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Sachiko Sone


  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.16, Social Sciences Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 22 Citations
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Personal profile


Sachiko coordinated and taught Japanese language units at all levels for 20 years at UWA. She was awarded a PhD in Japanese History by UWA in 2001.

Her co-edited book, titled An Enduring Friendship: Western Australia and Japan-Past, Present and Future, the first book of this kind in WA, was published in 2009, including 3 chapters by her on the Japanese migrants in Western Australia.

Future research

Identity and citizenship among Japanese migrants in Western Australia

Funding overview

UWA research grant 2006
The SUMITOMO research grant 2007
RioTinto,BHP Billiton,Mitsubishi cooperation,The Parliament of Western Australia, Chamber of
Mineral and Energy of Western Australia 2008
UWA-University of Queensland Bilateral research Collaboration Award 2011

Current projects

*A collaborative research project between UWA and The University of Queensland on conventional and non-conventional family structure in contemporary Japan
*Identity and agency among Japanese transnational migrants in Western Australia


*Social and economic history of Japanese women
*Japanese migration with particular attention to transnational migrants in Asia and Australia




  • Japanese migrants in Western Australia
  • Migration and migrant communities in Asia and Australia
  • Social and economic history of Japanese women

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economic history Social Sciences
social history Social Sciences
miner Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
migration Social Sciences
historian Social Sciences
gender role Social Sciences
song Social Sciences

Research Output 2000 2015

Transnational Japanese women and family space in Western Australia

Thang, L. L. & Sone, S., 2015, Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan. Aoyama, T., Dales, L. & Dasgupta, R. (eds.). UK: Routledge, p. 120-133

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Freedom Found? The Later-life Transnational Migration of Japanese Women to Western Australia and Thailand

Thang, L. L., Sone, S. & Toyota, M., 2012, In : Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. 21, 2, p. 239-262

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

(Re)Engagements for a new Life: mature Japanese women living in Western Australia

Thang, L. L. & Sone, S., 2011, In : Journal for Japanese Studies. 14, p. 45-65

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

An Enduring Friendship: Western Australia and Japan - Past, Present and Future

Black, D. & Sone, S., 2009, Western Australia: The University of Western Australia.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Projects 2006 2011

Configurations of Conventional & Non Conventional Family Arrangements in Japan

Dasgupta, R., Dales, L., Nakamatsu, T., Stickland, L., Sone, S., Aoyama, T., Low, M., Hashimoto, K., Uchiyama, A. & Denman, J.

University of Western Australia


Project: Research