- B.A. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. 1974
- M.A. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. 1977
- Ph.D. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. 1995
- Religious and cultural nationalism in South Asia.
- Christian missionaries and socio-cultural change in South Asia.
Recent Research Interests:
Geographical Areas of Interest:
South Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Shri Lanka, Tamilnadu (India)
- Indian Cinema in an Age of Globalization. Japanese Journal of Human Geography 56 (6): 45–56.
- “Fashioning India.” 9 August–6 December, 2005.