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Yamada Toru

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Research fields
Area studies
Cultural anthropology
Research keywords
Cultural and linguistic anthropology, political and legal anthropology, public administration, Japan, Oceania
Research projects
世界遺産と国際法の法人類学的研究2015-04 -- 2017-03山田 亨Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
日本の話芸における「おかしみ」の理解の研究法 −笑いの文化差の視点から−2014-04 -- 2016-03酒井たか子日本学術振興会/挑戦的萌芽研究
日本語学習者が落語を通して学ぶ日本の笑いの研究2013-04 -- 2014-03Sakai, TakakoJapan Society of for the Promotion of Science/挑戦的萌芽研究
格差是正を目標とした教育実践に関する人類学的研究2013-04 -- 2014-03山田亨筑波大学人文社会系/平成25年度筑波大学人文社会系プロジェクト
宗官学連携プロジェクト:つくば市における多宗教理解を通じた「国際性の日常化」2013-04 -- 2014-03根本達筑波大学人文社会系/平成25年度筑波大学人文社会系プロジェクト
Career history
2015-10 -- (current)National Museum of Ethnology 共同研究員
Academic background
2004-08 -- 2011-08University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
2011-08PhD (Anthropology)University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Academic societies
2007 -- (current)Law and Society Association
2002 -- (current)American Anthropological Association
  • 落語・小咄を利用した日本語学習支援CALLプログラムの開発と試行
    酒井 たか子; 山田 亨
    筑波大学グローバルコミュニケーション教育センター日本語教育論集/pp.69-80, 2016-03
  • 公開シンポジウム「人類学の明日、人類学との明日-『いま・ここ』から考える」(日本文化人類学会設立50周年記念行事報告3,資料と通信)
    木村 周平; 門田 岳久; 梶丸 岳; 山田 亨; 高野 さやか
    Japanese journal of cultural anthropology/79(4)/pp.447-450, 2015-03
  • World Heritage as an Administrative Policy
    山田 亨
    年報人類学研究/5(1)/pp.93-105, 2015
  • Saving Tourism or Preventing FMD?: Risk Discourses in Japan's Island Community
    Yamada Toru
    Asian Anthropology/13(2)/pp.139-148, 2014
  • Maritime Crossroads of Geopolitics in East Asia: A Reexamination of Historic Ocean Perspectives in Japan
    Yamada Toru
    Education About Asia/19(2)/pp.1-6, 2014
  • Lost in a Legal Process: Alienating the Public from an International Convention
    Yamada Toru
    Anthropology News/(53)/p.10, 2012-12
  • [Book Review] "Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court" by Justin B. Richland
    山田 亨
    Annual Report of Social Anthropology/(37)/pp.211-219, 2011-11
  • A Critical Gaze on the Distance between Law and Society: the Development of North American Legal Anthropology after 1960s
    山田 亨
    Annual Report of Social Anthropology/(33)/pp.219-235, 2007-12
  • The Rhetoric of 'International Cooperation' and the 'Operation Iraqi Freedom
    Yamada Toru
    Yakara: Studies in Ethnology/(38)/pp.12-27, 2005-05
  • Court Rulings, Aboriginal Title and Treaty Negotiation, Challenges in British Columbia
    Yamada Toru
    Journal of Area Studies/(22)/pp.97-117, 2004-03
  • Seasonal Tourism of Sugadaira Heights
    山田 亨
    Journal of Regional Geography/pp.19-25, 2003-03
  • Being and Time in Nagasaki, Japan
    Yamada Toru
    At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands/pp.272-277, 2015
  • Area Studies Series: Hawaii
    山本真鳥; 山田 亨
  • Legal Mechanisms for Environmental Justice and Intellectual Property Rights (by Claudia Ituarte-Lima)
    石田慎一郎; 山田 亨
    Alternative Justice/pp.148-178, 2011-04
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution as a Technique: the Place of Legal Justice in Bio-patent Disputes
    山田 亨
    Alternative Justice/pp.40-64, 2011-04
  • Administrative Report on the Cultural Landscape Preservation Policy in Shimogoto Region
    山田 亨
  • Robert Walker Irwin
    Yamada Toru
    Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia/p.418, 2009-12
  • Managing Cultural Revitalization Policy in an Indigenous Self-government
    山田 亨
    Art and Everyday Practices of the Pacific Northwest Natives/pp.30-33, 2008-07
  • Nisga'a, Sechelt
    山田 亨
    First Peoples, No.7 - North America/pp.308-325, 2005-05
  • Dictionary of Geography
    山田 亨
Conference, etc.
