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Toyota Visiting Professors

Endowed in 1988, the Toyota Visiting Professorship is granted to scholars from Japan and countries other than Japan in alternating years. It provides a rotating chair for scholars and public figures to spend one to two semesters at U-M to engage in academic exchange and research. Toyota Visiting Professors present public lectures, offer graduate seminars, and conduct research on various Japan-related topics.

Toyota Visiting Professors

2022-23

Emma Cook - Hokkaido University, Anthropology

2021-22

Charles McClean - Political Science

Previous Toyota Visiting Professors

The Toyota Visiting Professors at the Center for Japanese Studies have been:

2020-21

Hwaji Shin - University of San Francisco, Sociology

2019-20
Levi McLaughlin - North Carolina State University, Religion

2018-19
Mariko Anno - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ethnomusicology

2017-18
Eric Rath - University of Kansas, History

2016-17
Kazuhiro Soda - Filmmaker

2015-16
Satsuki Takahashi - George Mason University, Anthropology

David Leheny - Princeton University, Political Science

2014-15
Katsumi Nakao - J.F.Oberlin University, Anthropology

2013-14
J. Keith Vincent - Boston University; Japanese Literature, Comparative Literature, Queer Theory

2012-13
Mariko Okada - Japanese Performing Arts

2011-12
Melanie Trede - Heidelberg University; Art History

2010-11
Rieko Kage - University of Tokyo; Political Science

2009-10
Julia Adeney Thomas - University of Notre Dame; History

2008-09
Katsuya Hirano - Cornell University; History

2007-08
Mark McLelland - University of Wollongong; Sociology

2006-07
Sadafumi Kawato - Tokyo University; Japanese Politics

2005-06
Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni - Tel-Aviv University; Sociology, Anthropology, and East Asian Studies

2004-05
Kazue Muta - Osaka University; Sociology
Katsumi Nakao - Osaka City University; Anthropology

2003-04
Reinhard Zöllner - University Bonn; Japanese Studies

2002-03
Yukiko Tsunoda - Tanaka & Partners; Law
Ikuo Kabashima - University of Tokyo; Political Science

2001-02
Jordan Sand - Georgetown University; History and East Asian Languages and Cultures

2000-01
Takanori Fujita - Kyoto City University of Arts; Ethnomusicology
Fumiko Umezawa - Keisen University; Japanese Studies
Susumu Yamaguchi - University of Tokyo; Social Psychology

1999-2000
Stephen Vlastos - University of Iowa; Japanese Rural and Agricultural History
Donald McCallum - UCLA; Japanese Art History

1998-99
Hiroyuki Hashimoto - Morioka College; Folk Performing Arts
Mikiro Kato - Kyoto University; Japanese Cinema

1997-98
T.R. Reid - The Washington Post; Journalism
Norma Field - University of Chicago; Japanese Literature

1996-97
Teigo Yoshida - University of Tokyo; Anthropology
Hitoshi Miyake - Keio University; Religion
Hiroyoshi Ishikawa - Seijo University; Social Psychology

1995-96
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney - University of Wisconsin at Madison; Anthropology

1994-95
Masako Notoji - University of Tokyo; Anthropology
Shuhei Hosokawa - International Research Center for Japanese Studies; Music
Kazufumi Manabe - Kwansei Gakuin University; Sociology

1993-94
Donald Richie - Film

1992-93
Hideo Kojima - Nagoya University; Education

1991-92
Jennifer Robertson - University of California at San Diego; Anthropology
Takie Sugiyama Lebra - University of Hawaii; Anthropology

1990-91
Kiyonori Sakakibara - Keio University; Business

1989-90
D. Eleanor Westney - Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sociology/Business

1988-89
Motohiro Kondo - Chūō Kōronsha; Editor of Chūō Kōron