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SUZUKI Nanami
SUZUKI NanamiSUZUKI Nanami
Department of Globalization and Humanity・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Cultural anthropology, culture of medicine, life-design studies, American and European medieval social history
Individual Research Projects
  • Comparative Research on Aging-in-place and Narratives in Aging Societies
Personal website
[Photo] Amish Quilt (Shipshewana, Indiana, U.S.A.)

Academic Qualifications:

1996
Ph.D. in Science, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
1992
M.A. in Cultural Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
1981
B.S. in Pharmacy, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Research Topics:

Nanami Suzuki, Ph.D., is professor and director of the Center for Research Development at the National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka), National Institutes for the Humanities, and professor of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies. A cultural anthropologist, she received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Tohoku University, and her Ph.D. from Ochanomizu University. She is active in research, speaking, and publishing on issues of resilient community development by focusing on the processes in which people of every generation search for aging-in-place by sustaining interdependent relationships in multicultural aging societies. She is currently conducting the following research projects: International Collaborative Research Project: Ideas and Practices for Creating “Age-friendly Communities” (JSPS KAKENHI); Cultural Anthropology Research on Older Adults’ Well-being and the Application of Complimentary Medicine in Switzerland (JSPS KAKENHI). She is the author of n!

umerous
articles and book chapters, and the author of Historical Anthropology of Childbirth: From the Deconstruction of Midwifery to the Natural Birth Movement, 1997 (in Japanese, 13th Aoyama Nao Award (History of Women) 1998) and Historical Anthropology of Healing: The Symbolism of Herbs and Water, 2002 (in Japanese). She is the editor of The Anthropology of Aging and Well-being: Searching for the Space and Time to Cultivate Life Together. Senri Ethnological Studies (SES) No. 80 Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2013; The Anthropology of Care and Education for Life: Searching for Resilient Communities in Multicultural Aging Societies. SES No. 87, 2014; Healing Alternatives: Care and Education as a Cultural Lifestyle. Senri Ethnological Report (SER) No. 120, 2014.

Honors:

1998
13th Aoyama Nao Award (History of Women) for Historical Anthropology of Childbirth (Tokyo: Shinyosha, 1997).

Discipline:

Cultural Anthropology, Medical Social History

Books written and edited by

2017
Amish and Mennonites' Ideas and Practices for Well-being: Seeking Age-friendly Communities. SER No. 141 National Museum of Ethnology (2017.3)
2014
Healing Alternatives: Care and Education as a Cultural Lifestyle. SER No. 120 National Museum of Ethnology
2014
The Anthropology of Care and Education for Life: Searching for Resilient Communities in Multicultural Aging Societies. SES No. 87 National Museum of Ethnology (2014.3)
2013
The Anthropology of Aging and Well-being: Searching for the Space and Time to Cultivate Life Together. SES No. 80 National Museum of Ethnology (2013.1)
[Book Review] Danely, Danely, 2014. "Suzuki, Nanami (ed.): The Anthropology of Aging and Well-Being. Searching for the Space and Time to Cultivate a Life Together. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2013. ISBN 978-4-901906-98-2(SES 80)," Anthropos Journal, 109: 743-744.(2014.2.)
2012
The Anabaptist Idea and the Way of Practicing Care: Reconsidering the Meaning of Life in the 21st Century, Senri Ethnological Studies, No. 79, National Museum of Ethnology (2012.3)
2012
Toward a Society without Environmental Handicaps: Focusing on the Practices of Normalization Searching for People Well-beings. Senri Ethnological Reports(SER), No.102, National Museum of Ethnology (in Japanese)(2012.3)
2010
The Well-being of Older Adults and Cooperation in Life Design.(co-edited by Kuniko Fujiwara and Mitsuhiro Iwasa) Tokyo: Ochanomizu Shobo (in Japanese)(2010.10)

