The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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Notifications regarding past study meetings, symposia, and academic conferences.

Past Academic Lecture programs

March 18 (Friday), 2011
Contemporary Relationships between People and Nature: Lessons from the Pacific and Africa
  • Date and Time: March 18 (Friday), 2011, 18:30–20:30
  • Venue: Oval Hall (Osaka)
October 29 (Friday), 2010
Marriage matters around the World: Examining Practices in Senegal, China and France
  • Date and Time: October 29 (Friday), 2010, 18:30 –20:50
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
March 19 (Friday), 2010
The Fascinating World of Belly Dance: Global Communication in Music and Dancing
  • Date and Time: March 19 (Friday), 2010, 18:30–20:30
  • Venue: Oval Hall (Osaka)
October 9 (Friday), 2009
People, Livestock and Infectious Diseases: Exploring their relations at the age of Globalization
  • Date and Time: October 9 (Friday), 2009, 18:30 –20:15
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
March 19 (Thursday), 2009
The Rapidly Changing Indian World: From the Viewpoint of Everyday Life
  • Date and Time: March 19 (Thursday), 2009, 18:30–20:15
  • Venue: Oval Hall (Osaka)
October 17 (Friday), 2008
Brazil and Japan: Interaction in the Past and Relations in the Future
  • Date and Time: October 17 (Friday), 2008, 18:00 –20:10
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
March 7 (Friday), 2008
Minpaku Public Lecture Commemorating the 30th Anniversary Searching for a New Life-Design
  • Date and Time: March 7 (Friday), 2008, 18:30–20:30
  • Venue: Oval Hall (Osaka)
October 12 (Friday), 2007
National Museum of Ethnology’s Public Lecture in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary Global Cuisine: An Anthropological Perspective
  • Date and Time: October 12 (Friday), 2007, 18:00 –20:10
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
March 3 (Friday), 2006
Living in Japan: Migrant Wisdomand Vitality
  • Date and Time: March 2 (Friday), 2007, 18:30–20:30
  • Venue: Oval Hall (Osaka)
October 27 (Friday), 2006
Toward a Multicultural Co-existence: Cases from Australia
  • Date and Time: October 27 (Friday), 2006, 18:10–20:10
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
March 3 (Friday), 2006
In the Forefront of Performing Arts Documentation: Films and the Transmission of Cultural Properties
  • Date and Time: March 3 (Friday), 2006, 18:30–20:30
  • Venue: Oval Hall (Osaka)
October 28 (Friday), 2005
Changing Models of the Family: Comparative Perspecitves from China, Korea and Japan
  • Date and Time: October 28 (Friday), 2005, 18:00–20:15
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
March 23 (Wednesday), 2005
Remembrance of Disasters: Ethnography as a Tool for Community Disaster Management
  • Date and Time: March 23 (Wednesday), 2005, 18:00–20:30
  • Venue: Senri Life Science Center (Osaka)
October 8 (Friday), 2004
NGO and NPO after the Great Hanshin Earthquake
  • Date and Time: October 8 (Friday), 2004, 18:00–20:00
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
December 19 (Friday), 2003
From Fields of International Cooperation
  • Date: Friday, December 19, 2003
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)