Takuro Furusawa

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Takuro Furusawa
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Division of Southeast Asian Area Studies
Job title
Associate Professor

Research Interests


Research Areas


Published Papers

Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC, Takuro Furusawa)
Nature   569 260-264   May 2019   [Refereed]
Factors associated with children's health facility visits for primaquine treatment in rural Papua New Guinea.
Yoshii A, Sekihara M, Furusawa T, Hombhanje F, Tsukahara T.
Malaria Journal   18 e42   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Association of an intronic SNP of the EFEMP1 gene with height in Tongans
Isshiki M, Naka I, Nishida N, Furusawa T, Kimura R, Natsuhara K, Yamauchi T, Nakazawa M, Ishida T, Inaoka T, Matsumura Y, Ohtsuka R, Ohashi J
Meta Gene   17 172-176   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Ohashi J, Naka I, Furusawa T, Kimura R, Natsuhara K, Yamauchi T, Nakazawa M, Ishida T, Inaoka T, Matsumura Y, Ohtsuka R
Annals of human biology   45(3) 215-219   May 2018   [Refereed]
Issiki M, Naka I, Kimura R, Furusawa T, Natsuhara K, Yamauchi T, Nakazawa M, Ishida T, Ohtsuka R, Ohashi J
Journal of Human Genetics   63(1) 101-104   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: a pooled analysis of 1018 population-based measurement studies with 88.6 million participants
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (Takuro Furusawa)
International Journal of Epidemiology   in press    2018   [Refereed]
Indigenous Calendar System in Western Sumba Island, Indonesia: Analyses of Inter-Area Signal Transmissions for the Month of Bitterness and the Month of Sea Worms
Takuro Furusawa
Asian and African Area Studies   17(1) 1-38   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Takuro Furusawa, Izumi Naka, Taro Yamauchi, Kazumi Natsuhara, Ricky Eddie, Ryosuke Kimura, Minato Nakazawa, Takafumi Ishida, Ryutaro Ohtsuka, Jun Ohashi
PLOS ONE   12(3) e0172676.   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Naka I, Furusawa T, Kimura R, Natsuhara K, Yamauchi T, Nakazawa M, Ataka Y, Ishida T, Inaoka T, Matsumura Y, Ohtsuka R, Ohashi J
Journal of human genetics   62(9) 847-849   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Naka I, Furusawa T, Kimura R, Natsuhara K, Yamauchi T, Nakazawa M, Ataka Y, Ishida T, Inaoka T, Matsumura Y, Ohtsuka R, Ohashi J
Journal of Human Genetics   62(9) 847-849   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (Takuro Furusawa)
Lancet   389(10064) 37-55   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Morita A, Natsuhara K, Vengiau G, Chia-Jung Chen C, Odani S, Inaoka T, Tadokoro K, Suda K, Furusawa T, Siba P, Phuanukoonnon S, Umezaki M
American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council   28(4) 587-590   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)
Elife   5(2016JULY)    Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Tsukahara T, Ogura S, Sugahara T, Sekihara M, Furusawa T, Kondo N, Mita T, Endo H, Hombhanje F
Frontiers in Public Health   3 275   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)
Lancet   387(10027)    Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Usefulness and Limitations of Cultural Consensus Analysis in Area Studies
Takuro Furusawa
Asian and African Area Studies   15(2) 257-277   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Learning the Diversity of Landscapes and People’s Land Use in Tropical Island Society
Takuro Furusawa
Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature (BLOG)      Jan 2015
Bacterial Contamination of Tube-well Water in Arsenic-polluted Area of Bangladesh
Furusawa T
東京大学医学部健康科学・看護学科卒業論文      2000   [Refereed]
The Roles of Folk Medicine: Treatments for Illness among the Villagers in Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands
Takuro Furusawa
東京大学大学院医学系研究科国際保健学専攻修士論文       2002   [Refereed]
Community Health Assessment by Urine Dipstick Screening in Relation to the Variety of Lifestyles in the Solomon Islands
Nakazawa, M., Yamauchi, T., Tanaka, M., Ishimori, D., Furusawa, T., Midorikawa, T. and Ohtsuka, R.
People and culture in Oceania   18 35-44   Sep 2002   [Refereed]
T. Furusawa; K. Pahari; M. Umezaki; R. Ohtsuka
Environmental Conservation   31(4) 349-355   Dec 2004   [Refereed]
Effects of Population Increase and Cash Economy on Subsistence and Dietary Intake of Roviana-speaking Communities in Solomon Islands 
Takuro Furusawa
東京大学大学院医学系研究科国際保健学専攻博士論文      2005   [Refereed]
J. Ohashi; I. Naka; R. Kimura; K. Tokunaga; T. Yamauchi; K. Natsuhara; T. Furusawa; R. Yamamoto; M. Nakazawa; T. Ishida; R. Ohtsuka
Journal of Human Genetics   51(5) 407-411   2006   [Refereed]
S. Aswani; T. Furusawa
Coastal Management   35(5) 545-565   2007   [Refereed]
S. Aswani; S. Albert; A. Sabetian; T. Furusawa
Coral Reefs   26(4) 1009-1021   2007   [Refereed]
J. Ohashi; I. Naka; R. Kimura; K. Natsuhara; T. Yamauchi; T. Furusawa; M. Nakazawa; Y. Ataka; J. Patarapotikul; P. Nuchnoi; K. Tokunaga; T. Ishida; T. Inaoka; Y. Matsumura; R. Ohtsuka
Journal of Human Genetics   52(12) 1031-1035   Dec 2007   [Refereed]
A. Fujimoto; R. Kimura; J. Ohashi; K. Omi; R. Yuliwulandari; L. Batubara; M.S. Mustofa; U. Samakkarn; W. Settheetham-ishida; T. Ishida; Y. Morishita; T. Furusawa; M. Nakazawa; R. Ohtsuka; K. Tokunaga
Human Molecular Genetics   17(6) 835-843   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
T. Furusawa; R. Ohtsuka
Human Ecology   37(5) 629-642   2009   [Refereed]
Book Review: Papuan Pasts: Cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking people (Edited by Pawley, A., Attenborough, R., Golson, J., and Hide, R.).
Onishi, M., Tida, S., Ono, R., Negishi, Y., Tadokoro, K., and Furusawa, T.
People and Culture in Oceania   24 81-87   2009
Communicable and non-communicable diseases in the Solomon Islands villages during recovery from a massive earthquake in April 2007
T. Furusawa; H. Furusawa; R. Eddie; M. Tuni; F. Pitakaka; S. Aswani
New Zealand Medical Journal   124(1333) 17-28   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
Living by utilizing various modified natural resources in the Solomon Ilands.
Furusawa T., Sasaoka M., Ohtsuka R
Belair C., Ichikawa K., Wong B.Y. L., and Mulongoy K.J. (eds) Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal. Technical Series   52 169-172   2010
T. Furusawa; I. Naka; T. Yamauchi; K. Natsuhara; R. Kimura; M. Nakazawa; T. Ishida; T. Inaoka; Y. Matsumura; Y. Ataka; N. Nishida; N. Tsuchiya; R. Ohtsuka; J. Ohashi
Human Genetics   127(3) 287-294   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
Well-nourished women in a Solomon Islands society with a biased sex ratio.
T. Furusawa; S. Aswani
Pacific health dialog   17(1) 77-81   2011   [Refereed]
T. Furusawa; I. Naka; T. Yamauchi; K. Natsuhara; R. Kimura; M. Nakazawa; T. Ishida; N. Nishida; R. Eddie; R. Ohtsuka; J. Ohashi
American Journal of Human Biology   23(4) 435-444   Jul 2011   [Refereed]
Ecological and Economic Analyses of Urbanization in the Customary Lands of the Solomon Islands
Furusawa, T.
People and culture in Oceania   27 1-17   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
T. Furusawa; I. Naka; T. Yamauchi; K. Natsuhara; R. Eddie; R. Kimura; M. Nakazawa; T. Ishida; T. Inaoka; Y. Matsumura; Y. Ataka; R. Ohtsuka; J. Ohashi
Journal of Human Genetics   58(3) 142-149   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
I. Naka; J. Ohashi; R. Kimura; T. Furusawa; T. Yamauchi; M. Nakazawa; K. Natsuhara; Y. Ataka; N. Nishida; T. Ishida; T. Inaoka; Y. Matsumura; R. Ohtsuka
Anthropological Science   120(2) 151-155   Aug 2012   [Refereed]
Evaluation of Mangrove Biomass Changes due to Different Human Activities in Batam Island, Indonesia Determined Using MODIS EVI and ASTER Data
Furusawa, T., Fuchigami, Y., Kobayashi, S., and Yokota, M.
People and Culture in Oceania   29 35-50   2013   [Refereed]
T. Furusawa; M.Q. Sirikolo; M. Sasaoka; R. Ohtsuka
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine   10(1) 10   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
I. Naka; K. Hikami; K. Nakayama; M. Koga; N. Nishida; R. Kimura; T. Furusawa; K. Natsuhara; T. Yamauchi; M. Nakazawa; Y. Ataka; T. Ishida; T. Inaoka; S. Iwamoto; Y. Matsumura; R. Ohtsuka; N. Tsuchiya; J. Ohashi
International Journal of Obesity   37(9) 1204-1210   Sep 2013   [Refereed]


