The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

In the Media

In order to convey information about Minpaku's research and the Museum's activities to the public, publicity activities are developed through the mass media. In 2009, through "Meeting for Media and Minpaku Staff" (monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday), new programs called "Cutting-edge Research at Minpaku" and "Local Report on the Earth" were launched to actively introduce Minpaku's research to the press. The Museum has been mentioned in a total of 891 programs and articles: 19 on television, 35 on radio, 661 in newspapers, 60 in major magazines, 61 in minor magazines, and 55 in other media. Minpaku has also featured in regular radio broadcasts and newspaper series as it did last year.


* "Tabi, Iroiro Chikyujin [Journeys: Various People on the Earth]"
Published every Thursday in the evening edition of the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper since April 2009.
Published as a series under the title "The Study of Other Cultures" from April 2005 to March 2009.