Current Team Research Projects

FY 2016

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Title of Project Project Leader
Rethinking Postwar Japanese Culture TSUBOI Hideto Professor
Interdisciplinary Research in the Formation and Transformation of Naniwabushi (Rōkyoku) MANABE Masayoshi Visiting Professor
War and Repose for the Souls of the War Dead USHIMURA Kei Professor
The Culture Sphere of the Former Japanese Empire: A Reexamination through Graphic Media LIU Jianhui Professor
Between Narrative Literature and Historical Sources KURAMOTO Kazuhiro Professor
Examining Cultural Discourses in Post-3.11 Japan Mitsuyo Wada-marciano Visiting Research Scholar
The Body in the Japanese Performing Arts: Death and Life, Puppets and Artificial Bodies Bonaventura RUPERTI Visiting Research Scholar
East Asian Kingship and Social Order in a Comparative Context: Courts, Empires and States/ Thought, Religion and Rites Ito Takayuki Professor
Expos and Human History SANO Mayuko Associate Professor
Studies in “In-betweeness” in Cross-cultural Communication INAGA Shigemi Professor
Reconsidering the History of Japanese Religions from the Perspective of Discrimination: The Logic of the Sacred and Impure in Shrines and Temples and Kingship Isomae Jun’ichi Professor
Knowledge and Power in the Japanese Colonial Empire MATSUDA Toshihiko Professor
Approaching Meiji Japan from the Perspective of a Comparative History of Civilizations: Rethinking its Legacy TAKII Kazuhiro Professor
Japanese Studies through Manga and Anime YAMADA Shoji Professor
Debates on the Origins of the Japanese Language: Light and Shadow in the History of Japanese Linguistics Osada Toshiki Visiting Professor
Projecting Classicism: Visuality, Popularity, and Modernity Araki Hiroshi Professor