About Research Cooperation
Research Center for Japanese Studies was established both to
promote research as well as to provide research cooperation and
assistance. Research cooperation activities aim to stimulate
Japanese Studies research overseas. The activities can be divided
into two categories: activities to provide information on Japanese
studies research, and activities to facilitate exchange with
Japanese studies scholars worldwide.
Information on Japanese studies is provided first and foremost
by the library facilities. We aim to become one of the finest research
libraries for Japanese studies in Japan, and thus the fundamental
principle upon which the library was founded was research cooperation.
The library collects major series, document collections, complete
works, dictionaries, reference works and all other materials necessary
for research in Japanese studies, in addition to recent research
findings in all Japan-related fields. In order to facilitate efficient
access to these collections, we are working daily to catalogue
the collections and make them widely available worldwide.
The Center's international research exchange activities include
various programs such as seminars and a forum lecture series on
Japanese studies, which serve as opportunities for individual consultation
on research and venues for the exchange of ideas. In addition,
the Center offers cooperation to qualified individual researchers
who are supported by outside funds. Each faculty member at the
Center is assigned to a particular region of the world and is responsible
for planning cooperative activities in response to the special
needs of that region. The ten regions are: East Asia, Southeast
Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa,
North America, South America and Oceania.