At Nichibunken, researchers from different countries and regions as well as in various disciplines team up for interdisciplinary, international, and comprehensive research on Japanese society and culture. Their work, while grounded in the basic scholarship of each discipline, pursues topics that tended to be marginalized previously and explores relationships 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.
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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 (NIHU Area Studies, Japan-related Documents and Artifacts Held Overseas). 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.