About NIHU


Message from the President

About NIHU

Introducing the outline of the organization, such as the history and mission of its establishment.

NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies

The prize will be awarded to researchers based overseas who have shown outstanding achievement in Japan-related scholarship in literature, language, history, ethnology, folklore studies, the environment and other fields related to the human culture studies and have made great contributions to the international development of Japanese studies.


Information from NIHU


Recruitment information for NIHU and its constituent institutions


Inter-University Research Institutes

Inter-university Research Institutes are research centers run by a community of researchers. Its unique structure was developed in Japan. In contrast to conducting research within the confines of individual universities, they are joint use facilities that function as hubs for information exchange and brain circulation between researchers from Japanese and international institutions. They are also focal points where academic disciplines converge and new ones emerge.