Emeritus professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Professor of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University

Research Field:
International Relations and Politics in Asia


Education / Research Experience

Professional Career:
Assistant, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, 1975
Assistant Professor, Arts and Science, University of Tokyo, 1979
Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 1987
Associate Professor, Cornell University, 1990
Professor, Cornell University, 1996
Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 1996
Vice President and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 2005
President, IDE-JETRO, 2007-
Non-Standing Executive Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, 2011- (2009-2010 Executive Member)
President and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 2011-2017

Major Works

  • Tonan Ajia no Seiji to Bunka (Culture and Politics in Southeast Asia, Tokyo: Tokyo University Press, 1972, jointly edited with Kenji Tsuchiya).
  • Indonesia: Kokka to Seiji (Government and Politics in Indonesia, Tokyo: Libroport, 1990) .
  • An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java 1912-1926 , Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.
  • Reading Southeast Asia (Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1990) .
  • Indochina in the 1940s and 1950s (Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1992, jointly edited with Motoo Furuta).
  • Japanese in Colonial Southeast Asia (Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1995).
  • Approaching Suharto's Indonesia from the Margins (Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1995).
  • Indonesia (Tokyo: NTT Publications, 1996) .
  • Network Power: Japan and Asia , co-edited with Peter J. Katzenstein, Ithaca:Cornell University Press, 1997.
  • Sukarno to Suharto (Sukarno and Suharto, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1997).
  • Zaman Bergerak: Radikalisme Rakyat di Jawa 1912-1926, Jakarta: Grafiti Press, (An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java 1912-1926 translated to Indonesian language), 1997.
  • Hokai: Indonesia ha doko he iku (Whither Indonesia? Tokyo: NTT Publications, 1999) .
  • "The Indonesian Military in Politics," in Adam Schwarz and Jonathan Paris, eds., The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia (New York: Council of Foreign Relations Press, 1999), pp.73-86, 1999.
  • Umi no Teikoku (The Making of a Region, Tokyo: Chuokoron, 2000) .
  • Indonesia kara kangaeru (Kobun-do,2001)
  • Nihon no Seiji Keizai to Ajia Shokoku (Japan’s Political Economy and Asia, Kyoto: Kokusai Nihon Bunka Kenkyu Center, 2003).
  • Teikoku to sono Genkai (Empire and Its Limits, Tokyo: NTT Publications, 2004).
  • After the Crisis: Hegemony, Technocracy, and Governance in Southeast Asia , co-edited with Patricio Abinales, Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2005.
  • Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism , co-edited with Peter J. Katzenstein, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.
  • The Rise of Middle Classes in Southeast Asia (Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2008, Kyoto Area Studies on Asia Volume 17, edited jointly with Pasuk Phongpaichit).
  • Across The Causeway: Multi-dimensional Study of Malaysia-Singapore Relations (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008)
  • Chugoku ha Higasi-ajia wo do kaeruka (in Japanese, How is China changing East Asia?, Tokyo: Chuokoron-sha, 2012 co-authored with Carol Sy Hau)
  • "The Rise of China and its Implications for East Asia," Peter J.Katzenstein, ed., *Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizationalprocesses beyond East and West* (London and New York, Routledge, 2012), pp.120-149.
  • Kaiyo Ajia vs. Tairiku Ajia (Maritime Asia vs. Mainland Asia, Kyoto: Minerva, 2016).

Other Information

  • Research Encouragement Award from Japan Associate for Asian Studies (JAAS), 1975.
  • Cornell Southeast Asia Program Lauriston Sharp Award from Cornell University, 1986.
  • Ohira Masayoshi Asia Pacific Award for “An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java, 1912-1926” (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1990), 1991.
  • Suntory Academic Award for “Indonesia: Kokka to Seiji” ((Government and Politics in Indonesia) Tokyo: Libroport, 1990), 1992.
  • Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Award for “Umi no Teikoku” (The Making of a Region, Tokyo: Chuokoron, 2000), 2000.
  • Medal with Purple Ribbon, 2007.
  • Person of Cultural Merit, 2016.
  • The Honorary Medal of Bintang Jasa Utama from the Republic of lndonesia, 2017.