Project Research Fellow

Research Interests

My field of specialty is Malaysian modern history. I became interested in the multi-ethnic society of the Malay Peninsula, and I work to analyze the mechanisms behind the forming of the category “Malaysian” for a group of people composing a multi-ethnic society. I approach this through analyses of movements by the local people and publishing activities in the language of Malay against the colonial British government from the latter half of the 19th century through to independence.


1998      B.A. in Oriental History, Division of History , Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo

2000      M.A. in Asian Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo

2000–2002      Study abroad at University of Malaya, Malaysia

2007      Ph.D. in Asian Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo

【Academic Positions】

2007–                  Part-time Lecturer, Kokugakuin University, Rikkyo University, Keio University, Kanagawa University, and others.

2014–2017          Researcher, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa , Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

2017–present      Project Research Fellow, U-PARL

Books & Articles

“Malaysian People’s Conception of Indigenization in British Colonial Malay: The Creation of the Malay Elites in the State of Selangor,” The Toyo-gakuho 93-2 (2011): 1–26 (in Japanese).

“The Malay Society during the Transition of the Selangor Administration in the Late 19th Century,” Sarjana (Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya) 29-1 (2014): 19–30.

“The Systemization of Religion and Ethnicity: The Malay Government in the First Half of the 1950s and the ‘Qalam ’ Strategy,” Malaysian Studies Journal  (Japan Association for Malaysian Studies) 3 (2014): 29–46 (in Japanese).

“Controversies around Malayness in British Malaya during the 1930s: An Analysis on Jawi Newspaper Majlis ,” Southeast Asia: History and Culture (Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies) 45 (2016): 5–24 (in Japanese).

“The Age of Qalam VIII: Malay Muslim Network across the State Boundaries ” (CIRAS Discussion Paper No.68; edited with Hiroyuki YAMAMOTO), Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (2017), 77 pages (in Japanese).