Books

2017
Seeking for a New Family: International Adoption in Switzerland, France and Denmark. In Matsuoka (ed.) The Anthropology of Nurturing Children and Family, pp. 149-174. Tokyo: Bensei Shuppan.
2008
A Comparative Study on Attitudes towards New Technologies of Childbirth and the Concept of Family: Focusing on the Discussions in the Swiss Confederation and the French Republic. New Technologies of Childbirth and Family, A Series of Family, Vol. 2. The Society for the Comparative Study of Family.
2007
Vegetarianism in 19th-century America. In M. Tanaka and N. Kawahashi (eds.) Understanding Religion by Exploring Gender. Kyoto: Sekaishisousha.
2006
Medicine and the Body. In T. Ayabe (ed.) Twenty Theories of Cultural Anthropology, Tokyo: Kobundo.
2006
Medicine and Culture. In T. Ayabe and T. Kuwayama (eds.) Cultural Anthropology. Tokyo: Kobundo.
2006
A Community of Religious Reformers: Old Salem. Small Museums in North America. A Society for the Study of Ethnicities in North America.
2005
The Idea of Nonviolent Resistance and Pacifism of Anabaptists: Mennonite and Amish. In T. Ayabe (ed.) American Society Composed of Clubs: History of Clubs in the World 5, pp. 84–96. Kyoto: Yamagawa Publishers.
2005
History of Women’s Health. An Introduction to Nursing Women’s Health, Nouvele Hirokawa.
2005
A Comparative Research on the Social and Cultural Meaning of Judging and Representing Others by Appearances. Report made with a grant for scientific research, (Kakenhi, 2002#8211;2004, subsidized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science or JSPS, Grant for Scientific Research: C, #14510342).
2005
Giving Birth: Changing Concepts of Procreation and Children. In M. Tanaka and A. Nakatani (eds.) Studying Anthropology by Exploring Gender. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha.
2004
Cosmology of Diet in Modern Society: Eating for Health. In Y. Ikegami et al. (eds.) Iwanami Course Studies, Religion 7: Life, The Cosmos of Life, Aging, Illness and Death, pp. 213–239. Iwanami Shoten,
2004
Anthropology of Healing. In I. Ebuchi and M. Matsuzono (eds.) Cultural Anthropology, Chapter 11, pp. 171–188. The Society for the Promotion of the University of the Air.
2004
Anthropology of Illness. In I. Ebuchi and M. Matsuzono (eds.) Cultural Anthropology: Exploring Cultural Practical Knowledge, Chapter 5, pp. 72–86. The Society for the Promotion of the University of the Air.
2002
Historical Anthropology of Healing: The Symbolism of Herbs and Water, pp. 298. Kyoto: Sekaishisousha.
2001
Tradition and Changes of Botanical Healing and Herb Gardens in the Southern United States. Report made with a grant for scientific research (Kakenhi, 1998-2000, subsidized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science or JSPS, Grant for Scientific Research: C, #10610307).
1997
American Women: The Self-Realization Fantasy. In T. Ayabe (ed.) Ethnography of Women, Vol. 2, European, American, African, Oceanic Women, pp. 169–194. Tokyo: Kobundo.
1997
Historical Anthropology of Childbirth: From the Deconstruction of Midwifery to the Natural Birth Movement, pp. 284. Tokyo: Shin'yosha.

