The Institute benefits from association with a number of scholars who work with the academic staff of the Institute, sometimes on specific projects and sometimes offering their own expertise.

Professorial Academic Associates

Professional Academic Associates

Hidehiko Motohama is a Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Bunkyo University, Japan.

Professional Academic Associates

Adrian Favell is a sociologist, recently appointed to the position of Chair in Sociology and Social Theory at …Read More

Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo

Academic Associates

Visiting Professor, Kokugakuin University Museum
Professor, Archaeological Science, University of York
Associate Professor, Wake Forest University

Robert Hellyer teaches courses on Japan, East Asia, and world economic history. He grew up outside of Tacoma, …Read More

Independent Scholar

Ryan Holmberg is an art and comics historian. After receiving his PhD in Japanese Art History from Yale …Read More

Assistant Professor, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Meghen Jones is an historian of Japanese art with a focus on ceramics, modern craft, and art in …Read More

Lecturer, University of Tokyo

Matsuda Akira’s research interests are in the meaning, (re)presentation, and use of the past in contemporary society. More …Read More

Senior Researcher, Global Innovation Research Organisation, Ritsumeikan University
Lecturer, Hiroshima University of Economics

Werner Steinhaus studied Japanese archaeology at Osaka University Graduate School under the supervision of Professor Tsude Hiroshi from …Read More

Lecturer in Japanese Language, University of East Anglia

Eriko Tomizawa-Kay obtained her Ph.D. in 2013 from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the …Read More

Archaeologist, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

Shinya Shoda is a Japanese archaeologist affiliated with the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. He is …Read More

Project Curator, The British Museum

Alfred Haft is a Project Curator in the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia at the British …Read More

Senior Advisors

Senior Advisor

Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Senior Advisor

Professor Emeritus, Kokugakuin University