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

Research supervisors

Faculty by specialty, in alphabetical order

April 1, 2017

The Department of Regional Studies The Department of Comparative Studies

AISHIMA Hatsuki

FUJIMOTO Toko [Cultural anthropology, Central Asian studies]

HAYASHI Isao [Social structure, cosmology, risk and disaster; Melanesia, Polynesia,Japan]

IKEYA Kazunobu [Environmental anthropology, cultural geography; Southern Africa, Japan]

INTOH Michiko [Prehistory of Oceania; Oceania, Island Southeast Asia]

ITO Atsunori [Social anthropology, Native American studies, indigenous arts and intellectual property issues]

KASHINAGA Masao [Ethnography of Southeast Asia; Vietnam, Tai area]

KAWAI Hironao

MINAMI Makito [Forms of Social Inclusion: Challenges by Trial and Error in New Nepal]

MIO Minoru [Religious anthropology; South Asia, India]

MISHIMA Teiko [Anthropology, international migration; Senegal, West Africa]

MORI Akiko [Cultural anthropology, ethnography of central Europe, Germany, Austria, Japan]

NISHIO Tetsuo [Linguistics,Arab culture, Middle East, North Africa]

NIWA Norio [Social Anthropology, Oceania]

NOBAYASHI Atsushi [Ethnoarchaeology, material culture, Austronesian cultures; East Asia, Formosa]

NOBUTA Toshihiro [Social anthropology; Southeast Asia, Malaysia]

SAITO Akira [Ethnohistory; Latin America]

SAITO Reiko [Aynu and Northern indigenous peoples studies, material culture; North Pacific Rim]

SATO Koji [Architectural history, ethno-architecture; Southeast Asia, Oceania]

SHINMEN Mitsuhiro [Science of religion; Eastern Europe]

UDAGAWA Taeko [Cultural anthropology, gender studies; Italy, Mediterranean Europe]

YAMANAKA Yuriko [Comparative study of traditions on Alexander the Great; West Asia, Iran]

YOKOYAMA Hiroko [Cultural anthropology, Chinese society and culture]

DEGUCHI Masayuki [Third sector research, civil society studies]

FUKUOKA Shota [Audio-visual Media in Performing Arts Studies/Modern History of Traditional Performing Arts of West Java]

HAN Min [Social anthropology, China]

HIDAKA Shingo [The Development of the Warmed Carbon Dioxide Processing]

HIRAI Kyonosuke [Ethnomusicology, performing arts of Asia]

HIROSE Koujirou [Japanese religious history, folklore]

IIDA Taku [A Descriptive Study of Household Property in Madagascar Rural Areas]

KIKUSAWA Ritsuko [Linguistics, Austronesian languages]

KISHIGAMI Nobuhiro [Cultural anthropology, Inuit studies, anthropology of marine resources]

MARUKAWA Yuzo [Informatics of association, information service for cultural assets]

MATSUO Mizuho [Cultural anthropology, South Asian Studies]

Matthews, Peter Joseph [Ethnobotany, prehistory, crop plant biogeography; Asia, Pacific]

OTA Shimpei [Sociocultural anthropology, Northeast Asian studies]

SASAHARA Ryoji [Folk culture, performing arts; Japan]

SUGASE Akiko [Anthropology, Middle Eastern Area Study]

SEKI Yuji [South American archaeology, cultural anthropology]

SONODA Naoko [Basic Analysis of Museum Environment (Temperature and Relative Humidity) Part 3]

SUZUKI Motoi [Anthropological perspectives on development assistance evaluations]

SUZUKI Nanami [Cultural anthropology, culture of medicine, life-design studies, American and European medieval social history]

TERADA Yoshitaka [Ethnomusicology, performing arts of Asia]

UDA Shuhei

UEBA Yoko [Textile and Handcraft; South Asia, Middle East]

YOSHIDA Kenji [A Study of the Preservation and Representation of Cultural Heritage: A Museological Approach]

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