The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Saturday, March 1~Saturday, March 2, 2014
Individual, family and state : Interdisciplinary approach from anthropology and demography on international migration and health

  • Date: Saturday, March 1 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - / Sunday, March 2 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2014
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Hosted by National Museum of Ethnology Paris Descartes University, Population & Development Study Center
  • Inquiries: 10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan
    Tel: +81-(0)6-6876-2151
    e-mail: mishima [at]


Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time Contents
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening Session
Opening Adress
Ken'ishi SUDO (Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology)
François PAQUIS (Secretary general, Université Paris Descartes)
"Training and research in Paris Descartes University"
Teiko MISHIMA (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address
"Challenges and Issues of interdisciplinarity: demography and anthropology in research on development in sub-Saharan Africa"
Véronique PETIT (Université de Poitiers)
Reiko HAYASHI (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research)
Akinori HAMADA (National Museum of Ethnology)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session1: International Migrations 1 (Political and economic dimensions)
"Securitization and Politics of Forced Migration in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya"
Akiko SUGIKI (Kobe Gakuin University)
"Special dynamic, practice and actors of the migration in the West Africa"
Nelly ROBIN (Paris Descartes University)
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Coffee Break
3:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Session2: International Migrations 2 (Social and Cultural Dimensions)
"Ethnic economic networks between Africa and Asia"
Teiko MISHIMA (National Museum of Ethnology)
"Senegalese international migrations: How the families capitalize the incomes gained abroad?"
Hamidou DIA (Université Paris Descartes)
Saturday, March 2, 2014
Time Contents
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session 3 : Population and Health 1 (Social and Cultural Dimensions)
"Optimal breastfeeding promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Naoko HORII(Université Paris Descartes)
"Value of the children : Cases in the developing countries"
Doris BONNET (Université Paris Descartes)
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Session 4 : Population and Health 2 (Global infectious disease)
"Epidemiology of infectious diseases in Africa in relation to polymicrobial replacement, urbanization, and control measures in health systems"
Yasuhiko KAMIYA (Nagasaki University)
"Mothers behavior when confronted with children suffering from malaria"
Jean-Yves LE HESRAN (University Paris Descartes)
12:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session 5 : Round Table (What is expected from social scientists by development organizations)
Chair : Junko SAZAKI (Director, UNFPA, Tokyo), Reportor : Serge RABIER (Équilibres & Populations), Kei YOSHIZAWA (JICA), Kaoi NAKASA (IOM), Hiroyuki SUZUKI (Kokushikan University), Shinsuke MIYANO (Docteur, National Center for Global Health and Medicine) etc.
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Coffee Break
3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Synthesis and Conclusions
Yves CHARBIT (Université Paris Descartes)
Teiko MISHIMA (National Museum of Ethnology)