ICR includes, three existing research centers: Center for International, Comparative and Advanced Japanese Studies and Research Center for West Asian Civilization, plus Research Group of Japanese and Japanese Culture.
CAJS is a world-wide research and training hub that deals with the advanced study of Japan. Its mission is to provide a globally comparative context receptive to political and social needs of the contemporary times. It supports cross-disciplinary and multi-methodology researches from the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Discipline： Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
Director： Yutaka Tsujinaka
West Asia represents a dramatic historical landscape which repeatedly marked important turning points in human history: the exodus of modern humans from Africa; the beginning of agriculture; the development of complex societies called ‘cities’, the invention of a writing system, the emergence of territorial states and the establishment of monotheistic religions. This long historical development of human society is so important that it has formed the social and cultural foundation of every society in the modern world. It is expected that the Research Center for West Asian Civilization at University of Tsukuba will be at the forefront of world-wide research and research communities in this area.
Discipline：Interdisciplinary, Frontier Sciences
Director： Akira Tsuneki
In 2012, this research center was nominated for a “Pre Strategic-Initiative” by the Organization for the Support and Development of Strategic Initiatives which aims to establish research center to promote research and education regarding Japanese and Japanese culture.
Discipline: Human Sciences
Director： Miki Tsuboi
※Link to Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
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Promotion of International Educational Research Unit (Kaigai kyoiku kenkyu yunitto shochi purojekuto)
From 2014 to 2018, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at University of Tsukuba decided to invite three professors from the Laboratory of Indian and Tibetan Studies and Asien-Afrika-Institut of the Universität Hamburg. Three professors stay several months at the University of Tsukuba in order to promote their research and education.
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|Comparative Energy Policy and Discourse in Japan and Germany||
Topic-Setting Program to Advance Cutting-Edge Humanities and Social Sciences Research
※Link to JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
|Social Science, interdisciplinary||Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki|