Naoko Soma was a visiting professor at University of Toronto, Centre for Global Social Policy, Department of Sociology in 2022. She is a professor at International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan. After doctoral course of Advanced Social and International Studies at the University of Tokyo in 2005, she was a research fellow (PD) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2005 to 2007. She has worked at Yokohama National University since 2007. Her research interests are comparative care and family policy in East Asia, multi-responsibilities of social care, and statistics of social care and caring democracy. She has published papers and books in Japanese and English on childcare, double-care (multi-responsibilities of care) and family policy in Japan and South Korea.