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奥野 卓司 博士

Dr. Takuji Okuno






イリノイ大学人類学部客員准教授、甲南大学文学部教授、関西学院大学社会学部教授、同大学総合図書館長、公益財団法人山階鳥類研究所 副所長(2015年7月〜2017年3月)などを歴任。

現在は、公益財団法人山階鳥類研究所 所長(2017年4月〜)、ヤマザキ動物看護大学・動物文化人類学研究室・特任教授、関西学院大学名誉教授、放送大学大学院客員教授、ヒトと動物の関係学会副会長。

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Takuji Okuno earned a PhD degree from Graduate School of Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2001. In 1997, he appointed professor at the Graduate School of Sociology of Kwansei Gakuin University. He has served as the Executive Director of the Information-Media Education Center since 2005. He has served as the Dean of the University Library of Kwansei Gakuin University since 2009. He has served as Visiting Professor of Nichibunken, the National International Research Center for Japanese Studies since 2008. Now he is Director General for Yamashina Institute for Ornithology.

Dr. Okuno focused on Japanese popular culture, Manga, Anime, J-pop music, Figures, and Video games. These phenomena are called "Japan Cool" or "Cool Japan". They have already gained popularity around the world. Their particular popularity was spread to other Asian countries and the USA by the internet and digital media. Dr. Okuno notes that the roots of "Japan Cool" lie in Japanese Edo culture, just as the roots of Anime lie in "Kabuki" and the roots of Manga in "Kibyoushi "Japan Cool" at the Edo period, Tokugawa Shogunate Ere about 300 years ago.