Terada Tekefumi


Terada Tekefumi is currently professor of the Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University. He studied at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, for his graduate degree, and did field research at a small town in the Province of Laguna. His major areas of research include folk Catholicism and popular religiosity in the Philippines, especially the popular devotion to Sto Niño (Holy Infant Jesus), and Christian churches in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation period (1942-1945). He is currently conducting field research on the formation of Filipino communities within the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. He has served as president of the Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (2011-2012).

Terada Tekefumi’s publications include the followings:

“Filipino Communities in Tohoku after the Disasters of March 11”, Keynote Address,“The 3.11 Disaster of Japan: Vulnerability, Loss, and Social Transformation” International Conference on Japanese Studies, January 25, 2013, Ateneo de Manila University.

“Migrants and the Catholic Church in Japan: Filipino Communities in the Tokyo Archdiocese”, Religions, Regionalism, and Globalization in Asia. Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, 2010, pp. 43-54.

“Christianity and the Japanese occupation”, Ikehata Setsuho & Lydia N. Yu Jose (eds.). Philippines-Japan Relations. Ateneo de Manila University, 2003, pp. 223-260.