Nemoto Kei

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Nemoto Kei
Sophia University
Faculty of Global Studies, Department of Global Studies
Job title
Bachelor of Liberal Arts(International Christian University), Master of Arts in Letters(International Christian University)
Research funding number


(1)Stayed in Burma as a Japanese state scholor from October 1985 to October 1987: attended special Burmese courses for foreign students at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL, Rangoon), read documents at Defense Services Historical Research Institute(DSHRI, Rangoon), conducted interviews towards ex-nationalist leaders and activists inside the country.
(2)Research Associate, Associate Professor, Professor: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (from October 1989 to March 2007)
(3)Visiting Fellow: School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS), University of London (from September 1993 to March 1995): read documents at the British Library Oriental and India Office Collection.
(4)Professor: Institute of Asian Cultures, Sophia University (since April 2007)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1980
Mar 1982
Teacher of World History, Tokyo Metropolitan Fujimori High School
Dec 1983
Sep 1985
Part-time Research Assistant, International Christian University
Nov 1987
Aug 1989
Part-time Research Assistant, International Christian University
Oct 1989
Mar 1995
Research Associate, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Apr 1995
Mar 2005
Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies


Apr 1983
Jun 1985
Studies of Comparative Cult, Graduate School, Division of Comparative Culture, International Christian University
Apr 1988
Aug 1989
Graduate School, Division of Comparative Culture, International Christian University

Published Papers

The Anglo-Burmese in the 1940s: To become Burmese or not
The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies   (32) 1-23   Dec 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi's idea of non-violence : A Gandhi in the 21st century
Institute of Christian Culture bulletin   (33) 27-43   Mar 2014   [Invited]
The Concepts of Dobama ("Our Burma") and Thudo-Bama ("Their Burma") in Burmese Nationalism, 1930-1948
Journal of Burma Studies   5(1) 1-16   Nov 2000
Proceedings of the Symposium: Human Flow and Creation of New Cultures in Southeast Asia, December 3-5, 1996 (contributed to "Comments on Martin Smith's Paper")
Proceedings of the symposium Human flow and creation of new cultures in Southeast Asia : December 3-5, 1996, Tokyo, KKR Hotel Tokyo (Takebashi Kaikan)   263-264   Mar 1998
Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese Nationalism
ILCAA newsletter   (86) 20-31   Mar 1996


Dr.Ba Maw's Harmless Lie
111(1) 38-40   Jan 2002   [Invited]
The Japanese Perspective on Burma
Burma Debate   2(4) 20-25   Sep 1995
(Book Review)Burma--Insurgency and the politics of Ethnicity/Martin Smith(1991)
Bi-monthly journal of the Institute of Asian Economic Affairs   35(1) 82-86   Jan 1994
(Book review) The State in Burma by Robert H. Taylor, London, C. Hurst & Company, 1987, xvi+395 pp.
The Developing Economies   28(1) 111-114   Mar 1990
(Book review) Khin Yi, 1988, The Dobama Movement in Burma (1930-1938), Cornell University Southeast Asia Program
Asian Studies Review, Asian Studies Association of Australia, Griffith University, Brisbane   212-213   Nov 1989

Books etc

Nemoto Kei (Part:Joint Work, p.218-229)
Routledge   Jan 2016   ISBN:978-1-138-82607-6
Japan and Britain at war and peace
Nemoto Kei (Part:Joint Work, 115-140)
HOSEI UNIVERSITY PRESS   Jul 2011   ISBN:9784588377099
Cultural heritage in the resurgence of nationalism : a comparison of the re-structuring of identity in Asia and Africa
Nemoto Kei (Part:Joint Work, 43-52)
Sophia University Institute of Asian Cultures   Mar 2011   
Report of the Project (April 2009 to March 2011), Funded by the Science Research Promotion Fund of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan
Japan and Britain at War and Peace (contributed to Part I-4, "Neither pro-British nor pro-Japanese : how the Burmese political elite reacted under British and Japanese rule")
Nemoto Kei (Part:Joint Work, p.51-65)
Routledge   Jun 2009   ISBN:9780415444033
『Myanmar : state, society and ethnicity』「Between democracy and economic development : Japan's policy towards Burma/Myanmar then and now」
Nemoto Kei (Part:Joint Work, 96-108)
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies , Hiroshima Peace Institute   Mar 2007   ISBN:9812304339

