Yumio Sakurai

Portrait of Yumio   Sakurai

Sakurai Yumio 桜井由躬雄 (31 Jan. 1945, Tokyo - 17 Dec. 2012) was an Japanese historian who specialized in the history of Southeast Asia, in particular its links with Japan.

With doctorates from the University of Tokyo and (honorary) University of Vietnam, he authored several books and essays on early Southeast Asia history, and edited the Japanese translation of George Coedes's History of Indochina Civilization.