Co-creation Outreach - NIHU Global Partnership


NIHU Global Partnership

NIHU has built collaborative research relationships with foreign research institutions involved in humanities research. We actively promote to invite foreign researchers and dispatch researchers overseas, and hold and send speakers to international symposiums overseas.


Overseas Research Facilities

NIHU opened overseas research facilities (liaison offices) to promote international collaborative research with overseas institutions. The offices provide information on research on Japan and Japanese culture to people in other countries.



Agreement with UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

NIHU signed an agreement with the United Kingdom’s Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2007 to facilitate the exchange of post-graduates and early career researchers. The agreement has been renewed several times since then and a cooperative relationship has developed between the two organizations. Based on this agreement, at the request of the AHRC, NIHU provides placements and research guidance to graduate students and early career researchers from the UK who wish to pursue Japanese studies. NIHU continues to contribute to the development of overseas researchers through these types of activities.


NIHU Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits

In order to contribute to NIHU projects and expand overseas research opportunities (survey research and presentations at international conferences, etc.), young researchers participating in NIHU Research Projects and NIHU Co-creation Initiatives are dispatched to overseas universities and international research conferences.

NIHU Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits (Japanese only)


NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies

In January 2019, the NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies was established, with the support of the Kuraray Foundation, with the aim to promote the development of Japanese studies and deepen the understanding of Japanese culture internationally. 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.

For details of the prize, please see the following page.
NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies

A commemorative lecture by the fourth prize winner Josef Kreiner