Academic Background
Ph.D. of Social Anthropology, Tokyo Metropolitan University,‘Ethnographical study of widows in rural Kenya-Luo village’

Master of Social Anthropology, Tokyo Metropolitan University,
‘The Society makes every effort to bury a female body: A study of Funeral in Rural Luoland’.(in Japanese)

BA, Literature, Seijo University,
‘A study of “Sacrifice” in Ancient Japan’

May, 2004: The 16th prize for Study Encouragement award by The Japanese Society of African Studies
Present position
・Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Language and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (since April 2006).
・Part time lecturer of Social anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Ethnography:
Rissho University, Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University, Seijo University, Aoyamagakuin University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Ochanomizu University.

・Research Fellow of JSPS (Doctor Course 1) , April 1998 to March 2001.
・Research Fellow of JSPS (Post Doctoral), April 2002 to March 2005.
Society activities and social activities Professional Membership
A member of following academic societies;

Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
Japan Association For African Studies
Japanese Society of Social Anthropology(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Society of Ecological Anthropology ( a member of director committee since 2009)
Society for Comparative Study of Family History
Japan Association for Nilo-Ethiopian Studies
Waseda Society of Cultural Anthropology

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