This is a tentative version of our speech outline waiting for native check. Discussion and questions are welcome. Not for printing or distributing.Il s'agit d'une version provisoire du plan de notre d...
#Bantu basic vocabulary) Field data in Maniema, #DRCongo, along the Lualaba River #Kwange #Songe #Zura #Enya #Zimba #Songola #Lega #Mbole-Langa #Ombo #Ngengele #Kusu
During 1980-1983, I collaborated with the project of Bantu Lexical Reconstructions of the Tervuren Museum, Belgium.During my journey from Kasongo down the Lualaba River on a dugout canoe in 1983, I ha...
This is a tentative extract from the fieldnotes of Yuji ANKEI during his visit to the villages along the Lulalaba River from Kasongo to Elila. According to these narratives in original Swahili, with t...
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 @