Papers

2016
Exploration of Inclusion toward the Aging-in-place of Older Adults Living with Dementia: Focusing on Memory Care Conducted by “Bridges” in the United States. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 41(1):79-101 (2016.8)
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2014
"The Values Transmitted by Lifelong Education in Denmark: The Conditions of Social Inclusion," Nanami Suzuki ed., The Anthropology of Care and Education for Life: Searching for Resilient Communities in Multicultural Aging Societies. SES No. 87, National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 175-199 (2014.3)
2014
"Development of a Life-care Community a "Town" Enriched with Diverse Ethnic Cultures: Focusing on the Cooperation of People Having Chinese and Japanese Cultural Backgrounds," (co-authored with Tilda Hui) Nanami Suzuki ed., The Anthropology of Care and Education for Life: Searching for Resilient Communities in Multicultural Aging Societies. SES No. 87, National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 129-147 (2014.3)
2013
"Carrying Out Care: An Exploration of Time and Space in Cooperative Life Design," Nanami Suzuki ed., The Anthropology of Aging and Well-being: Searching for the Space and Time to Cultivate Life Together. SES No. 80, National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 1-19 (2013.1)
2013
"A Reflection on Time and Space for Crossing Over in Life: Weaving A Story that Reverberates in the World and Outer Space," Nanami Suzuki ed., The Anthropology of Aging and Well-being: Searching for the Space and Time to Cultivate Life Together. SES No. 80, National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 143-160 (2013.1)
2012
"Creating a Community of Resilience: New Meanings of Technologies for Greater Well-being in a Depopulated Town", Anthropology of Aging Quarterly (The Official Publication of the Association of Aging & Gerontology), Vol. 33, No.3, (Special International Submission on Aging and Materiality in Japan for Special Issue: Anthropology & Aging in East Asia, Part II), pp.87-96 (2012.9)
2012
"Idea and Practice of Care Extended by Anabaptist People: Cooperation toward Developing Various Methods of Communication," The Anabaptist Idea and the Way of Practicing Care: Reconsidering the Meaning of Life in the 21st Century, Senri Ethnological Studies, No. 79, National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 1-32 (2012.3)
2010
"Popular Health Movements and Diet Reform in Nineteenth-Century America", The Japanese Journal of American Studies (Annual), No.21 (Special Issue : Food), pp.111-137 (2010.6)
2007
Ideas and Practices Concerning “Leisure Activities” in Denmark: Focusing on Activities Carried Out at Følkehojscole and Pådagog Seminarium. Bulletin of the Institute for Culture and Human Research, No. 7, Institute for Culture and Human Research, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
2005
Creating a New Life through Persimmon Leaves: Living More Than a “Normalized” Life. Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology) 70 (3).
2003
A Comparative Study on Attitudes towards New Technologies of Childbirth: Changing Aspects of Practices and Problems In the Swiss Confederation and the French Republic. Human, Culture, Mind, Annual Repor, pp. 1–24. Department of Humanities, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
2001
Food, Diet and Buddhism. Bulletin of the Institute for Culture and Human Research, 2: 101–117. Institute for Culture and Human Research, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
1999
Genealogy of “Healing”. Human, Culture, Mind: Annual Report 1: 201–213. Department of Humanities, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
1998
The Phytotherapy of Maurice Messegue: Development of Botanical Folk-Medicine in Gascogne. Human, Culture, Mind, Annual Report 1: 249–262. Department of Humanities, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
1998
