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Overseas Satellite Offices

In order to better coordinate and conduct joint research with scholars outside of Japan, ILCAA established two satellite offices overseas: one in Beirut (Lebanon) and another in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia).

■Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES)

JaCMES is the first overseas satellite office established in Beirut (Lebanon) by ILCAA. It was officially sanctioned by Lebanese government’s cabinet resolution of December 15, 2005. The inauguration ceremony of JaCMES took place on February 1, 2006.
Activities of JaCMES are considered as both Field Science Center (FSC) and MEIS2 activities.

The purposes of JaCMES are as follows:

  1. To enhance academic foundation of Middle Eastern Studies in Japan
  2. To promote academic exchange between Japan and the Middle East, especially Lebanon
  3. To support young Japanese researchers of Middle Eastern Studies

We have developed joint research project functions by conducting following activities:

  1. International Symposia involving Lebanese Researchers
  2. Workshops for young Japanese researchers
  3. Dispatch of young Japanese researchers to the Middle Eastern Area
  4. Conferences and Workshops for Academic Exchange
  5. Introduction of Academic Information about Lebanon on the web site

The head of JaCMES is Hidemitsu Kuroki, professor of ILCAA.

Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES),
2nd Floor, Azarieh Building, A2-1, Bashura,
Emir Bashir Street, Beirut, Central District, Lebanon.
Tel/fax: +961-1-975851

■Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office (KKLO)

KKLO is now open in the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) which was established by the Sabah Provincial Government in 1985. It serves as an integrated base for social, economical and cultural studies and academic exchange activities in Sabah with the generous cooperation and assistance from IDS.

KKLO aims to promote international academic exchanges, forming international networks, strengthening joint research activities in order to advance the studies on Southeast Asian Countries.

The director of KKLO is Ikuya Tokoro, professor of ILCAA.

The address is:
Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office, ILCAA-TUFS
Institute for Development Studies(IDS), c/o, IDS lot2-5, Wisma Sedia, Off Jalan Pintas, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone: +60-88-450500

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Phone: +81-42-330-5600, 5603
Fax: +81-42-330-5610
E-mail: kenkyu-zenkoku[at] (Please change [at] to @)

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