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ZI, Yanyin
 
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Affiliation*
College of Intercultural Communication Department of Intercultural Communication
Title*
Assistant Professor
Degree
博士 ( 京都大学大学院 アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科 )
Research Interests
  • アフリカ

  • アジア・アフリカ関係

  • globalization

  • 労使関係

  • 人事管理

  • 移民

  • Campus Career*
    • 4 2022 - Present 
      College of Intercultural Communication   Department of Intercultural Communication   Assistant Professor
    Profile

    Research Topics:

    1. Asia-Africa Migration Dynamics: Unraveling (Im)mobility Patterns
    2. Counterfeit Production in the Global South: Unveiling Economic and Social Realities
    3. Managing Human Resources: Navigating Values Clash in Asia-Africa Context
    4. AI and Automation in South African Labor: Impact and Adaptation

     

    Research Areas

    • Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies

    • Humanities & Social Sciences / Cultural anthropology and folklore

    Research History

    • 10 2020 - Present 
      早稲田大学   トランスナショナルHRM研究所   招聘研究員

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    • 12 2022 - 1 2023 
      ケルン大学   グローバルサウス研究センター   インターナショナル・フェローシップ

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    • 9 2017 - 3 2022 
      Rikkyo University   College of Intercultural Communication   Research and Education Coordinator

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    • 3 2016 - 3 2018 
      Kyoto University   Center for African Area Studies   Specially Appointed Researcher

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    • 9 2016 - 2 2017 
      University of Cologne   Global South Studies Center (GSSC)   Research Fellow

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    • 3 2016 - 8 2016 
      University of Cape Town   Centre for African Language Diversity   Visiting Scholar

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    Education

    • 4 2011 - 3 2016 
      京都大学大学院   アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科   アフリカ地域研究専攻(5年一貫制)

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    Papers

    • Placing African Cities in Chinese Lives: A Comparative Study of Migrant Geographies Peer-reviewed

      Xiao, Allen Hai, Yanyin Zi

      Journal of Current Chinese Affairs   3 2024

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      DOI: 10.1177/18681026241241079

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    • Shaping Botswana's Economy: Chinese Counterfeits as Catalysts of Globalization and Local Development Peer-reviewed

      Yanyin Zi

      Journal of Southern African Studies49 ( 5/6 )   2024

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      Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

      DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2023.2334502

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    • Values Gaps Affecting Human Resources Management Relations between Expats and Locals: The Case of a Chinese Manufacturer in South Africa Peer-reviewed

      Yanyin Zi, Arthur Linke

      Africa Journal of Management7 ( 2 ) 216 - 239   5 2021

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    • Chinese Merchants in Africa: From Distributors of “Made in China” to Founders of “Designed in China" Invited

      Zi Yanyin

      Journal of Chinese Overseas Studies ( 16 ) 40 - 48   10 2019

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      Language:Japanese   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

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    • ボツワナの中国人商人たち―チャイナショップが生み出す消費社会― Invited

      シ ゲンギン

      『SYONODOSジャーナル』   10 2018

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    • Decoding Relationships between Chinese Merchants and Batswana Shop Assistants: The Case of China Shops in Gaborone Peer-reviewed

      Yanyin Zi, Monageng Mogalakwe

      African Study Monographs, Supplementary Issue54   171 - 189   3 2018

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    • The Challenges for Chinese Merchants in Botswana: A Middleman Minority Perspective Peer-reviewed

      Yanyin Zi

      Journal of Chinese Overseas11 ( 1 ) 21 - 42   8 5 2015

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      Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)   Publisher:Brill Academic Publishers  

      This paper discusses the challenges faced by Chinese merchants when engaging in retail activities in Botswana. The theory of a middleman minority will be used as a theoretical perspective to assess both the challenges and the strategies employed to meet them. The paper argues that Chinese merchants' self-imposed isolation (combined with their sense of vulnerability as foreigners) is deeply rooted in their attitudes. This determines their circumstances and their responses to signs of hostility from the host society. On the other hand, the particular geographical location and economic situation of Botswana offers Chinese merchants opportunities to avoid competing among themselves and to manage their rejection by local society.

      DOI: 10.1163/17932548-12341294

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    • The China Shop Phenomenon: The Case of Chinese Merchants in Gaborone, Botswana Peer-reviewed

      Zi Yanyin

      PULA: Botswana Journal of African Studies29 ( 1 ) 33 - 49   2015

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    • The ‘Fong Kong’ Phenomenon in Botswana: A Perspective on Globalisation from Below Peer-reviewed

      Zi Yanyin

      African East-Asian Affairs1   6 - 27   2015

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    • Analyzing The Relationship among Mass Media, Governmental Activities and Local Voices Peer-reviewed

      Yanyin Zi

      Psychologia57 ( 4 ) 259 - 274   12 2014

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      Made in China goods are called fongkongs (Barrett, 2007) in Southern Africa including Botswana. With a reputation for poor quality, they are generally regarded as cheap copies or even fake goods (Park, 2013). The Botswana government has attempted to regulate and control fongkongs, but they survive and continue to thrive. This research adopts anthropologic perspective to present the views of the mass media, government and local people in Botswana, uses push-pull theory to unravel the complicated context of fongkongs in Botswana society. Through participant observation, interview and document survey the researcher aims to present a balanced view by exploring various voices and argues that despite the tightening of regulations, fongkongs seem to stay in Botswana, insofar as they fulfill popular demands from local customers. However, there is a potential risk to Chinese merchants that they will be driven out if local merchants attain control of the supply chain.

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    Misc.

    • Review of Yoichi Mine’s Connecting Africa and Asia: Afrasia as a Benign Community Peer-reviewed

      Yanyin Zi

      Journal of African Studies   100 - 102   12 2023

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    • 「ケープタウンのお寿司」 Invited

      『なじまぁ』(立教大学アジア地域研究所) ( 13 ) 6 - 7   3 2023

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      Publishing type:Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution)  

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    • 「どこに行ってもいきていけますように」 Invited Peer-reviewed

      『早稲田大学トランスナショナルHRM研究所』 ( 13 ) 11 - 13   3 2022

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      Language:Japanese  

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    Books and Other Publications

    • Iron Sharpens Iron: Social Interactions at China Shops in Botswana

      Zi Yanyin( Role: Sole author)

      Cameroon: Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group  3 2017  ( ISBN:9789956764419

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      Total pages:290   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

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    • ナミビアを知るための53章 (エリア・スタディーズ141)

      シ ゲンギン, 水野一晴, 永原陽子( Role: Contributor ,  ナミビアの中国人)

      明石書店  3 2016  ( ISBN:4750343102

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      Total pages:388  

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    • アフリカ紛争・共生データアーカイブ第2巻

      シ・ゲンギン( Role: Contributor ,  中国人商人と現地の人々の軋轢)

      京都大学アフリカ地域研究資料センター  2015 

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      Responsible for pages:p11   Language:Japanese Book type:Report

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    • Social Transition and Its Impact on Southern Africa

      Antonie Chigeda, Yanyin Zi( Role: Joint editor)

      Area Studies Unit, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University  2014  ( ISBN:9784905518099

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      Language:English

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    Presentations

    • Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Exporting Labor Regimes from China to South Africa

      66th Annual Meeting of African Studies Association (San Francisco, USA)  30 11 2023 

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      Event date: 30 11 2023 - 2 12 2023

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    • ボツワナにおける中国産模造品と現地消費者の関係-経済的ダイナミクスと貿易政策の考察- Invited

      2023年度第5回白山文化人類学研究会  23 10 2023 

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      Language:Japanese  

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    • 南アフリカに進出した中国系製造業企業における人事管理の現状 Invited

      国際開発学会「アフリカ・アジアにおけるものづくり研究部会」第7回研究会 (共催:京滋支部)  24 6 2023 

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    • A Re-emergence of the ‘Race to the Bottom’? Insights from a Chinese Manufacturing Business in South Africa

      14 5 2023 

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      Event date: 13 5 2023 - 14 5 2023

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    • Stepping Stones or Stumbling Blocks: Chinese Counterfeits in Botswana

      Seminar at Global South Studies Center (University of Cologne)  13 12 2022 

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    • Chinese Counterfeits in Africa: A Global Economic Historical Perspective

      Yanyin ZI

      65th Annual Meeting of African Studies Association (Philadelphia, USA)  18 11 2022 

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      Event date: 17 11 2022 - 19 11 2022

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    • Values Gaps Affecting Human Resources Management Relations between Expats and Locals: The Case of a Chinese Manufacturing Company in South Africa Invited

      Yanyin ZI, Arthur Linke

      Africa-China Relations: Re-examining a Multi-faceted Engagement from Labour Relations to the Role of Local Elites  24 11 2021 

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      Language:English   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

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    • The Discursive Field of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Japanese Newspaper: Understanding the Discursive Practices under Abe Doctrine

      Yanyin Zi, Allen Xiao

      Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)  3 9 2021 

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      Event date: 31 8 2021 - 3 9 2021

      Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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    • Intercultural Communication Issues in Chinese Companies in South Africa Trust Building between Expats and Locals

      22 5 2021 

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    • Trust and Commitment in China-Africa Employment Relations International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      62nd Annual Meeting of African Studies Association (Boston, USA)  21 11 2019 

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    • Role Changes in Chinese Merchants in Africa: From Distributors of “Made in China” to Founders of “Designed in China” International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      2nd International Conference of JSAS: Enhancing Japan-Africa Connectivity  28 7 2019 

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      Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

      Venue:Tokyo University  

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    • Issues Concerning Vocational Training in the Asian Companies in South Africa: A Case Study of Chinese Manufacturing Company X International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      The 56th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for African Studies  18 5 2019 

