Cultural Anthropology, Area Studies of Southeast Asia
My research deals with various aspects of contemporary globalization and development focusing particularly on the Philippines. Current researches are on social policy and welfare state as a modern institution of governmentality, and how these influence people's mode of life and identity. Specific topics are: urban poverty, land tenure security and social housing projects in slum communities, and transnational migration.
If you are interested in exploring contemporary society and culture of Japan, Asia, and beyond by experiencing fieldwork in a local community, then IGS can be the best place for you!