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

* Visiting Researchers and Special Visiting Researchers for the 2017 fiscal year * (as of 17 Oct 2017)

Visiting Researchers

STIRK, Ian Christopher
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Cultural Dynamics Section
Former Visiting Lecturer, Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University
Contrastive linguistics
NAKAYAMA Kyoko
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Associate Professor, Department of Education, Teikyo University
Education for international understanding connecting anthropology and petagogy
YAMAUCHI Naoki
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Editor, Yamauchi Editorial Office
Research about what public relations magazines should be
HIRAI Yasuyuki
Research Center for Cultural Resources/Applied Anthropology and Training Programs Section
Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
Research on the theory and methodology of inclusive design for a museum– the National Museum of Ethnology as a case study
NAKAMURA Yoshiyuki
Research Center for Cultural Resources/Applied Anthropology and Training Programs Section
Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Kokushikan University
Methodological research on the information provisions of academic resources using an interactive sensing approach

Special Visiting Researchers

FURUYA Yoshiaki
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Social Environment Section
Professor, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
The materiality of prehistoric cultures in the contemporary world
MORIYAMA Takumi
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Social Environment Section
Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo
An anthropological study of funeral rituals and the "possession" of corpses
SUENARI Michio
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Social Environment Section
Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of Asian Cultures
Anthropological research on the changes of ancestral cults in East Asia
YAMAMOTO Naomi
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Social Environment Section
Visiting Researcher, Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Kanto Gakuin University
Communities and life designs of minorities in modern Japan
CHEN Tien-shi
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Cultural Dynamics Section
Waseda University Associate Professor
Migration and diaspora studies in Asia
SASAKI Toshikazu
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Cultural Dynamics Section
Professor, Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, Hokkaido University
A study on how Ainu culture is displayed in Museums of Ethnology
YAMADA Takako
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Cultural Dynamics Section
Professor Emerita of Kyoto University
A study on the construction and maintenance of micro-regional communality on multi-cultural landscapes
ICHIDA Yasuhiro
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Chief instructor, Sign Language Interpretation Course, College of the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
A research project to develop a method for teaching Sign Language Linguistics based on features of Japanese Sign Language
OSUGI Yutaka
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Associate Professor, Research and Support Center on Higher Education for the Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired, National University Corporation Tsukuba University of Technology
A preliminary survey toward the establishment of a Sign Linguistics Initiative
SAWAYAMA Mikako
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Okayama University
The social history of babies’ lives and women’s bodies in the “Ie” of the Edo Period
SEKIMOTO Teruo
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Professor Emeritus University of Tokyo
An anthropological study of humans and textiles
SEKINE Hisao
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Modernization of an Oceanic island country from “an emotional” perspective: Case studies of development in the Solomon Islands
SEKINE Masami
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Professor, Department of Politics, Faculty of Law, Keio University
International sociology of multiculturalism: Historical development and its future challenges
SHIMIZU Ikuro
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering College of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology
A comparative study on the construction of wooden architecture in Southeast Asia
SOGA Toru
Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology Section
Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University
The multiple significance of a subsistence economy under globalization
MAEGAWA Keiji
Research Center for Cultural Resources/Applied Anthropology and Training Programs Section
Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
A comparative study of organizational culture from the viewpoint of globalization