My papers
Refereed Papers Appeared in Journals

The colored Jones polynomial, the ChernSimons invariant, and the Reidemeister torsion of a twiceiterated torus knot,
Acta Math. Vietnam. 39 (2014), 649710.

The coloured Jones polynomial, the ChernSimons invariant, and the Reidemeister torsion of the figureeight knot,
J. Topol. 6 (2013), 193216.

An introduction to the volume conjecture and its generalizations,
Acta Math. Vietnam. 33 (2008), 219253.

(with K. Hikami)
Colored Jones polynomials with polynomial growth,
Commun. Contemp. Math. 10 (2008), suppl. 1, 815834.

(with S. Gukov)
SL(2,C) ChernSimons theory and the asymptotic behavior of the colored Jones polynomial,
Fields Inst. Commun., 54 (2008), 261277.

A version of the volume conjecture,
Adv. Math. 211 (2007), 678683.

The colored Jones polynomials and the Alexander polynomial of the figureeight knot,
JP J. Geom. Topol. 2 (2007), 249269.

(with Y. Yokota)
The colored Jones polynomials of the figureeight knot and its Dehn surgery spaces,
J. Reine Angew. Math. 607 (2007), 4768.

The colored Jones polynomials of the figureeight knot and the volumes of threemanifolds obtained by Dehn surgeries,
Fund. Math. 184 (2004), 269289.

Some limits of the colored Jones polynomials of the figureeight knot,
Kyungpook Math. J. 44 (2004), 369383.

Asymptotic behaviors of the colored Jones polynomials of a torus knot,
Internat. J. Math. 15 (2004), 547555.

(with J. Murakami, M. Okamoto, T. Takata, and Y. Yokota)
Kashaev's conjecture and the ChernSimons invariants of knots and links,
Experiment. Math. 11 (2002), 427435.

(with J. Murakami)
The colored Jones polynomials and the simplicial volume of a knot,
Acta Math. 186 (2001), 85104.

(with T. Ohtsuki)
Finite type invariants of knots via their Seifert matrices,
Asian J. Math. 5 (2001), 239386.
 (with S. Chmutov and V. Goryunov)
Regular Legendrian knots and the HOMFLY polynomial of immersed plane curves,
Math. Ann. 317 (2000), 389413.

(with A. Yasuhara)
Fourgenus and fourdimensional clasp number of a knot,
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 128 (2000), 36933699.

Hyperbolic threemanifolds with trivial finite type invariants,
Kobe J. Math. 16 (1999), 183187.

(with T.Q.T. Le, J. Murakami, and T. Ohtsuki)
A threemanifold invariant via the Kontsevich integral,
Osaka J. Math. 36 (2) (1999), 365396.

A weight system derived from the multivariable Conway potential function,
J. London Math. Soc. (2) 59 (1999), 698714.

(with T. Ohtsuki and S. Yamada)
HOMFLY polynomial via an invariant of colored plane graphs,
Enseignement Math. 44 (1998), 325360.

(with T. Ohtsuki) Quantum Sp(n) invariant of links via an invariant
of colored planar graphs,
Kobe J. Math. 13 (1996), 191202.

Vassiliev invariants of type two for a link,
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 124 (1996), 38893896.

(with T.Q.T. Le, J. Murakami, and T. Ohtsuki) A threemanifold invariant
derived from the universal VassilievKontsevich invariant,
Proc. Japan Acad., Ser. A 71 (1995), 125127.

Quantum SO(3)invariants dominate the SU(2)invariant of Casson and
Walker,
Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc. 117 (1995), 237249.

(with A. Yasuhara) Crosscap number of a knot, Pacific J. Math. 171
(1995), 261273.

Quantum SU(2)invariants dominate Casson's SU(2)invariant,
Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc. 115 (1994), 253281.

(with S. Sakai) Sharpunknotting number and the Alexander module,
Topology Appl. 52 (1993), 169179.

Deltaunknotting number and the Conway polynomial,
Kobe J. Math. 10 (1993), 1722.

(with T. Ohtsuki and M. Okada) Invariants of threemanifolds derived
from linking matrices of framed links,
Osaka J. Math. 29 (1992), 545572.

Algebraic unknotting operation, Questions and Answers Gen. Topology
8 (1990), 283292.

(with Y. Nakanishi) On a certain move generating linkhomology,
Math. Ann. 284 (1989), 7589.

(with T. Kobayashi and J. Murakami) Cyclotomic invariants for links,
Proc. Japan Acad., Ser. A 64 (1988), 235238.

A formula for the twovariable link polynomial,
Topology 26 (1987), 409412.

(with T. Kanenobu) Twobridge knots with unknotting number one,
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 98 (1986), 499502.

