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  KATO, Etsuko


   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 2001/06
Degree Acquisition
University of Toronto, Canada, Ph.D.
2. 1995/09~2001/06 Linguistic and Semiotic Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Completed
3. 1992/03
Degree Acquisition
Keio University, M.A.
4. 1990/04~1992/03 Linguistics, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Keio University, Completed
5. 1988/03
Degree Acquisition
Keio University, B.A.
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■ #Professional Background
1. 2021/06~ Trustee, International Christian University
2. 2018/04~ Dean of Students, International Christian University
3. 2017/09~2018/08 Director in General, Center for Gender Studies
4. 2015/04~ Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Division of Arts and Science, International Christian University
5. 2009/04~2012/03 Director in General, Director, Center for Gender Studies, International Christian University
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■ #Present Specialized Fields
Gender, Cultural anthropology (Key Word:representation,cross-cultural psychiatry,psychological anthropology,mental health,community,Australia,Canada,self-searching,work,self,youth,migration,cultural nationalism,gender,traditional art,the Japanese,Japan,native anthropology) 
■ #Books and Articles
1. Book How Do Liberal Arts Face with Disasters and Reconstruction?   (Collaboration) 2016/04
2. Book "On Representations of 'Japanese Women': 'Feminine Japan' in the writings of feminist anthropologists in English-speaking world." In How Japan Is Told: Anthropological Japanese Studies Overseas.   (Collaboration) 2016/03
3. Book Who Are Global Human Resources?: On the meaning of overseas experiences of young Japanese   (Collaboration) 2016/03
4. Book "Loyalty to Self or Loyalty to State-Corporation?: Discourses of Japan surrounding 'Feminine' Self-searching Migrants and 'Masculine' Global Human Resources. Book title TBA. Edited by Jijiao Zhang (in preparation).   (Collaboration) 2015
5. Book "Jibun-sagashi no imin-tachi: Canada, Vancouver, samayou nippon-no wakamono" (Immigrants searching for self: Wondering young Japanese in Vancouver, Canada) In Japanese.   (Single) 2009/10
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■ #Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2019/08/28 Imagined “Asian” Solidarities in a Global City-State: Asianism of Japanese Migrant Workers in Singapore (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Inter-Congress 2019)
2. 2018/07/05 Asianisms in Motion: Japanese Migrants' (Re-)Encountering Asian Selves in the West and East Pacific (Asian Studies Association of Australia, Annual Meeting)
3. 2016/04/18 Panel Organizer: Center and Periphery of Anthropological Studies of Japan (Anthropology of Japan in Japan, Spring Meeting)
4. 2016/04/02 Indefinitely “Young”: Japanese Self-searching Migrants and Subjective Definition of Youth (Association for Asian Studies, Annual Conference)
5. 2016/02/26 From East to West, and Back? : Japanese Self-searching Migrants in the Asia-Pacific Context (Mobilities and Temporarities: Rethinking Migrant Trajectories and Transnational Lifestyle in the Asian Context)
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■ #Lectures
1. 2019/11/28 For Whom You Become “Global Human Resources”~誰がために「グローバル人材」になる~: Contexts and Limitations of Gurobaru Jinzai Discourse (一橋大学)
2. 2016/01/24 For Men? For Women?: The Tea Ceremony from the Warring States Period to Today
3. 2015/11/14 <Men><Women><Other (specify)_>: Gender Categorization of Post-Colonial Japan
4. 2012/11/28 Tea Power:Bodies, Myths and Japanese Women Tea Ceremony Practitioners in Modern Times.
5. 2012/03/08 Past, Present and Future of Japanese-Canadian Community: What Are Our Missions?
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■ #Academic Society Memberships
1. 2012/04~ Anthropology of Japan in Japan
2. 2012~ International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
3. 2010/02~ Society for Psychological Anthropology
4. 2010/01~ European Association for Japanese Studies
■ Professional Achievements
● Other note that should be mentioned specially on duty
1. 2009/04/01~2012/03/31 Director, Center for Gender Studies
2. 2015/04/01~2017/09/30 Major Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Stuides
3. 2017/09/01~ Director, Center for Gender Stuides
4. 2018/04/01~ Dean of Students
5. As a self-identified "native anthropologist" I am researching and publishing on Japan and the Japanese in English and Japanese, while critiquing the very concepts of "Japan" and "the Japanese". My major research themes are:1) The tea ceremony and gender after World War II (1998-);2) Migration behavior, world views, views on work, mental health and safety of young Japanese sojourners in Vancouver, Canada (2001-) and in Sydney, Australia (2011-);3) Critical analysis of representations of Japan and the Japanese (women) in research and mass media in English-speaking regions;4) Instructing Anthropology Field Trip course every other year, aiming at critical analysis of mainstream culture viewed from "periphery" or "cultural minorities". The past destinations include Canadian West Coast (First Nations), Hokkaido (Ainu people), Okinawa, Kyoto (Koreans), Osaka (Koreans) and Iwate.5)I am oranizing various students' and teachers' activities related to the affected areas of 2011 East Japan Earthquakes.
■ #Research Topics, Funded Research, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
1.   Cultural nationalism and gender in contemporary Japan  (Key Word : )
2.   Migration, gender, and the views on self and work of Young Japanese  (Key Word : )
3.   Representations of Japan and the Japanese (women) in overseas ethnography and mass media  (Key Word : )
4. 2016/04~2019/03  Can Young Japanese Be "Asian"?: How English-speaking Asia affects self-views of outbound Japanese  (Key Word : )
5. 2011~2014  Towards the Society that Enhances "Overseas-Bound" Youth: Self-Work Searching in the Age of Globalization  (Key Word : )
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■ #Social Activities
1. 2012/06~ An Essay: "The Japanese without a Community?: Sustaining Japanese-Canadian Communities in Vancouver." The Bulletin (A journal of Japanese Canadian Community, History & Culture), edited by Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, Vancouver, Canada.
2. 2010/01~ "Point of View: Japan-Canada Working Holiday deal needs work." Asahi Shinbun in International Herald Tribune (Originally in Japanese published on January 7, 2010).
3. 2006/10~2009/09 Ombudsman for Mitaka Municipal Government
■ #Committees and Societies
1. 2012/04~ Executive Member (Liaison Officer)
■ #Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Researcher Number
■ researchmap "Other"
1. 2013/10 Co-organizer, Anthropology of Japan in Japan 2013 Conference at International Christian University (国際基督教大学献学60周年記念イベントを兼ねる)