Fostering critical thinking and broad horizons


Hitotsubashi Researchers Information:
Graduate School of Social Sciences


Institute for the Study of Global Issues:

Major Field

Southeast Asian Studies, Ethnography of Foodways, Fieldwork Education

Key Words

Environmentalism, Cultural Diversity, Global Commons, Food and Foodways


Ph.D. in Philippine Studies (University of the Philippines)
Major Publications
a. Books
Conserving Biodiversity for Cultural Diversity: A Multi-sited Ethnography of Sea Cucumber Wars, Tokai University Press, 2013.2.28

Flows and Movements in Southeast Asia: New Approaches to Transnationalism, New edition, ISHIKAWA, Noboru (ed.), Kyoto University Press, 2011 (What trepang teach us: Lessons from trepang trade networks between Malaysia and the Philippines, 140-162, co-authored )

Transborder Governance of Forests, Rrivers and Seas, DE JONG, Wil., Denyse SNELDER, and Noboru Ishikawa (ed.), Earthscan, 2010 (Circumventing the sea cucumber war: Self-regulation of sea cucumber fisheries in Rishiri Island, Japan, 99-114, co-authored )

Food and Foodways in Asia: Resource, Tradition and Cooking, CHEUNG, Sidney, and Chee-Beng TAN (ed.), Routledge, 2007 (amako and iriko: Historical overview on holothuria (sea cucumber) exploitation, management and trade in Japan, 23-36, co-authored )

Current Issues in Philippine Linguistics and Anthropology: Parangal kay Lawrence A. Reid, LIAO, Hsiu-chuan and Carl R. Galvez RUBINO (ed.), The Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines, 2005 (Whisper of the palms: Etic and emic perspectives in comparative linguistics, 115-123, co-authored )

The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, ADELAAR, Alexander and Nikolaus HIMMELMAN (ed.), Routledge/Curzon Press, 2005 (Sama (Bajau), 377-396, co-authored )

Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management, LOVATELLI, Alessandro, Chantal CONAND, Steven PURCELL, Sven UTHICKE, Jean-Francois HAMEL, Annie MERCIER (ed.), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2004 (The status of sea cucumber fisheries and trade in Japan: Past and present, 39-47, co-authored )

Research Writing in Japan, MATHEWS, Peter and AKAMINE Jun (ed.), National Museum of Ethnology, 2004 (co-edited and authored )

The Historical and Typological Development of Western Austronesian Voice Systems, WOUK, Fay and Malcome M. D. ROSS (ed.), Pacific Linguistics, 2002 (The Sinama derived transitive construction, 355-366, co-authored )

Bisayan Knowledge: Movement and Identity, USHIJIMA Iwao and Cynthia Neri ZAYAS (ed.), Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines, 2000 (Sea cucumbers from the coral reefs to the world market, 222-244, edited and authored )

b. Journals
・“Alternative product forms, consumer packaging and extracted derivatives of tropical sea cucumbers”, SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin,   , Vol. 34, 47-52 (co-authored with Purcell S.W., Choo P.S., Akamine J., Fabinyi M)

・“Reconsidering blast fishing within a world system: A civil war and economic development in the southern Philippines”, Journal of Chinese Dietary Culture,   , Vol. 9, No. 1, 77-111

・“Whale meat foodways in the contemporary Japan: From fish sausages in the 1960s to whale tongue dishes in the 1990s”, Sidney Cheung (ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Food and Heritage: A Perspective of Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, January 3-5, at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum,   , 76-91, Chinese University, Hong Kong

・“Intangible food heritage: Dynamics of whale meat foodways in contemporary Japan”, Senri Ethnographical Studies,   , Vol. 83, 215-227

・“Trepang and lalipan: A linguistic note towards the reconstruction of social history of maritime Southeast Asia”, Hakusan Review of Anthropology,   , Vol. 13, 35-41

・“Challenging ‘boom and bust’ market pressures: Development of self-managed sea cucumber conservation in Rishiri Island, Hokkaido, Japan”, Biosphere Conservation,   , Vol. 9, No. 2, 1-12

・“The politics of sea cucumber foodways heritage: Fishery network and marine resources conservation in Japan”, LIRA, Sergio, Rogerio AMOEDA, Cristina PINHEIRO, Joao PINHEIRO, and Fernando OLIVEIRA (ed.), Sharing Cultures 2009: International Conference on Intangible Heritage, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal,   , 139-147

・“Who is to be blamed? Socio-cultural notes on blast fishing in the Spratly Islands”, Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium,   , 1427-1433, Japanese Coral Reef Society

・“Role of the trepang traders in the depleting resource management”, Senri Ethnographical Studies,   , Vol. 67, 259-278

・“International intervention is not the only way to save depleting resources”, Journal of Chinese Dietary Culture,   , Vol. 1, No. 2, 1-30, Foundation of Chinese Dietary Culture

・“Trepang exploitation in the Philippines: Updated information”, SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin,   , Vol. 17, 17-21

・“Holothurian exploitation in the Philippines: Continuities and discontinuities”, TROPICS,   , Vol. 10, No. 4, 591-607

・“Notes on Sinama languages: Phonology, orthography, and wordlist”, Journal of Sophia Asian Studies,   , Vol. 15, 3-39

c. Translations

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