1992 Graduated from School of Human Sciences, Osaka University. 1994 Graduated from School of Law, Osaka University. 2003 Completed the coursework for the doctoral course, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University. 2003–2005 Assistant, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University (Research Associate, Center for Legal Dynamics of Advanced Market Societies, the 21st Century Center of Excellence Programme) 2005 Fulltime Instructor, Iwaki Meisei University
Major research areas
sociology of law, Ethnomethodology, Conversation analysis. Major focus is placed on studies in legal communication (e.g., jury deliberations and negotiation process for consumer contracts).