MORI, Mototaka

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MORI, Mototaka
Waseda University
Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences School of Culture, Media and Society
Job title
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)(Waseda University), Master of Arts(Waseda University)
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Academic & Professional Experience

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Apr 1975
Mar 1979
School of Education; Department of Social Sciences, Waseda University
Apr 1979
Mar 1985
Sociology, Graduate School of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Waseda University

Published Papers

Future Structure of the Life-World -As an inevitable consequence of the «peer-to-peer»
Mototaka MORI
SocietàMutamentoPolitica   6(12) 81-95   Dec 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
同時性の誇張と圧縮 -音楽の言語性と身体性
森 元孝
社会学史研究   (37) 47-58   Jun 2015
Discrepancy of Japanese Well-Being: Reconsidering 'Japan' with Shintaro Ishihara
Mototaka MORI
Interdisciplinary Aspects of Well-Being in Changing Societies、Proceedings of the 12th Meeting German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences   88-109   Nov 2014
Musical Foundation of Interaction : Music as Intermediary Medium
Mototaka MORI
Michael Barber, Jochen Dreher (eds.), The Interrelation of Phenomenology, Social Sciences and the Arts, Springer/New York.   267-277   Nov 2013
Person als Medium – Eine pragmatisch-phänomenologische Alternative zur Systemtheorie
Mototaka MORI
Lebenswelt und Lebensform: Zum Verhältnis von Phänomenologie und Pragmatismus (Hersgeben von Joachim Renn, Gerd Sebald, Jan Weyand), Velbrück; Auflage: 1., Aufl.   192-205   May 2012

Books etc

森 元孝
東信堂   Apr 2015   ISBN:978-4-7989-1278-3
森 元孝
東信堂   Oct 2014   ISBN:978-4798912578
森 元孝
東信堂   Sep 2007   ISBN:978-4887137875
森 元孝
株式会社 東信堂   Jan 2001   ISBN:978-4887133822

Conference Activities & Talks

An innocent imagination of the “Society 5.0” ―Some tragic consequences of digitalization of bank services in Japan [Invited]
Mototaka MORI
The 30th Anniversary of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences: Symposium -The Digital Challenge in Germany and Japan in Comparison: Opportunities, Risks and Dgital Cooperation   19 Jun 2019   German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences
Mototaka Mori
IV. Conference of The International Alfred Schutz Circle for Phenomenology and Interpretive Social Science   3 May 2018   University of Konstanz
Constitutional ordering and everyday life in Japan: Reconsidering on a consequence of rationalized traditionalism [Invited]
Mototaka MORI
International Symposium: Crisis of Democracy? Chances, Risks, and Challenges - A comparison between Japan (Asia) and Germany (Europe)   15 Mar 2018   apl. Prof Dr. Carmen Schmidt, School for Culture and Social Sciences, University of Osnabrueck
Discrepancies of Japanese Well-being -Reconsidering ‘Japan’ with Shintaro Ishihara
12th Meeging of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences   22 May 2013   
Medium and Situation
The 29th Meeging of the Japan Society of Phenomenology and Social Sciences   2 Dec 2012   

Research Grants & Projects

Voter Panel Research for Temporal Structures of the Governor of Tokyo
Amain aim of this research study is on an empirical reconstruction of social figure of the present Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Shintaro ISHIHARA. Each questionnaire is mainly constructed of five variables-groups : 1) on ISHIHARA as novelist, 2) as...
Populism and Localism -Resources of Assimilation and Integration in Tokyo
This research was intended to describe and reconstruct empirically a relation between the social image of Mr.Ishihara, the Governor of Tokyo, and the generations' feelings of voters. Mr.Ishihara got 3 million votes in the Tokyo Gubernatorial Elect...
Mr. Aoshima's Administration of Tokyo
This report describes a new tendency of political situation in today's Japan with some empirical research data about the voting behavior at the gubernatorial election of Tokyo, and proposes newly a theoretical concept of 'representative public sph...
A Study of Social Movement in the city of Zushi
My research results consist of two parts. The first part are the hearing-data about some key-persons, who had taken part in the social movement in Zushi in 1993-94. The second part are the data by mail survey (about 1626 samples ; response rate 34...
(1)There are many Schutz's former books in Konstanz University on which Schutz made important annotations. This research project has three aims ; (i)to preserve these important annotations on microfilm, all of which were written by pencil and are ...