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Collaboration Network

The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) acts as a network center for active researchers and those of future generations studying the linguistics, history, anthropology, and area studies of Asia and Africa.

Joint Research Project

The Joint Research Projects, conducted by the members of the Institute together with outside researchers, constitute the core of research activities at ILCAA as the International Research Center for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.

The Overseas Scientific Research Coordination Team (OSC) and Fieldnet

Since 1975, the Overseas Scientific Research Coordination Team has been engaged in establishing cooperative relationships, both among concerned researchers and institutions conducting overseas scientific research, and between researchers and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and also the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). There is also an online network website "Fieldnet".

Academic Cooperation Agreements

ILCAA enters into agreements with overseas institutes, and promotes international academic exchange such as those of materials, information, and researchers, and promotes joint investigation.

ILCAA-Affiliated Scholars

"ILCAA-Affiliated Scholars" are a group of scholars who have been affiliated with ILCAA in one capacity or another. Members include past Research Staff, Visiting Professors, Research Associates, Fellows, and Junior Fellows.


The Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS) was established in 2004, with the aim of forming a network of research institutions engaged in area studies in Japan. ILCAA contributed to establishing JCAS and has been one of its organizing institutions.

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