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    • 南部アフリカにおける新華僑

      シ ゲンギン

      日本華僑華人学会研究大会「変貌を遂げる21世紀の華僑社会」  17 11 2018 

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      Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

      Venue:東洋大学  

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    • Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Business Upgrades International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      Voice for the Future: African Area Studies in a Globalizing World  2 12 2017 

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      Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

      Venue:Kyoto  

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    • Everyday Lives of Chinese in Botswana Invited International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      27 6 2017  University of Vienna

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      Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

      Venue:Austria  

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    • Decoding Intergroup Relations in Employment in Southern Africa International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      Africa-China: Business and Migration  12 1 2017  University of Cologne

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      Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

      Venue:Germany  

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    • Chinese Investment in Africa: Ground Level Interaction Matters International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      African-Asian Encounters (III) Afrasian Transformations: Beyond Grand Narratives  30 9 2016 

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    • China Shop as an Unauthorized Nation Brand in Botswana International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      The 2016 Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Conference  18 8 2016  Aga Khan University

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    • Unveiling the Mask of Batswana Customers: We Don’t Like China Shops But We Still Need Fong Kong Goods International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      9th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas  7 7 2016  University of British Columbia

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      Venue:Canada  

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    • 飽和市場における摩擦への対処―ボツワナのチャイナショップを事例に― Invited

      シ ゲンギン

      第45回中国環境問題研究拠点研究会「アフリカに進出する中国人」  30 10 2015  総合地球環境学研究所

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      Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

      Venue:京都  

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    • Decoding Labor Issues between Chinese Employers and Batswana Employees: The Case of a China Shop in Gaborone International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      Southern Africa Beyond the West: Political, Economic & Cultural Relationships with the BRICS Countries & the Global South  29 8 2015  Southern African Institute for Policy and Research

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    • Live as a Chinese Merchant in Africa: A Case of Botswana International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      “African Studies meet Asian Studies” Second Asian Conference on African Studies  3 5 2014  Japan Association for African Studies. Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University

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      Venue:Kyoto  

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    • The Mobility of China Shop in Botswana: A Double-Edged Sword for Surviving Business International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      1st International Conference of Africa-Asia Development University Network–Africa’s Asian Options  12 3 2014  the University of Malaya

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      Venue:Malaysia  

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    • Factors Influencing Business Frictions between Chinese Merchants and Their Local Workers in Botswana International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      Social Transition and Its Impact on Southern Africa  17 1 2014  Kyoto University

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      Venue:Kyoto  

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    • Coping with Friction in a Saturated Market: A Case of China Shop in Botswana International conference

      Zi Yanyin

      8th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas  17 8 2013  Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

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      Venue:Malaysia  

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    Teaching Experience

    • 9 2023 - Present 
      College Life Planning B ( Rikkyo University )

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      Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa ( Toyo University )

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    • 9 2022 - Present 
      Academic Skills B

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    • 4 2022 - Present 
      Communication Seminar 3A-R (English) ( Rikkyo University )

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    • 4 2022 - Present 
      Overview of Global Studies ( Rikkyo University )

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    • 4 2022 - Present 
      Cultural Exchange ( Rikkyo University )

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    • 4 2022 - Present 
      Seminar in English (Africa in the world) ( Rikkyo University )

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    • 4 2022 - Present 
      Introduction to Cultural Studies ( Rikkyo University )

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    • 9 2021 - Present 
      Sociocultural studies on Africa B ( Toyo University )

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    • 4 2021 - Present 
      Sociocultural studies on Africa (A): Understanding the present by studying the past ( Toyo University )

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    • 11 2019 - 2 2020 
      African Studies ( Tsuda College )

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    Professional Memberships

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    Works

    • field research in South Africa

      3 2016
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    • field research in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia

      9 2011
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    Research Projects

    • Qualitative Research on Human Resource Development in Asian Companies in South Africa

      Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 

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      4 2019 - 3 2023

      Grant type:Competitive

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    • 南アフリカに進出したアジア系企業における人事管理

      志学会研究助成金 

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      4 2019 - 3 2020

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    • Network formation for reconstructing the paradigm of African Area Studies in a globalizing world

      Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Vitalizing Brain Circulation 

      Ikeno Jun

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      3 2016 - 3 2018

      Grant type:Competitive

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    Social Contribution

    • Kyoto Prefecture Friendship Ambassadors

      Organizing member, Contribution

      京都府府庁  6 2007 - Present

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    • 南部アフリカにおける中国の影響

      Lecturer

      慶応義塾大学 地域文化論II(アフリカ)  17 1 2019

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      Type:Visiting lecture

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    • 京都府名誉友好大使 文化交流活動

      Lecturer, Planner

      京都府庁  6 2007 - 8 2017

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    Other

    • 専門社会調査士 (第002686号)

      10 2021

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