Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph. D. Anthropology, University of Washington (Fulbright Scholar), 1989

M. I. A. (Master of International Affairs), University of Tsukuba, Japan, 1987

M. A. Anthropology, University of Washington (Fulbright Scholar), 1985

B. A. Comparative Culture, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 1981

Thesis title

“‘Breaking the Silence’: Ethnicity and the Quest for Redress among Japanese Americans” (PhD thesis)

Employment History

(spring 2022)

(Visiting Professor to be, M.A. in Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University)

2019-present

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University

2000-present

Affiliate Professor of Dept. of Sociology, Kyoto University

2005-present

Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities,
Kyoto University

1999-2005

Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities,
Kyoto University

1996-1999

Associate Professor, College of International Relations/
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba

1990-1996

Assistant Professor (tenured), College of International Relations/
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba

1990-2018

Affiliate Professor (promoted from Affiliate Associate Professor
in 2006), Dept. of Anthropology, University of Washington

2005-2006

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, MIT

2005-2006

Visiting Scholar (on a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science), Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University

1993-1994

Visiting Scholar (on Keidanren CBCC fellowship), Dept. of Anthropology/ Asian American Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles

Part-time teaching (recent positions only)

2008-present

Part-time lecturer, Open University of Japan

1995-1997

Part-time lecturer, Open University of Japan

Academic Activities

American Anthropological Association

American Ethnological Society

Chair, Committee on Area Studies, Multicultural Coexistence Section, Science Council of Japan (2006-present)

Chief Secretary, Anthropology Section, Science Council of Japan (2006-present)

Member, Committee on Physical Anthropology, Science Council of Japan (2006-present)

Member, Committee on Cultural Anthropology, Science Council of Japan (2006-present)

Executive committee to reexamine the concepts of race and ethnicity, Science Council of Japan (1996-2000)

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

Member of board of trustees (2004-2010), Board Member (2000-Present), Editorial board member (2000-2004), Japanese Association for
American Studies

Member of Executive Board (2000-Present), Editor in Chief of the 20th anniversary anthology (2009-present), Editorial Board Member (1996-1998), Japanese Association for Migration Studies

Professional Activities

Vice President of the Japanese Association for American Studies
(2020-present)

Director of the Japanese Association for Migration Studies (2020-present)

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University (2019-present)

Editorial Board member of Ethnic and Racial Studies (2018-present)

Board member of the Japanese Association for Migration Studies
(2020-present & 1991-2018)

Chair of the Council of Foreign Residents of Hyogo Prefecture (2012-present)

Member of the Committee on Multiculturalism in Japan, Science Council of
Japan
Member of the Committee on Cultural Anthropology, Science Council of Japan
Member of the Committee on Biological Anthropology, Science Council of Japan
(2008-prensent)

Committee of the NGO Scholarship for Children of Minority Groups in Japan
(2007-present)

Chair of the Council of Policy Planning for Multiculturalism in Hyogo Prefecture (2020-2021)

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), member of committee on research fund, Member of committee on the improvement of
the grant-in-aid for scientific research (Kakenhi) (2017-2021)

Hyogo International Association, Editor-in-chief, Editorial Committee
for the publication of the 150th anniversary of Hyogo Prefecture (re. Multiculturalism) (2017-2020)

Advisor to the President of Kyoto University (2013-2014 & 2008-2010)

Member of the Committee on Area Studies (2008-2020)

Supervisor for a new exhibition at Kobe Center for Overseas Migration and Cultural Interaction (2009-2010)

Vice chair, Board of Trustees, Hyogo International Association (2004-present)

Director, “Research Group for Multicultural Co-existence Society”, Academic Exchange Department, Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute (2006-2008)

Member of the Board of Directors, Multi Language Center FACIL, NPO Takatori (2006-2010)

Director, “Research Group for Multicultural Coexistence”, Committee for
Research on 21st Century Civilization (2004-2007)

Promotion Committee, “Support System for Foreign Residents in Hyogo
Prefecture and Internationalization of the Region”, Department of Disaster Management, Hyogo Prefectural Government Review and Proposal Project: 10 Years after the Great Earthquake (2004-2005)

Vice-chair, “Discussion and Promotion Committee of Multiculturalism for
Children”, Department of Human Rights Education, Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education (2003-2004)

Committee, Curriculum Development for Hyogo Prefectural Ashiya International Secondary School, Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education (2003)

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

Membership in Academic Societies

American Sociological Association (Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section)

American Anthropological Association

American Ethnological Society

Association for Asian American Studies

Ethnic and Racial Studies (Editorial board member)

Japanese Association for American Studies (Vice President)

Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

Japanese Association for Migration Studies (Board member)

Other Affiliations

Affiliate Professor (promoted from Affiliate Associate Professor in 2006) Dept. of Anthropology, University of Washington (1990-2017)

Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (2016 winter)

Visiting Scholar, Reishauer Institute, Harvard University (2015 fall)

Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University
(on a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science) (2005-2006)

Visiting Scholar (on Keidanren CBCC fellowship), Dept. of Anthropology/ Asian American Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles (1993-94)

Awards and Recent Grants

Book Awards

Shibusawa Award by the Japanese Association for Ethnology
(currently the Japanese Association for Cultural Anthropology) for Transformation of Japanese American Ethnicity(in Japanese). (1995)

Final Nominee for the Victor Turner Award by American Ethnological Society (U.S.) for Breaking the Silence: Redress and Japanese American Ethnicity. (1995)

Publication Award for distinguished book manuscripts on American Studies by the Japanese Association for American Studies, for Transformation of Japanese American Ethnicity. (1993)

Grants

P.I. (Principal Investigator/ Representative, same for all the following grants)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), “An Integrated Study of Process and Mechanism of Racialization,” by JSPS, the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science 150.9 million yen (about 1.4 million dollars). (2016-2021)

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), “A Japan-based Global Study of Racial Representations,” by JSPS, the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science, 214.5 million yen (about 2 million dollars). (2010-2016)

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), “An Interdisciplinary Study of Representation and Expression of Race,” by JSPS, the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science, Principal Investigator. (2006-2010)

Grant to Promote Internationalization of Research and Education, by
the Ministry of Education and Science (Visiting scholar at Harvard University). (2005-2006)

(others omitted)