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Externally Funded Research

In order to conduct research on the languages and cultures of Asia and Africa, the staff of ILCAA apply for various external funds, such as Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)) and other research grants by private organizations. Joint projects with corporations are also carried out to make contributions in applied usage of our expertise and research results.

Research funded by Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research from JSPS, 2019

TitlePrincipal InvestigatorPeriod (AY)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Kingship and legitimacy of the Islamic dynasties from the perspective of the early modern empiresKONDO, Nobuaki2015-2019
JSPS research project on Islam and genderNAGASAWA, Eiji2016-2019
New anthropological approach to affective studies through fieldwork of critical situationsNISHII, Ryoko2017-2020
Multipolarization of Muslim societies in South AsiaTOGAWA, Masahiko2019-2023
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Overseas Academic Research
Community movements in Mainland South East Asia under the transforming power formation in globalized worldNISHII, Ryoko2017-2020
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
A diachronic and synchronic study on bookkeeping and registers in the Muslim societiesTAKAMATSU, Yoichi2017-2020
Typology of information structure in Southeast Asian languagesMINEGISHI, Makoto2017-2020
Syrian civil war in comparative perspective: Wars and reconciliation processes of Lebanon and former YugoslaviaKUROKI, Hidemitsu2018-2020
Cross-Regional Study of Public Morality, Violence and Ruling Authority in Modern Muslim SocietyTAKAO, Kenichiro2018-2020
Toward an elaboration of language encyclopedia on the Tay Cultural AreaSHINTANI, Tadahiko L.A.2018-2022
Research on word formation and information structures in polysynthetic languagesWATANABE, Honoré2019–2021
Decentralizing the “Mediterranean Literature” towards multilingual area studiesHOSODA, Kazue2019–2022
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Overseas Academic Research
Oral presentation study of French Creole folktales in the Indian OceanODA, Jun’ichi2016-2019
Urgent research on endangered languages in BurmaKURABE, Keita2017-2019
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Resounding senses: anthropological study on commonality of perceptive faculties among East African pastoral peoplesKAWAI, Kaori2015-2019
Relation between the definiteness marking and sentence structure in Malayo-Sumbawan languagesSHIOHARA, Asako2015-2019
Literature and kingship in the princely State of Mysore during the colonial periodOTA, Nobuhiro2016-2019
The representation of Islam in Egyptian cinema: from the mid 20th century to the presentKATSUHATA, Fuyumi2016-2019
Comparative studies on standardization for commodities and services based on Islam among countries and industries in Southeast AsiaFUKUSHIMA, Yasuhiro2016-2019
A study of the accent of compound words and derived words in the Korean dialectsITO, Chiyuki2017-2019
The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countriesSHIINO, Wakana2017-2019
Research on the final phase of Buddhism in IndiaTAKASHIMA, Jun2017-2019
Ethnography of Balinese performing arts in Jakarta: inter-religious and inter-suku understanding and negotiationYOSHIDA, Yukako2017-2020
Finiteness in Mongolic languages: especially in Shinekhen BuryatYAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro2017-2021
Compilation of a natural discourse database and a text collection of Ahousaht NuuchahnulthNAKAYAMA, Kumiko2018–2020
Comprehensive study of a historical process and a synchronic creation of the idea on restoration of loss in MadagascarFUKAZAWA, Hideo2018–2020
Vietnam-China comradeship: Its historical change and prospect for the futureKURIHARA, Hirohide2018–2021
A comparative study on transitivity between Chukchi and MongolianKUREBITO, Tokusu2018–2021
A micro-typological study of inter-parametric covariation in Bantu languagesSHINAGAWA, Daisukei2019-2021
Revolts and crossing border: Influence of the 1916 revolt in Russia on Xinjiang, northwest of ChinaNODA, Jin2019-2021
Researches on Wolaytta and its neighboring languages contributing to the elucidation of the history of the Afroasiatic phylumWAKASA, Motomichi2019–2021
Descriptive and Chronological Study on Eastern and Western Dialects of Tibetan with Focuses on Ethnoterminology and Characteristic grammarEBIHARA, Shiho2019–2022
Knowledge and Violence in the Early Sokoto Caliphate: Thoughts on Jihad and SlaveryKARIYA, Kota2019–2022
Relationship-building among Vietnamese and Khmer at Rituals : Religious Practices and Inter-ethnic Relations in CambodiaMATSUI, Naruko2019–2022
Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Logical evolution and implementation of art coefficientNAKAMURA, Kyoko2018–2020
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Historical study on cooperation and conflicts between the Ottoman State and Kurdo-Turkic nomadsIWAMOTO, Keiko2017-2019
Environmental change and epidemics before and after the Black Death in the Middle East and North AfricaKUMAKURA, Wakako2017–2019
Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
A study in the Mughal Persian translations of the Laghu-YogavasishthaOGURA, Satoshi2018–2020
The formation of interfaith relationships in the frontiers of the West Mediterranean regionSHINODA, Tomoaki2018–2020
A functional typology of Altaic languages focusing on person marking and person markersKOGURA, Norikazu2018–2021
A descriptive study on intonational patterns at the end of the sentences in Tsugaru- Aomori JapaneseOTSUKI, Tomoyo2019–2022
Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up
Investigating differential object marking in Tsugaru-Aomori Japanese with the use of natural discourseOTSUKI, Tomoyo2017-2019
A Case Study of Changing Social Structure and Cultural Transmission of Folk Performing Arts in JapanMATSUOKA, Kaoru2019
Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results
A descriptive study of the modern Wolaytta languageWAKASA, Motomichi2018–2019
Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Reorganization of Tibetan Buddhism world seen from Qing’s rule over AmdoIWATA, Keisuke2017-2019
A descriptive study of Khitan grammarOTAKE, Masami2017-2019
Dress politics of the Gulf Arab states: The case of Iranian migrant womenGoto, Manami2019-2021
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Fostering Joint International Research)
Cultural anthropological fieldwork on facial and bodily expressionsTOKORO, Ikuya2017–2021
Identity Building and Social Relations among Maronites in Contemporary LebanonIKEDA, Akimitsu2019–2020
Fostering Joint International Research (B)
Studies on cultural pluralism in early modern South Asia: With special reference to translationOTA, Nobuhiro2018–2021
Social dynamism and Islamic culture in BangladeshTOGAWA, Masahiko2018–2022


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