My fieldwork in the DR Congo-Zaire: Being adopted by a village chief RT @tiniasobu
Once you drink African water, you will always return to Africa. It is true.Japanese version available in http://ankei.jp/yuji/?n=993(Water in Africa) Journey to the village where ”fathers” wait (2010 ...
A petition by 5 scientific associations) Please Conserve Biodiversity of Hachino Higata Taidal Flat near Hiroshima RT @tiniasobu
A Japanese version available inhttp://ankei.jp/yuji/?n=2528September 9, 2021Mr. Peter GERSTMANN, Managing Director, JBG Power GmbH and JBG Energy JapanKurfürstendamm 52,10707 Berlin, GERMANY.Request f...
4 Oct. 2013) Presentation on #Amami #Okinawa Studies in #Jeju Symposium RT @tiniasobu
I am invited to give a presentation in Jeju Island early October, and here is the programme.The 2nd International Academic Symposium for Jeju Studies1. Purpose○ Improvement of academic roles of Jeju S...
I have been interested in the relationship between human life and the environment. Starting from 1974, I studied anthropology under the supervision of the late Professor ITANI Junichiro of Kyoto University. together with my wife Takako, who specializes in botany and ecology, I have been engaged in field surveys in Iriomote and other islands in southern Japan (2 years), in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries of tropical Africa (3 years). We also stayed in Paris, France (2 years) and in Pamplona, Spain (5 months). Recently, we have occasionally visited Taiwan. I began my career teaching cultural anthropology and Japanese folklore in Okinawa University, cultural anthropology in Yamaguchi University, and area studies in Yamaguchi Prefectural University. After retirement in 2017, I created a private association named "Institute for Biocultural Diversity" for which my wife and I are the only members as of now.
Languages: Japanese, Swahili, English, French etc.
Hobby: Organic cultivation and playing ocarina
Recent works on databases for biocultural diversity.
Songola Heritage, D. R. Congo:
Iriomote Island Biocultural Database:
Biocultural Database for Yonaguni Isl.:
Contact: mail to y(a)ankei.jp replace (a) for @