Associate Professor
Emi Tamaki

My research interests include immigration, family, and health. I study these topics using Sociological methods. One of my current projects explores the determinants and consequences of immigrants' social, cultural, and economic ties with their countries of origin. I am also interested in the relationship between family and health.


Basic Seminar Ⅰ
Basic Seminar Ⅱ
Quantitative Sociology
Sociology of Population
International Migration
Advanced Seminar Ⅰ
Advanced Seminar Ⅱ
Graduation Thesis

Fields of Specialization

    • Sociology
    • Social Demography
    • International Migration
    • Family and Health


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  • 2016
    Associate Professor, the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University
  • 2013
    Assistant Professor, College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2013
    Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2010
    Visiting Scholar (NIH Project Research Assistant), Population Program, East-West Center, HI
  • 2008
    Shanahan Fellow, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, WA
  • 2006
    Research Assistant, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, WA
  • 2005
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, WA

Major Publications

  • Emi Tamaki. Forthcoming. "Globalization and Migrant Adaptation: Social Adaptation of Hamamatsu Japanese-Brazilians and Their Link to the Original Country" pp.228-245. in Junya Tsutsui, Kwang-Yeong Shin, and Haruka Shibata eds. Problems of East-Asian Societies in the Post-Industrialized Era. Minerva Press.
  • Shoko Konishi and Emi Tamaki. Forthcoming. "Pregnancy Intention and Contraceptive Use among Married and Unmarried Women in Japan." Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology.
  • Emi Tamaki. 2015. "Social Inclusion of Immigrants and Their Connection to the Original Country: A Focus on Remittances by Asian American Immigrants." pp.167-182. in Junri Sakurai, Tomoaki Eguchi, and Makoto Yoshida eds. Changes in Labor Society and Inequality and Exclusion. Minerva Press.
  • Ronald R. Rindfuss, Minja K. Choe, Noriko O. Tsuya, Larry L. Bumpass, Emi Tamaki.  2015. “Do Low Survey Response Rates Bias Results? Evidence from Japan.” Demographic Research, 32 (26): 797-828.
  • Seunghye Hong, Emily Walton, Emi Tamaki, and Janice A. Sabin. 2014. “Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders among Asian Americans: Nativity, Gender, and Sociodemographic Correlates.” Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5 (4): 353-363.
  • Emi Tamaki. 2014. “The Gendered Effects of Marriage on Health in Japan: Structure, Role Expectations, and Outcomes.” University of Tokyo Institute of Social Science, Discussion Paper Series (74): 1-22.
  • Emi Tamaki. 2011. “Continued Home Engagement among Latino and Asian Americans: Resources and Motivation.” International Migration Review, 45 (1): 148–173.
  • Emi Tamaki. 2010. “Employment, Income, and Health.” in Economic Transitions and Health of Japanese Brazilians in Hamamatsu City, pp.17-27.  A report submitted to Hamamatsu city, Japan.
  • Emi Tamaki. 2009. “The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan - Book Review.” Journal of East Asian Studies, 9 (2): 331-333.
  • Sara R. Curran and Emi Tamaki. 2008. “Population and Demography Issues in Southeast Asia.” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, pp.200-201. Oxford University Press.


  • Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) “The Effect of Marriage and Work on Women’s Health: Focus on International Migration.” Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, April 2015- March 2018
  • Co-Investigator, Scientific Research (A) “Trends in Marriage, Divorce, and Re-Marriage in Japan.” Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, April 2013- March 2018