ILCAA Home > About ILCAA > Mission
Font Size : [Larger] [Medium] [Smaller]

Missions: The Aims and Activities of ILCAA as an International Research Center

Aims

The vast land masses of Asia and Africa are home to over 70% of humankind today, who evince great diversity in languages and cultures that are nonetheless intertwined inseparably. The aim of the research activities of ILCAA is to better understand this intricate and complex region, with all its historical background. The study of this area undoubtedly enhances our understanding of the international community. The linguistic and cultural diversity witnessed in this region offers a possible model of the world where such diversity can be maintained even in this century of globalization.

ILCAA's Missions

ILCAA operates with the following three missions:

  • Conducting collaborative research projects
  • Processing, editing, and disseminating data on languages and cultures of Asia and Africa
  • Training junior scholars through joint research, workshops, and seminars

Activities

In order to accomplish these missions, ILCAA conducts the following research activities:

1. Conducting collaborative research projects

2. Processing, editing, and disseminating data on the languages and cultures of Asia and Africa

3. Training junior scholars through joint research, workshops, and seminars

Core Research Projects

Four projects have been selected as the "Core Research Projects" of the Institute for the next three years (April, 2010—March, 2013).

Functions as a Center

Although there are research institutions in Japan that focus their research on parts of Asia or Africa, ILCAA is the only research center that covers both of these areas and all three disciplines: linguistics, anthropology, and history. As a unique center, ILCAA is committed to conducting fundamental research on the languages and cultures of Asia and Africa. ILCAA has the obligation to function as a center for organizing joint research that transcends particular areas and/or disciplines; collecting, editing, and disseminating research resources; and providing training for future generations of researchers.



Copyright © 2010 Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. All Rights Reserved.