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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Multi-disciplinary Study on the Interactions between Islamism and Socio-cultural Factors in Southeast Asia-Transnational Networks and Local Responses

Multi-disciplinary Study on the Interactions between Islamism and Socio-cultural Factors in Southeast Asia-Transnational Networks and Local Responses


  • Islamism
  • Southeast Asia
  • transnational networks
  • local responses


  • Southeast Asia
  • the Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • South Asia



About the Project

Project term: April, 2020–March, 2023

The general goal of this project is to clarify the impacts of Islamic transnational networks including those based on so called Islamism (or various versions of it) on local societies and cultures of various Southeast Asian countries mainly through the members’ field researches. In this study, we are also to re-examine the local responses and reactions to the impacts of transnational Islam from a comparative perspective. For this purpose, we will invite researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, such as anthropology, history, political science, area studies and Islamic studies, to contribute to the project. We will organize various workshops and/or conferences both at ILCAA (Tokyo) and at the Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office (KKLO) in Malaysia, an international research office of ILCAA. This is an advanced research project based on the preceding three-term project “Multi-disciplinary Study on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia”.

Hisao TOMIZAWA, Project Coordinator (Professor, University of Shizuoka)



  • Hisao TOMIZAWA (University of Shizuoka)


  • Ikuya TOKORO
  • Hidemitsu KUROKI
  • Masato IIZUKA
  • Ryoko NISHII
  • Jin NODA
  • Yukako YOSHIDA
  • Aya KAWAI

Joint Researchers

  • Kazuhiro ARAI
  • Shamsul Amri Baharuddin
  • Ahmad Najib Burhani
  • Yasuhiro FUKUSHIMA
  • Shinya IMAIZUMI
  • Nao KANEKO
  • Takeshi KONO
  • Keiko KURODA
  • Masami MORI
  • Hisashi OGAWA
  • Natsuko SAEKI
  • Omar Farouk SHEIKH AHMAD
  • Momo SHIOYA
  • Nobutaka SUZUKI
  • Yuji TSUBOI
  • Seika WAZAKI
  • Motoki YAMAGUCHI



The 4th meeting/ International Workshop Report (Japanese)(660KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 11 Sep 2021 14:00–17:20
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: English
  • 14:00–14:05 Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA)
    Introduction (Opening Remarks)
    14:05-15:35 Presentation 1: Omar Farouk (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima City University)
    “The Dynamics of Arab Identity in Singapore”
    15:50-17:20 Presentation 2: Najib Burhani (ILCAA Joint Researcher, LIPI)
    “Digital Islam in Indonesia: The Shift of Ritual and Religiosity during Covid-19”
    (Each speaker has around 40 minutes for presentation.)

The 3rd meeting Report (Japanese)(839KB)

  • Date/Time: Sun 27 Jun 2021 14:00–18:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • 1. Shinya IMAIZUMI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies)
    “Application of Islamic Law in Thai Courts”
    2. Motoki YAMAGUCHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University)
    “Nahdlatul Ulama’s Discourse on an “Islamic State”: Changes of Indonesian Traditionalist Muslims in the Dutch Colonial Period”

The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(1MB)

  • Date/Time: Sun 22 Nov 2020 14:00–17:10
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • 14:00-15:30 Takeshi KONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Toyo Eiwa Jyogakuin)
    “Theoretical Issues of the KAKENHI “Ideas, Movement, And Institutionalization: A Study On Dissemination Processes Of Salafism in Southeast Asia ? Cases of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines (JSPS 19H01462)””
    15:40-17:10 Yuji THUBOI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Meio University)
    “Vision for “Islamic State(negara Islam)” by Malay Muslims in Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s” (tentative)

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(963KB)

  • Date/Time: Sun 19 Jul 2020 14:00–17:30
  • Venue: Online meeting via Zoom
  • Language: Japanese
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA, KKLO
  • 14:00-15:20 All members
    Introduction, Meeting on study plan
    15:30-17:30 Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA)
    “Between Unmmah and Bangsa―Islam and Identhity among the Moro in the Philippines”

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