Publications and Presentations

Presentations
Publications

PUBLICATIONS

2016 "Rakugo CALL Program for Japanese Language Teaching: its Development and Possibilities for Implementation," Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, 31, pp. 69-80 [in Japanese].

2015 "Being and Time in Nagasaki, Japan" in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands, Mary Conran et. al. eds., University of Hawaii Press, pp. 272-277.

2015 "World Heritage as a Policy: In-Between an International Law and a Local Community," Annual Review of Anthropology, 5, pp. 93-105 [in Japanese].

2014 "Saving Tourism or Preventing FMD?: Risk Discourses in Japan's Island Community," Asian Anthropology, 13 (2), pp. 139-148.

2014 "Maritime Crossroads of Geopolitics in East Asia: A Reexamination of Historic Ocean Perspectives in Japan," Education About Asia, 19 (2), pp. 1-6.

2013 (co-editor with Matori Yamamoto) Area Studies Series: Hawaii, Akashi Publications [in Japanese].

2012 "Lost in a Legal Process: Alienating the Public from an International Convention," Anthropology News, 53 (10).

2011 [Book Review] "Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court" by Justin B. Richland, Annual Report of Social Anthropology, 37, pp. 211-219 [in Japanese].

2011 "Alternative Dispute Resolution as a Technique: the Place of Legal Justice in Bio-patent Disputes," in Alternative Justice, Shin-ichiro Ishida ed. Osaka: Osaka University Press [in Japanese].

2011 [co-translation with Shin-ichiro Ishida] "Legal Mechanisms for Environmental Justice and Intellectual Property Rights," by Claudia Ituarte-Lima in Alternative Justice, Shin-ichiro Ishida ed. Osaka: Osaka University Press [in Japanese].

2011 [Government Report: co-authored with Goto Municipal Government] "Administrative Report on the Cultural Landscape Preservation Policy in Shimogoto Region" [in Japanese].

2010 "Robert Walker Irwin," in Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Huping Ling and Allan W. Austin eds. Armonk (New York): M.E. Sharpe INC.

2008 "Managing Cultural Revitalization Policy in an Indigenous Self-government," Art and Everyday Practices of the Pacific Northwest Natives, Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, 23 [in Japanese].

2007 “A Critical Gaze on the Distance between Law and Society: the Development of North American Legal Anthropology after 1960s,” Annual Report of Social Anthropology (Department of Social Anthropology, Tokyo Metropolitan University), 33 [in Japanese].

2005 "Nisga'a, Sechelt," in Torao Tomita and Henry Stewart, First Peoples, No.7 - North America, Tokyo: Akashi Publication. [in Japanese].

2003 Dictionary of Geography, Tokyo: Asakura Publication. (co-translation with Hiroshi Tanabe et. al, Japanese translated version of Susan Mayhew, Dictionary of Geography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

2003 "Seasonal Tourism of Sugadaira Heights," Journal of Regional Geography (University of Tsukuba Press). (with Taeko Shinto, Kei Uchikawa, and Masaaki Kureha; in Japanese).


PRESENTATIONS

2016 "Transforming World Heritage Convention," at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver.

2015 "Undisciplining Ethnography at Home and in the Field within Asia and Pacific Fields," at the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Denver.

2015 "Rakugo Japanese Language Online Education System: Using the Japanese Sit-down Comedy in Language Education Environment," at the 9th International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems For Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL/J), Honolulu, Hawaii (with Takako Sakai and Cade Bushnell).

2014 "Implementing "Cool Japan:" A Nation Branding Policy on Shaky Ground," JASCA 50th Anniversary Conference and IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 Joint Convention, Chiba, Japan.

2014 "Maritime Epistemology: How Ecology Intersects with Law in Japan's Island Communities," The 1st National Taiwan University and University of Tsukuba Joint Faculty Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

2013 "Dialogic Heritage: How a Local Heritage Transforms into a National Heritage," at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago.

2013 "How Instrumental Can It Be?: Negotiating the Legal and Instrumental Nature of World Heritage in Nagasaki, Japan," IGU 2013 Kyoto Regional Conference, Kyoto, Japan.

2012 "Legal Translation Process in Japan’s World Heritage Nomination Project," 46th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, Hiroshima, Japan [in Japanese].

2012 "A Conceptual Administrative Manual: Discursive Formations in Japan’s Heritage Nomination Process," 2012 International Law and Society Conference, Honolulu.

2012 [Chair and discussant] "Alternative and Tradition: Institutionalizing Alternative Justice in Asia and Africa," 2012 International Law and Society Conference, Honolulu.

2012 "Technology of Administrative (Mis)Communication," American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, New York.

2012 "(Dis)Locating GIS in Japan's Regional Public Administration," 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York.

2011 "Neoliberalizing World Heritage," at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada.

2011 "Alternative Dispute Resolution as a Technique: the Place of Legal Justice in Bio-patent Disputes," at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, Tokyo, Japan [in Japanese].

2011 "Discursive Effect of Risk: Communicative Force in Japanese Regional Politics," at the Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies and the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Hawaii.

2010 [Session Chair and presenter] "Circulating Ideas or Hindering Communication?: The Question of GIS in Rational Governance Discourse," at 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans.

2009 "Hope for Revitalization or the Making of a Vulnerable Community?: A Critical Analysis of the World Heritage Nomination Process in Japan," at 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia.

2009 "Monitoring Administrative Procedure: Defining "Community Involvement" in Japanese Administrative Systems," 2009 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver.

2009 "All-you-can-eat Natural and Organic Restaurants in Japan: Chic Eats, Global Movements, and Local Farms," 2009 American Ethnological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society Joint Conference, Vancouver, Canada (with Naomi Yamada).

2009 "Preserving Japanese Cultural Landscape: Searching for Sociopolitical Incentives in Global Tourism," 2009 American Ethnological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society Joint Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

2009 "Filling in Legal Blanks: Mapping Cultural Landscape Preservation," 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas.

2008 "Legal Fiction Problematic in the Intellectual Property Debate," 42nd Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, Kyoto, Japan [in Japanese].

2007 "Reappraising the Edifices: Japan’s Historic Churches in the Era of World Heritage Preservation" 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

2007 "Spaces of National Memory: the Discourse of Japanese Catholic Churches as Prospective World Heritage Sites" 10th Annual Meeting of the Anthropology of Japan in Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

2006 "Contesting the Sacred in the Discourse of Cultural Heritage" 19th annual meeting of the Japan Studies Association of Canada, Kamloops, Canada.

2004 "Doing Fieldwork in Japan III: Struggles and Issues of Native Ethnography," Center for Japanese Studies, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu (with Aya Kitamura, Akemi Nakamura).