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

SUDO Ken'ichi
SUDO Ken'ichiSUDO Ken'ichi
Director-General・The National Museum of Ethnology
Research Specialization
  • Social Anthropology
Individual Research Projects
  • An Anthropological Study on Magic-religious Power in Traditional Navigation, Micronesia.
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Saitama Univ. (1969)
  • M.A. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (1972)
  • Ph.D. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (1985)

Research Interests

  • The Structure of Matrilineal Society, Overseas Migration in Oceania, Land Tenure in Micronesia
  • Resource Use and Protection
  • Traditional Navigation

Current Research Topics

  • Anthropological Research on Democracy and Political Traditions in Oceania

Research Keywords

Oceania, Yap, Satawal, The Kingdom of Tonga, Solomon Islands Social Anthropology

Selected Publications

2012
Karakita, Y. and K. Sudo (eds.), Anthropological Study of Oceania and Public Spheres: Stratified characteristics seen in fieldwork. Kyoto: Showado. (in Japanese)
2012
Sudo, K. (ed.), Glocalization and Anthropology on Oceania. Tokyo: Fukyosha. (in Japanese)
2008
Anthropology on Oceania: Overseas migration, Democracy, and Traditional Politics. Tokyo: Fukyosha. (in Japanese)
2003
Sudo, K. and Y. Kurata (eds.), Republic of Palau: Its Past, Present, and for the 21st Century. Nagasaki: Origin-Shobo. (in Japanese)
1993
Sudo, K. and T. Sugishima (eds.), Ethnography of Sexuality. Kyoto: Jinbunshoin. (in Japanese)
1989
The Structure of Matrilineal Society: Ethnography of Islands in the Coral Reef. Tokyo: Kinokuniyashoten. (in Japanese)

Recent Publications

Books
2012
The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (IV) (Senri Ethnological Reports 108). In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2011
The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (III) (Senri Ethnological Reports 100). In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2010
The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (II) (Senri Ethnological Reports 94). In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2010
The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (I) (Senri Ethnological Reports 89). In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2010
Folklore of Ryogami Village. Saitama Prefecture. Publishing Committee of Cultural Anthropology in Saitama University.
2008
Anthropology on Oceania: Overseas migration, Democratization, and Traditional Politics. Tokyo: Fukyosha. (in Japanese)
2008
An Anthropological Study of Glocalization and National Culture in the Microstates of Oceania. In K. Sudo (ed.). Kobe: Kobe University.(in Japanese)
Papers
2012
Introduction: the current movement of Micro-States in Oceania. In Karakita, Y. and K. Sudo (eds.), Anthropological Study of Oceania and Public Spheres: Stratified characteristics seen in fieldwork, pp. i- xiv. Kyoto: Showado. (in Japanese)
2012
The structure of a matrilineal society in Satawal: In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (IV) (Senri Ethnological Reports 108), pp.593-629. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2012
Introduction. In Sudo, K. (ed.), Glocalization and Anthropology on Oceania, pp.1-12. Tokyo: Fukyosha. (in Japanese)
2012
Political Reform in the Kingdom of Tonga and its persistence to the monarchy. In Sudo, K. (ed.), Glocalization and Anthropology on Oceania, pp. 155-181. Tokyo: Fukyosha. (in Japanese)
2011
Hisakatsu Hijikata's life in Palau and its colonial history. In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (III) (Senri Ethnological Reports 100), pp. 599-620. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2010
Hijikata Hisakatsu and the South Sea Islands. In K. Sudo and H. Shimizu (eds.), The Diary of Hisakatsu Hijikata (I) (Senri Ethnological Reports 89), pp. 567-580. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (in Japanese)
2007
Today's Traditional Navigation Arts in Oceania. In National Museum of Ethnology (ed.), Vaka Moana: The untold Story of the world's Greatest Exploration, pp.12-18. Kyoto: Showado. (in Japanese)
2007
The Disappearing Fish-eating Custom in Kingdom of Tonga: An Anthropological Study of the Fisheries in a Micro-state. Journal of Intercultural Studies 28: 35-66. Kobe University. (in Japanese)
2006
Transnational Migration: Exploitation of Human Resources in South Pacific. In M. Intoh (ed.), An Anthropological Studies on the Environment and Resource use in Western Pacific, pp.221-239. Tokyo: Akashishoten. (in Japanese)
Others
2013
Obituary: Remembering Komei Sasaki. MINPAKU Anthropology Newsletter 36: 14, National Museum of Ethnology (June 2013)
2010
Obituary: Mourning the Passing of Dr Tadao Umesao. MINPAKU Anthropology Newsletter 31: 14-15, National Museum of Ethnology (December 2010)
2009
Another Voyage Interview with the New Director-General. MINPAKU Anthropology Newsletter 28: 1-7, National Museum of Ethnology (June 2009)