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Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
About the chain email concerning Islam in Japan
My name is mentioned in the email and I am quoted as saying that there is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is
a very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it. It is taken out of context. What I said
about Islam in Japan is on the website below.
All the information in the email is malicious falsehood.
Phone: (+81) 42-330-5336
Mail: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183-8534, Japan
Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Graduate School, 2004~present
Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1996~2004
Instructor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1993~1996
PhD in Study of Religion from Harvard University, 2001
MA in Study of Religion from Harvard University, 1993
MA in Study of Religion from Tokyo University, 1990
BA from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1982
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) 2012-
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) 2008-2011
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) 2004-2007
as Reflected in Arab Muslim Discourses on Othernessf@Annals of Japan Association
for Middle East Studies,
No.22-1, 2006, p.115-p.121.
Position in Contemporary Muslim Societyf, Women and Religion, Tenri Yamato
Culture Congress & The
Center for Women and Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, 2003, p. 51-p.62.
"Consuming Islamic: the Concept of Halal Transformed", Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.16,
Globalization and Islam: 'Lay' Preachers in Egypt, Kyoto: Sekaishisosha, 2011.
gVarying Forms of Islam: Challenges of eLaicizationfh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.13, 2010, p.119-p.134.
gMuslim Star Televangelistsh, Area and Cultural Studies, vol.76, 2009, p.117-p.133.
of Muslim Identity: From the Perspective of British Muslimsh, Trans-Cultural
Images of the Other in the Arab-Muslim World, Tokyo: Gendaitosyo, 2007.
Mahfouz, Literature and Islam, Tokyo: Daisansyokan, 2007.
gIslam as eOurf valuesh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.8, 2005, p.4-p.17
gIslam of a Sufi Saint Fighting against eAmericafh, Religious Studies, vol.78-341, 2004, p.325-p.348.
gLife between Two Deaths: Muslim View of Life and Deathh, Gendai Syukyou, 2004, p.229-p.249.
g'Americaf Described by Two Arab Novelistsh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.7, 2004, p.27-p.38.
Associations and Conferences
Japanese Association for Religious Studies (Director)
Association for Islamic Studies in Japan (Councilor)
The Japanese Association for the Study of Religion and Society
Japan Association for Middle East Studies
The Middle East Studies Association of North America
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