Abstract no. 409

Milk and dairy products are not part of the traditional food culture in Japan. However, the last three decades have seen a conspicuous increase in the consumption of dairy products, particularly yogurt, which is considered an important part of a healthy diet. Kefir is...

Abstract no. 384

As a Japanese anthropologist who has spent over two years in Cuba and visits Spain regularly to see how Cubans there are faring under “capitalism,” I have begun to feel that although their way of dealing with new circumstances is not always in accordance with the...

Abstract no. 294

To date, family business received little attention in enterprise anthropology and we still need a better understanding of how family firms and business families operate in different cultural contexts and how the family influences economic decision-making. Therefore,...

Abstract no. 266

Margaret Mead (1969) argued that rapid technological and social change has shifted values away from cultural traditions embodied in the experiences of older generations, towards more future-oriented younger generations. Societies that have experienced this shift,...

Abstract no. 81

We are currently in an era labelled the Anthropocene, in which humans are considered a primary force in changing the geological planetary face. The question of cosmopolitanism, what constitutes it, how we define it, and how we perform it as cosmopolitan beings, is...

Abstract no. 79

This educational film documents an anthropologist’s return to a village she has worked with over a 45 year period. She brings each household’s family tree and a village-wide chart of relationships that she made during her first fieldwork, and as she...

Abstract no. 32

In Japan, academic interest to Mongolia started from the latter half of 19th century. After Japan-Qing war (1894-95), some Inner Mongolian lords invited Japanese specialists for modernization. It made long term field research by Japanese anthropologists possible. For...