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DEGUCHI Masayuki (Masa)
DEGUCHI Masayuki (Masa)DEGUCHI Masayuki
Department of Advanced Human Sciences・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Third sector research, civil society studies
Individual Research Projects
  • Transformative Researches on the Third Sector
Personal website

Academic Qualifications:

B.A. Sociology, Osaka University (Summa Cum Laude ) 1979

Employment:

  • 1991-1992 International Philanthropy Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University
  • August 1995- Professor, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)
  • July 2003- Professor, National Museum of Ethnology
  • August 1995- March 2010 Professor, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)
  • July 2003-March 2010  Professor, National Museum of Ethnology
  • April 2010-March 2013 Commissioner, Public Interest Corporation Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (Japan’s Charity Commission)
  • April 2013- present, Professor, National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU)
  • April 2014-present, Professor, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies(SOKENDAI)

Research Topics:

1. Third sector research
2. Civil society
3. NPO and NGO
4. Philanthropy
5. Charity Commission
6. Linguapolitics (original)
7. Anthropology of Policy

Recent Research Interests:

Masayuki Deguchi has launched his study on US philanthropy. After international philanthropy fellow at Johns Hopkins University, he has become interested in researches on nonprofit organizations (NPOs). He has engaged in “impact analysis” of Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Project.
Masayuki Deguchi also develops an original concept of linguapolitics instead of geopolitics. He emphasizes linguapolitical border more than national border in an era of internet. He served as members of governmental committees. He contributes tax reform on Public Interest Corporations (PIC) as a special member of the TAX Commission. He was appointed as Commissioner, Public Interest Corporation Commission (Japan’s Charity Commission) by the Prime Minister upon obtaining the consent of both houses of the Diet. He had left professorship for three years (2010-2013) because of being appointed as full-time Commissioner of Public Interest Corporation Commission. In 2013, he has returned a professor, Minpaku. Through the experience above, he has become interested in anthropology of policy and interface of accountability, governance and cultures.
** You can reach him at +81-6-6878-8316 / e-mail: deguchi (at mark) idc.minpaku.ac.jp / website **

Geographical Areas of Interest:

Asia and Pacific, USA, UK

Books in Japanese:

1993
Philanthropy (In Japanese). Maruzen.
1996
(With M. Homma) Volunteer Revolution. (In Japanese). Toyokeizaisimposya.

Books and Proceedings in English:

2010
Henk Vinken, Yuko Nishimura, Bruce L. J. White, Masayuki Deguchi eds. "Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan" Springer
2008
Deguchi,M. Dhakal,G., P. Dhakal, T., N. Conflicts vs. Social Harmony: Does Nonprofit Sector Matter?, Aggreplaning
2005
H. K. Anheier and A. Regina List (Masayuki Deguchi is one of contributors) A Dictionary of Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Non-Profit Sector, Routledge.
2005
Why Can International NGOs Be “Global”? : A New Approach Named “Linguapolitics”. ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2005 Bangalore, pp. 1–21. India.
2003
Deguchi M eds. The Role of Volunteering and Nonprofit Sector in Building Stronger Communities. Tokyo: Transart.
2001
The Distortion between Institutionalized and Noninstitutionalized NPO: New Policy Initiative and the Nonprofit Organizations in Japan. In H. K. Anheier, J. Kendall (eds.) Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads: An international nonprofit analysis, pp. 277–301. London and New York: Routledge.

Main Papers and Writings in English:

2016
GLOBALIZATION, GLOCALIZATION, AND GALÁPAGOS SYNDROME: PUBLIC INTEREST CORPORATIONS IN JAPAN. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, w / vol. 18, no. 1, May 2016 pp5-14
2016
Policy change making the biggest Corporate Philanthropy in Japan : Yamato Welfare Foundation and "the service related philanthropy" (SRP)” pp67-80, Policy Science, The policy Science Association of Ritsumeikan University, March, 2016
2010
(With Dongre, Y.,). Governance of Civil Society Organizations in Japan: Legal and Cultural Dimensions. <i>Journal of policy science, Graduate school of policy science of Ritsumeikan University, 59-87
2007
(With G. P. Dhakal Ph.D.) Role of Nonprofit Organizations and Local Governments to Educate Non-Japanese Children in Japan. Hawaii International Conference on Education January 6–9, 2007, pp.1–15.
2006
Linguapolitics. ISTR 14 (4): 2.
2006
Good-by “Pluto” and Hello “ISTR 2.0”. ISTR 14 (3): 2.
2006
Linguapolitical. Issues in Global Civil Society’s Networking. ISTR Seventh International Conference “Civil Society and Human Security: Raum Jai” Bangkok, Thailand, 9–12 January, 2006.
2005
Why Can International NGOs Be “Global”? : A New Approach Named “Linguapolitics”. 4th ISTR Asia Pacific Reginal Conference, Civil Society and Social Justice Acharya Insitute of management and Science, pp. 73–74.
2005
Country 90 and Carbon 60. ISTR 13: 2.
2005
Knowledge Implies Practice. ISTR 14: 2.
2005
The West Meets the East. ISTR 15: 2.
2003
Civil Society and Civic Service: Linguapolitical Issues on Japan’s Civic Service Programs for the International Community. Civic Service: Impacts and Inquiry, pp. 1–32. An International Symposium September 24 26, 2003 George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
2003
What Should Be Done about Language Issues in International Exchange?. In K. Kaku and K. Hirano (eds.) Japan and international Intellectual Exchanges in the 21st Century, pp. 174–179. Tokyo: The Japan Times.
2003
“Lingua-political” Situation Dividing Globalization into Continentalization and Oceanization in an ERA of Internet Civil Society. In M. Deguchi (ed.) The Role of Volunteering and the Nonprofit Sector in Building Stronger Communities, pp. 101–116. Tokyo: TRANSART.
2002
Great Economist Alfred Marshall and Its Influence by Mechanics. Information 5 (1): 59–67. International Information Institute.
2002
Possibilities of Merger and Acquisition of Universities beyond National Boarders in an Era of Internet Linguapolitical Perspective.
2000
Not for Profit: A Brief History of Japanese Nonprofit Organization. Look Japan 45 (526): 18–20.
1999
The Role of Philanthropy and Votes of the Heart. The Inaugural Asian Third Sector Research Conference, pp. 1–19.
1998
A Comparative View of Civil Society: Civil Society in Japan and America: Coping with Change. US-Japan Society.
1998
The Aftermath of the Kobe Earthquake: New Policy Initiative and the Nonprofit Sector in Japan. 1998 The Sokendai Scope Working Paper 13.
1998
Japanese Givers showed by the Prize for the Machikadono (CIVIC) Philanthropist. A Case Study through a New Methodology named CACOP METOD. Presenting paper to The International Society for the Third Sector.
1996
Aiding and Unabetted. Look Japan 42 (486): 19–20.
1995
Japan’s Non-Christian Tradition of Philanthropy. Echoes of Peace 47: 6–8. Tokyo: Niwano Peace Foundation.
1994
Comparison of Japanese and American Philanthropy. CGP, Summer 5: 6–9. Tokyo and New York.

