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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.

KAKENHI (Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research) from JSPS, 2021

TitlePrincipal InvestigatorPeriod (AY)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Fostering Joint International Research)
Cultural anthropological fieldwork on facial and bodily expressionsTOKORO, Ikuya2017–2021
Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)
Connectivity and Trust Building in Islamic Civilization KUROKI, Hidemitsu2020–2025
Changes in the World of Islamic Thought and KnowledgeNODA, Jin2020–2025
Migrants, Refugees, and Community BuildingKUROKI, Hidemitsu2020–2025
The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State SystemsKONDO, Nobuaki2020–2025
Trust and Peace Building in Conflict Affected AreasKUMAKURA, Wakako2020–2025
A study of civilian elite nexuses via digital analyses of pre-modern Arabic historical sourcesOTA (TSUKADA), Erina2021–2022
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)
The Origin and Evolution of Sociality: Developing new theories of human evolution based on collaboration between anthropology and primatologyKAWAI, Kaori2019–2023
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Studies on Colonial Soldiers during WWII: War, Labour and Gender in the Colonial WorldNAGAHARA, Yoko2016–2021
New anthropological approach to affective studies through fieldwork of critical situationsNISHII, Ryoko2017-2021
Multipolarization of Muslim societies in South AsiaTOGAWA, Masahiko2019-2023
JSPS Research Project on Islam and Gender: Towards a Comprehensive DiscussionNAGASAWA, Eiji2020–2023
Extractions of Huge Japanese Formulaic Sequences and Inductive Reconstruction of Japanese Grammar by Structural Analyse and Its Applications to Japanese Language EducationSHIBANO, Koji2020–2024
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, Ryoko2017-2021
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
A diachronic and synchronic study on bookkeeping and registers in the Muslim societiesTAKAMATSU, Yoichi2017-2021
Syrian civil war in comparative perspective: Wars and reconciliation processes of Lebanon and former YugoslaviaKUROKI, Hidemitsu2018-2021
Cross-Regional Study of Public Morality, Violence and Ruling Authority in Modern Muslim SocietyTAKAO, Kenichiro2018-2021
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
A Multidisciplinary Study on Formation, Transmission, and Reception of Persian Historical RomancesKONDO, Nobuaki2020–2023
Democracy by Violence in the Twentieth Century: A Transnational HistoryNAGANAWA, Norihiro2018–2023
Study of dynamics of language loss: Toward understanding of language declination in younger speakers of OkinoerabuNAKAYAMA, Toshihide2020–2023
Constructing a typological and genetic overview of minority languages in BurmaSAWADA, Hideo2020–2024
An Anthropological Study on Things-A Perspective from technology-arts complexTOKORO, Ikuya2020–2024
Construction of “Tibetan folk vocabulary and example sentences database” combining field data with documentary records HOSHI, Izumi2020–2024
Study on racial and ethnic issues related to the Second Italo-Ethiopian WarISHIKAWA, Hiroki2021–2024
Rethinking the anthropology of death: An anthropological approach to “Reality” through affect theoryNISHII, Ryoko2021–2025
Performing arts nurtured in the “Time of Corona” -Response to the crisis, negotiation on Physicality, and their positions in each societyYOSHIDA, Yukako2021–2023
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Overseas Academic Research
Urgent research on endangered languages in BurmaKURABE, Keita2017-2021
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Literature and kingship in the princely State of Mysore during the colonial periodOTA, Nobuhiro2016-2021
The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countriesSHIINO, Wakana2017-2021
Ethnography of Balinese performing arts in Jakarta: inter-religious and inter-suku understanding and negotiationYOSHIDA, Yukako2017-2021
Finiteness in Mongolic languages: especially in Shinekhen BuryatYAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro2017-2021
Excluded Culture: an Anthropological Study of Muslim Immigrants and QatOTSUBO, Reiko2018–2021
Vietnam-China comradeship: Its historical change and prospect for the futureKURIHARA, Hirohide2018–2021
A comparative study on transitivity between Chukchi and MongolianKUREBITO, Tokusu2018–2021
Polysemous Coexistence of Orality in Indian Ocean Creole FolktalesODA, Jun’ichi2019–2021
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
A phonological study of the loss of long vowels in standard KoreanITO, Chiyuki2020–2022
Ethnographic research using visual methods on interactional events among deaf and hearing people in KenyaYOSHIDA, Yutaka2020–2022
Transcription and analysis of unpublished Carnets bequeathed by Joseph-Charles Mardrus in his own handwritingODA, Jun’ichi2020–2023
Rural Society and the Provincial Administration of Medieval Egypt as an era of Environmental ChangeKUMAKURA, Wakako2020–2023
Colonialism and Medical/Anthropological Research--Europe, Africa and JapanNAGAHARA, Yoko2020–2023
