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

General Research

  1. Ethnological research in Hokkaido, Sakhalin and Kuril Islands from the Meiji Era to the end of World War II: A review of the Ainu, Uilta and Nivkh Collections in the National Museum of Ethnology (2012-2016): SAITO Reiko
  2. Maritime networks in the Asia-Pacific region in the past 50,000 years (2012-2016): ONO Rintaro
  3. An anthropological study of "Control" and "Public": Community, information and resources in Myanmar (2012-2016): TOSA Keiko
  4. Innovating the Narrative of Visual Ethnography (2013-2016): KAWASE Itsushi
  5. Political Economy of Sacred Places (2013-2017): SUGIMOTO Yoshio
  6. A Study of Relationship-building Using Ethnological Materials (2013-2017): ITO Atsunori
  7. Politics of Representation ―― Special reference to indigenous or minority populations in the globalizing world (2013-2017): KUBOTA Sachiko
  8. Emergence and Performance of Agency: Prospects for Next-Generation Anthropology from a Communication Perspective (2013-2017): SUGISHIMA Takashi
  9. Re-creating Religious Anthropology: The Permeation of Religiosity in the Contemporary World (2013-2017): NAGATANI Chiyoko
  10. Popular cultures in Southeast Asia: Identity, nation-state and globalization (2013-2017): FUKUOKA Madoka
  11. The Formation and Development of Document Network Systems in the Modern Hispanic World (2013-2017): YOSHIE Takafumi
  12. A Study of Contemporary "Handiwork" Culture (2014-2018): UEBA Yoko
  13. Early Modern Catholic Global Missions and Cultural Accommodation (2014-2018): SAITO Akira
  14. An Anthropological Study on the Flexible Interface of Family with Society: The (De)Institutionalization of Parenting Service and Nursing Care (2014-2018): MORI Akiko
  15. Political Classification: Rethinking Ethnicity and Race from the Perspectives of the Colonized (2014-2018): OTA Yoshinobu
  16. The Modernization of Lifestyles Seen from Everyday Utensils and Home Appliances and Its International Applicability (2014-2017): KAGAMI Haruya
  17. The Contemporary Phase of Magical "Practice-knowledge": Focusing on the Relationship between Magical and Other Kinds of "Practice-knowledge" (2014-2018): KAWADA Makito
  18. "History" as a Resource: through the Analysis of Ethnic Groups in South China. (2014-2018): HASEGAWA Kiyoshi
  19. An Interdisciplinary Study of Children's Culture and Society from the Viewpoint of Their Artifacts in Modern Japan (2014-2018): KORESAWA Hiroaki

Junior Researchers

  1. An Anthropological Study on the Roles of Religion in Development (2013-2016): ISHIMORI Daichi
  2. Becoming groups: The anthropological study of multiple redistribution (2013-2016): HAMADA Akinori
  3. Men, Objects, and Bodies in Performance: Exploring the Intersection of Performing Arts Studies and the Anthropology of Materiality (2014-2017): YOSHIDA Yukako