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Evaluation System of Research and Organization

Administrative and research activities at ILCAA are conducted through and/or monitored by various special boards and committees. All the boards and committees include eminent scholars and specialists outside of the Institute, in order to reflect the opinions of the academic community and to maintain transparency in the operation of ILCAA.

The following are the two boards and six committees:

Brief descriptions of the boards and committees and their members are listed below.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board acts as an advisory body to the Director in all matters pertaining to the operations of ILCAA. The Board consists of ILCAA staff and eminent scholars and specialists from other institutions, thus representing the inter-university nature of the Institute.

The Advisory Board from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • INOSE, Kumie. Prof., Faculty of Letters, Konan University
  • KOBAYASHI, Masato. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • KURIBAYASHI, Hitoshi. Prof., Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai
  • NISHIO, Tetsuo. Prof., National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • SATO, Yoichiro. Exective Director, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities
  • SHIMIZU, Hiromu. Prof., Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • TANAHASHI, Satoshi. Prof., Faculty of Letters and Education, Ochanomizu University
  • UYAMA, Tomohiko. Prof., The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
  • WATANABE, Okitsugu. Prof. Emeritus, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama
  • IIZUKA, Masato. ILCAA
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • OTA, Nobuhiro. ILCAA
  • KURIHARA, Hirohide. ILCAA
  • WATANABE, Honoré. ILCAA

Advisory Committee for Research Collaboration

The committee, composed of both ILCAA staff and outside members, functions to maintain a transparent research collaboration system at the Institute.

The Advisory Board from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • FUJISHIRO, Setsu. Assoc. Prof., Kobe City College of Nursing
  • HAYAMI, Yoko. Prof., Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • INOUE, Masaru. Prof., Faculty of Foreign Studies, Reitaku University, Chiba
  • KURASAWA, Aiko. Prof. Emeritus, Keio University, Tokyo
  • SUGIYAMA, Yuko. Prof., Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University, Aomori
  • YOKOYAMA, Yoshinori. Prof., Historiographical Institute, the University of Tokyo
  • YONEDA, Nobuko. Prof., Graduate School of Language and Culture Studies in Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • YOSHIZAWA, Seiichiro. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • IIZUKA, Masato. ILCAA
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • KURIHARA, Hirohide. ILCAA
  • WATANABE, Honoré. ILCAA

Committee for Language Training

This is a committee that is responsible for the language and linguistics training hosted by the Institute, such as Intensive Language Courses and Field Linguistics Workshop.

The Committee from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • KISHIDA, Fumitaka. Prof., Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • KUBO, Tomoyuki. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities, Kyushu University
  • MINAMIDA, Midori. Prof. Emeritus, Osaka Universityy
  • YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko. Prof., Graduate School of Letter, Kyoto University
  • KUREBITO, Tokusu. ILCAA
  • NAKAMI, Tatsuo. ILCAA
  • SHIBANO, Kohji. ILCAA
  • SHIOHARA, Asako. ILCAA
  • YAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro. ILCAA

Committee for the Overseas Scientific Research Coordination Team

This is a committee that is responsible for maintaining the activities of the Overseas Scientific Research Coordination Team (OSC).

The Committee from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • FUJITA, Koji. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • HASUI, Kazuhisa. Visiting Researcher, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • ITO, Motomi. Prof., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo
  • KIMURA, Hideo. Prof., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo
  • KUBOTA, Junpei. Prof., Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
  • MOTOYAMA, Hideaki. Prof., National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo
  • OKAMOTO, Masaaki. Assoc. Prof., Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • SOGA, Toru. Prof., Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University, Aomori
  • TAKAHI, Sachiko. Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University
  • UMESAKI, Masahiro. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • ISHIKAWA, Hiroki. ILCAA
  • NISHII, Ryoko. ILCAA
  • NISHIKIDA, Aiko. ILCAA
  • OTA, Nobuhiro. ILCAA
  • SAKUMA, Yutaka. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA
  • YAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro. ILCAA

Working Committee for Field Science Colloquium

A committee set up under the Committee for Overseas Scientific Research Coordination Team develops the operating policies and plans regarding the various methods and theories related to field science.

