Associate Professor

Sachiko Horiguchi, Ph.D.


Faculty Director of Gen. Ed. and General Studies

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Areas of Expertise

Professor Horiguchi is a socio-cultural and medical anthropologist whose geographical focus has been on Japan.

Teaching Interests

Professor Horiguchi has taught General Education courses on youth and cultural diversity as well as specialized courses in the anthropology of Japan and medical anthropology.


Professor Horiguchi's research interests lie in youth mental health issues as well as the impact of globalization on education in contemporary Japan. She has conducted ethnographic research on hikikomori (social withdrawal) since 2001. She has also conducted research on foreign language education in contemporary Japan, global flows of knowledge on Japan, medical anthropology education in Japan, as well as emerging multiculturalism in Japan.

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