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2015

A presentation in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
"Resource anthropology of languages and bodies:
Dynamic history of Deaf communities in West and Central Africa in post-Foster's era" (May 31, 2015, Osaka)

The commentator in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology,
the Session "Education of anthropology and responsibility:
Beyond the model of reproduction of anthropologists" (May 30, 2015, Osaka)

A presentation in the Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for African Studies
"Report of the fieldwork on the Deaf community in Burkina Faso:
Politics of the hegemony over the domain of sign language" (May 23, 2015, Osaka)

The Support for Ethnological Projects, Shibusawa Foundation for Ethnological Studies
"Practical research on "university education and fieldwork" and development of teaching materials"
adopted (Apr. 2015)

Workshop for the project of the video-dictionary of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
in Côte d'Ivoire (Mar. 30, 2015, Abidjan)

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and sign language (Mar. 2015, Abidjan)
A presentation in the symposium "Bodies and memories in anthropology,"
Kyoto Network of Anthropologists (Mar. 15, 2015)

Boundary of cultures in the era of globalization: Challenges of Europe that manages diversity
(Takenaka, Katsuyuki ed. 2015. Kyoto: Showado) published! (Mar. 20, 2015)
"Chapter 8. Africa and Europe: Beyond the centuries of racism and exploitation"
by Kamei Nobutaka (131-147)

A poster presentation in the 10th meeting
"Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing evolutionary models of learning"
(Mar. 7-8, 2015, Kochi)

NO! to the pro-apartheid ideas and discourses in the contexts of current Japanese society:
My article published in the online Academic Journalism SYNODOS
for the condemnation of the pro-Apartheid column by SONO Ayako, a Japanese writer,
on Sankei Shimbun, a conservative Japanese newspaper, on February 11, 2015.
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2015. ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? :
Apartheid and the politics of the acceptance of differences"
(Feb. 25, 2015) [an article written in Japanese]

Letter to Sankei Shimbun, by the Ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko,
Republic of South Africa (Feb. 13, 2015) [PDF, in English]

The Letter to Sankei-shinbun and Ms. Sono Ayako
by Tsuyama Naoko, President, Africa Japan Forum (AJF) (Feb. 13, 2015) [PDF, in English]

The pro-Apartheid column written by SONO Ayako
that advocates the segregation of foreign workers on Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 11, 2015)
[original version in Japanese, translated in English]

Book review seminar on Public anthropology
(Yamashita, Shinji ed. 2014. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press),
Thematic research group "Anthropology of responsiveness," Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
(Feb. 8, 2015, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka)

A Happy New Year! (Jan. 1, 2015)


2014

A presentation in the 2nd International Conference
"Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing evolutionary models of learning" (RNMH2014)
(Dec. 4, 2014, Date, Hokkaido)

Fieldwork in Senegal on people with disabilities in West Africa (Oct.-Nov. 2014, Dakar)
National Museum of Ethnology ed.
"Themes in ethnology: A world encyclopedia" (Maruzen) published!
(participated as a contributor) (Jul. 10, 2014)

The invited lecture "The perspectives of the studies on African childhood: What we can learn from Africa"
in the 11th Annual Child Science Conference of the Japanese Society of Child Science
(Sep. 28, 2014, Shirayuri College, Tokyo)

Intensive course in the University of Shizuoka (Sep. 24-26, 2014, Shizuoka)
Special seminar organized by National Union of the Associations of the Hearing Disabled of Burkina (UNADAB)
with the collaboration of the Laboratory of KAMEI Nobutaka, Japan
and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature [RIHN], Japan
"In search of the heritages of Dr. Andrew Foster in West and Central Africa:
Fieldwork in nine countries from Cameroon to Burkina Faso, 1997-2014"
successfully held with about 60 Deaf Burkinabè participants
(Sep, 14, 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

[flier in French (PDF)]
Workshop "Studies on African childhood" sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Burkina Faso
(Aug. 20, 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

Fieldwork in Burkina Faso on the children and the Deaf community (Aug.-Sep. 2014, Ouagadougou etc.)
Public lecture of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)
"Learning cultural anthropology in the university: Cases and possibilities of fieldwork training"
was successfully held with about 120 participants! (Jul. 26, 2014, Nagoya)

Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
"Exploring the possibility of "responsiveness" of cultural anthropology
with contemporary pressing issues" adopted (Apr. 2014)

Japan Association for African Studies ed.
"Encyclopedia of African studies" published! (participated as a contributor) (Jun. 30, 2014)

