Kazuhiro Arai

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Kazuhiro Arai
Keio University
Faculty of Business and Commerce

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Apr 2010
Mar 2017
Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Apr 2006
Mar 2008
Assistant Professor, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Sep 2004
Mar 2006
Research Fellow, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies


Sep 1993
Aug 2004
Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Michigan
Apr 1987
Mar 1991
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Saitama University

Published Papers

The Media, Saints and Sayyids in Contemporary Indonesia
Kazuhiro Arai
Orient   XLVI 51-71   2011   [Invited]
An Attempt to Reform Ḥaḍramawt in the Early Twentieth-Century: A Preliminary Consideration on the “Truth Society (Jam‘iyyat al-Ḥaqq)” of Tarīm
Kazuhiro Arai
Memoirs of the Research Department of The Toyo Bunko   (65) 91-112   2007   [Invited]
Arabs who Traversed the Indian Ocean: The History of the al-‘Attas Family in Hadramawt and Southeast Asia, c. 1650 - c. 1960
Kazuhiro Arai
The University of Michigan      Aug 2004   [Refereed]
Arabs under Japanese Occupation: A Preliminary Overview
Kazuhiro Arai
Senri Ethnological Studies   (55) 41-54   2001   [Invited]

Books etc

Hadhramaut and its Diaspora: Yemeni Politics, Identity and Migration
Kazuhiro Arai (Part:Joint Work, ‘Revival’ of the Hadhrami Diaspora? Networking through Religious Figures in Indonesia)
I.B. Tauris, March   2017   
Encyclopaedia of Islam 3rd edition
Kazuhiro Arai (Part:Contributor, "Faqīh, Bā" "Al-‘Aṭṭās Family" "Abū Bakr b. Sālim" "Al-‘Aṭṭās, Aḥmad b. Ḥasan")
Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to the Prophet
Kazuhiro Arai (Part:Joint Work, The Sayyids as Commodities: The Islamic Periodical Alkisah and the Sayyid Community in Indonesia)
Routledge   2012   
The Changing Self Image of Southeast Asian Society during the 19th and 20th Centuries
Kazuhiro Arai (Part:Joint Work, The Human Network Surrounding an Arab Religious Figure in Southeast Asia who Appears in the Literature: The Case of ‘Abd Allāh b. Muḥsin al-‘Aṭṭās in Bogor)
The Toyo Bunko   2009   
Population Movement beyond the Middle East: Migration, Diaspora, and Network
Kazuhiro Arai (Part:Joint Work, The History of Hadhrami Migration to Southeast Asia: The Case of the Al-‘Attas Family)
The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology   2005   

Conference Activities & Talks

Saint veneration in Indonesia and the emergence of Hadrami sada: shaping historical perception by using the current situation? [Invited]
Kazuhiro Arai
International Symposium, “Islamic Studies and the Study of Sufism in Academia: Rethinking Methodologies”   21 May 2017   The Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies, Kyoto University