• Project Professor; Tokyo University of the Arts, Global Support Center
  • Visiting Professor; Teikyo University, School of Medicine
  • Managing Director of Itani Art Office Corporation
  • President of Japan Porcelain Society (2007~)
  • Representative Director of the International Kougei (Handicrafts) Exchange System (2012~)
  • Chair of the Japan Coffee Cultural Society (2022~)
  • Chair of the Contemporary Handicrafts Artist Association
  • Member of The Japan Writers’ Association
  • Member of the Japan Travel Writers’ Organization
  • Member of the Africa Society of Japan ,Project Assessment and Funding Committee


  • Japanese modern art history (focusing on decorative arts), Japanese modern export ceramics history, and intercultural communication
Yoshie Itani
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Educational History

  • Doctor of Philosophy; University of Oxford, Oriental Institute (now Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) (2006)
  • Master of Arts (Distinction); SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) (2001)
  • Master of Arts (School of Humanities); Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts (French Language and Literature); Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan (1979)