Scholar of the history and theories of contemporary Japanese architecture and urbanism with a long list of publications, lectures, and other activities on his record; currently working on two books and several chapters to books, including: The “Bubble” and Beyond: Japanese Architecture in the Age of Economic and Social Upheavals. London: Phaidon Press (estimated publication: 05/2007); and Modern Architectures in History: JAPAN. London: Reaktion Books Ltd. (estimated publication: 11/2008)