Mother’s Imagination and Monsters in Pseudo-Aristotle’s Master Piece Midwifery Text. Ochanomizu Anthropology, Seminar on Cultural Anthropology 2: 3–17. Department of Humanities, Ochanomizu University.
1997
Self-Fashioning and Domesticity: A Discourse of the Water-Cure Movement on Childbirth in the 19th century America. Journal of Comparative Study of Family History, pp. 56–74. The Japanese Society of Family History.
1997
History of Embryo Education: An Anthology. In H. Terasaki (ed.) A Basic Study of the History of Embryo Education in Europe, pp. 19–34. (Report supported by a research grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
1996
Healing, Childbirth and Self-Fashioning Presented in Unorthodox Medicine in 19th-century America. Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi (Journal of the Japan Society of Medical History) 42 (1): 106–107. Japan Society of Medical History.
1996
Thomsonianism and Hydropathy in 19th-century America: Childbirth, Nature and Human Relations in the Transitional Period of Midwifery, pp. 172, (Doctoral Thesis), Ochanomizu University.
1995
Genealogy of a Midwifery Text: Aristotle’s Masterpiece. In T. Terasaki (ed.) A Study on the History of Familial Education in England, pp. 31–54, (Report supported by a research grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
1995
Midwifery in the Pseudo-Aristotle’s Masterpiece. Bulletin of the Doctoral Research Course in Human Culture 18: 59–66, Doctoral Research Course in Human Culture, Ochanomizu University.
1994
(With H. Terasaki) History of Life-Cycle Thought in Europe: Etude of “Seven”. History of the Relationship between Adults and Children 1: 160–76. The Seminar on the History of the Relationship between Adults and Children.
1994
A Critical Review of the History of Childbirth in America: Botanical Movement and Water-Cure Movement in 19th-century. Bulletin of the Doctoral Research Course in Human Culture 17: 202–211. Doctoral Research Course in Human Culture, Ochanomizu University.
1994
“Natural Childbirth” Movements in Nineteenth-Century America: Thomsonianism and Hydropathy. Minzokugaku Kenkyu (The Japanese Journal of Ethnology) 58 (4): 356–381. Japanese Society of Ethnology.
1992
Historical Changes of Childbirth and the Concept of ‘Nature’ in Antebellum America: Thomsonianism and Hydropathy. Master’s Thesis, 1992, pp. 167. Ochanomizu University.
1991
(With T. Aoyagi, M. Yamamura, K. Matsui, and Y. Nagase) Preparation of Alkyl-Substituted Pyrrolidone Derivatives and Their Evaluation as Transdermal Penetration Enhancers. Drug Design and Discovery 8: 37–46. Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
1990
(With T. Aoyagi, O. Terashima, K. Matsui, and Y. Nagase) Polymerization of Benzalkonium Chloride-Type Monomer and Application to Percutaneous Drug Absorption Enhancer. Journal of Controlled Release 13: 63–71. Elsevier Science Publishers.
1987
(With K. Ishihara) Optical Segmentation of Amino Acids by Polymers Attached with Cyclo-Dextrin. Bulletin of Japan Chemical Society 3: 446–451.
1982
Studies on the Synthesis of Heterocyclic and Natural Products Part 979 (1): Attempted Asymmetric Synthesis of Yohimbol by Photocyclization of the Enamide. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 19: 1217–1219.
1982
Studies on the Synthesis of Heterocyclic and Natural Products, Part 968, Racemization Reaction in Bischler-Napieralski Cyclization: Synthesis of β-Carboline and Isoquinoline Nuclei from L-Tryptophan and L-Phenylalanine Derivative. Heterocycles: An International Journal for Reviews and Communications in Heterocyclic Chemistry 19: 535–537.
1981
Total Synthesis of Optically Active Protoberberine Alkaloid, Xylopinine, by 1, 3-Asymmetric Induction in Photolysis. Heterocycles: An International Journal for Reviews and Communications in Heterocyclic Chemistry 16: 591–594.
1981
(In collaboration with T. Kametani, M. Toyoda, T. Honda and K. Fukumoto) Total Synthesis of Protoberberine Alkaloid (-)-Xylopinine by Photo-Chemical 1, 3-Asymmetric Induction. Journal of Chemical Society, Perkin 1: 2830–2834.

