The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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MATSUZONO Makio
MATSUZONO Makio
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus, Fourth Director-General
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
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Academic Qualifications:

  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies(Russian Studies)1957-1961
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University 1961-1963,1965-1968
  • Universuty of Michigan 1963-1965

Academic Degrees:

  • M.A. Tokyo Metropolitan University 1963
  • Ph.D. Tokyo Metropolitan University 1999

Professional Careers:

1966-
Research Associate, Tenri University
1969-
Assistant Professor, Tenri University
1972-
Associate Professor, Tenri University
1972
Associate Professor, Chongguo Wenhua Xueyuen in Taipei(-1973)
1974-
Associate Professor, Musashi University
1976-
Associate Professor, Yokohama National University
1977
Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology (concurrent)(-1981)
1981-
Associate Professor, at Tokyo Metropolitan University
1988-
Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
2001-
Emeritus Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Professor, Siebold University of Nagasaki
2003-
Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology

Research Topics:

Regional Ethnographic Study on Globalization Process and Nation Building in East Africa

Recent Research Interests:

In local societies in East Africa, a distinct type of socio-cultural change is prominently manifested which is brought about by a variety of factors emanating from aid programs with their accompanying demands by international society and nation building policy of the government concerned. My interest lies in exploring the multilateral ways in which local societies are internally and autonomously adjusting to this exogenous socio-cultural change.

Geographical areas of Interest:

East Africa

Ethnic groups:

Gusii

Discipline:

Social Change, Sexuality, Kinship

Fieldwork Areas:

1965
Republic of the Philippines: Province of Zambales, Aeta
1969
Japan:Okinawa, Zamami Island
1972
Taiwan(,1973)
1974
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Gemu Goffa Province, Ali
1977
Republic of Kenya: Gusii(,1979,1981)
1986
Republic of Kenya: Gusii
1990
Republic of Kenya: Gusii
1991
Japan: Ogasawara Islands(,1992)
1992
Republic of Kenya: Gusii; Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
1993
Republic of Kenya: Gusii; Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia(-1994)
1995
Republic of Kenya: Gusii(-2002)
2003
Republic of Kenya: Gusii
2006
Republic of Kenya: Meru

Membership in Academic Associations:

  • JASS:Japan Association for African Studies
  • JRCA:Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
  • JANES:Japan Association for Nilo-Ethiopian Studies
  • JSOS:Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies

Publications:

2004
Museums,Intangible Culutural Heritage and Spirit of Humanity, ICOM 2004 Seoul Proceedings. Seoul:ICOM 2004 Seoul Organizing Committee,1-6(Keynote Session II)
2001
"Clan and Ethnic Relationship in Gusii Soapstone Industry"
2001
"International Cooperation Activities and Anthropology:Problems in Japan's Context", Technology and Development 14, Institute for International Cooperation(JICA), pp.5-11
1997
"Male Involvement in Family Planning in Gusii Society:An Anthropological Overview. " African Studies Monograph,18(34),pp.175-190
1993
"Rubbing off the Dirt:Evil-Eye Belief among the Gusii. " Journal of Nilo-Ethiopian Studies 1,pp.1-13
1991
"Death and Witchcraft among the Gusii. "The Journal of social sciences and humanity ; The Journal of social sciences and humanities ; Jimbun gakuho, 220,pp.1-9
1988
"The Belief System among the Gusii of Western Kenya. "The Journal of social sciences and humanity ; The Journal of social sciences and humanities ; Jimbun gakuho, 203,pp.31-62
1987
"A Preliminary Report on the Gusii Socio-Cultural Changes. "Seminar Paper No.180,Institute of African Studies,University of Nairobi. pp.1-15
1981
"Adjacent Generations and Respect Attitudes among the Gusii. "N.Nagashima,ed. Themes in Socio-Cultural Ideas and Behaviour among the Six Groups of Kenya.Hitotsubashi University, pp.71-87
1978
"A Preliminary Description of Gusii Funerals. "Institute of African Studies,University of Nairobi,Discussion Paper No.98, pp.1-15
1976
"A Note on the Enshrinement of Ancestral Tablets at Zamami Island, Okinawa. "W.H.Newell,ed.Ancestors,MoutonPublishers, pp.231-240