1. Making Up Alien: Irregular migration and its its control in post-war Japan, Nakanishiya Publication, 2016.
  2. Social Research Magnum: qualitative methods for beginners, Nakanishiya Publication, 2016 (Co-authored/ edited)
  3. What is Oral History? , Suiseisha, 2016 (translated from The Death of Luigi Trastulli, by Alessandro Portelli, SUNY Press, 1991)

Published Papers

  1. “Documenting the undocumented: State identification of non-nationals in post-war Japan”, Social Theory and Dynamics, vol.2: 94-108, March 2018.
  2. “Inventing aliens: immigration control, ‘xenophobia’ and racism in Japan”, Race and Class, Vol.58(3): 64–80, January 2017.
  3. “조선인을 식별 강점기 ‘조선인’과 ‘불법 입국’의 정의에 관하여”, 주권의 야만: 밀항 수용소 재일조선인, 성공회대학교 동아시아연구소, pp.76-119.
  4. 2017年1月”Ekkyosha no wa: senryo-ki hokuto Asia no ‘Mikko’ ‘Mitsuboeki’wo sasaeta network”Riron to Dotai, vol.9:20-36, December 2016.
  5. “Who Are You?”: The Making of “Korean Illegal Entrants” in Occupied Japan 1945-1952’, International Journal of Japanese Sociology, vol. 25, pp. 150-163, March 2015. 
  6. Casting migration seeds: from liberated Korea to occupied Japan’, Journal of Oral History Society, vol. 44(1), pp.57-66, March 2015.
  7. ‘Chosenjin’ no toroku: Collapse of the Japanese Empire and Immigration Control in Postwar Japan’, SOSHIOROJI, vol.64(2), pp.39-55, October 2013.
  8. “Omae ha dare-da!: On Definition of ‘Korean Illegal Entrants’ in Early Postwar Japan”, Japanese Sociological Review, vol.64 (2), pp.275-293, September 2013.
  9. “Monogatari kara rekishi he: A Suggestion for Methodology of Sociological Oral History Research”, SOSHIOROJI, vol.56 (1), pp.39-54, July 2011.
  10. “Jijitsu wo tsukuru: Suita Incidents and the Politics of Discourse”, SOSHIOROJI, vol.54 (3), pp.89-204, February 2010.

Survey Report

  1. Controlling ‘illegal’ migration into Japan: Historical origins of Alien Registration system in a ‘homogeneous’ society, Proceedings of the 5th Next-Generation Global Workshop, Social Innovation and Sustainability for the Future, pp.480-488.

Book Reviews

  1. David Lyon, Identifying Citizens: ID cards as surveillance, Polity Press, 2009.
    International Sociology Review of Books, vol.28 (5), pp.555-558, September 2013.
  2. Alessandro Portelli, The Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome, Palgrave McMillan, 2003.Kyoto Journal of Sociology, vol. 20, pp.85-92, March 2013.

Conference Papers

  1. ‘Ideology or racism?: The historical origin of immigration control regime in post-war Japan’, 25th International Conference of Europeanists, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, March 28th, 2018.
  2. ‘Rethinking the Root of Xenophobia in Contemporary Japan”, American Sociological Association: Annual Meeting 2015, Hilton Chicago, 24th August, 2015.
  3. ‘Making”Koreans” in Japan: Policy, Category and Negotiation’
    XVIII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology (Pacifico Yokohama), 17th, July 2014.
  4. ‘Making an ethnic group through immigration policy: the case of Korean undocumented migrants in post-war Japan’
    American Sociological Association: Annual Meeting 2013, Hilton New York Midtown, 10, August 2013.
  5. ‘Biographical Research for Understanding Migration’
    International Conference of Biographical Research in the 21st Century –Epistemological Issues and Ethical Dilemmas, International Sociological Association RC38(University of Lodz), 17-18th, June 2013.
  6. ‘Controlling “illegal” migration into Japan: Historical origins of Alien Registration system in a “homogeneous” society’
    The 5th Next-Generation Workshop, “social innovation and sustainability for the future”, Inamori Center Bldg (Kyoto University), 6th-7th, November, 2012.
    ‘The transformation of citizenship:dealing with borderlines as undocumented migrants in early postwar Japan’
    International Sociological Association, Second Forum of Sociology, (University of Buenos Aires), 1-4, August, 2012.
  7. ‘Smugglers’ Ring: a history of ‘illegals’ in early postwar Japan’
    European History of Social Science Conference (Glasgow University), 11th-14th, April, 2012.
  8. ‘The Logic of Identification: Fingerprinting and Nationality in Northeast Asia’
    International Conference “Challenging Citizenship”(University of Coimbra), June 3rd-5th, 2011.
  9. ‘Hidden but profound: impact of “comfort women” issue in Japanese social sciences’
    International Conference “Intersection of Grass-roots Restitution Movements for Historical Justice: Thinking within Japan, UK, and Australia” (The Australian National University), 27th, May 2011.
  10. ‘The Smugglers Ring: history of “illegals” in early postwar Japan’
    Joint Seminar Series in History, Literature, Religion and Philosophy, Research School of Asia and the Pacific (Australia National University) 16th,November 2010.
    ‘Beyond Borders: Border Control Systems in East Asia, from Perspectives of Korean “Illegal Entrants”’, 
    International Sociological Association World Congress 2010: Sociology on the Move (University of Gothenburg), July 2010.