NAGATSU Kazufumi

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NAGATSU Kazufumi
Toyo University
Faculty of Sociology
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D(Kyoto University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2006
Associate Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University
Oct 2017
Mar 2018
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Apr 2017
Sep 2017
Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
May 2005
Mar 2006
Assistant Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
May 2000
Apr 2005
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University


Apr 1993
Mar 1998
Division of Cultural and Regional Studies, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Apr 1992
Mar 1993
Graduate School of Foreign Studies, Sophia University
Apr 1987
Mar 1992
Department of the Russian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University

Committee Memberships

Jan 2012
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies  Committee Member
Japan Society for Southeast Asian History  Chief Secretariat

Published Papers

Maritime Diaspora and Creolization: Genealogy of the Sama-Bajau in Insular Southeast Asia
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Senri Ethnological Studies   95 35-64   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Social Space of the Sea Peoples: A Study on the Arts of Syncretism and Symbiosis in the Southeast Asian Maritime World
NAGATSU Kazufumi
The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies   33 111-140   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
The Institutionalization of Islam in Sabah, Malaysia: Its Historical Process and Peculiarities
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Annual Reports of Asian Research Institute, Toyo University   48 279-296   2014
Social Space of Maritime Folks in Eastern Indonesia: A Field Trip to Geser Island with Prof. Murai
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Waseda Asia Review   14 31-34   2013
Trades in Southeast Asia and the Dynamics of Maritime Societies
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Quarterly Ethnology   133 47-51   2010


Book Review: Nobuta, Toshihiro, Living on the Periphery: Development and Islamization among the Orang Asli
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology   71(1) 144-147   2006
Islamization of the Sama Dilaut in Sabah, Malaysia
NAGATSU Kazufumi
IIAS News Letters (Leiden: The International Institute for Asian Studies)   31 17-17   2002
People on the Borders
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Asia Center News (The Japan Foundation)   20 20-21   2002
Living on the Sea: Stilt Houses of the Sama in Sulu Sea
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Community (Institute of Regional Society Studies)   127 63-69   2001
Sama-Dilaut and Explosive Fishing: A Perspective on Coral Reef Conservation
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Newsletter of Japan Society of Tropical Ecology   37 1-7   1999

Books etc

Living on the Border: An Historical Ethnography of the Sama Dilaut in Sabah, Malaysia
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Mokuseisha   Feb 2019   
An Ethnography of Mobile Sea Peoples: A Cultural History in the Western Pacific, edited by ONO, Rintaro; NAGATSU Kazufumi; INTOH Michiko
NAGATSU Kazufumi (Part:Joint Editor, Movement of Sea Peoples and its Networks: Focusing on West Celebes Sea Routes, pp. 148-177)
Showado   Mar 2018   ISBN:9784812217184
Politics: An Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies, edited by YAMAMOTO Nobuto
NAGATSU Kazufumi (Part:Contributor, Peripheries)
Keio University Press   Feb 2017   ISBN:978-4-7664-2396-9
Global Studies from Peoples' Perspective: In Search of Philosophy and Practice of Co-existence, edited by Kaida Machiko, Satake Makoto, Nagatsu Kazufumi, and Hataya Noriko
NAGATSU Kazufumi (Part:Joint Editor, Social Space of the Sea Peoples: A Study on the Arts of Syncretism and Symbiosis in the Southeast Asian Maritime World, pp. 111-140.)
Sophia University Press   Jan 2016   
Proceedings of Asian CORE Workshop on Interface, Negotiation, and Interaction in Southeast Asia, edited by Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
NAGATSU Kazufumi (Part:Contributor, Jalan Tikus on the Sea: Persisting Maritime Frontier and Multi Layered Networks in Wallacea, pp. 55-71)
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.   Oct 2013   

Conference Activities & Talks

NAGATSU Kazufumi
The 12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies   27 Jul 2018   International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research
NAGATSU Kazufumi
Asian Research Institute Cluster Seminar: Religionization at Margins in Insular Southeast Asia: Introducing Recent Southeast Asian Studies in Japan   20 Mar 2018   Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
This seminar aims at introducing recent Southeast Asian studies in Japan focusing on the religionization of marginalized peoples, such as minorities or peoples in the peripheries in Insular Southeast Asia. In the last few decades, the national rel...
Maritime Movements and Ethic Reformation of the Bajau in Indonesian Maritime World [Invited]
NAGATSU Kazufumi
International Science Conference on Bajo Society   8 May 2017   Hasanuddin University
Bajau as Maritime Creoles: Dynamic of the Ethnogenesis in Southeast Asian Maritime World
NAGATSU Kazufumi
The 6th International Symposium of Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia   28 Jul 2016   University of Indonesia
NAGATSU Kazufumi
The 95th Biannual Conference, Japan Society of Southeast Asian Studies   5 Jun 2016   Japan Society of Southeast Asian Studies

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

JSPS: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(KAKEN): Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): NAGATSU Kazufumi
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): NAGATSU Kazufumi
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(挑戦的萌芽研究)
Project Year: 2011 - 2012    Investigator(s): Jun AKAMINE
The present world called environmentalism pays more attention to the protection of marine wildlife such as whales and tunas and marine conservation has become the international political issue. The present study looked into the way of life that pe...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Makoto ITO
Experiences as migrants in the globalized world are giving various choices to contract workers' life plan regardless of man and woman. Among return migrants, we can find those who invest their fund in a new business, or those who try to use funds ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Jun AKAMINE
An analyses of aquatic species listed in the Appendix I and II of the CITES revealed that after 2000, the Conference of the Parties (CoPs) listed the commercially exploited aquatic species such as sharks. This probably indicates food security can ...