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

The National Museum of Ethnology

Directors-General
Deputy Directors-General

Department of Advanced Human Sciences

Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Department of Cross-Field Research

Professor
Associate Professor

Department of Modern Society and Civilization

Professor
  • HAYASHI Isao Social structure, cosmology, risk and disaster; Melanesia, Polynesia, Japan
  • IKEYA Kazunobu Environmental anthropology, cultural geography; Southern Africa, Japan
  • INTOH Michiko Prehistory of Oceania; Oceania, Island Southeast Asia
  • SAITO Akira Ethnohistory; Latin America
  • SEKI Yuji South American archaeology, cultural anthropology
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Department of Globalization and Humanity

Professor
  • MORI Akiko Cultural anthropology, ethnography; Central Europe, Germany, Austria, Japan
  • NISHIO Tetsuo Linguistics, Arab culture; Middle East, North Africa
  • NOBUTA Toshihiro Social anthropology, Southeast Asian Studies
  • SUZUKI Nanami Cultural anthropology, culture of medicine, life-design studies, American and European medieval social history
Associate Professor

Center for Cultural Resource Studies

Professor
Associate Professor
  • IIDA Taku Ecological anthropology, fisher studies; Madagascar, Japan
  • ITO Atsunori Social anthropology, Native American studies, indigenous arts and intellectual property issues
  • SAITO Reiko Aynu and Northern indigenous peoples studies, material culture; North Pacific Rim
  • SATO Koji Architectural history, ethno-architecture; Southeast Asia, Oceania
  • YAMANAKA Yuriko Comparative study of traditions on Alexander the Great; West Asia, Iran