Mitsuoki Kikuchi

Executive Advisor

National Archives of Japan



Mitsuoki KIKUCHI currently serves as Executive Advisor to the National Archives of Japan, where he had been President for more than 8 years since 2001 to 2009. During his term in the Presidency, he tried to revitalize the activities of the National Archives and to increase public awareness of the existence of the institution. He also urged for more active participation of the Japanese archivists into international archival community. He was Vice-President of ICA in charge of CITRA from 2005 to 2008, and Chair of EASTICA from 2007 to 2009.


The reason of my nice experience in the ICA

Many factors contributed to create my happy memories in the ICA, but the greatest pleasure was warm support and friendship from the ICA members, especially from EB members and ICA secretariat staff.


My defining quotation on the ICA

ICA seems to me like an exotic Arabic bazaar in medieval age, where many people from every corner of the world were gathering, arguing, discussing, quarrelling, shouting, laughing, etc., with such diversities of languages, cultural backgrounds, traditions, and histories. But strangely, even in this chaotic situation, there was certainly a mutual respect among each other and common admiration for human heritage.