Other Social Activities:

  • Special Adviser、Osaka Prefectural Government(July, 2016-)
  • Special Adviser, Osaka Municipal Government(July 2016-)
  • Commissioner(full-time) Public Interest Corporation Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan(2010-2013)
  • Commissioner(Part-time) Public Interest Corporation Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan(2007-2010)
  • President, International Society for the Third Sector Research (ISTR)(2005-2006)
  • Special member, Tax Commission, Government of Japan(2003-2009)
  • Executive Director, The Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
  • Former member of special committee on the Legal Status on Nonprofits of the Social Policy Council, Economic Planning Agency

Honors:

1988
Takahashi Kamekichi Award
1995
ESP Okita Saburo award

Presentations in English:

2016
(With Carolyn Cordery) Charity Regulation: Drivers for Differences and Similarities in Accountability and Transparency Presenting paper for the 12th ISTR International Conference Ersta Sköndal University College Stockholm, Sweden 28 June – 1 July 2016
2016
A Sectorial Labyrinth: Legal and Accounting Frameworks of the Third Sector Organizations in Japan for 120 Years Presenting paper for the 12th ISTR International Conference Ersta Sköndal University College Stockholm, Sweden 28 June – 1 July 2016
2015
Paternalism and Compliance Creep: Before and After the Public Interest Corporation Reforms in Japan, 9th ISTR Asian Pacific regional conference/Nihon Univ., Tokyo  AUGUST 27 - 28.
2015
"Policy change making the biggest Corporate Philanthropy in Japan, The 7th International Conference of the European Research Network On Philanthropy", ESSEC Business School, Cergy Campus, Paris, France 9-10 July.
2014
"Globalization" of standards; Study from Participant observation on Japan's Charity Commission″ 11th international conference, International Society for Third Sector Research, 22 - 25 JULY 2014, Muenster University, Munster, Germany
2006
“Grant-Making Foundations in Japan: Today and Tomorrow.” The Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, March, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
2005
“Toward Studies for Nongovernmental Organizations.” Vivekabnanda Insitute for leadership Development(VILD), University of Mysore, India
2005
“Philanthopy.” The Inauguation of the Centre for Studies on Philanthropy, Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of management, NITTE, India
2005
Mobilizing for peace, June, SOKENDAI.
2005
“New trend on Civil Society Sudies in Japan.” May, Harvard Univ., USA.
2005
“Networking of Friendship and Associational Revolution in Japan.” April, AJJ, Osaka.
2005
“First European Conference of the EMES and ISTR.”
2005
“Religous NGOs and the International Aid System: Exploring Religious NGO Roles, Relations and Impact In Development.”
2005
“War and Peace: Approach from Social Sciences and Humanities.” 15 March, Graduate University for Advanced Studies.
2004
“From Geopolitics to a New Concept of ‘Linguapolitics’: Issues in Global Information Age.” The Third International Conference on Information in Tokyo, 26–29 November.
2004
“Who Are Givers? Why Did They Give?: Cacop Method Reveals Japanese Philanthropists.” Contesting Citizenship and Civil Society in a divided World, 11–14 July.
2003
(With F. Layman) “The Role of Arm’s Length’s Distance between Arts and Culture's Nonprofit Organizations and Government in Japan.” The Third ISTR Asian Pacific Conference, 24–26 October, Beijing.
2003
“ISTR–Why Are We Here? Why Will We Discuss? Toward Cross-Fertilization from the Point of Linguapolitics.” The Third ISTR Asian Pacific Conference, 24–26 October, Beijing.
2003
“Civil Society and Civic Service: Linguapolitical Issues on Japan’s Civic Service Programs for the International Community.” Civic Service: Impacts and Inquiry. An International Symposium, 24–26 September, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.