Sachiko Kawakami

A Professor of anthropology and migration studies at the Department of Global Tourism, Faculty of Global Engagement, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Sachiko Kawakami is an ethnographic fieldworker working in the areas of local revitalization, heritage learning, overseas migration, and roots tourism. Currently, she is active in her public history projects in Mio, Wakayama, Japan and co-leads the international joint research “From Mio” with Dr. Lisa Domae, the president of North Island College. Mio is known as America-mura which sent numerous villagers to Canada in the pre-war period and now receives Japanese Canadian roots tourists and heritage seekers.