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

Staff Members

NAGATA Atsumasa
NAGATA AtsumasaNAGATA Atsumasa
Department of Globalization and Humanity・Research Fellow
Research Specialization
  • Cultural Anthropology/Migration Studies
Individual Research Projects
  • Social relations and network on Filipino Migrants in Japan and Korea.
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Ritsumeikan University 2008
  • M.A. Ritsumeikan University 2004
  • B.A. Kyoto Gakuen University 1997

Research Interests

  1. An ethnographic study of Social relations and network research on Contemporary Filipino Migration in Japan and Korea.
  2. Comparative studies on Contemporary Filipino Migration in Asia and Oceania regions.
  3. Korean pop cultures in Japan and the Philippines.
  4. Action research on Collaborations of Korean immigrant and Filipino migrants in Japanese Society.

Research Keywords

Migration, Filipino Migrants, Social Relations, Social Network, Japan, Korea

Selected Publications

Filipinos Build Transnational Networks through Family Ties between Japan and the Philippines. Proceedings of the 2nd Next-Generation Global Workshop. Wako Asato& Wataru Kusaka (eds.) Kyoto University Global COE Program, Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Sphere in 21st Century Asia. pp.161-169


Spaces in Consociation of Filipino Migrants in Seoul of Korea. The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) 8th conference, Panel Session "Recent Developments in Philippine Migration", University of Vienna, Austria. (August 12, 2015)
The Contemporary Situation of Filipino Migrants in Japan. Asia Pacific Worlds in Motion 5th conference: Migration Beyond Borders. St John's College at University of British Columbia, Canada. (May 31,2012)
The Present Situation of Filipino Migrants in Japan. The 9th International Conference on the Philippines. The Kellogg Center at Michigan State University, U.S.A. (Octorber 29, 2012)