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The presentation ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences"?:
Pro-apartheid discourses in contemporary Japanese contexts and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists"
in the Inter-Congress 2016 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES),
Panel 147 "Exploring new freedoms?: Moving anthropological writing into spaces of public engagement"
(Panel Convenors: Fiona Murphy, Keith Egan and Jonathan Skinner)
(May 7, 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
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[handout] (PDF, in English)
The original article published in the online Academic Journalism SYNODOS (Feb. 25, 2015, in Japanese)
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)

[the Inter-Congress 2016 of IUAES]

Two presentations in academic meetings during my stay in Senegal (Mar. 2016) NEW!
(once in sign language (Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone), once in French)

Workshop on life of children in Africa by researchers from Japan, Senegal, Burkina Faso and France
was held in Gaston Berger University, Senegal! (Mar. 15, 2016, Saint-Louis) NEW!
My presentation: "Life and school education of the children of Baka Pygmy in the tropical forest"
(a presentation in French)

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The special lecture sponsored by Senegal National Association of the Deaf (ANASSEN)
was held in Dakar with 25 Senegalese Deaf participants! (Mar. 12, 2016) NEW!
"Report of the fieldwork among the Deaf in Senegal:
History of the construction of the sign language community"
(a lecture in Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone)

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[flier in French (PDF)]

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Forum ""Disability and development" in Africa" (organizer: Nobutaka Kamei)
in the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for African Studies (Jun. 4, 2016)
NEW!
A presentation in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
"Fieldwork skill training that promotes students' capabilities:
Report on the practice of the "Fieldwork photo exhibitions"
of the Department of International and Cultural Studies, Aichi Prefectural University"
(May 29, 2016)
NEW!
The lecture ""Disability and development" in West Africa: With a focus on the case of Senegal"
in the Special seminar of the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
"Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI" (May 20, 2016)
NEW!
The presentation ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences"?:
Pro-apartheid discourses in contemporary Japanese contexts and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists"
in the Inter-Congress 2016 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES),
Panel 147 "Exploring new freedoms?: Moving anthropological writing into spaces of public engagement"
(Panel Convenors: Fiona Murphy, Keith Egan and Jonathan Skinner)
(May 7, 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
NEW!
[handout] (PDF, in English)
[the Inter-Congress 2016 of IUAES]
Special seminar of the Institute of Developing Economies,
Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
"Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI,
Course 2: Rethinking "disability and development" in Africa" (May 20, 2016, JETRO)
NEW!
Abstract of IUAES Inter Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia uploaded
""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? : Pro-apartheid discourses in contemporary Japanese contexts
and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists" by Nobutaka KAMEI (Apr. 10, 2016)
NEW!
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A),
"Anthropology of responsiveness: Exploring the theories and skills
in the domains of the field, the home and the education"
(Chief researcher: Shimizu Hiromu)
adopted in the domain of cultural anthropology! (Apr. 1, 2016)
NEW!
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),
"The theory of language and knowledge as resources
through the descriptive research on Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone"
(Chief researcher: Kamei Nobutaka)
adopted in the domain of linguistics! (Apr. 1, 2016)
NEW!
The page in English "The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)"
was translated into French and Japanese (Mar. 18, 2016) NEW!
Workshop on life of children in Africa by researchers from Japan, Senegal, Burkina Faso and France
was held in Gaston Berger University, Senegal! (Mar. 15, 2016, Saint-Louis) NEW!
My presentation: "Life and school education of the children of Baka Pygmy in the tropical forest"
(a presentation in French)

The special lecture sponsored by Senegal National Association of the Deaf (ANASSEN)
was held in Dakar with 25 Senegalese Deaf participants! (Mar. 12, 2016) NEW!
"Report of the fieldwork among the Deaf in Senegal:
History of the construction of the sign language community"
(a lecture in Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone)

[flier in French (PDF)]
The abstract of the presentation for the Inter-Congress 2016
of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
has been accepted! (Mar. 4, 2016) NEW!
Title: ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? : Pro-Apartheid discourses
in contemporary Japanese contexts and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists"
The inter-congress 2016 will be held in May in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
[the Inter-Congress 2016 of IUAES]
The workshop on African childhood will be held in Gaston Berger University,
Saint-Louis, Senegal (Mar. 15, 2016) NEW!
[Gaston Berger University]
Fieldwork in Senegal (Mar. 2016) NEW!
The results of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal published!
[in Japanese] (Feb. 18, 2016) NEW!
"Policies and life of the people with disabilities in Senegal:
The regional office of "African Decade of Persons with Disabilities," education, movements and labor"
In: Disability and development in Africa: Towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
(Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization)

