Tsuyako Nakamura is an associate professor in the Faculty of Global Communications of Doshisha University. Her specialty is women’s labor issues in the U.S. and Japan. Currently she conducts research on the issues with Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
She studied at Monterey Institute of International Studies in California as a Rotary International student (M.A. in translation, 1990). She has experienced working at a resort hotel in Hawaii, a conference interpreter, in-house translator, and part-time lecturer at higher institutions, including Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts and Graduate School of Literary Studies. She finished her Ph.D. course of the Graduate School of American Studies at Doshisha University, and studied at the Graduate School of Sociology of the University of California, Santa Barbara (exchange program in 1996-1997).
She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Harvard University (2009-2010). Among her publications include co-authored books, America Ryuugaku eno Shotai (or Your Beautiful College Life in America, Sekai Shisosha, 2002), Danjo Kyodo no Shokuba dukuri (or Creating Gender Equal Workplace, (Minerva Publishing, 2004/2008), Work/life Balance and Management (Minerva Publishing, 2018), and co-translated work Saiko no Shokuba, (Minerva Publishing, 2012: The Great Workplace by Burchell and Robin, Jossey-Bass, 2011).
She has served for various councils and committees related to gender equality and work/life balance. She was the first-year mentor/chaperone for TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Initiative 2013 by the U.S. Embassy, and has been serving as coordinator for Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren)’s women’s empowerment program, supported by U.S. Consulate General Osaka.