Brokered Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Winner of the 2004 Book Award in Social Science from the Association for Asian American Studies
In press. "Is Female to Male as Lightweight Cars are to Sports Cars? Gender Metaphors and Cognitive Schemas in Recessionary Japan" (chapter in Vehicles of Moral Imagination, edited by David Lipset and Richard Handler, Berghahn Books).
In Press. "Lightweight Cars and Women Drivers: The De/construction of Gender Metaphors in Recessionary Japan," (chapter in Capturing Contemporary Japan, edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda Roberts, and Susan Long, University of Hawai'i Press).
2012 Heartfelt Driving: Discourses on Manners, Safety, and Emotion in Japan's Era of Mass Motorization. The Journal of Asian Studies, v. 71: pp 171-192
2012 Drivers Education in Japan: Personality Tests and 'Road Rage' The Asia-Pacific Memo, Memo #158, May 24, 2012
2011 Harmonizing Cars and Humans in Japan's Era of Mass Automobility. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Vol 9, Issue 45 No 3
2009 Off with Their Heads! Resolving the ‘Garbage Problem’ of Autumn Leaves in Kawagoe, Japan published online at JapanFocus.org
2007 Adapting to Inequality: Negotiating Nikkei Identity in Contexts of Return. Creolization: History, Ethnography, Theory, edited by Charles Stewart. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press
2006 A Mean Spirited Sport: Japanese Brazilian Croquet in São Paulo’s Public Spaces. Anthropological Quarterly, v. 79, n. 4 (Fall): 609-632
2005 Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan’s Insider Minorities/ In The Blackwell Companion to the Anthropology of Japan, edited by Jennifer Robertson. London: Blackwell Publishing
2005 Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan’s Insider Minorities (expanded version) published online at JapanFocus.org
2003 Responsibility and the Limits of Identification In Doing Fieldwork in Japan, edited by Theodore C. Bestor, Patricia Steinhoff, and Victoria Lyon Bestor. Honolulu: Hawaii University Press
2003 Urashima Taro’s Ambiguating Practices: The Significance of Overseas Voting Rights for Elderly Japanese Migrants to Brazil/ In Searching for Home Abroad: Japanese Brazilians and Transnationalism, edited by Jeffrey Lesser. Durham: Duke University Press
- Interpreting Minority Experiences of Japan's March 2011 Triple Disasters
- Coconut Bullet Train: Ethnic Stereotype, Irony, and Japanese Brazilians
- Hoko onchi: Way-finding and the Emergence of Directional Tone-Deafness in Japan