  • Debating over the “Japaneseness” in World Heritage Nomination
    Yamada Toru
    Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2016-11--2016-11
  • Turbulent World Heritage
    Yamada Toru
    2016 Society for East Asian Anthropology Conference/2016-06
  • Transforming World Heritage Convention
    Yamada Toru
    76th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology/2016-03
  • Undisciplining Ethnography at Home and in the Field within Asia and Pacific Fields
    Yamada Toru
    114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2015-11
  • 落語の小咄を理解するためのCALLプログラムの開発
    酒井 たか子; 山田 亨; BUSHNELL CADE CONLAN
    2015 CASTEL/J/2015-08-07--2015-08-08
  • 政策としての世界遺産:国際条約と住民生活の狭間で
    山田 亨
  • Implementing "Cool Japan:" A Nation Branding Policy on Shaky Ground
    Yamada Toru
    JASCA 50th Anniversary Conference and IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 Joint Convention/2014-05
  • Maritime Epistemology: How Ecology Intersects with Law in Japan's Island Communities
    Yamada Toru
    The 1st National Taiwan University and University of Tsukuba Joint Faculty Conference/2014-02
  • Dialogic Heritage: How a Local Heritage Transforms into a National Heritage
    Yamada Toru
    112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2013-11
  • How instrumental can it be?: Negotiating the legal and instrumental nature of World Heritage in Nagasaki, Japan
    Yamada Toru
    IGU 2013 Kyoto Regional Conference/2013-08
  • 世界遺産という法的翻訳作業:長崎県の世界遺産登録プロジェクトにおける法と文化の多層性
    山田 亨
  • A Conceptual Administrative Manual: Discursive Formations in Japan’s Heritage Nomination Process
    Yamada Toru
    2012 International Law and Society Conference/2012-06
  • Technology of Administrative (Mis)Communication
    Yamada Toru
    American Ethnological Society Spring Conference/2012-04
  • (Dis)Locating GIS in Japan's Regional Public Administration
    Yamada Toru
    2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers/2012-02
  • テクニック化する裁判外紛争処理と法の正義のゆくえ
    山田 亨
  • Discursive Effect of Risk: Communicative Force in Japanese Regional Politics
    Yamada Toru
    Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies and the International Convention of Asia Scholars/2011-03
  • Circulating Ideas or Hindering Communication?: The Question of GIS in Rational Governance Discourse
    Yamada Toru
    109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2010-11
  • Hope for Revitalization or the Making of a Vulnerable Community?: A Critical Analysis of the World Heritage Nomination Process in Japan
    Yamada Toru
    108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2009-12
  • All-you-can-eat Natural and Organic Restaurants in Japan: Chic Eats, Global Movements, and Local Farms
    Yamada Naomi; Yamada Toru
    2009 American Ethnological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society Joint Conference/2009-05
  • Monitoring Administrative Procedure: Defining 'Community Involvement' in Japanese Administrative System
    Yamada Toru
    2009 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association/2009-05
  • Preserving Japanese Cultural Landscape: Searching for Sociopolitical Incentives in Global Tourism
    Yamada Toru
    2009 American Ethnological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society Joint Conference/2009-05
  • Filling in Legal Blanks: Mapping Cultural Landscape Preservation
    Yamada Toru
    2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers/2009-03
  • アメリカ先住民の知的財産権議論における法の擬制の問題点
    山田 亨
  • Spaces of National Memory: the Discourse of Japanese Catholic Churches as Prospective World Heritage Sites
    山田 亨
    10th Annual Meeting of the Anthropology of Japan in Japan/2007-11
  • Reappraising the Edifices: Japan’s Historic Churches in the Era of World Heritage Preservation
    山田 亨
    106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2007-11
2017-12 -- 2018-02Special Seminar in Area Studies IV (JDS/ABE seminar)University of Tsukuba.
2017-10 -- 2018-03International Development CooperationUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-10 -- 2018-03Overseas Study IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-10 -- 2018-03Overseas Study IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-09International Development PlanningUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-07 -- 2017-08Social AnthropologyUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-07Seminar FUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-04 -- 2017-06Cultural Anthropology IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-01 -- 2018-02Contemporary CultureUniversity of Tsukuba.
2017-01 -- 2017-02Contemporary CultureUniversity of Tsukuba.
Other educational activities
2016-11 -- 2017-03Kakehashi ProjectJICE
2015-10 -- 2016-03Kakehashi ProjectJICE
2013-11 -- 2014-08Kakehashi ProjectJapan Foundation
Professional activities
2014 -- 2016日本文化人類学会関東地区研究懇談会幹事
2013 -- 2014日本文化人類学会 50周年記念事業準備委員会広報小委員会委員
University Management
2016-04 -- (current)人文社会研究科 PFP実施委員会実施委員
2015 -- (current)グローバルコモンズ運営委員
2015-05 -- (current)筑波大学 台湾オフィス運営委員
2014-10 -- (current)筑波大学 ボルドーオフィス運営委員
2015 -- (current)オックスフォード・ブルックス大学連絡調整責任者
2015 -- (current)南開大学連絡調整責任者
2015 -- (current)香港中文大学連絡調整責任者
2014 -- (current)モントリオール大学連絡調整責任者
2014 -- (current)ハワイ大学連絡調整責任者
2013-04 -- (current)国際総合学類 国際交流委員会委員

(Last updated: 2017-06-19)