Others

A. Encyclopedia Articles
2008
Rockfeller Medical Institute. Harvard Medical School. Igakushoin Encyclopedia of Medicine, Igakushoin (forthcoming).
2008
Healing. Alternative Medicine. An Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. Tokyo: Maruzen (forthcoming).
2003
Rockfeller Medical Institute. Harvard Medical School. Philadelphia Medical School. Igakushoin Encyclopedia of Medicine.
2002
Harvard Medical School. Igakushoin Encyclopedia for Nursing. Igakushoin.
2002
(With M. Nishikawa) The Story of a Modern Midwife. In M. Matsuda and M. Kawada (eds.) Ethnography Guidebook, pp. 25, 27, and 175. Kobundo.
2002
Healing, Homeopathy. Vegetarianism. In T. Ayabe (ed.) The Latest 100 Terms of Cultural Anthropology, pp. 25, 27, and 175. Kobundo.
1996
Sanikugirei (Ceremony for Rearing Children). Akafujo (The Concept of Impurity of Woman's Period). An Encyclopedia of Family. Tokyo: Kobundo.
B. Book Reviews and Articles
2006
Modern Medicine for Reproduction: An Social Science Approach, by Uesugi Tomiyuki. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha, 2005. Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 71 (3): 418–422. Japan Society of Ethnology,
2000
Genealogy of Birth: Artificial Procreation and the Nature, by Deguchi Akira. Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 65 (1): 94–97. Japan Society of Ethnology.
1998
Towards the Symbolism of Herb and Water. Research Report on Human Development, No. 21, A Graduate Course of Cultural Sciences, Ochanomizu University.
C. Essays
2003
Visits to Amish People: Amish in Modern Society. Gengo (Journal of Language), September. Tokyo: Taishukan Shoten.
2003
Visits to Amish People: Everyday life and Art: The world of their Quilts. Gengo (Journal of Language), August.
2003
Visits to Amish People: Amish Culture of Food. Gengo (Journal of Language), July.
2003
Visits to Amish People: Education in the Community. Gengo (Journal of Language), June.
2003
Visits to Amish People: Religion, Family and Community. Gengo (Journal of Language), May.
2003
Visits to the Amish People: Their History and Diversity. Gengo (Journal of Language), April.
2002
Utopia of the Amish People. Gengo (Journal of Language), April, pp. 4–5. Tokyo: Taishukan Shoten.
2002
Exploring Human Beings as a Body with the Blowing Wind: A Theme to Write, a Book for Publishing. News on Publication, June.
2000
Wandering About for My Research. I.C.H.R. Newsletter, pp. 2–5. Human Research Institute, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
1999
The Place of Childbirth Constructed as a Boundary Space. A Cabin for Childbirth in Ohara, pp. 13–15. Miwa-town: Archives of Local Materials.
1999
Towards an Historical Anthropology of Childbirth. Annual Report 1998/99, No. 9. Center for Women’s Studies, Tokyo woman's Christian University.
D. Newspaper Articles
2001
Popular Alternative Treatments in Switzerland. Mainichi Shimbun, 14 September.
2001
Life in Zaire. Mainichi Shimbun, 17 August.
2001
Utopia. Mainichi Shimbun, 13 July.
2001
Crime and Phrenology. Mainichi Shimbun, 22 June.
2001
A Comfortable Life. Mainichi Shimbun, 18 May.
1998
Longing for “The Restoration of Nature”. Mainichi Shimbun, 31 July.

