Associate Professor of Faculty of Humanity, Tokyo Metropolitan University (Tokyo, Japan)
Ph. D. Candidate: Graduate School of Letter, Hokkaido University
- A.: April, 1995. Faculty of Commercial Science, Sapporo Gakuin University
2009- Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanity, Tokyo Metropolitan University
1995-2009 Researcher, Sapporo Center for Buried Cultural Property
Fellow, Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Fellow, Japan Paleolithic Research Association
Associate Editor, Current Research in the Pleistocene. Center for the Study of the First American (Texas, USA)
Society for Japanese Archaeology
Society for American Archaeology
International Association of Obsidian Study
Paleolithic hunter-gatherer adaptations in Eurasia; Quaternary Mega-faunal extinction; Late Pleistocene Earth Environment; Geoarchaeology; Archaeological Obsidian Study; Human Ecology.
The Quaternary Research Award of the Japan Association for Quaternary Research in 2011.
Major Publication: (In English)
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa 1-1, Hachioji, 192-0397 Japan. tel: +81-42-677-1111, fax: +81-42-677-2112,