Japanese Male Professors on American College Campuses: A Comparative Study of Conflict Management

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Using statistical analysis the book shows how male Japanese professors in American colleges handle themselves in the classroom. The study is based on surveys. It shows that the length of stay in America impacts the way male Japanese professors resolve conflict. There is also a lengthy comparison between female and male professors.


“One outcome that emerged from this data is that there is a direct correlation between the amount of time the Japanese male professors spent in America and their conflict management style… this book highlights that context plays a role in how people handle conflict situations.”

-Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Columbia University

"Hamada's exceptionally well-written book contributes to the process of raising awareness of how cultural norms impact intercultural interactions. The volume is an invaluable resource for both educators and practitioners in the fields of intercultural communication, language education, and organizational communication."

-Prof. Justin Carlebois,
Aichi Shukutoku University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Beth Fisher-Yoshida




Chapter One – Background: Japan and Japanese in the “Global Village”

Chapter Two – Culture and Society: Communication, Conflict, and Management Styles

Chapter Three – Research Approaches to Studying Conflict Resolution and Management
Chapter Four – Summary of the Survey of Responses
Chapter Five – Results of the Analysis of the Data

Chapter Six – Gender-Related Personality Traits and Conflict Resolution and Management Styles: Comparison Between Male and Female Professors

Chapter Seven – Conclusion: Summary, Suggestions and Implications

Appendix – The Survey



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