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Japan’s Fertility Century: How Reproduction Became National Policy
Rethinking Historical Maps for the 21st Century: A Quantitative Perspective on Japan’s kuniezu
Nuclear Power and the Arrogance of Man: Revisiting the World's Worst Nuclear Disasters
国際日本文化研究センター - International Research Center for Japanese Studies
The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), founded in 1987, pursues international, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive research on Japanese culture.
Research themes are established from an international perspective, enlisting the participation of numerous scholars from Japan and abroad. Interdisciplinary team research is the Center's fundamental mode of scholarship.
Nichibunken's faculty includes scholars specializing in many different fields. Active research activities are underway at the Center, supported by visiting research scholars and fellows from around the world and other researchers.
Endeavors by Nichibunken- HIGHLIGHTS
Special page for events and exhibitions
Evidence and Messages from a Shrinking Society: Population and Economy / Healthcare and Social Welfare / Education and Culture / Local and International / and Manga
This special exhibition was held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum to broadly question the theme of the team research project "Cultural Creativity in a Shrinking Society".
Akashi Hiroakira and Shimadzu Genzō: Trailblazers of Modern Science and Technology in Kyoto
Featuring abundant resources archived at Nichibunken, Kanda University of International Studies, and Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall, this online exhibition explores the unique endeavors through which Akashi and Shimadzu contributed to science and technology education in Kyoto.
Nichibunken makes publicly available databases that feature Japanese studies materials from the Center’s collection, faculty research results, and externally archived texts and images.
The Nichibunken Library is known for its distinctive round reading room. Scholars and students from both Japan and abroad use this facility for its broad collection of resources for studying Japan.
The library puts particular effort into collecting Japanese studies books, documents, and materials in other languages.
Official Nichibunken YouTube channel
As a research institution open to the public and in order to assure that the Center’s achievements benefit society, Nichibunken shares the results of lectures, symposiums, and other research activities via its official YouTube channel.Pick Up !
We post information here about the latest books written by faculty and Nichibunken’s publications. The full text of many of the publications is accessible through Open Access.
Invitation to The Japanese Studies Program
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Submission Guidelines for Nihon kenkyū No. 69 ( Deadline for Submissions : 31 October 2023 )
Visiting Research Scholar (Team Research Organizer) 2025-2026
Visiting Research Scholar 2025 - 2026
Invitations for Special Inter-Institutional Research Fellows
Admission for Research Students
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Submission Guidelines for Japan Review