The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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Staff Members

KUBO Masatoshi
KUBO MasatoshiKUBO Masatoshi
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Eng. Kyoto Univ. 1972
  • M.Eng. Kyoto Univ. 1974
  • D.Eng. Kyoto Univ. 1986

Research Interests

Management and Use of Archival Documents, Time-Space Integrated Archives of Cultural Resources

Current Research Topics

  • Developing Collaborative Digital Archives of Umesao's Documents

Research Keywords

Aboriginal Australian Culture and Society, Organisation and Analysis of Ethnological Information, Ethno-Knowledge Systems, Collaborative Digital Archives

Publications (English publications only)

2007
Historical Analysis using YUNNAN Chronicle: Toward Developing Time-space Integrated Archives for Analysis and Presentation of Cultural Resources. PNC and ECAI 2007 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings Program and Abstract Book, pp.84. San Francisco: University of California Berkeley.
2004
Sharing Cultural Resources among Museums, Visitors, and Site People: New Plan of Information System at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan, Proc. for 2004 Forum of Museum Directors: Marketing and Technology: The New Strategies for Museum Resource Sharing, pp.61–80. Taiwan: National Museum of History.
2004
Modern Technology for Supporting Museum Activity: Experiences and Future Plan of the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan. Proc. of 2004 Summit of International Museum Directors: New Images, New Strategies. pp.110–130. Taiwai: National Palace Museum.
2003
Database at the National Museum of Ethnology. MINPAKU Anthropology Newsletter. 17: 1–3.
2003
Development of the Image Database at the National Museum of Ethnology–Toward Forum–Type Database Management. Proc. of International Conference of Museum Digitization - Antiquities, Painting and Calligraphy, pp.25–41, Taiwan: National Palace Museum.
2002
A Scheme for Cross-searching of Multimedia Databases. In S. Sugita, Hong Jung-Kook, T. Fujii, J. Reeve and G. Gay (eds.) Global Digital Museum (GDM) for Museum Education on the Internet, (Senri Ethnological Reports 28), pp.41–45. National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Information Systems at the National Museum of Ethnology. 2001 Pacific Neiborhood Consortium Abstract Book, pp. 33–35.
2001
Information Systems at the National Museum of Ethnology: Their Present and Future. Reforming Museums for the 21st Century: Report on the Stockholm Asia-Europe Conference on Museums 2000, pp.49–63
2000
(With T. Umesao and W. Kelly) Japanese Civilization in the Modern World XIV Information and Communication. (Senri Ethnological Studies 52), National Museum of Ethnology.
1987
(With J. Raben and S. Sugita) Towrad a Computer Ethnology. (Senri Ethnological Studies 20), National Museum of Ethnology.
1996
Comparative Studies of Information and Communication. MINPAKU Anthropology Newsletter 3: 11.
1980
(With Y. Taguchi, K. Agusa, and Y. Ohno) Multi-microprocessor System for Three-dimensional Color Graphics. Proc. IFIP Congress 80: 145–150.
1980
(With T. Nogi) ADINA Computer I. Memories of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Vol.XLII, Part 4, pp.421–439.

Presentations

2013
"Problems in Managing Cultural Resources; Resource Sharing, Protecting Intellectual Properties and Ethical Consideration" in International Research Meeting On Museology, National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar (2013.9.26).
2006
“On Digital Archives for Sharing Cultural Resources.” 21st APAN (Asia-Pasific Advanced Network) Meeting in Tokyo, 23 January, Akihabara Convention Hall, Tokyo.
2005
“Toward Common Forum-type Digital Archives for Sharing Cultural Resources among Owners, Information Managers and Users.” 1 November, University of Hawaii Manoa.
2005
“Forum-Type Virtual Space for Sharing Cultural Resources among Museums, Visitors, and Site People.” Citizenship and Knowledge. “Virtual Learning Communities in the Future, CHIN Colloquium,” 7 June, Pavillion at Expo 2005 VIP Lounge, Canada.
2004
ASEMUS Asia-Europe Market Place of Museums: Museum Hopping.” Singapore.
2003
“Development of the Image Database at the National Museum of Ethnology –Toward Forum”Type Database Management. ” International Conference of Museum Digitization – Antiquities, Painting and Calligraphy, 17 November, National Palace Museum, Taiwan.
2001
“Information Systems at the National Museum of Ethnology.” 2001 Pacific Neiborhood Consortium, 8 December, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2000
“Information Systems at the National Museum of Ethnology: Their Present and Future.” Stockholm Asia-Europe Conference on Museums 2000, 7 September, Sweden.
1997
(With S. Koyama and M. Nomoto) “The New Ainu Law and the Nibutani Land Claim.” 1997 Fulbright Symposium Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World, The University of New England, Darwin.
1984
(With T. Kohmoto and Y. Ohno) “A Data Flow Machine with Optimization Driven Graph Reduction Mechanism.” 4th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, IEEE, Los Angeles.
1983
(With T. Kohmoto, Y. Ohno) “A Proposal of Functional Machine with Data Driven and Optimization driven Graph Reduction.” Tercera Conferencia Internacional en Ciencia de la Computacion, IEEE, Santiago.
1982
(With E. Toshima, N. Mori, and H. Hoshino, K. Agusa, and Y. Ohno) “A Parallel Processor System Dedicated to SIMD and Its Application to Three-dimensional Color Graphics.” 3rd. International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, IEEE, Tokyo.
1978
(With K. Itoh, K. Tabata, and Y. Ohno) “Interactive Modeling and Simulation System.” International Conference on Cybernetics and Society, Tokyo.