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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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • IWASHITA, Akihiro. Professor, The Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
  • KOBAYASHI, Masato. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • KURIBAYASHI, Hitoshi. Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai
  • NISHIO, Tetsuo. Professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • SATO, Yoichiro. Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
  • SEGAWA, Masahisa. Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai
  • TAKENAKA, Hidetoshi. Managing Editor, University of Tokyo Press
  • TOMINAGA, Chizuko. Visiting Researcher, The Institute of Christian Culture Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University
  • WATANABE, Okitsugu. Professor Emeritus, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama
  • MIO, Yuko. ILCAA
  • IIZUKA, Masato. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • MAJIMA, Ichiro. ILCAA
  • DANIELS, Christian Ashley. ILCAA
  • HIEDA, Osamu. ILCAA
  • NISHII, Ryoko. 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • KITAGAWA, Katsuhiko. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University, Osaka
  • KURASAWA, Aiko. Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Tokyo
  • KURIMOTO, Eisei. Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
  • HAYAMI, Yoko. Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • HAYASI, Tooru. Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • MIZUSHIMA, Tsukasa. Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • YOKOYAMA, Yoshinori. Professor, Historiographical Institute, the University of Tokyo
  • YONEDA, Nobuko. Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture Studies in Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • MIO, Yuko. ILCAA
  • IIZUKA, Masato. ILCAA
  • NAKAYAMA, Toshihide. ILCAA
  • MAJIMA, Ichiro. ILCAA
  • DANIELS, Christian Ashley. ILCAA
  • HIEDA, Osamu. ILCAA
  • NISHII, Ryoko. 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • HAYASI, Tooru. Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • KISHIDA, Fumitaka. Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
  • MINAMIDA, Midori. Professor Emeritus, Osaka University
  • YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko. Professor, Graduate School of Letter, Kyoto University
  • NAKAMI, Tatsuo. ILCAA
  • MINEGISHI, Makoto. ILCAA
  • SHIBANO, Kohji. ILCAA
  • KUREBITO, Tokusu. ILCAA
  • SAWADA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • SHIINO, Wakana. ILCAA
  • SHIOHARA, Asako. 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • FUJITA, Koji. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • HASUI, Kazuhisa. Lecturer, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • ITO, Motomi. Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • KIMURA, Hideo. Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • KUBOTA, Junpei. Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
  • MOTOYAMA, Hideaki. Professor, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo
  • OKAMOTO, Masaaki. Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • SOGA, Toru. Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University, Aomori
  • TAKAHI, Sachiko. Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University
  • UMESAKI, Masahiro. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • MAJIMA, Ichiro. ILCAA
  • NISHII, Ryoko. ILCAA
  • TAKASHIMA, Jun. ILCAA
  • ARAKAWA, Shintaro. ILCAA
  • ITO, Chiyuki. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • OTA, Nobuhiro. ILCAA
  • KARIYA, Kota. 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • HAMADA, Masami. Professor Emeritus, University of Kyoto/ Professor, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
  • ISHIKAWA, Noboru. Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • IWATA, Rei. Professor, Graduate School of Human and Socio-Enviomental Studies, Kanazawa University
  • MORIGUCHI, Tsunekazu. Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shizuoka University
  • WAZAKI, Haruka. Professor, College of International Studies, Chubu University, Aichi
  • YOSHIZAWA, Seiichiro. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo
  • FUKAZAWA, Hideo. ILCAA
  • HAFNER (SUEYASU), Arnd, Helmut . ILCAA
  • ITO, Chiyuki. ILCAA
  • KONDO, Nobuaki. ILCAA
  • KUREBITO, Tokusu. ILCAA
  • TOKORO, Ikuya. 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • HOSAKA, Shuji. Assistant Director, JIME Center/Senior Research Fellow, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
  • KISAICHI, Masatoshi. Professor, Institute of Asian Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo
  • NAGASAWA, Eiji. Professor, the Institute of Oriental Culture, the University of Tokyo
  • OKUDA, Atsushi. Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Tokyo
  • SAKAI, Keiko. Faculty of Law & Economics, Chiba University
  • UCHIBORI, Motomitsu. Professor, 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • ANYANWU, Rose-Juliet (Professor, Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main)
  • BERGE, Anna, Mary, Sophia (Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • FATHURAHMAN, Oman (Deputy Director, Center for the Study of Islam and Society, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic Univeersity (UIN))
  • PAROLIN, Gianluca, Paolo (Associate Professor, The American University in Cairo)
  • SEFATGOL, Mansur (Professor, University of Tehran)
  • THUFAIL, Fadjar, Ibnu (Senior Researcher,Indonesian Institute of Sciences)
  • WIRYAMARTANA, Ignatius, Kuntara (Researcher, Center for Indonesian Language, Culture and Literature Study of Sanata Dharma 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 2012 to March 2014 consists of the following members:

  • ABU-HUSAYN, Abdul-Rahim. Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • AZAR, Pierre. Director, Japan Academic Center, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
  • DAHER, Massoud. Professor, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Lebanese University
  • KUROKI, Hidemitsu. ILCAA


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