A Happy New Year! (January 1, 2016) NEW!
All the lectures of the extension course, Aichi Prefectural University (open to the public)
"Global issues of environment and resources: Perspectives of the world and Japan in 21st century"
successfully finished (Dec. 12, 2015)

The invited commentator in the general symposiumon the fieldwork training,
the 94th Conference of Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (December 6, 2015, Tokyo)

Report of the management of the sign language workshop at WOCAL8 (August 2015, Kyoto)
was published as a journal paper in Japanese!
Miyamoto, Akiyama & Kamei "Management of the sign language workshop at WOCAL8"
in Japanese Journal of Sign Language Studies 24 (Dec. 1, 2015)

The Plenary talk in WOCAL8 (August 2015, Kyoto) was published as a journal paper in Japanese!
Sanogo & Kamei "Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
Cases in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
in Japanese Journal of Sign Language Studies 24 (Dec. 1, 2015)

The 12th anniversary of this website since October 30, 2003! (Oct. 30, 2015)
The new webpage "History of the website of the Laboratory of KAMEI Nobutaka"
in English and in French uploaded (Oct. 30, 2015)
Special Lecture (open to the public) by Dr. KADA Yukiko,
the President of Biwako Seikei Sport College and the ex-Governor of Shiga Prefecture,
was successfully held with about 200 participants
(Oct. 19, 2015, Aichi Prefectural University)
The new webpage "List of publishers where KAMEI Nobutaka published books, chapters and articles" in English
and in French were uploaded! (Oct. 17, 2015)
The webpage of the presentations in French "La liste des présentations" was completely renewed! (Oct. 11, 2015)
All the presentations in the past (1998-2015) were translated into French.

How many days do we have before the beginning of the new year 2016?
[Countdown clock par 1/100 second]

A new webpage of "Collaborative research" in French uploaded (Sep. 29, 2015)
A new webpage of "Collaborative research" in English uploaded (Sep. 29, 2015)
List of publications in French uploaded (Sep. 21, 2015)
Research grants in French uploaded (Sep. 6, 2015)
Schedule 2015 in French uploaded (Sep. 5, 2015)
Curriculum Vitae in French uploaded (Sep. 5, 2015)
Plenary talk in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)
"Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
The cases in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
by Sanogo Yédê Adama (Côte d'Ivoire) and Kamei Nobutaka (Japan)
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

[Program for the joint plenary talk by Yédê and Kamei] (PDF, in English)
[PowerPoint slides for [Part 1] and [Conclusion] by Kamei] (PDF, in English)
[PowerPoint slides for [Part 2] by Yédê] (PDF, in English)
African Sign Language Workshop was held
in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) !
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) was held!
(Aug. 20-24, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

[To the official website of WOCAL8]
Special lecture "Afrique : démocratie, développement et bonne gouvernance"
("Africa: Democracy, development and good governance")
by Mr. Steve Aklesso BODJONA, Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy of the Togolese Republic in Japan
(Jun. 29, 2015, Aichi Prefectural University)
[Flier of the special lecture by the Charge d'Affaires of Togo] (PDF, in Japanese and French)

[Official announcement by the Embassy of Togo] (in Japanese and French)
[Report of the special lecture with photos by the Embassy of Togo] (in Japanese)
[Participation of the Charge d'Affaires of Togo in the class of African Studies, Aichi Prefectural University] (in Japanese)
Facebook: Ambassade du Togo au Japon/Embassy of Togo in Japan (in Japanese and French)
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)

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Daily updates
Self-introduction
Research
Collaborative research
Books
"Anthropology of responsiveness" (JASCA)
"Space anthropology" (JASCA)
Research Institute for LSAF
International Conference on LSAF
etc.

[Collaborative research]

Classes
Activities
Spring semester in 2016-2017 NEW!

[Aichi Prefectural University]
"Seminar"
"Cultural anthropology II"
"Cultural anthropology I"
"African area studies"
"Introduction to the international and cultural studies" (omnibus)

[Master's course, Graduate School, Aichi Prefectural University]
"Cultural anthropology (1)"

[Nanzan University]
"Culture and evolution"

[Classes in the past]



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