HIRAI Shoko received Ph.D. (2002) in Japanese Studies from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies. She was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 1999 to 2005. In 2007, she became a member of Kobe University.
Fields of Specialization
- HIRAI Shoko and Herawati Kurniawan 2010 Foreword to the Cross-Cultural Marriage Research
in Bangkok, in FUJII Masaru ed., Cross-cultural Marriage in East Asia: Japanese –Thai
Marriage and its Comparison, Kobe University
- HIRAI Shoko 2013. Rethinking Theories and Realities of the ‘Ie’ in Japan, TAKAHASHI
Motoyasu ed., Finding ‘Ie’ in Western Society?: Historical empirical study for the
paralleling and contrasting between Japan and Europe, pp.29-61, Matsuyama
- Ochiai Emiko and Hirai Shoko eds., (forthcoming) , Japanizing Japanese Families: Regional Diversity and the Emergence of a National Family Model through the Eyes of Historical Demography, Brill.