Presentation "Preliminary report of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal"
in the Annual Meeting of Japan Association for African Studies (May 24-25, 2014, Kyoto University)

Presentation "Ecological anthropology on children with disabilities"
in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (May 18, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba)

Anti-racism seminar by cultural anthropologists with eating bananas (May 16, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba)
Panel "Learning of/with children: Anthropologist at "school""
in the Inter-Congress 2014 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
(May 15, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba)

[program] (PDF)
"Photo exhibition: Togo observed by Japanese" (sponsored by the Embassy of Togo in Japan)
with my photos taken in 2011 in Togo (Mar. 18-Jul. 31, 2014, several cities in Japan)
[announcement in French] [announcement in Japanese]
The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) will be held in Kyoto University, Japan (Aug. 21-24, 2015)
Intensive course in Hirosaki University (Feb. 11-14, 2014, Hirosaki)
A Happy New Year! (Jan. 1, 2014)


2013

Presentation "Promotion of fieldwork training with skills of visual anthropology" (Dec. 25, 2013)
Report of the Forum "Studies on African childhood" in the annual meeting of JAAS 2013 published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)
Report on the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7) published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)
Report on the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10) published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)
Book review Education and development in Kenya published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)
The 4th seminar of the studies on African childhood (Dec. 7, 2013, RIHN, Kyoto)
Presentation "The collaboration of JICA training for the people with disabilities and fieldwork of cultural anthropology," Japan Society for International Development (Dec. 1, 2013, Osaka University)
Lecture "Africa and Europe" in the extension course, Aichi Prefectural University (Nov. 30, 2013)
Report on the roundtable on the studies of African childhood published in Africa Educational Research Journal (Dec. 12, 2012)
Report on the 2012 Inter-Congress, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in India published in Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology (Sep. 30, 2013)
Intensive courses in Shizuoka University and the University of Shizuoka (Sep. 20-26, 2013, Shizuoka)
New webpage in French "La liste des présentations" open (Sep. 18, 2013)
Presentation in the Workshop on the development of manuals of sign language in Côte d'Ivoire (Sep. 10, 2013, Abidjan)
[program in French (PDF)]
[handout in French (PDF)]
[appendix "List of 32 sign languages in Africa" in French (PDF)]
New webpage in English: "Classes in the past" (Sep. 8, 2013)
New webpages in French: "les associations"; "Les classes dans le passé" (Sep. 8, 2013)
Links to the website of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization in 8 languages (in Japanese; English; Chinese; Korean; French; Spanish; Russian; Arabic) (Sep. 8, 2013)
Special seminar "Travel to Sénégal" in Côte d'Ivoire with 70 Deaf participants (September 7, 2013, Abidjan)
[flier in French (PDF)] [handout in French (PDF)]
Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Aug.-Sep. 2013, Abidjan)
Presentation in the special seminar by Senegal National Association of the Deaf (ANASSEN) (August 31, 2013, Dakar)
Documents of the academic workshop of the studies on African childhood in Sénégal (Aug. 29, 2013, Dakar)
[invitation in French (PDF)] [invitation in English (PDF)] [program in English (PDF)]
Academic workshop of the studies on African childhood in Sénégal (Aug. 29, 2013, Dakar)
Fieldwork in Senegal on people with disabilities in West Africa (Aug. 2013, Dakar, Linguère and Touba)
Presentation in the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10)
(Jun. 26, 2013, Liverpool, UK)

Report of the first International Conference on Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(in French; Japanese; English) (Mar. 31, 2013)
The program of la première édition de
la Conférence Internationale sur la Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (PDF, in French)
(Mar. 13, 2013, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

First webpages in French open! >> Index in French;
Group for the Research Institute for Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (fr);
Sign language dictionary in Côte d'Ivoire (fr) (Mar. 14, 2013)
Group for the preparation of the foundation of
the Research Institute for Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
started in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Mar. 13, 2013)

1er Conférence Internationale sur la Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(Mar. 13, 2013, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
[Invitation letter] (PDF, in French)
Lecture in Journées portes ouvertes de l'Ecole Ivoirienne pour les Sourds, Côte d'Ivoire (Mar. 6, 2013, Abidjan)
First sign language dictionary in Côte d'Ivoire published (Sep. 2012)
Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Mar. 2013, Abidjan)
Presentation in the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10) accepted (Jan. 2, 2013)


