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

Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Sunday, June 21, 2009
《International Research Forum 》Amish Way of Living Together in the 21st Century: From Mutual Aid to International Cooperation
  • Date: June 21, 2009
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, auditorium
  • Organizer: National Museum of Ethnology
  • Sponsor: Shibunkaku Museum
  • Capacity: 450 people (entrance free)
  • Languages: Japanese & English (Simultaneous interpreters provided)


13:30-13:40 Welcome Remarks
SUDO Ken'ichi (Director General, National Museum of Ethnology)
13:40-14:00 Introductory Remarks to the Forum: Amish Way of Living Together: Life Design Aiming at Well-being
SUZUKI Nanami (National Museum of Ethnology)
14:00-15:00 Lecture "Amish Way of Life in Modern American Society"
Stephen Scott (Administrative and Research, Associate, The Young Center for Anabaptist and Piestist Studies, Elizabethtown College, U.S.A.)
15:00-15:15 Intermission
15:15-15:30 Comment "Amish Way of Life and Cooperation"
OYABU Chiho (Gifu University)
15:30-15:45 Comment "The Pacifism of Anabaptist People and Aid Practice in Africa"
ISHIDA Shin-ichiro (Osaka University)
15:45-16:00 Comment "Amish Way of Supporting Others: From the Viewpoint of post-Development Theory"
SUZUKI Motoi (National Museum of Ethnology)
16:00-16:55 General Discussion
16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks
SUZUKI Nanami (National Museum of Ethnology)