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Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies

Field of Specialization Archaeology
The Basic Structures of Human Societies Department of Environmental Changes Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies
Academic degree Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
Research interest News: Solicited article 'A Future of Archaeology' will be published in Antiquity, Issue 343 (February 2015) as the inaugural article of the series 'Archaeological Futures'
(http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9543494&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0003598X14000398) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2014.39

News: I have been elected the 6th president of World Archaeological Congress (WAC), January, 2013

My mission in teaching and conducting research activities at Kyushu University is as follows:

1. Educating students as to how to excavate, record, and make sense of the material culture of the past by referring to very latest outcomes of international theoretical and methodological discussions.

2. Teaching students the "contextuality" of doing archaeology as a profession in contemporary world in which the past is given increasingly significant social, cultural, and political meanings.

3. Training students to enable themselves to deliver academic presentations in international meetings and contribute their articles to international journals in English.

4. Internationalising Japanese archaeology through education (see above) and writing and presenting in English as much as possible.

I have been elected a fellow of Society of Antiquaries of London on 19 June, 2008

I have been elected the 6th president of World Archaeological Congress (WAC), January, 2013

The outcomes so far include:

"An Archaeological History of Japan: 30.000 BC to AD 700". Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

"Archaeology, Society and Identity in Modern Japan". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. (http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521849535)

"The Archaeology of Japan: from the Earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State". Cambridge University Press, in press, Due our August 2013

"Identity, Modernity, and Archaeology: The Case of Japan". In "A Companion to Social Archaeology" (eds. by L. Meskell and R. Preucel), pp. 396-414. Oxford: Blackwell.

Mizoguchi, K. 2009. Nodes and edges: A network approach to hierarchisation and state formation in Japan. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Vol.28-1: 14-26.
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