Role: Professor in Nonprofit Studies, MINPAKU
Masayuki Deguchi started his academic career on the topic of philanthropy. After receiving an international philanthropy fellowship at Johns Hopkins University he become interested in research on non-profit organisations (NPOs). He served on a number of Governmental Committees in Japan and contributes to tax reform on Public Interest Corporations (PICs) as a special member of the Tax Commission. In 2010 he was appointed The Commissioner, Public Interest Corporation Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, for three years. In 2013, he returned to academia as a Professor in Non-Profit studies at the Japanese National Museum of Ethnology, Minpaku. Drawing on the above experience, he has become interested in the anthropology of policy and interface of accountability, governance, and cultures.