Academic activities

Kyoto University

Assistant to the Executive Director (2010-2013)

Assistant to the President (2008-2010; 2013-2014)

MEXT

Expert advisor, The Council for Science and Technology (2017.4-2019.2)

Science Council of Japan
Regional Research Committee

Member of Regional Studies Infrastructure Development Section (2014-present)

Chief secretary of Anthropology Section (2006-2009)

Vice chair of Multicultural Coexistence Section (2006-2016)

Chair of Multicultural Coexistence Section (2017-)

Biology Committee

Member of Physical Anthropology Section (2006-present)

other

Member of the executive committee to reexamine the concepts of race and ethnicity (1996-2000)

Japanese Association for American Studies

Member of board of trustees (2004-2010, 2016-present)

Board member (2000-present)

Editorial board member (2000-2004)

Japanese Association for Overseas Japanese Studies

Member of Executive Board (2000-present)

Editor in chief of the 20th anniversary anthology (2009-2011)

Editorial board member (1996-1998)

Other activities

American Anthropological Association

American Ethnological Society

American Sociological Association

Association for Asian American Studies

Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, member of committee of international relations (2008-present)



Multiculturalism in Japan

Exhibition-
Curated
Permanent Exhibition

“From Abroad to Kobe: Towards Multicultural Coexistence,” at Kobe Center for Overseas Migration and Cultural Interaction
pamphlet.pdf

Self-
governing-
body/
NGO/
Various
committees

The chairperson of the council of symbiosis of foreign residents in Hyogo.

2006-present

A director of Multilanguage Center FACIL, NPO Takatori.

2004-2011

The vice-chairperson of Management Committee of Hyogo International Association.

2006.10

The principal investigator (part-time) of Academic Exchange Department of Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute.

2006.8

The representative for “the seminar of multicultural society,” Academic Exchange Department of Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute.

2004-2006

The representative for “the seminar of multicultural symbiosis”, 21st century civilization research committee.

2004-2005

A member of the project of the verification and proposal after 10 years of reconstruction, Hyogo reconstruction planning section.

2003.4-2004.3

The vice president of “Multicultural Children’s Center,” Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education Secretariat Human Rights Education Div.

2003-2004

A member of the gathering for new international strategy of Hyogo

2003.2-2003

A member of the committee for developing the curriculum of Ashiya International Secondary School, Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education.

2002.4-2004.3

A member of the workshop for researching the position of Japan in the global society, Hyogo International Association.

2002.4-2003.3

A member of the subcommittee for enhancing safety net for foreign citizens, Hyogo International Association

2002.4-2003.3

A member of “Multicultural Children’s Center,” Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education Secretariat Human Rights Education Div.



Gender equallity

2014.7.1-2

Drafted “Shinagawa Proposal 2014” at APRU’s Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Special Workshop hosted by Kyoto University.

2010.2.23

Gave the keynote speech ‘Jyosei kara‚ Minority kara‚ Shuen kara umareru – Atarashii hasso no kanosei wo motomete [Seeking possibility of new idea created by women‚ minority‚ and other factors]’ at the “Kickoff Symposium: Sustainable Support for Female Researchers – Promotion of Gender Equality in Tsukuba Science City.”

1998-1999

The representative for “Research for improving the environment of the University of Tsukuba as gender-equal society” of the gender-equal project of University of Tsukuba.

1997

Started the “Woman teacher forum” with colleagues in University of Tsukuba.



Japan-US Relations

2004-2005

“Mapping Asian American Scholars” at the request of Japan Foundation.

2005

Japanese-American Leadership Program “Practicing Multicultural Coexistence: From Minorities Perspectives” / Coordinator, Chairperson (co-sponsored by Hyogo International Association) (in Kobe)
Report (jump to “publications”)

2004

Japanese-American Leadership Program “Asian American Diversity: Building Coalitions” / Coordinator, Chairperson (in Kyoto)
Report (jump to “publications”)

2003

Japanese-American Leadership Program “Nikkeijin Komyuniti kara mita Gendai Amerika Shakai to Shimin Katsudo (Contemporary Society and Civil Society in the United States: Through the Eyes of the Japanese American Community)” / Coordinator, Chairperson (in Tokyo)
Report (jump to “publications”)