On derivatives of the Jones polynomial,
Kobe J. Math. 3 (1986), 6164.

A recursive calculation of the Arf invariant of a link,
J. Math. Soc. Japan 38 (1986), 335338.

Some metrics on classical knots,
Math. Ann. 270 (1985), 3545.

On the Conway polynomial of a knot with Tgenus one,
Kobe J. Math. 2 (1985), 117121.

(with K. Sugishita) Triple points and knot cobordisms,
Kobe J. Math. 1 (1984), 116.

(with A. Kawauchi and K. Sugishita) On the Tgenus of knot cobordisms,
Proc. Japan Acad., Ser. A 59 (1983), 9193.

The Arf invariant and the Conway polynomial of a link,
Math. Sem. Notes, Kobe Univ. 11 (1983), 335344.
Other Refereed Papers

An Introduction to the Volume Conjecture,
in: Interactions Between Hyperbolic Geometry, Quantum Topology and Number Theory,
Contemp. Math., 541, 2011, pp. 140.

(with K. Hikami)
Representations and the colored Jones polynomial of a torus knot,
in: ChernSimons gauge theory: 20 years after,
AMS/IP Stud. Adv. Math., 50, 2011. pp. 153171.

Various generalizations of the Volume Conjecture,
in: The Interaction of Analysis and Geometry,
(ed: V. I. Burenkov, T. Iwaniec, and S. K. Vodopyanov),
Contemp. Math., 424, 2006, pp. 165186.

A quantum introduction to knot theory,
in: Primes and Knots,
(ed: T. Kohno and M. Morishita),
Contemp. Math., 416, 2006, pp. 137165.

Kashaev's invariants and the volume of a hyperbolic knot after Y. Yokota,
in: PHYSICS AND COMBINATORICS,
Proceedings of the Nagoya 1999 International Workshop,
Nagoya University, Japan 23  27 August 1999,
edited by A.N. Kirillov, A. Tsuchiya and H. Umemura,
World Scientific, 2001, pp. 244272.

Quantum SU(2)invariants for threemanifolds associated with nontrivial cohomology
classes modulo two,
in: Knots in Hellas '98,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Knot Theory and its Ramifications,
Series of Knots and Everything, Vol. 24, 2000,
pp. 347352.

Quantum SU(2)invariants of threemanifolds associated with the trivial first
cohomology class modulo two,
in: Low Dimensional Topology,
(ed: H. Nencka),
Proceedings of a Conference on Low Dimensional Topology, Funchal, Madeira,
Portugal, January 1217, 1998,
Contemporary Mathematics, Vol. 233, 1999, pp. 117136.

On the CassonWalkerLescop invariant for 3manifolds,
Mem. School Sci. Engrg. Waseda Univ. 60 (1996), 135145.

Calculation of the CassonWalkerLescop invariant from chord diagrams,
in: Knot Theory, Banach Center Publications, Vol. 42,
(eds: V.F.R. Jones, J. KaniaBartoszynska, J.H. Przytycki, P. Traczyk and
V.G. Turaev),
Proceedings of the conference at the International Stefan Banach
Mathematical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 1995,
Polish Academy of Sciences, 1998, pp. 235246.

(with T. Ohtsuki) Quantum Sp(2) invariants of threemanifolds at eighth
and tenth roots of unity,
in Geometry and Physics, Lect. Notes in Pure and Appl. Math. 184,
(eds: J.E. Andersen, J. Dupont, H. Pedersen, and A. Swann),
Proceedings of the conference at Aarhus Univ, Aarhus, Denmark, 1995,
Marcel Dekker, inc., 1997, pp. 429443.

Quantum invariants for 3manifolds,
in : Proc. Appl. Math. Workshops, 4,
The 3rd KoreaJapan School of Knots and Links, (1994)
(eds. K.H. Ko and G.T. Jin), 129143.
Other Papers

Current status of the volume conjecture,
Sugaku Expositions 26 (2013), 181203.

Mahler measure of the colored Jones polynomial and the volume conjecture,
in: Volume Conjecture and Its Related Topics,
Surikaisekikenkyusho Kokyuroku 1279,
2002,
pp. 8699.

Optimistic calculations about the WittenReshetikhinTuraev invariants
of closed threemanifolds obtained from the figureeight knot by integral
Dehn surgeries,
in: Recent Progress towards the volume conjecture,
Surikaisekikenkyusho Kokyuroku 1172,
2000,
pp. 7079.

The asymptotic behavior of the colored Jones function of a knot
and its volume,
in: Proceedings of Art of Low Dimensional Topology VI,
edited by T. Kohno,
January, 2000.
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