I specialize in Jainism, focusing especially on the interactions between Jaina monastics and other religious traditions as well as mundane society. My current research project in progress aims at the elucidation of the actual conditions of Jaina monastic life in the medieval period through the philological study on the Prakrit commentaries about the rules for the lives of monastics.
1998 B.A. in Literature, Faculty of Letters, Osaka University
2000 M.A. in Literature, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
2004 Ph.D. in Literature, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
2004-2007 Assistant (non-tenure-track), Faculty of Letters, Osaka University
2012-2014 Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track), Faculty of Letters, Otani University
2016-2020 Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track), Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo
2020- Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library
Articles & Presentation
Annotated Japanese Translation of the Aṅguttaranikāya Vol. 6. Co-translator: Masatoshi Hata. Syunjusha, 2019.
“Who Can Renounce the World?” Journal of Jaina Studies Vol. 24 (2018) 101-128. (in Japanese)
“Materials for the Study on the Characteristics of Mahavīra’s and the Buddha’s Physical Body.” Jaina Studies: Select Papers presented in the `Jaina Studies’ Section at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok, Thailand & the 14th World Sanskrit Conference. Edited by Nalini Balbir and Peter Flügel, 31-44. New Delhi: D.K. Publishing, 2018.
“Haribhadra on Property Ownership of Buddhist Monks.” International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 13 No.5 (2017) 1-12.
The Corresponding Terms of “the Seventy-five Elements” of Sarvāstivāda School Found in the Pali Literature up to the Works of Buddhaghosa. Written with Fumio Enomoto, Yohei Furukawa, Masatoshi Hata, and Ryuken Nawa. Sankibo Press, 2014. (in Japanese)