Co-creation Outreach Initiatives - NIHU Global Partnership


NIHU Global Partnership

NIHU has built collaborative research relationships with foreign research institutions involved in humanities research, invited foreign researchers and dispatched researchers overseas, and actively held and sent speakers to international symposiums overseas.
Moreover, based on an agreement with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the United Kingdom, NIHU accepts overseas graduate students and young researchers specializing in Japanese studies as well as provides research guidance, thereby contributing to the training of overseas researchers.


Overseas Research Facilities

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


Agreements with Overseas Research Institutions

・Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK
・International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Netherlands
・Brandenstein Castle (Dr. Constantine von Brandenstein-Zeppelin), Germany
・L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France
・Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS), Mongolia
・Northeast Normal University(NENU), China
・VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi, Vietnam
・University of Bonn, Germany


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 continuously contributes to develop 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 transdisciplinary projects and co-creation research 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

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. To see the list of past recipients, click here.