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Last updated: February 23, 2017

This is the archive of the top news on the index page (in English).

January 2017-

A Happy New Year! (January 1, 2017)

A Happy New Year by Neko & Kame


August 2016-

Fieldwork on the Deaf community and the sign language in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Aug.-Sep. 2016)

The training of video editing for the DVD dictionary pour of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(Aug.-Sep. 2016, Abidjan)

Three lectures during my stay in Côte d'Ivoire
(twice in Langue des Signe d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF), once in French)

The special seminar for the associations of the Deaf in Côte d'Ivoire
"The training seminar on the topic of the research on the sign language in Côte d'Ivoire"
was held with more than 20 Deaf Ivorians, representatives of the associations!
(Sep. 3, 2016, Abidjan)

[flier in French (PDF)]
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The special lecture "The training seminar on the topic of the research on the sign language in Côte d'Ivoire"
was held with about 25 Deaf Ivorians! (Sep. 10, 2016, Abidjan)

[flier in French (PDF)]

A guest lecture for about 70 participants in the sign language workshop for primary school teachers
by the Ministry of National Education, Côte d'Ivoire (Sep. 9, 2016, Abidjan)

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May 2016-

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]


March 2016-

Two presentations in academic meetings during my stay in Senegal (Mar. 2016)
(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)
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)
"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)]


February 2016-

The results of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal published!
[in Japanese] (Feb. 18, 2016)
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2016. 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: Mori, Soya ed. Disability and development in Africa: Towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
(IDE Research Series No. 622).
Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 195-235.

<i>Disability and development in Africa</i>


August 2015-

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

African Sign Language Workshop was held
in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) !
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

WOCAL8 in Kyoto

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)

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)

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)


February 2015-

The pro-Apartheid column written by SONO Ayako on Sankei Shimbun,
February 11, 2015 [English version]

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

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

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"
(February 25, 2015) [an article written in Japanese]

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2012-

Ecoute mes mains : dictionnaire de langue des signes
(Listen to my hands: Dictionary of sign language)

The first sign language dictionary in Côte d'Ivoire published
as one of the results of the Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), Japan
"A study of applied linguistic anthropology for the enhancement of human development of the Deaf:
Comparative study of sign languages and societies in African countries"
(Chief researcher: Kamei Nobutaka)
Editor: Yédê Adama Sanogo ; Supervisor: Kamei Nobutaka
Published in 2012, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire: EDILIS
In Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF), French and English

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October 2014-

Fieldwork in Senegal on people with disabilities in West Africa (Oct.-Nov. 2014, Dakar)

"The sign "Dakar" together with Deaf friends!"

Fieldwork in Senegal 2014


July 2014-

National Museum of Ethnology ed.
"Themes in ethnology: A world encyclopedia" (Maruzen) published! (Jul. 10, 2014)
(participated as a contributor)

Themes in ethnology
>> [Webpage of the publisher] (in Japanese)


September 2014

Fieldwork in Burkina Faso on the children and the Deaf community
(Aug.-Sep. 2014, Ouagadougou etc.)

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)]

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July 2014

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)

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June 2014-

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

Encyclopedia of African studies
>> [Webpage of the publisher] (in Japanese)


February 2010-

Little "hunters" in the forest: Ethnography of hunter-gatherer children
(children of Baka Pygmy in Cameroon)
published (February 20, 2010, in Japanese)
>> Go to a guide page in Japanese

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December 2006-

"History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa:
Fieldwork in the "kingdom" derived from Andrew J. Foster"

published (December 25, 2006)
Awarded by the Japan Society for International Development (Nov. 2007)
(Click here to the book guide in English)

History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa



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