I teach a wide range of courses both in and out of the Anthropology Department. Some of my courses include Cultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Field Techniques, Linguistics, Japanese Studies, and a graduate class in China-U.S. Relations. I specialize in International Migration as well as Hawaiian petroglyphs.
My research entails Japanese and Chinese Diaspora, including the religions carried by such international migrants to their overseas communities. My research oftentimes involve Brazil, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, and Hilo.