|Degree||D Econ. (University of Tokyo)|
|Specialty||Asian Economic History, Global History|
|Theme of Research||Long-term Paths of Economic Development in Asia|
Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University, March 1971
Completed the Doctor Course (Economics), University of Tokyo, March 1976
Lecturer (and Associate Professor), Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University, September 1978 – March 1985
Lecturer (and Senior Lecturer), Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, April 1985 – June 1996
Professor, Faculty of Economics (from 1997 Graduate School of Economics),
Osaka University, July 1996 – March 2006 Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, from April 2006 to March 2012
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, April 2012 – March 2013
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, April 2013 – March 2014
Senior Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, April 2014 to date
World Capitalism and Non-White Labour （in Japanese）, edited with Kingo Tamai, Osaka Shiritsu Daigaku Keizai Gakkai, Osaka, 1983.
Slums of Osaka in the Taisho Period: Another Side of Modern Japanese History （in Japanese）, edited with Kingo Tamai, Shinhyoron, Tokyo, 1986; revised and enlarged edition,1996, On-demand edition, 2008.
Japan in the Contemporary Middle East, edited with J. A. Allan, Routledge, London, 1993.
Local Suppliers of Credit in the Third World, c.1750-1960, edited with Gareth Austin, Macmillan, London, 1993.
Patterns and Development of Intra-Asian Trade （in Japanese）, Mineruva Shobo, Kyoto. (in Korean), Dento to Gendaisha, Seoul, 2002.
Local Agrarian Societies in Colonial India: Japanese Perspectives, ed. with Peter Robb and Haruka Yanagisawa, Curzon, London, 1996. Indian edition: Manohar, New Delhi, 1997.
Iwanami Series of World History Vol. 19, Human Migration: The Dynamism It Generates by Connecting Local and Regional Societies (in Japanese), volume editor, Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, 1999.
The Rise of the Asia-Pacific Economy (in Japanese), Osaka Daigaku Shuppanakai, Osaka, 2003.
Japan, China and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949, edited, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005 (incl. in OUP Scholarship Online http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/index.html).
How India Clothed the World: The World of South Asian Textiles, 1500-1850, edited by Giorgio Riello and Tirthankar Roy, with collaboration of Om Prakash and Kaoru Sugihara, Brill, Leiden, 2009.
The Tropical Humanosphere in Global History (in Japanese), edited with Kohei Wakimura, Koichi Fujita and Akio Tanabe, Kyoto Daigaku Shuppankai, Kyoto, 2012.
The Humanosphere Potentiality Index: Moving beyond the Human Development Index (in Japanese), edited with Takahiro Sato, Taizo Wada and Yoichi Mine, Kyoto Daigaku Shuppankai, Kyoto, 2012.
Labour-intensive Industrialization in Global History, edited with Gareth Austin, Routledge, London, 2013.