Presentations at Academic Conferences

2017
"Introductory Remarks to the Symposium: Exploring Age-friendly Communities: Diverse People Aging in Place. Report on the Results of the Project: JSPS Kakenhi JP26310109: International Collaborative Research Project: Ideas and Practices for Creating “Age-friendly Communities”(representative: Nanami Suzuki), February 25, 2017, National Museum of Ethnology, Seminar Room 4.
2017
"Age Friendly Communities in Switzerland: Focusing on the Narrative on the Rhythm of Life and Aging-in-place," Report on the Results of the Project: JSPS Kakenhi JP26310109: International Collaborative Research Project: Ideas and Practices for Creating “Age-friendly Communities”(representative: Nanami Suzuki); JSPS Kakenhi JP25370960: Cultural Anthropology Research on Older Adults’ Well-being and the Application of Alternative Medicine in Switzerland (representative: Nanami Suzuki), February 25, 2017, National Museum of Ethnology, Seminar Room 4.
2016
"Creating an Age-friendly Community in Japan: A Search for Enduring Ways to Nurture New Commons in a Depopulated Town," Plenary Symposium: The Age-friendly Community Movement: Inclusion, Small Change, and the Right to the City. 53rd IMCL: International Making Cities Livable Conference 2016, June 15, 2016, The Pontifical Urbaniana University (Rome Italy).
2016
"The Meaning of Collaborative Practices Conducted by Care Workers and Anthropologists after the Great East Japan Earthquake toward Aging-in-Place of Migrant Older Adults," Symposium: The Value of Applied Anthropology in Gerontology: Imaging Career Paths at the Intersection of Anthropology, Health, and Aging (SMA: Society of Medical Anthropology) SfAA 2016: Society for Applied Anthropology 76th Annual Meeting, March 31, 2016 The Westin Bayshore (Vancouver Canada).
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2016
"Aging in place in Japan: the roles of anthropologists and caregivers" Roundtable: Applied Anthropology and Aging SfAA 2016: Society for Applied Anthropology 76th Annual Meeting, April 2, 2016 The Westin Bayshore (Vancouver Canada).
2015
"Creating an Age-friendly Community in Japan : A Search for Resilient Ways to Cherish New Commons," Symporium: Culturally Competent Strategies to Assist Underserved Populations From Diverse Cultures, 2015 Aging in America Conference, March 25, Hyatt Regency Chicago.
2013
"Creating a Community of Resilience: New Meanings of Work, Technologies and Leisure for Greater Well-Being in a Depopulated Town in Japan," The 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 7 August, The University of Manchester.
2013
"A Reflection on the Meanings of Lifelong Learning: Focusing on Amish Mennonite People's Values and Methods for Homeschooling in Rural Kansas" International Conference Amish America: Plain Technology in A Cyber World, 6 June, the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College.
2013
Panel: International Perspectives on the Amish. International Conference Amish America: Plain Technology in A Cyber World, 7 June, the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College.
2012
"'Heal thyself’: Care as Self-fashioning Conducted by Alternative Medicine in Antebellum America" International Symposium Healing Alternatives: Care and Education as a Cultural Life-style, Report on the Results of the Project: Anthropology of Caring and Education for Life, part of the Core Research Project: Anthropological Studies of Inclusion and Autonomy in the Human World, 11 November, National Museum of Ethnology.
2012
"Introductory Remarks about the Symposium" International Symposium Healing Alternatives: Care and Education as a Cultural Life-style, Report on the Results of the Project: Anthropology of Caring and Education for Life, part of the Core Research Project: Anthropological Studies of Inclusion and Autonomy in the Human World, 11 November, National Museum of Ethnology.
2012
"Development of a Life-care Community with Diverse Ethnic Cultures: Focusing on the Cooperation of People having Chinese and Japanese Background" 2012 Aging in America Conference (2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging), Workshop: Rethinking the Meaning of Culture in a Multicultural Aging Society, 31 March, Marriott, Washington, DC.
2012
"Creating and Cherishing a Living Space A Search for Shared Vernacular Knowledge of Local Life through Caring for the Elderly" International Symposium: Living in a Community of Resilience: A Comparative Study on the Search for Well-being in Multicdltural Aging Societies, 25-26 February National Museum of Ethnology, Auditorium & Conference Room 4.
2011
"Creating a Community of Resilience: The Art of Searching for New Meanings of Materials for Greater Well-Being in a Depopulated Town" International Panel "Recontexualization of Technologies and Materials: Pursuing the Well-Beings in Changing Aging Societies in Japan and Korea" SEAA2011(Society for East Asian Anthropology: SEAA), 2 August, Chonbuk National University.
2011
“An Attempt to Establish a New Home for Elderly Chinese and Japanese Canadians and Nikkei Groups in Toronto: Towards the Development of a New Culture Through Weaving Various Relationships Around the Aged” 110th Annual Meeting of AAA (American Anthropological Association), Session 3-0930: Navigating the Stages of Life, 17 November, Montreal, Montreal Convention Center.
2007
“Reflections on Ageing and Leisure Activities from the Perspective of Wellbeing of the Elderly.” 18 March, 2010. National Insitut for the Study of Ageing and Later Life, NISAL, Lincoeping University, Sweden.
2007
