MATSUMOTO Hisashi

Affiliation

Faculty of Urban Innovation, Division of Urban Innovation

Job Title

Professor

Date of Birth

1973

Research Fields, Keywords

Cultural Anthropology, African Studies

Mail Address

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

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    1995

    Tohoku University   Faculty of Literature   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

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    2006

    Tohoku University  Graduate School, Division of Letters  Doctor Course  Completed

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    2003

    Tohoku University  Graduate School, Division of Letters  Doctor Course  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

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    1998

    Tohoku University  Graduate School, Division of Letters  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor of Literature -  Tohoku University

  • Master of Literature -  Tohoku University

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.04
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    Now

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Urban Innovation   Division of Urban Innovation   Professor  

  • 2015.04
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    2018.03

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Urban Innovation   Division of Urban Innovation   Associate Professor  

  • 2010.04
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    2015.03

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Education and Human Sciences   Associate Professor  

  • 2009.04
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    2010.03

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Education and Human Sciences   Lecturer  

  • 2018.04
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    Now

    Concurrently   Yokohama National UniversityGraduate School of Urban Innovation   Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society   Professor  

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External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2008.04
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    2009.03

      Assistant Professor  

  • 2007.04
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    2008.03

      Research Assistant  

  • 2006.04
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    2007.03

      Researcher  

  • 2003.04
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    2006.03

      Research Assistant  

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Cultural anthropology

 

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Shaping Fairness for Political Participation:Rotation System and Traditional Authorities in the Igbo Society of Nigeria

    Matsumoto Hisashi

    Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology ( Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology )  84 ( 1 )   39 - 57   2019

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    <p>This paper discusses the influence of national politics on local practice among the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria. I examine the rotation system and its application to the selection of local leaders. The rotation system is an electoral arrangement acquired popularity after the 1999 democratization. Based on a series of events related to the selection of traditional authority in an Igbo community, I analyze the ways people interpret their experience regarding national politics and appropriate it into their local practice to shape the fairness of political participation.</p><p>The Igbos regard the rotation system as their traditional method instead of the new system created for national elections. This helps the rotation system merge with the communities' moral intent and gives it plausibility as a system to ensure political fairness. However, as the basis for their understanding, the Igbos not only cite their tradition within the community, but also their political experience with national affairs. The people expect the rotation system to stand outside of their tradition and ensure political fairness as a system of state governance, which operates of its own accord.</p>

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  • Transnational Migration and Social Mobilization among Africans Living in Japan: A Case Study of Igbo Immigrants from Nigeria

    Matsumoto, Hisashi

    Y.Chang, ed., Contemporary African Societies and Cultures ( Dahae )    95 - 129   2017.06  [Invited]

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  • African Chiefs in the Gloval Era: Chieftaincy Titles and Igbo Migrants from Nigeria

    Matsumoto, Hisashi

    Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta & Motoji Matsuda, eds., African Virtues in the Pursuit of Conviviality: Exploring Local Solutions in Light of Global Prescriptions ( Langaa )    229 - 247   2017  [Invited]

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  • Traditional Authorities and Democratic State in Post-Military Nigeria: Political Practices and Cultural Interpretations among the Igbo since 1999

      11   21 - 27   2016.12

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  • Living in Japan as 'Kokujin': African Migrants and Consumption of Popular Culture in Japan

    Hisashi Matsumoto

    Proceedings, Crossing and Hybridity in African Societies and Cultures, The Fifth IAS Humanities Korea (HK) International Conference*     39 - 47   2015.10

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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2022.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2021.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2014.04  -  2018.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2014.04  -  2017.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2010.04  -  2014.03 

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Living in Japan as Kokujin: African Migrants and Consumption of Popular Culture in Japan

     [Invited]

    The 5th Humanities Korea International Conference  (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)  2015.10.29   Insititute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

  • Chieftaincy as an African Potential in Contemporary Nigeria: Reimagining Home among the Igbo Migrants from Southeastern Nigeria

     [Invited]

    The 4th Forum on "Comprehensive Area Studies on Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Realizing `African Potentials`"  (Yaoundé, Cameroon)  2014.12.06