(As of April 1, 2024)

Executive Officers

(As of April 1, 2024)
Director-General INOUE Shōichi
Deputy Director-General Frederik CRYNS
Deputy Director-General MATSUDA Toshihiko
International Research Promotion Division, Head Timon SCREECH
Senior Research Coordinator ISODA Michifumi
Senior Research Coordinator KUSUNOKI Ayako
Head of Information Management and Library Resources SEKINO Tatsuki
General Manager of Administration office YAMAGUCHI Sōhachi

Management Committee

(As of April 1, 2024)
AOKI Jun Director, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
AKAMATSU Tamame President, Kyoto City University of Arts
UNO Shigeki Director, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
OKADA Akeo Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
KŌNO Yasuko Professor Emeritus, Hosei University
David Mark Atkinson CEO, Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd.
HONGŌ Keiko Professor, Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo
MATSUDA Kiyoshi Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Visiting Professor, The Research Institute for Japanese Studies, Kanda University of International Studies
MATSUBARA Ryūichiro Professor, The Open University of Japan
YAMAMOTO Junko Professor, Institute for International Academic Research, Kyoto University of Advanced Science
YOSHIMI Shunya Professor, Faculty of Tourism and Community Development, Kokugakuin University
ISODA Michifumi Professor, Nichibunken
ITŌ Takayuki Professor, Nichibunken
ENOMOTO Wataru Professor, Nichibunken
KUSUNOKI Ayako Professor, Nichibunken
Frederik CRYNS Deputy Director-General, Professor, Nichibunken
Timon SCREECH Professor, Nichibunken
SEKINO Tatsuki Professor, Nichibunken
TAKII Kazuhiro Professor, Nichibunken
MATSUDA Toshihiko Deputy Director-General, Professor, Nichibunken
LIU Jianhui Professor, Nichibunken

International Research Planning Office

This office was established for the following purposes:

  • Conducting the Center's international research exchange
  • Establishing and managing communication between scholars from Japan and abroad
  • Planning and coordinating projects related to the Consortium for Global Japanese Studies and NIHU Transdisciplinary Projects (Institute-based projects)

Office of Digital Resources, Publications, and Public Information

This office oversees the multiple functions of digitalizing documents, publishing and editing, as well as public relations. The office also drafts plans and proposals, and conducts surveys, in order to facilitate information dissemination.

Office of Institutional Research

This office gathers and analyzes information on research, educational, and other activities at Nichibunken and supports planning, proposals, and decision-making for the enhancement of organizational management.

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