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The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Job title
Full Professor

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Full Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Apr 2010
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Apr 2007
Mar 2010
Associate Professor, Teikyo University, Faculty of Language Studies
Apr 2006
Mar 2007
Assistant Professor, Teikyo University, Faculty of Letters, Department of International Cultural Studies
Apr 2003
Mar 2006
Lecturer, Teikyo University, Faculty of Letters, Department of International Cultural Studies


Human and Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Department of Philosophy, Religious Philosophy, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Published Papers

Transcription of Woodblock Prints for Patent Medicine of the Nakashima Family
Research on the Medical Materials of the Nakashima Family   1(1) 43-73   May 2018
The Country without Freedom of Thinking - The Problems of Japanese Society seen through Philosophical Dialogue
Human Conference 2015 winter Toward the Post-Super-Aged-Society   (2015 Winter) 106-111   Dec 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Closeness and Farness - Living together in the Environment
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences   (18) 55-67   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Necessity and Historical Change of the Reasons for Talking about Death
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Graduate School of Arts and Sciences   (17) 41-63   Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Multiple Meaning of Body-Mind Continuity in the East Asian Medicine
Health Research Foundation & Japan Health Foundation
Health and Environment   (24-1) 30-39   Mar 2011
Modernity of Breast Feeding -- Historical Change of Mother-Child Relationship through Mother's Milk
Research Group for the History of Nurse
Research of Nursing Care   (5) 5-12   Sep 2010
Medical Care and Religious Healing in the Clinical Reality
Teikyo University, Center for Fundamental Education (ed.)
Teikyo Journal of Center for Fundamental Education   (1) 101-114   Mar 2010
Transformation of a Child Care Book before and after Modernization -- Commentary, Analysis and Transcription of Shôni Yôiku Kane no Ishizue
Teikyo University Faculty of Language Studies (ed.)
Teikyo Joural of Language Studies   (3) 55-181   Mar 2010
Naturalism of Mother’s Milk and its Historical Change ―― with An Introduction and Transcription of Oka Ryôin’s Shôni Imashimegusa
Teikyo University Faculty of Language Studies (ed.)
Teikyo Joural of Language Studies   (2) 86-163   Mar 2010


"Zeit und Nichts im Denken von Martin Heidegger"
Ryukoku University, Michael Lazarin(ed.)
Time and Nothingness   173-190   1997
"Crisis or Opportunity – A Socio-phenomenological Study on Cultural Identity and its Possibility in Globalization"
T. Ogawa, H. Kashiwa (ed.)
Interdisziplinäre Phänomenologie   Vol. 1 255-265   2004
"Medizinische Pflege und religiöse Heilung in der klinischen Realität – Eine sozialphänomenologische Untersuchung zur Krankheitserfahrung"
T. Ogawa, H. Kashiwa (ed.)
Interdisziplinäre Phänomenologie   Vol. 2 87-102   2005
"Zwischen Heil und Unheil – Eine phänomenologische Untersuchung zu volkstümlichen Gottesvorstellungen in Japan"
T. Ogawa, H. Kashiwa (ed.)
Interdisziplinäre Phänomenologie   Vol. 3    2006
"Die Fremdheit der Natur und die Funktion des Fests in der volkstümlichen Religion Japans"
Anna Blume (ed.)
Neue Phänomenologie Bd. 9, Was bleibt von Gott? Beiträge zur Phänomenologie des Heiligen und der Religion   Vol. 9 120-136   2006

Books etc

Community of Aging and Learning - Philosophy Dialogue as the Place for Living Together: Reina Mori (ed.),What is "Learningful Aging? - The Possibility of Learning in the Super Aged Society
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 64-82)
Minerva Publishing   Mar 2017   
Yugen as an Enterpreneur - The Drug Production and Distribution of the Nakashima Family: Nakashima Medical Museum and the Research Group of Nakashima Documents, The Nakashima Family as a Village Doctor in Bizen Okayama
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 111-124)
Shibunkaku Press   Nov 2015   
The Capacity of Philosophy - Philosophical Practice in the Global Age: Motoki Saito (ed.), Serial Lecture "Four Crises in Centemporary Japan - The Challenge of Philosophy"
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 91-114)
Kodansha   Aug 2015   
The Life of Now and Past - Philosophy as the Dialogue with History: University of Tokyo, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (ed.), Live Lecture of the University of Tokyo for High School Students
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 44-57)
University of Tokyo Press   Jul 2015   
The Theory of the Strangers from the Perspective of Phenomenology - Unfamiliar Atmosphere and Folk Culture: Yoshiyuki Yama and Kazuhiko Komatsu (ed.), What is the Theory of Strangers?
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 25-44)
Minerva Publishing   Mar 2015   
The Dialogue with Psychiatry - "Zollikoner Seminar" of Medard Boss: Katsuya Akitomi, Masataka Furusho, Ichiro Mori, Hiroshi Abe (ed.), Guidebook for Martin Heidegger
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, 294-303)
Housei University Press   Nov 2014   
Phänomenologie: R. C. Steineck, E. Lange, P. Kaufmann (ed.), Begriff und Bild der modernen japanischen Philosophie
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 197-214)
Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: frommann-holzboog Verlag   Apr 2014   
Nature as Norm - Seen from the Child Rearing Books in the Edo Period: Noriko Suzuki (ed.), Marginality and Coexistence in the History - Women, Impurity and Health
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 289-306)
Shibunkaku Press   Jan 2014   
Coexistence in Contradictions - Being Together with the Others in the Being in the World: Isamu Miyahara (ed.), Introduction for Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time"
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 249-267)
Sekai Shiso Sha   Dec 2012   
Leib und Seele vor und nach der Modernisierung der japanischen Medizin – an Hand von Büchern zur Kinderpflege: Michael Großheim (ed.), Neue Phänomenologie zwischen Praxis und Theorie. Festschrift für Hermann Schmitz
KAJITANI Shinji (Part:Joint Work, p. 342-353)
Verlag Karl Alber, Freiburg/München   2008   

Research Grants & Projects

phenomenological research on cultural formation of human body and illness
The Other Research Programs