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Hitotsubashi University
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Job title
Doctor (Sociology)(The University of Tokyo)

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 1984
Mar 1988
Assistant, Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo
Apr 1988
Sep 1991
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Oct 1991
Mar 1999
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
Aug 1993
Feb 1995
Visiting Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles,
Apr 1999
Mar 2000
Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University


Mar 1979
Faculty of Literature, The University of Tokyo

Published Papers

The Urban Restructuring Process in Tokyo in the 1980s : Transforming Tokyo into a World City
町村 敬志
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research   16(1)    Apr 1992   [Refereed]
Takashi Machimura
109(2) 191-209   Feb 1993
Takashi Machimura
110(2) 255-273   Aug 1993
Japanese Sociological Review   44(4) 52-66   Apr 1994   [Invited]
Between State and Capital: Third Sector Organizational Development in Tokyo. (jointly worked)
町村 敬志、James O'Leary
Comparative Politics   27(3)    Apr 1995

Books etc

Frontier of Urban Sociology, 1 Structure,Space and Methoddogy
Apr 1992   
The Structural Change of a Global City: Urban Restructuring in Tokyo
Apr 1994   
Strangers in Los Angeles
Apr 1999   
Sociology of Cities (jointly worked)
Oct 2000   
Constructing Postwar Development at Multiple Levels: The Sakuma Dam Project and Its Regional Cosequences (Editing and Writing)
Apr 2006   

Conference Activities & Talks

Narrating a 'Development' Story: Power and Discourse in the Politics of the Spectacular Event.
町村 敬志
World Congress of Sociology   Apr 1998   
"Living in a Multi-racial city: Historical Experiences of Japanese in Los Angeles"
町村 敬志
Oxford Kobe Seminars, The International Symposium on Immigration Policy in Japan, EU and North America   Apr 2001   
"Hidden Politics of Cultural and Political Representation in a Public Park"
町村 敬志
Dialogic Conference, Globalization and Civic Space: Cities, Community Life and the Public Sphere   Aug 2005   
"From a declining global city to a competitive mega-cuty?: Tokyo in the "lost Decade" and its aftermath"
町村 敬志
International Conference“Restructuring and Competitiveness of Major City-Regions in Northeast Asia"   Aug 2006   
"Evaluation and Certification as an Institutional Basis of Civic Mobilization:Urban Governance and Power Structure in Neo-liberal Tokyo"
町村 敬志
International Sociological Association, Research Committee 21, International Conference   Aug 2007   

Research Grants & Projects

Historical Sociology of Developmentalism
Project Year: May 1949   
Globalization and Urban Change
Project Year: May 1949   
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 1995 - Mar 1997
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 1999 - Mar 2002
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2005