At Nichibunken, researchers from different countries and regions as well as in various disciplines team up for interdisciplinary, i nternational, and comprehensive research on Japanese society and culture. In our collaborative research project, we have sought to liberate the study of Japan from a single nation framework, and reappraise its history, society and culture from a distinctly multi cultural, multi dimensional perspective. Such is the trajectory of our international Japan research.
Their work, while grounded in the basic scholarship of each discipline, pursues topics that tended to be marginalized previously and explores relati onships and mutual influences between Japan and other areas from global perspectives, thereby aiming to open up the frontiers of solid yet innovative research in the humanities.
Reflecting Nichibunken’s ideals, objective third party evaluation has been introduced to verify not only the interdisciplinarity and internationality but also the originality, the pioneering qualities, t he scholarly significance, and the academic value of the research.
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Nichibunken’s NIHU Transdisciplinary Projects
Projects are classified as: (I) Institute-based projects, (II) Multidisciplinary collaborative projects, and (III) Network-based projects. Research results are made widely available to the academic community and the public at large through publications, databases, films, exhibitions, and the like. They are planned in such a way as to make them useful for new university-level educational programs.