“Meaning and Perception of Childbirth in Pre-modern America.” A symposium on childbirth in history. 4th Meeting of the Society of Gender History, 2 December, 2007. Women’s University, Tokyo.
2007
“Living Together in Conformity and Cycles– Creating a New Life through Maple Leaves.” “Japan and Its Eventuality–Pushing the Envelope Further.” Session 9–B “Cultivating Human-Environment Interactions.” Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) 20th International Conference, 18 August, York University, Toronto, Canada.
2007
“Diversity, Transition and Communication among the Amish People: The Discovery of the Amish by Japanese University Students.” An international conference. The Amish in America: New Identities and Diversities, 8 June, the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College.
2006
“An Attempt to Establish a New Home for Elderly Japanese Canadians and Nikkei Groups in Toronto: Towards the Development of a New Culture through Weaving Various Relationships around the Aged.” Annual Conference of JSAC (Japan Studies Association of Canada), 13 October, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops.
2006
“The Definition and Characteristics of Race as Presented by Medical Reformers in 19th-century U.S.: Towards the Regeneration of People for the Nation.” CASCA 2006 Human Nature / Human Identity Conference, 10 May, Concordia University, Montreal.
2005
“Physiologists and ‘Anthropology’: Physique, Water and Bread as Described by Health Reformers in 19th-century America.” Presented at a monthly meeting (October) of the Society for the Study of Anthropology, 31 October, Kyoto, Kyoto University.
2005
“Self-Fashioning in Modern Society: The Popular Health Movement of 19th-century America.” Symposium of the Meeting of the Japan Society of American History. “Modernization and the Body, Organizing the Knowledge of the Body”, 18 September, Kanseigakuin University, Nishinomiya.
2005
“Diet and Health in 19th-century America: A Cosmology of Vegetarian Recipes.” International Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, 8 September, Paris.
2005
“Creating a New Life through Persimmon Leaves: Living More than a ‘Normalized’ Life.” Section Meeting. “An Anthropology of Nursing.” The 39th Meeting of the Conference of Japan Society of Cultural Anthropology, 21 May, Hokkaido University.
2005
“Vegetarianism Presented by Health Reformers in 19th-century America: A New Culture of Diet Presented by the Middle Class.” 55th Japan Society of European History, 15 May, Kobe University.
2005
“Vegetarianism and Nature Religion in 19th-century America: A Struggle for Health Reform.” XIXth World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, 29 March, Takanawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo.
2005
“Manners and Customs of Childbirth and Childrearing and Their Changes in Europe and America: An Exploration of a Microcosm in Harmony and Vigor.” Presented at a joint study meeting on “Kyoto, Medicine, and the Modern Era”, 22 January, the Research Institute of Bukkyo University, Kyoto.
2004
“Vegetarianism as a Treatment of Nervous Disease in 19th-century America.” The 38th Meeting of the Japan Society of Cultural Anthropology, 5 June, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo.
2004
“Health Reform Movement in 19th-century America: The Social and Cultural Meaning of Vegetarianism.” The 105th Meeting of the Japan Society of Medical History, 15 May, Tsurumi Hall, Kanagawa.
2003
“Women and Holistic Medicine in 19th-century America.” MCRTW Seminar Speaker Series: Fall 2003, 18 September, the McGill Center for Research and Teaching on Women.
2003
“Toward a Historical Anthropology of Healing.” Seminar Speaker Series : Spring 2003, 14 April, Department of Anthropology, McGill University.
2000
“Phrenology and Physiognomy as a Persona.” Symposium on “Body and Fashion: The Popular Human Body.” The 34th Joint Meeting of the Japan Society of Ethnology and The Japan Society of Anthropology, May, Hitotsubashi University.
1998
“Arts of Natural Healing and Self-fashioning in 19th-century America.” Presented at a meeting of the Japan Society of Ethnology (Kinki region), 7 November, National Museum of Ethnology.
1996
“Difficulties of Mothers during the Modernization of Childbirth in 19th-century America.” The 29th Meeting of the Society of Comparative Studies on Family History, 1 June, Meijigakuin University, Tokyo.
1996
“Historical Anthropology of Childbirth: The Natural Childbirth Movement and Reproductive Health Rights.” Symposium at the 30th Meeting of The Japan Society of Ethnology, 25 May, Shizuoka University.
1995
“Aristotle’s Masterpiece in the Age of Midwives in America.” The 29th Meeting of The Japan Society of Ethnology, 4 June, Osaka University.
1994
“Water, Healing, Childbirth in Antebellum America: The Way of Hydropathy.” The 28th Meeting of The Japan Society of Ethnology, 12 June, Tohoku University, Sendai.
1993
“An Attempt Toward Traditional Midwifery by the Botanical Movement in Early 19th-century America.” The 47th Joint Meeting of the Japan Society of Ethnology and the Japan Society of Anthropology, 30 October, Rikkyo University, Tokyo.
1987
“Penetrative Separation of Dichloro-Toluene Isomers by Polymers.” The 54th Meeting of Japan Society of Chemistry, April, Nihon University.
1986
“Photo Segmentation of Amino Acids by Polymers with Cyclo-Dextrin.” The 35th Meeting of Society of Polymer, May, Kyoto Kokusai Kaikan.
1985
“Synthesis of Ammonium Salts with Perfluoro Alkyl Chain.” The 50th Meeting of Japan Society of Chemistry, April, Meiji University
1982
“The Total Synthesis of (-)-Xylopinine by the Photo-Chemical Reaction of Enamide.” The 102th Meeting of The Japan Society of Pharmacy, April, Osaka Kogyo University, Osaka.

