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Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

Associate Professor 
Watanabe Takehiro 

Research background
1. Ethnographic research on economic decline in Ehime, Japan.
2. Research on underground economies in urban Japan 

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Arts  State University of New York at Albany  1993/05/30 
Master of Arts  The University of Chicago  1995/08/30 
Master of Philosophy  Columbia University  2001/05/30 

Current state of research and teaching activities
Anthropology of late capitalism. Research includes the cultural history of mining, amateur poetry, environmentalism, underground economies, critical theory. 

Research keywords
Anthropology 
Japan 
anthropology 
disabilities studies 
economic decline 
underground economies 

Subject of research
Ethnographic study of economic decline in Niihama, Japan  2001-2003 
Ethnographic study of underground economies in contemporary Japan  2004-Present 
A study of Japan's employment policies for persons with disabilities  2006-2010 
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Papers
After Prosperity: Ethnography of Economic Decline in a Japanese Corporate City  WATANABE TAKEHIRO  Columbia University  2007 
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Research presentations
Greening Industrial Ruins: Nature and History in Post-Growth Japan  Re-Mediations Japan  2012/05/28 
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Prizes
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation  2004 
Junior Japan Dissertation Fellowship, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University  2003 
The Itoh Foundation Fellowship for Dissertation Research, Itoh Foundation, USA  2001 
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Others
research on personal debts in contemporary Japan 2005- 
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Teaching achievements
Teaching Workshop  2007/02-2007/03 
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Textbooks and teaching materials
Gift Sacrifice Debt - Teaching Material  2007/04 
Anthropology of Social Movements - Lectures  2006/10 
Culture and Identity - Lectures  2006/10 
Machines Bodies Media - Lectures  2006/04 
Anthropology and Modern Society - Lectures  2006/04 
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Social activities
Research on Japan's employment policy for persons with disabilities  2007/03-2010/01/01 
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Memberships of academic societies
Association of Asian Studies  2003-Present 
American Anthropological Association  2002-Present 
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