Conference Activities & Talks

A dissapearing community? Brief history of the Anglo-Burmese and their situation after independence of Burma/Myanmar [Invited]
Panel <Living with Myanmar in Japan>, Myanmar Update 2019 (Living with Myanmar), Australian National University   16 Mar 2019   College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
(Lecture and Discussion) Thinking Non-violence as a Strategy: Aung San Suu Kyi's struggle towards Democracy in Myanmar [Invited]
International Development Field Camp on Myanmar and Japan Youth Leaders (IDFC) 2019   11 Feb 2019   International Development Field Camp on Myanmar and Japan Youth Leaders (IDFC)
(Commentary on the film "The Rainbow over the River Kwai")A life of reconciliation; Mr.Takashi Nagase and the Thai-Burma Railway
Film Documentary "The Rainbow over the River Kwai": Show and Commentary   19 Nov 2018   Institute of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University
The strategies and tactics of non-violence by Aung San Suu Kyi with reference to democracy in Burma (Myanmar) [Invited]
Non-Violence as a Strategy, Non-Violence in the Future   17 Nov 2018   Grants-in-aid for Research/Basic Research A: Towards the construction of "Islam and Gender Studies: Building foundations for comprehensive discussion on gender justice and Islam
The Historical Process of Nation-building in Burma(Myanmar): Three Failures and a Fourth Challenge [Invited]
(JIIA Open Symposium) Looking Back at Asia in the 20th Century from the Perspective of International Relations and State-Building   6 Jul 2018   The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

Research Grants & Projects

Cultural Heritage in the Resurgence of Nationalism: A Compalison of the Re-structuring if Identity in Asia and Africa <Funded by the Science Research Promotion Fund of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan>
The Science Research Promotion Fund of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan: 
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): Masatoshi KISAICHI
Report of the project "Cultural Heritage in the Resurgence of Nationalism: A Comparison of the Re-structuring of Identity in Asia and Africa", published in March 2011 by Institute of Asian Cultures, Sophia University.
Development,Natural Resources, Conflicts and Terror in Southeast Asia <Modern Southeast Asia Studies Group, Institute of Asian Studies, Organization for Asian Studies, Waseda University>
Organization for Asian Stdies, Waseda University: 
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Yoshinori MURAI
<Joint Research Report, March 2010>
Development, Natural Resources, Confilicts and Terror in Southeast Asia (contributed to an article titled "Setback of the discovery of fresh oil-fields in British Burma (1937-41): Barriers of Burmese nationalis...
Myanmar Peace Initiative <Joint Research Project, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University, Japan>
Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University (Japan): 
Project Year: 2005 - 2007    Investigator(s): N. Ganesan (Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University)
<Collection of articles> N.Ganesan and Kyaw Yin Hlaing (eds.), 2007, Myanmar: State, Society and Ethnicity, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 311p.
Changing Sub-regional Relationship in the Eastern South Asia <Joint Research Project, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo>
Insitute of Developing Economies: 
Project Year: Apr 2003 - Mar 2005    Investigator(s): Etsuyo Arai (Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo)
<Collection of articles> Kyoko Inoue, Etsuyo Arai, Mayumi Murayama (eds.), 2005, Elusive Borders: Changing Sub-Regional Relations in Eastern South Asia, Institute of Developing Economies, (2004-IV-01), Tokyo, 217p.
Historical Studies on Japanese Military Occupation of Burma <Financially supported by Toyota Foundation>
Project Year: 2001 - 2005    Investigator(s): Kei NEMOTO (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
<Collection of articles> Kei NEMOTO(ed.), 2007, Reconsidering the Japanese Military Occupation in Burma (1942-45), ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 236p.+vii