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Dilemmas of AdulthoodJapanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance$

Nancy Rosenberger

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824836962

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824836962.001.0001

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(p.x) Major Characters

(p.x) Major Characters

Source:
Dilemmas of Adulthood
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press

Chapter number

Age in 1993

Age in 1994

Education

Occupation Single/Married

Childhood residency

Singlehood residency

Residency in 2004

Father’s occupation

Marriage age

Age at first child

Number of children

Husband’s occupation

Living with parents or in-laws

CHAPTER 2

Ito-san

29

40

4-yr. university

Translation agency

Regions

Regions

Tokyo

Salaryman

Single in 2004

Kawai-san

26

37

HS graduate

Retirement home

Morioka

Morioka

Morioka

Construction

Single in 2004

CHAPTER 3

Successful Singles

Baba-san

34

45

4-yr. university

Translator/interpreter

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

Single in 2004

Sato-san

37

48

4-yr. university

Advertising agent/business owner

Morioka

Morioka

Morioka

Doctor (deceased)

Single in 2004

Lives with mother part-time

Struggling Singles

Nishikawa-san

31

42

4-yr. teaching university

Teacher

Morioka

Morioka

Morioka

Salaryman

Single in 2004

Shimizu-san

31

42

4-yr. teaching university

Teacher

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

Single in 2004

Living with parents

(p.xi) Struggling, Crashing Singles

Shiga-san

32

43

Masters

Nurse

Regional city

Tokyo

Salaryman

Single in 2004

Nakajima-san

31

42

4-yr. university

Medical technician

Morioka

Morioka

Morioka

Doctor (deceased)

Single in 2004

Lives with mother

Negishi-san

31

42

Jr. college

Actress/Secretary/Kindergarten teacher

Regional city

Tokyo

Regional city

Government worker

Single in 2004

Hasegawa-san

32

43

Jr. college

Piano teacher

Village

Village

Village

Farmer

Single in 2004

Lives with parents

Horikawa-san

33

44

Nursing school

Nurse (quit)

Village

Morioka

Morioka

Poet

Single in 2004

CHAPTER 4

Spoiled Husbands

Yamamura-san

32

43

Jr. college

Single secretary/married housewife

Tokyo

Tokyo

Osaka

Salaryman

35

No kids

Salesman

Kato-san

25

36

Jr. college

Single dorm mother, print technician/Married part-time acctg.

Regional city

Morioka

Tokyo

Salaryman

35

No kids

Government worker

(p.xii) Kojima-san

32

43

HS graduate

Telephone operator

Morioka

Morioka

Tokyo

Salaryman

35

No kids

Government worker

Romantics

Morioka

Salaryman

33

No kids

Salesman

Sugimura-san

32

43

4-yr. pharmacy university

Pharmacist

Village

Morioka

Kurokawa-san

32

43

HS graduate

Telephone operator

Morioka

Village

Shop owner

37

No kids

Shop worker

DINKS

Village

Construction worker

41

Salesman

Lives in village with parents

Yanagi-san

24

35

Masters

Think-tank researcher

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

31

No kids

Salaryman

CHAPTER 5

Planners

Minami-san

33

44

4-yr. university

Translator coordinator

Regional city

Tokyo

Regional city

Salaryman

35

36

1 son

Professor

Akai-san

31

42

Jr. college

Secretary

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

33

34

1 daughter

Banker

Lives with in-laws

(p.xiii) Cocooners

Sasaki-san

29

40

Jr. college

Single librarian/Married doesn’t work

Morioka

Tokyo

Teacher

33

34

1 son

Government worker

Oyama-san

29

40

4-yr teaching university

Single travel agent, teacher/married not working

Morioka

Tokyo/Morioka

Sendai

Salaryman

31

32

2 sons

Judge

Mori-san

35

46

HS graduate

Single resort manager/married not working

Village

Village

Sendai

Farmer

37

38

1 son

Sushi chef

Caretakers

Ishii-san

29

40

2-year Jr. college/Vocational training

Single assistant apparel dept in private school/Married not working

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

31

32

1 son 1 daughter

Policeman

Living with parents since 1997

Inoue-san

31

42

Jr. college

Single secretary/Married not working

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

33

34

1 daughter

Banker

(p.xiv) CHAPTER 6

Full-Time Working Mothers: Tokyo & Morioka

Matsui-san

34

45

Jr. college

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

37

40

1 son

Banker

Yamada-san

31

42

4-yr teaching university

Teacher

Village

Morioka

Morioka

Farmer

38

39

1 daughter

Computer Salesman

Kawahara-san

34

45

4-yr university

Teacher

Regional city

Regional city

Village

Salaryman

38

42

1 son

Teacher

Full-Time Working Mothers: The Village

Shimura-san

20

31

HS graduate

Local government worker

Village

Village

Village

Government wkr/Mother worked

22

27

1 son

Local government worker

Kawaguchi-san

30

41

HS graduate

Retirement home

Village

Village

Village

Farmer

31

32

2 sons

Local government worker

Takahashi-san

26

37

4-yr welfare university

Retirement home

Village

Village

Village

Farmer

27 (divorced/remarried)

27

2 sons

Farmer

Part-Timers: Family Workers

Hashimoto-san

25

36

Family business

Salaryman

25

3 children

Farmer/factory worker

Uchimura-san

22

33

HS graduate

Family business

Morioka

Morioka

Tokyo

Family Business

Late 20s

30

1 son

Family business

(p.xv) Nakamura-san

28

39

4-yr university

Single museum guide/married Family business

Morioka

Morioka

Regional city

Doctor (deceased)

34

36

2 daughters

Dentist

Part-Timers: Artists

Murai-san

25

36

Correspondence university

Single wedding planner/married Pianist

Morioka

Morioka

Morioka

Musician/mother musician

26

31

1 daughter

Government worker

Takagi-san

29

40

4-yr university

Piano teacher

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Salaryman

31

33

1 daughter

Salaryman

Nakata-san

24

35

4-yr university

Dance teacher

Morioka

Tokyo

Morioka

Salaryman

28

31

1 daughter

Banker

Organic Farmer

Tsuchiya-san

26

37

4-yr university

Organic Farmer

Regions

Morioka

Village

Christian minister

28

29

2 daughters 1 son

Organic Farmer

(p.xvi)