Research on the development of agreements in Malay varieties based on parallel corporaSHIOHARA, Asako2020–2024
The transformations of lifeworlds in the periphery of the global nuclear energy development network — an anthropological enquiryUCHIYAMADA, Yasushi2021–2023
Anthropological study of the basis of people's violence and national violence from the viewpoint of reflexionFUKAZAWA, Hideo2021–2024
Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Logical evolution and implementation of art coefficientNAKAMURA, Kyoko2018–2020
New Directions in the Research of Stress in SliammonWATANABE, Honoré2019–2021
Muslim-Confucian intellectuals of the Cham and syncretism between Islam and Confucianism in VietnamSHINE, Toshihiko2019–2021
Construction of Method of Studies on Scripts in AsiaARAKAWA, Shintaro2019–2021
Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
A study in the Mughal Persian translations of the Laghu-YogavasishthaOGURA, Satoshi2018–2021
The formation of interfaith relationships in the frontiers of the West Mediterranean regionSHINODA, Tomoaki2018–2021
A functional typology of Altaic languages focusing on person marking and person markersKOGURA, Norikazu2018–2021
Linguistic and social factors behind code-switching among Vietnamese immigrantsADACHI, Mayumi2018–2021
Mobility and society among hunter-gatherers in peninsular MalaysiaKAWAI, Aya2019–2022
Spatial Expression in HawaiianIWASAKI, Kanae2019–2022
A typological and historical study of glottalized consonants in the Ryukyuan languagesAOI, Hayato2020–2023
Rethinking Religious Phenomena: Christianity and Devil Worshippers Discourses among the Duruma, in the Coastal Areas of KenyaOKAMOTO, Keishi2020–2023
Documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of the endangered language and culture of the Kachin peopleKURABE, Keita2020–2023
Infant care during the weaning period in the local population of Japanese macaques with tolerant traits: Focusing on the gathering of childrenTANIGUCHI, Haruka2021–2024
“Exclusions” and intellectuals in the modern muslim worldGOTO, Emi2018–2021
Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up
The functional development of copulas in Bantu languages: a cross-linguistic studyFURUMOTO, Makoto2021-2022
Urban Space, Public Order, and Collective Identity in Early Modern Ottoman IstanbulMORITA, Madoka2021-2022
Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results
Extremity: The Evolution of Human SocialityKAWAI, Kaori2021-2022
Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Anthropological study of Divinations as everyday practice: the case of astrology in ThailandOGAWA, Emiko2017–2021
Dress politics of the Gulf Arab states: The case of Iranian migrant womenGoto, Manami2019-2021
Geolinguistical and historical study on Tibetic languages with focuses on characteristic grammar and ethnoterminologyEBIHARA, Shiho2020–2022
African multilingualism and new prospect for the language problem in AfricaKUTSUKAKE, Sayaka2020–2022
A descriptive and comparative study of Lamba and its neighboring Bantu languagesMAKINO, Yuka2020–2022
Action research for revitalizing endangered languagesYOKOYAMA, Akiko2020–2023
Linguistic representation of space and motion in rGyalrongicZHANG, Shuya2021-2022
Relationship between Art, Poetry, and Religion in the Early Modern Persianate World: A New Perspective on Movement of Art Objects and Migration of ArtistsKANDA, Yui2021-2023
A descriptive study of Hawaiian deictic expressionsIWASAKI, Kanae2021-2023
Grammar description of the Isen dialect, Tokunoshima, AmamiKATO, Kanji2019-2021
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
Joint international research of the issue of diversities and French republic form of government from the viewpoints of subsumption, graft and separation in Western Islands of the Indian OceanFUKAZAWA, Hideo2019–2024
Documenting and corpus development of minority languages in the Philippines and IndonesiaSHIOHARA, Asako2019–2023
Construction of sustainable collaborative knowledge base of a minority language and culture of ThailandNAKAYAMA, Toshihide2020–2022


International Collaborations Programs

TitlePrincipal InvestigatorPeriod
JSPS Core-to-Core Program (B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms)
Establishment of a Research Network for Exploring the Linguistic Diversity and Linguistic Dynamism in AfricaDaisuke SHINAGAWA2018–2021
JSPS Bilateral Collaborations (Joint Research Projects and Seminars)
Ethnolinguistic contact across the Indo-Myanmar-Southwestern China mountains: migration routes, intercultural interactions, and linguistic outcomesHideo SAWADA2019–2021
The Past and Present of Bantu Languages: Integrating Micro-Typology, Historical-Comparative Linguistics and LexicographyDaisuke SHINAGAWA2021–2022
Research ThemeHost ResearcherFellow' namePeriod
JSPS Invitational Fellowships For Research in Japan
On the Collection of Turhan Valide Sultan(1627-83) Library in Ottoman IstanbulYoichi TAKAMATSUHatice AYNUR2021/04/01 - 2022/01/31
A new collaborative approach with Russia to the documentation and studies on Altaic languagesNorikazu KOGURAArzhaana SYURYUN2020/04/01 - 2021/01/31



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