Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Research on the processes of change in the modern family and folk culture accompanying urbanization. Research regions include Japan and Korea.
Anthropological approach to science and technology (STS: Social studies of science and technology), social anthropology of contemporary institutions like laboratories, hospitals and organizations, cognition and learning theory, comparative religious studies.
Anthropology of media and image, proposed here not as a subfield of sociocultural anthropology, but as a new kind of anthropology of Nature which embraces classic and contemporary anthropologies, text and image-based medias, everyday life and ontological concerns.
Anthropological and historical research of South Asia, with an emphasis on caste and religion; democratization and social change; and south Asian paths of development.
Theoretical research related to culture, society and civil society, social anthropological research related to knowledge, economy, group classifications and language. Research areas include the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe (in particular the Buryatskayan Republic in the Russian Federation).
Development Anthropology and Human Security Studies. My expertise is in social development research and agricultural villages in developing nations, beginning with social research done in Africa. My interest is in social system engineering, and would like to invoke that knowledge in debates about "human security".
Anthropology of Southeast Asia and East Asia. Interests include race, ethnicity and phenomena related to religion. My expertise is in ethnography of contemporary Chinese society in the minor islands of Southeast Asia.
Politics and development of Latin American countries.
Social and Cultural Anthropology, including anthropological research in group classifications, ritual, language use, Nepalese and Himalayan ethnic group related ethnography.
Anthropological and sociological approach to institutional religions, Theravāda Buddhism in Myanmar(Burma).