kfujita cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments・Position

Political and Economic Coexistence・Professor


Agricultural Economics, Southeast Asia Area Studies, South Asia Area Studies

Research Interests / Keywords

・Transformation of Rural Socio-Economic Structure in South Asia
・Rural Savings Mobilization and Formation of an Integrated Nation-wide Financial Market in Southeast Asia: Focusing on Vienam


Transformation of Rural Socio-Economic Structure in South Asia

Under the situation that the traditional hired labor dependent large-scale farm management is becoming difficult due to wage hikes in rural areas with rapid economic developmet in various parts of South Asia (including Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Odisha, and Bangladesh) , the land sales and/or tenancy markets are expansing in recent years. The objective of this study is to investgate the behavior of dominant castes traditionally monopolyzing land in each region, the direction of land transfer, and the emergence of new agriculturalists, etc.

Rural Savings Mobilization and Formation of an Integrated Nation-wide Financial Market in Southeast Asia: Focusing on Vienam

In Southeast Asia, with the rapid economic development in the past 2-3 decades, huge amount of savings potential is being born in rural areas. And how to mobilize such savings and form an integrated nationa-wide financial market is an important policy issue. This study investigates this critical issue in Vietnam as a case study.

Research funds

Type Theme Period
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) 近現代における環インド洋熱帯地域の複数発展径路-発展と低開発の複眼的視野の中で 2019 – 2021
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Multipolarization of Muslim Societies in South Asia 2019 – 2023
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Between Southeast Asia and SouthAsia: Development, Ethnicity, and Religion 2018 – 2022
Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)) Social Dynamism and Islamic Culture in Bangladesh 2018 – 2022
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) The New Stage of South Asian Agriculture and Rural Economy: Integrated Study on the Dynamism of Mobility of Land and Labor 2016 – 2020
Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research Preliminary Research on Socio-Economic Transformations of “Zomia” under the Increasing Influences of China and India 2015 – 2016
Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows Towards improving agricultre and rural economies of the Central Dry Zone, Myanmar: A Study on palm tenancy and jaggery marketing 2015 – 2017
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Emergence of New Growth Mechanism and its Political Economy in Southeast Asia 2013 – 2016
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Critical Hurdles to Myanmar’s Opening-up Process 2013 – 2016