  • IIDA, Taku. Assoc. Prof., National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • KAWADA, Makito. Prof., Faculty of Arts and Literature, Seijo University
  • KIMURA, Daiji. Prof., Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • KOMATSU, Kaori. Prof., College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shizuoka University
  • KONAKA, Shinya. Prof., School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka
  • KURODA, Suehisa, Prof. Emeritus, The University of Shiga Prifecture
  • NAGANUMA, Takeshi. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University
  • NOBAYASHI, Atsushi. Prof., National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • OMURA, Keiichi. Assoc. Prof., Guraduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • TAKAKURA, Hiroki. Prof., Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
  • NISHII, Ryoko. ILCAA
  • SHIOHARA, Asako. ILCAA

Working Committee for Fieldnet

A committee set up under the Committee for Overseas Scientific Research Coodination Team develops the operating policies and plans for Fieldnet, which is run by the Institute.

  • EBIHARA, Atsushi. Senior Curator, Department of Botany, National Museum of Nature and Science
  • NAGANO, Tkanori. Assoc. Prof., Guraduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University
  • SHIOYA, Akifumi. Assist. Prof., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • TAKENOSHITA, Yuji. Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Education, Chubu Gakuin University
  • TANABE, Yukiko. Assist. Prof., National Institute of Polar Reserach
  • TSUDA, Koji. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • OTA, Nobuhiro. ILCAA
  • YAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro. ILCAA

Editorial Committee

The editorial committee advises the director on matters relating to the policy and screening of publications of the Institute.

The Committee from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • HAMADA, Masami. Prof. Emeritus, University of Kyoto/ Professor, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
  • ISHIKAWA, Noboru. Prof., Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • IWATA, Rei. Prof., Graduate School of Human and Socio-Enviomental Studies, Kanazawa University
  • MORIGUCHI, Tsunekazu. Prof., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shizuoka University
  • WAZAKI, Haruka. Prof., College of International Studies, Chubu University, Aichi
  • YOSHIZAWA, Seiichiro. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • ITO, Chiyuki. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • KUREBITO, Tokusu. ILCAA
  • SHIINO, Wakana. ILCAA
  • SUEYASU / HAFNER, Arnd, Helmut. ILCAA

Committee for Overseas Research Office

The committee is in charge of discussing important matters pertaining to the Overseas Research Offices.

The Committee from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • HOSAKA, Shuji. Assistant Director / Senior Research Fellow, JIME center, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
  • KISAICHI, Masatoshi. Prof., Institute of Asian Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo
  • NAGASAWA, Eiji. Prof., the Institute of Oriental Culture, the University of Tokyo
  • OKUDA, Atsushi. Prof., Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Tokyo
  • SAKAI, Keiko. Prof., Faculty of Law, Politics & Economics, Chiba University
  • UCHIBORI, Motomitsu. Prof., The Open University of Japan
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA
  • SHIOHARA, Asako. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA

International Advisory Board

The committee advises the director on matters relating to the research collaboration system of the Institute from an international perspective.

The Committee from April 2015 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • ADELAAR, K. Alexander (Principal Fellow, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne)
  • BADAGAROV, Zhargal Bayandalaevich (Assoc. Prof., Department of Philology of Central Asia, Buryat State University)
  • BOWDEN, Frederick John (Indonesia Director, Jakarta Field Station, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • CHANROCHANAKIT, Pandit (Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Ramkhamhaeng University)
  • JUKES, Anthony Robert (Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Research Council)
  • OLMEZ, Mehmet (Prof., Yildiz Technical University)
  • SONG, Huaqiang (Assoc. Prof., The School of History, Wuhan University)
  • THUFAIL, Fadjar Ibnu (Senior researcher, Indonesian Institute of Sciences)
  • WIERINGA, Edwin Paul (Prof., Department of Oriental Studies, University of Cologne)
  • WORSLEY, Peter John (Prof. Emeritus, Sydney University)
  • ZHU, Dongqin (Researcher, Huaqiao University)
  • ITO, Chiyuki. ILCAA
  • KAWAI, Kaori. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • WATANABE, Honoré. ILCAA

International Advisory Committee for the Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES)

This is a committee responsible for advising the director on matters pertaining to JaCMES from an international perspective.

The Committee from April 2014 to March 2016 consists of the following members:

  • ABU-HUSAYN, Abdul-Rahim. Prof., Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut
  • AZAR, Pierre. Prof., Saint Joseph University
  • DAHER, Massoud. Prof., Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Lebanese University
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA


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