Fieldwork Topics of Study

  1. Alternative medicine in America, gathering materials for the American Medical Social History, and attending seminars held by the Section of the History of Medicine and American Studies, School of Medicine, Yale University, 1989–90.
  2. The history of childbirth in Europe, Welcome Institute, 1995.
  3. Medicine and social change in Canada, Oslar Medical Library, 1996.
  4. Botanical folk remedies and herb gardens in the U.S. South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997.
  5. Folk medicine in NE Switzerland (conducted with a grant for overseas research from Kyoto Bunkyo University, 1997) 1997.
  6. The botanical folk medicine of Maurice Messegue (conducted with a grant for overseas research from Kyoto Bunkyo University, 1997) 1997.
  7. The practices of traditional midwives and folk medicine in NE Switzerland (conducted with a grant for an official trip abroad from Kyoto Bunkyo University, 1998) 1998.
  8. Botanical treatments and herb gardens in the U.S. South (conducted with a grant for scientific research, Kakenhi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), (Subject Number: 10610307), (Representative: Nanami Suzuki) 1998–2000).
  9. Botanical treatments and hot-spring cures in NE Switzerland, (conducted with a grant for an official trip abroad from Kyoto Bunkyo University, 1999), 1999.
  10. Moravian and Amish communities in the U.S., 200.
  11. Attitudes toward new technologies of childbirth in Switzerland and France (researching jointly on an international comparative study of attitudes toward new technologies of childbirth with a grant for overseas scientific research, Kakenhi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), (Subject Number: 12371007), (Representative: Uesugi Tomiyuki) 2000–2002) 2000.
  12. Medicinal plant healing and diet in Thailand, comparing practices between Bangkok and Chiang Mai (researching jointly on the culture of food and healing, from April 2000 to March 2003, at the Institute for Cultural and Human Research).
  13. The practices of new technologies of childbirth in Switzerland, France and the Netherlands, (researching jointly on an international comparative study of attitudes toward new technologies of childbirth with a grant for overseas scientific research, Kakenhi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), (Subject Number: 12371007), (Representative: Uesugi Tomiyuki, 2000–2002), 2001.
  14. Medicinal plant healing and diet in Thailand and Malaysia, (researching jointly on the culture of food and healing, from April 2000 to March 2003, at the Institute for Cultural and Human Research).
  15. Attitudes toward new technologies of childbirth in Switzerland and France, (researching jointly on an international comparative study of attitudes toward new technologies of childbirth with a grant for overseas scientific research, Kakenhi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), (Subject Number: 12371007), (Representative: Uesugi Tomiyuki) 2000–2002) 2002.
  16. Changing lives of Native Americans in the U.S. Southwest, (conducted with a grant for scientific research, Kakenhi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), (Subject Number: 14510342), (Representative: Nanami Suzuki), 2002–2004) 2002.
  17. Traditional and folk healing today in Thailand, (conducted with a grant for an official trip abroad from Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2002)December 28, 2002–January 5 2003.
  18. The changing aspects of ethnicity and the concept of the body in North America (as a researcher on medical anthropology, dispatched abroad sent by Kyoto Bunkyo University, Japan, and as an associate professor of anthropology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada), April 1–September 30, 2003.
  19. The discourse and representation of ethnic groups in Singapore, (conducted with a grant for scientific research, Kakenhi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), (Subject Number: 14510342), (Representative: Nanami Suzuki), 2002–2004) December 31, 2003–January 5., 2004.
  20. The practices of non-violence and pacifism conducted by Christians, focusing on the Amish and Mennonites, (conducted with a grant for an official trip abroad from Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2004) August 5–21, 2004.
  21. The situation of the globalization of new technologies of childbirth in Switzerland and France conducted (conducted with a grant for scientific research to study the common social and cultural problems brought about by new technologies of childbirth) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research A, Subject No.: 16251009, Representative: Tomiyuki Uesugi, September 2–18, 2004.
  22. The situation of the globalization of new technologies of childbirth in Switzerland and Denmark, (conducted with a grant for scientific research to study the common social and cultural problems brought about by new technologies of childbirth) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research A, Subject No.: 16251009, Representative: Tomiyuki Uesugi, August 8–26, 200.
  23. Efforts to establish a new home for elderly Japanese Canadians and Nikkei in Toronto, at the Momiji and Yee Hong Centers (living facilities for the aged) and Castleview Nursing Home, Toronto (conducted with a grant for scientific research in medical and historical anthropology, on the practice and discussions concerning human life design in societies experiencing fewer childbirths) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C, Subject No.: 17520563, Representative: Nanami Suzuki, February 19–March 1., 2006.
  24. Practices concerning new technologies of childbirth and international adoption in Switzerland and Denmark, (conducted with a grant for scientific research to study the common social and cultural problems brought about by new technologies of childbirth) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research A, Subject No.: 16251009, Representative: Tomiyuki Uesugi, 2006.
  25. The development of a complex institution providing accommodation for elderly Japanese Canadians and Nikkei in Vancouver, namely, the Sakura-so Nursing Home and the Tonari Gumi Mutual Aid Society (conducted with a grant for scientific research in medical and historical anthropology, on the practice and discussions concerning human life design in societies experiencing fewer childbirths) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C, Subject No.: 17520563, Representative: Nanami Suzuki, October 6–11, 2006.