogasahara
A comparative research for Internet election campaign in national elections
The Telecommunication Advance Foundation: Research Fund
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Morihiro Ogasahara
An empirical study for the motivation and the influence of usage of social filtering
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Morihiro Ogasahara


Apr 2005
Mar 2008
Socio-information and communication studies course, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2003
Mar 2005
Socio-Informatics, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology and Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo