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Department of Cross-Field Research

Research Specialization Ecological anthropology; South Asia
Individual Research Projects Impact of COVID-19 on Nepalese migrant workers

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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Hirosaki Univ. 1985
  • M.Sci. Univ. of Tsukuba 1989

Research Keywords

South Asia, Nepal, Japan, Magar, Biswakarma, Chantyal, Nepalese Overstayers in Japan, Ecological Anthropology

Publications (English publications only)

2004 [interview] Thapa, A. Singh, Scud to Become Nepal Encyclopedia: Makito Minami.
Nepal’s Well-Wishers in Japan: A Short Biography (Japanese Well-Wishers to Nepal), pp.102–115.
Kathmandu: Miteri Manch Nepal.
2004 Transborder Anthropology: International Symposium March 18–20, 2004.
Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 18: 14–15.
2004 Byproducts of the International Cooperation Seminar on Museology.
Newsletter for the Minpaku Seminar on Museology 2004: 9–11.
2003 The Start of the Nepal National Ethnographic Museum.
Newsletter for the Minpaku Seminar on Museology 2002, 2003: 13–17.


2005 “Magar Activists Inside and Outside Nepal.”
Workshop on Activism and Civil Society in South Asia, with special reference to Nepal and Sri Lanka,
26–28 June, Maison Francaise, Oxford
2004 “From Tika to Kata: Ethnic Movement among the Magar in an Age of Globalization.”
The Dynamics in Northern South Asia, ILCAA (AA-ken) Workshop, 25–27 June
2004 “The Dynamics of Social and Political Change in Nepal.” ILCAA (AA-ken) Workshop, 28–29 February