Robert is an associate professor at Ritsumeikan University. He completed his doctorate in sociology at the University of California-Davis in the United States. In his research, he uses qualitative methods to study the incorporation of Japanese Peruvian immigrants into Japanese society.
For spring 2013, students in undergraduate classes on Immigration, International Migration, and Race and Ethnicity in the Modern World posted on the blog. For fall 2013, undergraduate and graduate classes on Race and Ethnicity, Nationalism, and International Sociology will be posting on the blog.