OHTA Itaru

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OHTA Itaru
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
Job title
Emeritus Professor
Doctor of Science

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University
Apr 2004
Mar 2019
Professor, Kyoto University
Jul 1989
Mar 2004
Associate Professor, Kyoto University
Apr 1986
Jun 1989
Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
Apr 1984
Mar 1986
Research Fellow, Kyoto University


Apr 1976
Mar 1984
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Apr 1972
Mar 1976
Faculty of Science, Kyoto University

Books etc

The Power to Speak, Listen, and Negotiate in the Local Meetings of Africa: The Palaver of the Bakongo, Clan Gathering of the Borana, and Bridewealth Negotiation of the Turkana
African Virtues in the Pursuit of Conviviality: Exploring Local Solutions in Light of Global Prescriptions
OHTA Itaru (Part:Joint Editor)
Bamanda: Langaa RPCIG. Xvi+432pp   2017   
Introduction: Achieving Peace and Coexistence through African Potentials
OHTA Itaru (Part:Joint Work)
In (Y. Gebre, I. Ohta and M. Matsuda, eds.) African Virtues in the Pursuit of Conviviality: Exploring Local Solutions in Light of Global Prescriptions. Bamanda: Langaa RPCIG, pp. 3-37   2017   
Conflict Resolution and Coexistence: Realizing African Potentials
OHTA Itaru (Part:Joint Editor)
African Study Monographs, Supplementary Issue, No. 50. Kyoto: Kyoto University, 205pp   2014   
African Potentials 2013.
OHTA Itaru (Part:Joint Editor)
Proceedings of International Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, October 5-6, 2013, Kyoto: Kyoto University., xxiii+201pp   2013   

Published Papers

Bridewealth negotiations among the Turkana in northwestern Kenya (DVD Documentary work)
Ohta Itaru
African study monographs. Supplementary issue.   37    2007   [Refereed]
English-Turkana texts of a case of bridewealth negotiations in northwestern Kenya
Ohta Itaru
African study monographs. Supplementary issue.   37 29-152   2007   [Refereed]
Marriage and bridewealth negotiations among the Turkana in northwestern Kenya
OHTA Itaru
African study monographs. Supplementary issue.   37 3-26   2007   [Refereed]
Assessing impact of a large-sized refugee camp on the local vegetation condition with remote sensing : A case study of Kakuma, Kenya
K. Tachiiri; I. Ohta
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)   3 1547-1550   2004   [Refereed]
Motivations, negotiations, and animal individuality: Livestock exchange of the Turkana in northwestern Kenya.
Ohta Itaru
Nilo-Ethiopian Studies   7 45-61   2001   [Refereed]


OHTA Itaru
In (S. Moyo & Y. Mine, eds.) What Colonialism Ignored: ‘African Potentials’ for Resolving Conflicts in Southern Africa, pp. xvii-xxi. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG   xvii-xxi   2014
Human Ability to Build Spontaneous Social Relationship
OHTA Itaru
(Comments): An International Symposium on “Constructing ‘Ordinary Life’: Lessons from Peace Building Practices in Africa" National Museum of Ethnology, Japan      2011

Conference Activities & Talks

History and Present Situation of African Studies in Japan: Uniqueness and Challenges [Invited]
OHTA Itaru
IAS-HUFS, IAS - University of Bayreuth Joint Conference, "The Different and the Similar: African in an Ever-changing, Multi-faceted and Multi-layered World"   25 Oct 2018   
Potentials of Local Effort for the Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Turkana County, Kenya [Invited]
OHTA Itaru
ECoRAd2 Training Program in Kyoto   6 Apr 2018   
The 50-Year History of Academic Activities by Japan Association for African Studies
OHTA Itaru
Symposium for 50th Anniversary of Promotion of Science and Technology Cooperation between Africa and Japan   21 Jul 2016   
“Liberal Peace” Debates and African Potentials for Materializing Coexistence
OHTA Itaru
African Potentials 2016: International Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Coexistence   24 Jan 2016   
Simultaneous Yet Contradictory Relationships between the Turkana and Refugees in Kakuma Area, Northwestern Kenya
OHTA Itaru
56th annual meeting of African Studies Association   22 Nov 2013   

Research Grants & Projects

Anthropological study of pastoral societies in Africa