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University of the Sacred Heart
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Department of History and Social Sciences
Job title
Vice President,Professor
Ph.D., M.M.

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Visiting Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles(2004-2005)


Graduate Course, Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California Los Angeles
Music Education, Faculty of Music, University of Michigan


"Music, Identity, and Religious Change among the Toba Batak People of North Sumatra"
University Microfilm Institute      1994
"Revitalization of Traditional Music in Southeast Asia, an Example in Toba Batak Society"
Religion and Civilization   (17) 55-90   1996
"Different Features of a Musical Tradition : Gondang, an Instrumeatal Ensemble, in Three Religious Institutions among The Toba Batak of North Sumatra"(共著)
Annual Meeting of The Society for Ethnomusicology      1995
"Cultural Understanding Based on Filedwork Experiences"
"Recreation of Tradition : Liturgical Music of The Toba Batak People"
"Church Music in the Catholic Church in Asia"
(90) 20-24   1996
"Creation, Not Adaptation, of Traditional Music for The Toba Batak Liturgical Music"
Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies      1997
"A Musical Tradition Reinterpreted as Multifaceted Identity Markers"
World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music      1997
"Liturgical Music as a Means to Inculturation : An Example from North Sumatra"
The Japan Christian Review   64 74-83   1998
"Liturgical Music Among the Toba Batak People of North Sumatra : The Creation of a New Tradition"
Crossroads : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Arian Studies   12(2) 55-74   1998
"Music In Relation to Peace Education"
The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Academic Society for Music Education      1998
"Music in Relation to Peace Education"
Bulletin of Japan Academic Society for Music Education   28(3) 49-53   1999
"Bamboo Music and Musical Instruments of Southeast Asia" (共同研究発表)
International Society for Music Education, World Conference      1998
World of Asian Music by Sakurai, Tetsuo(Book review)
Journal of the Society for Research in Asiatic Music   63 179-182   1998
Southeast Asia, Garland Encyclopedia of the World Music Volume 4 (an Introduction)
Journal of the Society for Asiatic Music   (64) 103-5   1998
"Maintaining and Transcending a Tradition : The Role of a young Successor of the Japanese One-string Zither Tradition"
The 35th world Conference of the International Council for Traditional music      1999
"A Workshop of Hymn Composition in Indigenous Styles: A Documentation in North Sumatra"
"Music and Minorities" Study Group Meeting, International Courcil for Traditional Music      2002
"An Ethnic Liturgical Expression in Multiethnic Congregation"
Manifold Identities: Studies on Music and Minorities      2004
"Kinship Relationships and Gender Issues in Toba Batak Ceremonies"
Traditional Music and Research in the Baltic Area: New Approaches in Ethnomusicology   204-212
"La tradition de l'ichigenkin:responsabilitie des femmes"
Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles   (18) 135-153   2005
"The Possibilities and Limitations of Cultural Transmission among the Migrant Community"
International Council for Traditional Music: Music and Minorities Study Group Meeting (Valna, Bulgaria)      2006
"A Cambodian Performing Artist: Creativity and the Impact of Diasporic Experiences"
Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting (Honolulu)      2006
"Studying Minority Performing Arts in Southeast Asia"
_Authenticity and Cultural Identity: Performing arts in Southeast Asia(Senri Ethnologiacal Reports(65)      2007
"Ichigenkin: Tradition and Innovation in a Rare Japanese Musical Tradition"
Internatilnal Council for Traditional Music World Conference (Wien)      2007
"Negotiation between Limitations and Possibilities in Cultural Transmission among a Migrant Community"
The Human World and Musicl Diversity   213-218   2008
"Education in Non-Prejudice"
Proceeding of the Annual Conference of the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Univiersities   34-40   2008
"Towards More Balanced Teaching Materials: The Performing Arts of Cambodia"
International Council for Traditional Music Applied Ethnomusicology Study Group Meeting      2010

Books etc

Chapter 5 Southeast Asia in Introduction to World Music
Ongaku-no-tomo-sha   1999   


Study of gamelan performance in Bali, Indonesia
Study of Music, Ethnic Identity, and Religious Change Among The Toba Batak People of North Sumatra
1989 - 1992
Study of change in musical culture among the Toba Batak people of North Sumatra
Study of a new tradition in liturgical music among the Toba Batak people of North Sumatra
A field research on to musical tradition at Kota Baru, Kelantan, in Malaysia.

Research Grants & Projects

Musical culture of the Southeast Asain diaspora