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

Core Research Projects

On October 1, 2009, two new research areas were introduced as new core research projects: "Anthropological Studies of Inclusion and Autonomy in the Human World"; and "Anthropological Studies of Materiality."; Research in these two areas will be conducted over a six-year period in the of the National Museum of Ethnology’s second phase, following its incorporation as a National Institute for the Humanities.


Anthropological Studies of Inclusion and Autonomy (October 2009 to March 2015)

Core Project Coordinator: Director, Center for International Academic Exchange

Anthropological Studies of Materiality (October 2009 to March 2016)

Core Project Coordinator: Director, Anthropological Studies of Materiality