Centers and Projects

◆Research Center

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.

Center for International, Comparative , and Advanced Japanese Studies

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

http://cajs.tsukuba.ac.jp/ ※Link to Center for International, Comparative , and Advanced Japanese Studies

Research Center for West Asian Civilization

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

http://rcwasia.hass.tsukuba.ac.jp/ ※Link to Research Center for West Asian Civilization

Center of Research for Development in Japanese Language, Culture and Society

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
HP:https://www.jinsha.tsukuba.ac.jp/research_group/jc
※Link to Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba

◆Contract Research

Title Name of Research Funds Abstract Discipline Principal Investigator HP
Comparative Energy Policy and Discourse in Japan and Germany Topic-Setting Program to Advance Cutting-Edge Humanities and Social Sciences Research Research proposal
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※Link to JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Social Science, interdisciplinary Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki