Official Title

Associate Professor


(School of Law)

Contact Information

Mail Address

Mail Address


Affiliated Institutes


研究所員 2017-

Educational background・Degree


Ph.D Coursework Ritsumeikan University

Research Field


Argentina, Cultural Anthropology, race/ethnicity, immigrants, political violence, memory, justice


Soft Racism Toward japonés in Argentina

Chie Ishida

Peer Review Yes 18p.87 - 1112017/12-

The Subversion of Visibility: Descent and Politics in Argentina


29(1) p.43 - 572017/09-



Publish Classification:Research paper(bulletin of university, research institution)

Interpelación o autonomía. El caso de la identidad nikkei en la comunidad argentino-japonesa

Pablo Gavirati & Chie Ishida

Alteridades Peer Review Yes 27(53) p.59 - 712017/06-



Publish Classification:Research paper (scientific journal) ISSN:2448-850X

Outline:Interpellation or Autonomy. The case of Nikkei Identity in the Argentinean-Japanese Community. The concept of nation related to the migratory predicament is analyzed. In a theoretical point of view, an ideological interpellation figure is recovered, raising two possible deflections: identification and the concerning interpellations. In the empirical research, Nikkei identity is studied as an historical phenomenon of Japanese migration to Argentina. Thus, the question about the way in which national interpellations on immigrants and their descendants operate is raised. Finally, a debate on the way in which communitarian institutionality at an intermediate level can create conditions of autonomy.

La colectividad and the Japanese Disappeared people under the Regime of Military Junta in Argentina


Contact zone Peer Review Yes (7) p.56 - 822015/03-



Publish Classification:Research paper (scientific journal) ISSN:2188-5974

Outline:This paper focuses on the situation of Japanese immigrants and their descendants, as well as their community in Argentina, within the context of Argentina’s military junta in the late 1970s, especially its method of repression: the disappearance of people. I approach this topic by considering Argentine national society under the regime named “National Reorganization Process” as a contact zone between argentinos and japoneses . The Military Junta built in March 1976 declared an “anti-subversive war”; as the central operation of that, they abducted a large number of people estimated or labeled as “subversives” to torture them clandestinely and simultaneously denied their conduct of repression by designating the detained people as the “disappeared”. Other people had to choose not to speak about what was happening in order to escape from this operation. This methodology ruled the whole national society by the fear of disappearing, which had the effect of silencing counter action and of eliminating the contact zone along with the people. Within the Japanese immigrant community called la colectividad a normative order had been established over the members to maintain a common positive image toward Japanese among other Argentines, such as “honest”, “not criminal” and “low profile”. In order to do that, the Japanese immigrants were ordered not to engage in politics. This order resonated with that of the military government. In this way la colectividad had filled the role of an apparatus of producing a model minority, which supports the military regime. Most second-generation Japanese in that period tended to feel those community orders as oppression. Among them, those who had sympathized with the leftist thought chose to leave the community to participate in political activities against the Japanese-national norm. Some of these activists have disappeared , but we can approach their thoughts and conducts by listening to their families and friends who are willing to break the silence. The politics for the disappeared japoneses . can be understood as a way of criticizing the national and community regime built over the elimination of individual political space and searching for an alternative society which would not totalize them under the name of Japanese.

The Genesis and the Dynamics of the Nikkeijin : an Historical Anthropology on immigrant communities and collective categories



Publish Classification:Doctoral Thesis

The Dynamism of the “Nikkei” Category after the Amendment of Japanese Immigration Law in 1990: The Process of “Giving Names”

Chie Ishida

Core Ethics Peer Review Yes (5号) p.1 - 102009/03-


Latinoamericanos "invisibles" en Japón: encuentro con los peruanos en la ciudad no multucultural

Chie Ishida

(159号) p.94 - 982007/09-

Lecture And Oral

El japonés y el nikkei como categorías postcoloniales para resistir al racismo

Chie Ishida

Segundo Encuentro de Estudios Japoneses en ArgentinaInvitation Yes2017/08/02


International conferenceOral presentation(invited, special)Venue:Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural de la Cooperación

Contra la memoria nacional: voces por los desaparecidos japoneses


The 2016 UTokyo LAINAC International Conference "The Power of Memory: Perspectives from Latin America"(U Tokyo Latin American & Iberian Network for Academic Collaboration)2016/06/10


International conferenceOral presentation(general)Venue:Komaba Campus, Tokyo University

The past and the present for Families of the Disappeared in Japanese Community in Argentina


XXXIII International Congress of Latin American Studies Association(Latin American Studies Association)2015/05/27


International conferenceOral presentation(general)Venue:San Juan

Nationality and descent in legal problems over the Japanese migration


Inter-Congress 2014 of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (at Makuhari Messe, Chiba City)(International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)2014/05/16


International conferenceOral presentation(general)Venue:Chiba city

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:

Aspects of Everyday Life in Latin American Societies after Political Catastrophe


Allocation Class:¥17290000

Research Classification:

Transnational Mobility and Occupations of Overseas Japanese in the Pacific Rim


Allocation Class:¥46540000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Mapping Japonismo: Analysis of the Historical Role of the Japanese community in Argentina on the formation of the discourse about Japan


Research Results Outline:アルゼンチン出張を8月と3月に実施した。8月には第2回日本研究集会(於ブエノスアイレス)で、「日本人」から考える現代のレイシズムをテーマに招待講演を行アルゼンチン出張を8月と3月に実施した。8月には第2回日本研究集会(於ブエノスアイレス)で、「日本人」から考える現代のレイシズムをテーマに招待講演を行なったほか、ラプラタ国立大学、ブエノスアイレス大学など現地の東アジア研究者・日本研究者と交流した。...アルゼンチン出張を8月と3月に実施した。8月には第2回日本研究集会(於ブエノスアイレス)で、「日本人」から考える現代のレイシズムをテーマに招待講演を行なったほか、ラプラタ国立大学、ブエノスアイレス大学など現地の東アジア研究者・日本研究者と交流した。また本課題の共同研究者3人と打ち合わせを行ない、共通テーマでの連作論文執筆にむけて準備を進めた。3月の出張でも同計画について共同研究者と打ち合わせを行なうほか、アルゼンチンの国民的同一性の認識における「日本人」の位置づけという論点に関して、ラプラタ大学および国立科学技術研究審議会の研究者との面談・議論、インタビュー調査、資料収集を実施した。



Research Results Outline:8月にアルゼンチン・ブエノスアイレスで現地調査を実施した。2016年末に新たに特定・確認された旧秘密拘禁所について、同特定に携わった人物R氏(人権局管8月にアルゼンチン・ブエノスアイレスで現地調査を実施した。2016年末に新たに特定・確認された旧秘密拘禁所について、同特定に携わった人物R氏(人権局管轄・記憶と人権の空間「旧ESMA」職員)からその経緯について聞き取りを行なった。また同人物の同行・...8月にアルゼンチン・ブエノスアイレスで現地調査を実施した。2016年末に新たに特定・確認された旧秘密拘禁所について、同特定に携わった人物R氏(人権局管轄・記憶と人権の空間「旧ESMA」職員)からその経緯について聞き取りを行なった。また同人物の同行・案内のもと、該当箇所に赴き現場の状況を確認した。またR氏が勤務する建造物保存担当部署の文書・非文書所蔵資料を閲覧・収集した。そのほか国内で最も影響力のある人権関連団体である「アルゼンチン人権連盟LADH」、「アルゼンチン司法人類学チームEAAF」、「法と社会研究センターCELS」の職員と面談し聞き取りを行なった。これらの成果は次年度に投稿する予定の論文にまとめて発表する。

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Interdisciplinary Study (History and Thought)School of Law2019spring semester
Interdisciplinary Study (The Spanish Speaking World)School of Law2019spring semester
Spanish (Primary, Basic) I 1SSchool of Law2019spring semester
Spanish (Primary, Basic) II 1SSchool of Law2019fall semester
Spanish (Intermediate, General) I 1 (S)School of Law2019spring semester
Spanish (Intermediate, General) I 1 (F)School of Law2019fall semester
Spanish (Intermediate) II 1 (F)School of Law2019fall semester
General Studies Seminar (The Spanish Speaking World) CSchool of Law2019spring semester
General Studies Seminar (The Spanish Speaking World) DSchool of Law2019fall semester