Biocultural Factors for Increasing Non-communicable Diseases in Austronesian-speaking Populations
Takuro Furusawa
International Workshop on Genetic, Environmental, and Cultural History of Diseases in Southeast Asian Populations      Jun 2015
Ohashi, J., Naka, I., Kimura, R., Tokunaga, K., Yamauchi, T., Natsuhara, K., Furusawa, T., Yamamoto, R., Nakazawa, M., Ishida, T. and Ohtsuka, R.
Journal of Human Genetics   51 407-411   2006
Study on the changing characteristics of land use as commons in Roviana, Western Province, Solomon Islands using high resolution satellite data and aerial photographs
Furusawa, T., Pahari, K., Umezaki, M. & Ohtsuka, R.
Proceedings of 23rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing      2002
Changing Medical Knowledge and Practice in the Solomon Islands
Furusawa, T.
21st Pacific Science Congress      2007   [Refereed]
Increase of non-communicable diseases and the roles of traditional folk medicinein the Roviana-speaking communities of the Solomon Islands
Furusawa, T.
17th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria      2008   [Refereed]

Books etc

Living with Biodiversity in an Island Ecosystem: Cultural Adaptation in the Solomon Islands
Takuro Furusawa
Springer   2016   
Themes in Ethnology: A World Encyclopedia
Takuro Furusawa (Part:Contributor, Ethnic group and disease)
Maruzen Publishing   Jul 2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

Living with Island Ecosystems: Cultural Adaptation of People in Indonesia and Solomon Islands [Invited]
Takuro Furusawa
International Conference on Local Wisdom: Local Wisdom for Sustainable Development   24 Aug 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Human ecological analyses of human health and welfare in the Asia Pacific region