Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameTACHIMOTO, Narifumi
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
Arrival day2007-04-01
Leaving the office day2013-03-31
Year of Birth1940
Professional CareerDirector-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2007-2013)
Dean, Graduate School of Global Humanics, Chubu University (2003)
Dean, Graduate School of International Studies and Colege of International Studies, Chubu University (2001)
Professor, College of International Studies, Chubu University (2001)
Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (1998)
Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (1980)
Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Japan, Jakarta (1977)
Higher DegreesPh.D., Anthropology (University of Chicago, 1974)
M.A., Sociology (Kyoto University, 1967)
Fields of SpecializationHumanics; Anthropology; Sociology; SEA Area Studies
AwardsThe Purple Ribbon Medal (2003)




TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Maeda 2004 Global Area Studies and Fieldwork. Discussion Paper, 129. GSID, Nagoya University, NAGOYA, 37pp.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Maeda 2001 The Orang Hulu: A Report on Malaysian Orang Asli in the 1960's. COAC, Subang Jaya, 104pp.

KUCHIBA, M., Y. TSUBOUCHI, N. MAEDA 1979 Three Malay Villages: A Sociology of Paddy Growes in West Malaysia. CSEAS Monograph Series, 14. University of Hawai'i Press, 356pp.


【Editing / Co-editing】

TANAKA, K., MATTULADA, N. MAEDA (ed.) 1986 Environment, Landuse and Society in Wallasea. CSEAS Research Report. CSEAS, Kyoto, 132pp.

KATO, T., M. LUTFI, N. MAEDA (ed.) 1986 Environment, Agriculuture and Society in the Malay World. CSEAS Research Report. CSEAS, Kyoto, 178pp.

JAYAWARDENA, S.D., N. MAEDA (ed.) 1984 Transformation of the Agricultural Landscape in Indonesia. CSEAS Research Report. CSEAS, Kyoto, 208pp.

MAEDA, N., MATTULADA (ed.) 1984 Transformation of the Agricultural Landscape in Sri Lanka and South India. CSEAS Research Report. CSEAS, Kyoto,

MATTULADA, N. MAEDA (ed.) 1982 Villages and the Agriclutural Landscape in South Sulawesi. CSEAS Research Report. CSEAS, Kyoto, 282pp.


【Original Articles】

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Maeda 2006 Community and Identity in Eastern Maritime Asia. East Asian Review 10:3-12.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Maeda 2005 Global Area Studies in Homage to the Cinta Laut . Journal Ecocelebica 1:154-163.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi 2003 Touristic Impressions of Social Transformations in Melaka. Journal of the College of International Studies 30:1-31.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi 1998 Postscript: Japanese Anthropology on Malaysia. SHAMSUL A.B., T.UESUGI (ed.) Japanese Anthropologists and Malaysian Society. SES, 46. NME (National Museum of Ethnology), Osaka,

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi 1997 Symbiotic Dynamics of an Insular Community in the Melaka Strait. Regional Views 11:1-21.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi 1995 Grobal Area Studies with Special Reference to Malay or Maritime World. Southeast Asian Studies 33(3):469-483.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi 1994 Coping with the Currents of Change: A frontier Bugis Settlement in Johor, Malaysia. Southeast Asian Studies 32(2):197-230.

MAEDA, Narifumi 1991 Agricultural Rites in South Sulawesi. Southeast Asian Studies 29(4):535-543.

MAEDA, Narifumi 1990 Household and Religion: The Problem of Identity in Bugis Community. Southeast Asian Studies 28(1):3-19.

MAEDA, Narifumi 1988 A Note on Frontier Settlements I Johor. Southeast Asian Studies 26(2):167-174.

MAEDA, Narifumi 1988 Vandrozana: A Shihanaka Village in the Southeastern Region of Lake Alaotra. TAKAYA Y. (ed.) Madagascar: Perspectives from the Malay World. CSEAS, Kyoto,

MAEDA, Narifumi 1987 Look East, Look Deep; In Search of Interculutural Metaphors. Ilmu Masyarakat 13.

MAEDA, Narifumi 1986 Reflections on Bugis Household and Kinship. MAEDA, N., MATTULADA, K. TANAKA (ed.) Environment Landuse and Society in Wallacea. Reports of the Project "Transformation of the Agriculutural Landscape in Tropical Archipelagos", 5. CSEAS, Kyoto,

MAEDA, Narifumi 1983 A Melakan Farming Village. WHEATLEY P. & K. S. SANDHU (ed.) Melaka: The Transformation of a Maly Capital c. 1400-1980. Oxford University Press, Oxford,

MAEDA, Narifumi 1975 Family Circle, Community and Nation in Malaysia. Current Anthropology 16(1):163-166.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi General Review and Comments. International Workshop "Reconsidering Social History of Mritime Folks in Southeast Asia: Perspectives from the Sama-Bajau.", 2010.02.10, Toyo University, Tokyo. Organized by the Hakusan Society of Anthropology and the Research Project on Comparative Area Studies on Maritime Southeast Asia of Toyo University.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Global Humanics of the Environment to tackle with global and local environmental problems in Asia. EML Program International Center for Human Resource Development in Environmental Management 1st Symposium, 2009.03.05, Inamori Hall in Shiran Kaikan, Kyoto University, Kyoto.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Rethinking Communiry and Identity in Eastern Asia. The 3rd International Conference of the International Forum of East Asian Studies, December 2004, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Keynote Speech: Islam and Multiculturalism: Between Norms and Forms. JSPS Asia and Africa Science Platform Program, 2011.11.26-2011.11.27, Waseda University, Tokyo.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi What is the philosophy and aims of RIHN to tackle with global and local environmental problems?. International Symposium and Workshop on Current Problems in Grounwater Management and Related Water Resources Issues, 2007.12.03-2007.12.04, Ramada Bintang Hotel Kuta.

TACHIMOTO, Narifumi Futurability of Humanpsphere Toward Global Humanics of the Environment. The First Kyoto University-LIPI Southeast Asian Forum: Sustainable Humanosphere in Indonesia, 2007.11.26-2007.11.27, Gedung Widyagraha Lt. 1, LIPI, JAKARTA.