Global city Tokyo and the lives of university academics in Japan

Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Kaoru Sato, Ginko Kawano

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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


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