(Last updated : 2016-12-27 11:24:32)
   Visiting Professor
   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
Degree Acquisition
, Doctor
■ #Professional Background
1. 1999/07~2010/06 教授, 札幌大学 文化学部
■ #Present Specialized Fields
Indian philosophy/Buddhism studies, Religion studies, History of thought, History of Japan, Cultural anthropology/folklore studies (Key Word:Religious Studies,History of Japanese Thought,Semiotics of Culture,Buddhist) 
■ #Books and Articles
1. Book "Gods, Dragons, Catfish, and Godzilla: Fragments for a History of Religious Views on Natural Disasters in Japan," in Roy Starrs, ed., When Tsunami Comes to Shore: Culture and Disaster in Japan, pp. 50-69 (Collaboration) 2014
2. Book "Muhammad Learning the Dao and Writing Sutras: Early Japanese Representations of Muhammad," in Christiane J. Gruber and Avinoam Shalem, eds., The Image of the Prophet between Ideal and Ideology, pp. 295-309. (Collaboration) 2014
3. Book "The Idea of India (Tenjiku) in Premodern Japan: Issues of Signification and Representation in the Buddhist Translation of Cultures," in Tansen Sen, ed., Buddhism Across Asia. Vol. 1, pp. 259-290. (Collaboration) 2014
4. Book A Buddhist Theory of Semiotics (Single) 2013
5. Book Zen Anarchism: The Egalitarian Dharma of Uchiyama Gudō (Single) 2013
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■ #Websites