2012

Organizer and presenter of a panel on African childhoods in Inter-Congress, IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) (Nov. 2012, India)
Poster presentation in the Conference "Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans" (November 18-24, Tokyo)
Fieldwork in Cameroon on hunter-gatherer children (Aug.-Sep. 2012)
Presentation in WOCAL7 (World Congress of African Linguistics) (Aug. 2012, Cameroon)
Board member of JASCA (Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology) (Apr. 2012)
Fieldwork in Cameroon on hunter-gatherer children (Feb.-Mar. 2012)


2011

Fieldwork in Togo on the Deaf community and sign language (Aug.-Sep. 2011, Lomé)
Moved to Aichi Prefectural University (Apr. 2011)


2010

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Aug. 2010, Abidjan)
Project "Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans" started (Jun. 2010)
Moved to Osaka International University (Apr. 2010)
The presentation in Université de Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire (Feb. 25, 2010)
Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Feb.-Mar. 2010, Abidjan)


2009

Presentation in the World Congress of African Linguistics 6 (WOCAL6) (Aug. 2009, Germany)
Grant-in-Aid "Applied linguistic anthropology for human development of the Deaf" was newly adopted (April 2009)
Paper for World Congress of African Linguistics 6 (WOCAL6, Aug. 2009, Germany) accepted (Apr. 2009)
"Research of African sign language" introduced in NHK World (international radio program) (Feb. 6, 2009)
Presentation on Côte d'Ivoire in the international workshop (Nov. 2008)


2008

Research on sign languages in 7 countries (Nov. 2008)
Talk meeting with the Deaf and sign language interpreters in Côte d'Ivoire (Oct. 2008)
Visit to Côte d'Ivoire (Oct. 2008)
Sign Language textbook in French-speaking Africa published (Jul. 2008)
DVD Sign Language dictionary in French-speaking Africa completed (Jul. 2008)
Presentation in the International Congress of Linguists, Seoul, Korea (Jul. 2008)


2007

"History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa" was awarded by the Japan Society for International Development (Nov. 2007)
Book guide in English "History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa" opened (Nov. 2007)
Visit to Cameroon (Oct. 2007)
Move to the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Sep. 2007)
Research project "Poverty Reduction for the Disabled" started (Apr. 2007)
"Frontiers of Social Research" published (Feb. 2007)


2006

Lecture in Hiratsuka School for the Deaf (Nov. 2006)
Paper for LEA2006 Conference appeared on the web (Nov. 2006)
Special Seminars of the Christian Mission for the Deaf, Nigeria (Sep. 2006)
Fieldwork on the Deaf community in Nigeria (Aug.-Sep. 2006)
Visit to Norway for Languages and Education in Africa Conference (Jun. 2006)
"A Sociology of Happiness" published (Jun. 2006)
Research grant for publication adopted (Apr. 2006)
Appointed as COE Associate Professor (Apr. 2006)
Visit to the Christian Mission for the Deaf, Michigan, USA (Mar. 2006)
Paper for Languages and Education in Africa Conference accepted (Mar. 2006)
"Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods" published (Mar. 2006)
Seminar of Ghana National Association of the Deaf (Feb. 2006)
Fieldwork on the Deaf community in Ghana (Feb. 2006)


2005

Presentation in AAA 2005 in DC (Dec. 2005)
Paper for AAA 2005 in DC accepted (Aug. 2005)
Research grants adopted by the Ministry (May 2005)
Project "Development and disability" started (Apr. 2005)
Petit seminaire "Patrimoine d'Andrew Foster" held in Cameoon (Mar. 2005)


2004

"The Deaf in Africa (6) Foster, Father of Deaf education in Africa" published (Jun. 2004)
"Sign Languages of Asia" vol.5 publishted (Jun. 2004)
Two presentations in annual meetings:
Association for African Studies and Society for Cultural Anthropology (May - Jun. 2004)

"The sign languages of Africa" published (May 2004)
Annoucement: Move to Kwansei Gakuin University (Apr. 1, 2004)
Publication "The Deaf in Africa (5) Deaf views of America" (Mar. 31, 2004)
Myanmar report appeared in JFD newspaper (Feb. 1, 2004)


2003

Publication "The Deaf in Africa (4) Controversies over foreign sign languages" (Dec. 26, 2003)
Visit to Yangon Deaf Association, Myanmar (Dec. 19-23, 2003)
The 9th Seminar of Asian sign languages / Investigation on Asian sign languages (Nov. 8-9, 2003)
Cooperation to the School for the Deaf, University of Tsukuba (Nov. 2, 2003)
Meeting with JICA internship fellows from Africa (Nov. 1, 2003)


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