Professor Emeritus, Waseda University
Dr. Yasushi Kikuchi is a professor emeritus of Social and Development Anthropology at Waseda University, Tokyo. He received his Ed. D from De La Salle University. He is one of the pioneers in development anthropology and Philippine studies in Japan. He was visiting professor in Harvard University, Montreal University, Zurich University, De La Salle University, ESAN in Peru, and United Nations University. Since 1992, he is senior advisor to the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and has conducted several projects on the Kobe earthquake. He was appointed the presidential adviser to Peruvian president, Dr. Alejandro Toledo. The Peru Mental Health Program was initiated by him. He also established the Institute of Medical Anthropology at Waseda University in 2006. He was appointed policy adviser for international cooperation for the Foreign Minister of the Japanese Government from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Kikuchi has published several books and papers in various academic publications. The book Human Relations and Social Developments – New Day Publishers, 2014, covers all aspects of Dr. Kikuchi’s long-term academic activities.