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Shinichiro Kurimoto
Japanese academic

Shinichiro Kurimoto

Shinichiro Kurimoto
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Intro Japanese academic
Is Economist Anthropologist Philosopher Writer Novelist Singer Actor Attorney Politician Jurist
From Japan
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Finance Law Literature Philosophy Social science Music Politics
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1941, Tokyo, Japan
Age 80 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Politics Liberal Democratic Party, Japan Renewal Party
Keio University
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Shinichiro Kurimoto (栗本 慎一郎, Kurimoto Shin'ichirō, born 1941 in Tokyo) and is a Japanese author and a politician. He is also an economic anthropologist and a philosopher who introduced the ideas of Karl Polanyi and his younger brother Michael Polanyi to Japan. He was a professor at universities such as Meiji University and Northwestern University.

During the 1980s his works were categorized in Japan as "new academism", which included works by Akira Asada, Kojin Karatani and Shigehiko Hasumi.

He frequently acted as a judge in the television show Iron Chef, appearing more often than any other judge.


Academic books

  • Economic anthropology 経済人類学
  • Economy as illusions 幻想としての経済
  • Apes in pants パンツをはいたサル ISBN 4768468993 ISBN 978-4768468999
  • The iron maiden 鉄の処女
  • Meaning and Living 意味と生命
  • Budapest story ブダペスト物語

Literary books

  • Against girls 反少女(short stories)
  • Against literary theories 反文学論(criticism)
  • The blood of Tokyo cries doooooooon 東京の血はどおーんと騒ぐ (an essay like a novel)

Political Affiliations

  • Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)
  • Internet Breakthrough Party of Japan


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