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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 from outside 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 2018 to March 2020 consists of the following members:

  • INOSE, Kumie. Prof., Faculty of Letters, Konan University, Kobe
  • KAJI, Shigeki. Prof., Faculty of Sociology, Kyoto Sangyo University
  • KOBAYASHI, Masato. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
  • NISHIO, Tetsuo. Prof., National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • SATO, Yoichiro. Specially Appointed Prof., Kyoto Washoku Institute, Kyoto Prefectural University
  • SHIMIZU, Hiromu. Specially Appointed Prof., Faculty of Policy Studies, Kansai University, Osaka
  • TANAHASHI, Satoshi. Prof., Faculty of Letters and Education, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
  • UYAMA, Tomohiko. Prof., The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
  • WATANABE, Okitsugu. Prof. Emeritus, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Kanagawa
  • IIZUKA, Masato. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • HOSHI, Izumi. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • KUROKI, Hiromitsu. ILCAA
  • SAWADA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA

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 2018 to March 2020 consists of the following members:

  • FUJISHIRO, Setsu. Prof., Kobe City College of Nursing
  • INOUE, Masaru. Prof., Faculty of Foreign Studies, Reitaku University, Chiba
  • KUBOTA, Sachiko. Prof., Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
  • KURASAWA, Aiko. Prof. Emeritus, Keio University, Tokyo
  • KURODA, Takashi. Prof., Guraduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
  • SUGIYAMA, Yuko. Prof., Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hirosaki University, Aomori
  • YONEDA, Nobuko. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • IIZUKA, Masato. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • HOSHI, Izumi. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • KUROKI, Hiromitsu. ILCAA
  • SAWADA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA

Committee for Language Training

The committee 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 2018 to March 2020 consists of the following members:

  • KISHIDA, Fumitaka. Prof., Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • KOBAYASHI, Masato. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
  • KUBO, Tomoyuki. Prof., Graduate School of Humanities, Kyushu University
  • MINAMIDA, Midori. Prof. Emeritus, Osaka University
  • YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko. Prof., Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University
  • SHIOHARA, Asako. ILCAA
  • KUREBITO, Tokusu. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • ITO, Chiyuki. ILCAA
  • SHIINO, Wakana. ILCAA
  • KURABE, Keita. ILCAA

Committee for the Overseas Scientific Research Coordination Team

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

The Committee from April 2018 to March 2020 consists of the following members:

  • FUJITA, Koji. Prof., Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • HASUI, Kazuhisa. Visiting Researcher, Kagoshima University
  • ITO, Motomi. Prof., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • KOBAYASHI, Satoru. Assoc. Prof., Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • KUBOTA, Jumpei. Executive Director, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities, Tokyo
  • MIURA, Hideki. Assoc. Prof., National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo
  • SOGA, Toru. Prof., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hirosaki University, Aomori
  • SUZUKI, Motoi. Assoc. Prof., National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • TADOKORO, Kiyoshi. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, Akita University
  • TAKAHI, Sachiko. Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University
  • TOGAWA, Masahiko. ILCAA
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA
  • KUREBITO, Tokusu. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • NODA, Jin. ILCAA
  • SAKUMA, Yutaka. ILCAA

Working Committee for Field Science Colloquium

The 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.

The Committee from April 2017 to March 2019 consists of the following members:

  • KAWADA, Makito. Prof., Faculty of Arts and Literature, Seijo University, Tokyo
  • KIMURA, Daiji. Prof., Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • KONAKA, Shinya. Prof., School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka
  • KURODA, Suehisa, Prof. Emeritus, The University of Shiga Prifecture
  • NAGANUMA, Takeshi. 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
  • OSADA, Toshiki. Prof. Emeritus, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
  • SHIOHARA, Asako. ILCAA
  • TOGAWA, Masahiko. ILCAA
  • KUMAKURA, Wakako. ILCAA

Working Committee for Fieldnet

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

The Committee from April 2017 to March 2019 consists of the following members:

  • EBIHARA, Atsushi. Senior Curator, Department of Botany, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
  • NAGANO, Takanori. Assoc. Prof., Guraduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University
  • SHIOYA, Akifumi. Assist. Prof., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • TAKENOSHITA, Yuji. Prof., Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation, Chubu Gakuin University, Gifu
  • TANABE, Yukiko. Assist. Prof., National Institute of Polar Reserach, Tokyo
  • TSUDA, Koji. Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • OTA, Nobuhiro. ILCAA
  • YOSHIDA, Yukako. 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 2018 to March 2020 consists of the following members:

  • ISHIKAWA, Noboru. Prof., Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • IWATA, Rei. Prof., Faculty of Intercultural Communication, Komatsu University, Ishikawa
  • MIURA, Toru. Trustee and Vice President, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
  • MORIGUCHI, Tsunekazu. Prof., Emeritus, Shizuoka University
  • NAGAHARA, Yoko. Prof., Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
  • WAZAKI, Haruka. Prof., College of International Studies, Chubu University, Aichi
  • KAWAI, Kaori. ILCAA
  • NISHII, Ryoko. ILCAA
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA
  • KARIYA, Kota. ILCAA
  • SAWADA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • YAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro. 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 2018 to March 2020 consists of the following members:

  • HOSAKA, Shuji. Assistant Director / Senior Research Fellow, JIME center, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
  • NAGASAWA, Eiji. Prof., the Institute of Oriental Culture, the University of Tokyo
  • OTOSHI, Tetsuya. Prof., School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University
  • SAKAI, Keiko. Prof., Faculty of Law, Politics & Economics, Chiba University
  • SUZUKI, Nobutaka. Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. ILCAA
  • NISHIKIDA, Aiko. ILCAA
  • YOSHIDA, Yukako. 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 2018 to March 2019 consists of the following members:

  • EWING, Michael Carter (Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne)
  • SURARADECHA, Sumittra (Lecturer in Linguistics, Mahidol University)
  • ABDIRASHIDOV, Zaynabidin Sharabidinovich (Vice Rector of Science, Tashkent State University of Uzbek Language and Literature)
  • SCHNELL, Stefan (Postdoctoral Fellow Linguistics, University of Melbourne)
  • Laxianjia (Assoc. Reseacher, China Tibetology Research Center)
  • WATANABE, HonorĂ©. ILCAA
  • KURIHARA, Hirohide. ILCAA
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA

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

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

The Committee from April 2018 to March 2020 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
  • NISHIKIDA, Aiko. ILCAA


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