Past 5 years Projects List

Completed :Projects / Pilot Projects

Completed Research Projects

Trustworthiness among Peers in Peers(2P2) Overlay Networks in Asia-Pacific Area.(2009-2011)

[Project Leader]Makoto Takizawa (Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology)

[Purpose]
P2P overlay networks are scalable distributed systems Which are composed of peer processes without centraized controllers. Here, it is critical for each peer to recognize how much to peer can trust other peers. In this project, we would like to formalize the trustworthiness among peers by cooperation of Asian researchers.

Comparative study on the white collar crime between Japan and China(2009-2011)

[Project Leader]Kougyoku Kin (Professor, Faculty of Law)

[Purpose]
Comparison of the legal systems between Japan and China concerning the white crimes and the punishments.

Social Inequalities in Asian and Pacific Areas:Empirical Research.(2008-2010)

[Project Leader]Jun Kobayashi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
This project investigate structures of Social inequalities i Asian and Pacific areas by using empirical methods.

Carbon fixation and biomass production/conversion by arid land afforestation in Asia Pacific area.(2008-2010)

[Project Leader]Toshinori Kojima (Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology)

[Purpose]
The arid land afforestation technology for carbon fixation is established,applied to Asian areas and conveersion of biomass in these countries and its transportation to Japan are optimized.

"Romanticism study" — A comparative study in Japan, U.K. and Germany.(2008-2010)

[Project Leader]Kazuo Seto (Professor, Faculty of Law)

[Purpose]
The arid land afforestation technology for carbon fixation is established,applied to Asian areas and Assingn new light to European Romanticism through reception of the Romanticism in Japan.

America and Violence(2008-2010)

[Project Leader]Kenji Gonda (Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
To examine the meaning of violence in the American Experience as well asto explore the "Americanness" of violence/

The Relationship between Democracy and Nationalism in Asia and in the West.(2007-2009)

[Project Leader] Takashi Kato (Professor, Faculty of Law)

[Purpose]
To cast light on many facets of the relationship between democracy and nationalism in Asia and in the West.

Theoretical Frameworks for Research in "Art, Politics and Asia"(2006-2008)

[Project Leader] Chong-Hwa Lee (Professor, Faculty of Law)

[Purpose]
We will focus on the relationships between "art and Politics" in intersecting post-colonial contexts of Asia. By looking at the diverse expressions of Asian artists in the context of histories of imperialism and colonialism in the 20th century, and in the ongoing process of globalization, we will be better able to understand and articulate the complex forces shaping "Art and Politics" in the region. We will also try to make a network for artists to create a larger forum for new inquiry in this field.

Dynamism of Language: Japanese, English and Asian-Oceanic Language(2005-2007)

[Project Leader] Yuichi Mori (Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
This project tries to analyze the dynamic properties of languages, mainly dealing with Japanese, English and Asian-Oceanic Languages.

Contemporary Representation of "America" in the 21st-Century Japan(2005-2007)

[Project Leader] Michiko Shimokobe (Professor, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
To explore contemporary representation of "America" in the era when the United States established global hegemony.

Global Media and Nation-states, and its future relationship with Japan: A comparison with Australia, Korea, Thailand and other countries (2004-2006)

[Project Leader] Kenji Suzuki (Professor, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
By researching and comparing the relationship between the Media and Nation-states in Japan, Australia, Korea, Thailand and other countries, we hope to examine the future of the Nation-states in the multi-media age.

Global New Developments in Anti-Discrimination Law (2004-2006)

[Project Leader] Hideyuki Morito (Professor, Law School)

[Purpose]
This projects aimes to examine recent new developments in anti-discrimination law- more concretely, the broadened concept of "discrimination" and problems involved- in Asia-Pacific countiries including the United States and Japan.

New Jazz Studies: A Multidisciplinary Foray (2004-2006)

[Project Leader] Toshifumi Miyawaki (Professor, Faculty of Economics)

[Purpose]
This project examines representation of jazz in literature and film from multiple cultural perspectives. It also considers the role of music media in jazz history.

Completed Pilot Projects

Theories and practices of Constitutional Amendment(2008)

[Project Leader] Keisuke Abe (Professor, Faculty of Law)

[Purpose]
A Legal Analysis from a Comparative Point of View with a Special Emphasis on the Asia-Pacific Region

Theories and practices of Constitutional Amendment(2008)

[Project Leader] Keisuke Abe (Professor, Faculty of Law)

[Purpose]
A Legal Analysis from a Comparative Point of View with a Special Emphasis on the Asia-Pacific Region

Trace of War in American Culture.(2007)

[Project Leader] Kenji Gonda (Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
To explore the meaning of war in American experience through the analyses of representations of war in American culture.

Network Structures in Asian and Pacific Regions.(2007)

[Project Leader] Jun Kobayashi (Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities)

[Purpose]
This project investigates network structures among people and their effects on social and economic life in Asian and Pacific regions.

The Olympic Games in East Asia "Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo "(2007)

[Project Leader] Shigeru Suzuki (Professor, Faculty of Economics)

[Purpose]
The subject of this study is three times Olympic Games which took place in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing (Beijing Olympics will be held in 2008) approached from various points of view. Then, I will make a trial to discuss what significance and functions Olympic Games in East Asia have.

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