Educational Background

MA (Development Economics) Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, 1989
BA (History) Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, 1987

Career Background

Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University
Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch

Major Publications

Human Security and Empowerment in Asia: Beyond the Pandemic (co-edited, Routledge, 2023)

Oral History of Development Cooperation: Beyond Crises (The University of Tokyo Press, 2023, in Japanese)

Connecting Africa and Asia: Afrasia As a Benign Community (Routledge, 2022)

Human Security Norms in East Asia (co-edited, Palgrave, 2019)

Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia (co-edited, Palgrave, 2019)

Migration and Agency in a Globalizing World: Afro-Asian Encounters (co-edited, Palgrave, 2018)

What Colonialism Ignored: African Potential for Resolving Conflicts in Southern Africa (co-edited, Langaa RPCIG)

Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa: Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions (co-edited, Palgrave, 2013)


Japan Association for Human Security Studies,
Japan Society for International Development,
The Socio-Economic History Society
Peace Studies Association of Japan,
Japan Association for African Studies,
Japan Society for Afrasian Studies


The Second Okita Commemorative Award for Policy Research (NIRA: National Institute of Research Advancement, Tokyo, 2001),
The Fourth Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research (FASID: Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Tokyo, 2000),
The Fifth African Studies Promotion Award (Japan Association for African Studies, 1993)

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