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Takahiro Ozaki

Takahiro Ozaki, PhD is a professor of faculty of law, economics and humanities in Kagoshima University, Japan.

He is a cultural anthropologist and has been carrying out research about Mongolian pastoralists’ strategies in pastoralism, focusing on their diachronic change from 1990s to now, which is mainly caused by the penetration of the market economy in pastoral societies. In addition to Outer and Inner Mongolia, he has field research experiences in Chinese northwestern mountainous areas and Japanese remote islands, where pastoralism is a major industry.

Recent publications are “Pastoral strategies in modern Mongolia: comparative ethnography of regime transformation and natural disaster” (Fukyosha, 2019: in Japanese, and “Policy Related Environmental Disaster and the Socio-Cultural Impacts in Mongolia” (Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies, 2021,