The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) was established in 1981 at Seikei University to promote academic research and communication between scholars in the Asia Pacific region. CAPS is operated by a research and secretarial staff appointed by the President of Seikei University. Members of the CAPS steering committee, who represent four faculties -- Economics, Engineering, Humanities, and Law -- provide CAPS with approval/advice on the policies.

The Asia and Pacific Rim has received the growing attention of scholars and practitioners in policy-making and businesses because of the dynamic changes in politics, economies and societies. Due partly to rapid economic growth, environmental problems have also surfaced as a matter of public concern in the region. To meet the challenges of these changes, CAPS promotes research that incorporates an effective collaboration between students of different disciplines; economics, applied and natural sciences, sociology and political science. CAPS also encourages closer cooperation among experts of various countries.

Thus, CAPS aims to:

Promote research in social sciences and technological development which are relevant to the Asia and Pacific Rim region.

Facilitate exchanges of experts in the above-stated fields of sciences of various countries in the region.

Enhance dissemination of research and information through publication of the Review of Asian and Pacific tudies , books and discussion papers.

Hold seminars by experts and create opportunities for them to give lectures for students so that interests of students can be stimulated in the above-described areas.

2013, CAPS Research Fellows and Administrative Staff

Lee Chonghwa, Faculty of Law

Steering Committee
Hideo Narimichi, Faculty of Economics
Mitsuyoshi Tomiya, Faculty of Science and Technology
Masaki Horiuchi, Faculty of Humanities
Kougyoku Kin, Faculty of Law

Kayo Hasamoto, Faculty of Economics
Seiichi Suzuki, Faculty of Science and Technology
Fuhito Endo, Faculty of Humanities
Fumihiko Fuchi, Faculty of Law

Chief Research Fellow
Aoe Tanami

Research Fellow

Assistant Research Fellows
Yuko Osaki

Visiting Research Fellows
Guihua ZHAO
Hiromitsu Inokuchi
Fumiko Uehara
Yoshiko Nozaki
Toshihiko Hino
Mihoko Fujii
Atsushi Masuda

Administrative Staff
Akiko Kanda
Hiroyoshi Sekijima
Emiko Niida


Conducting research on modernization, industrialization and structural changes in the Asia-Pacific region.

Supporting participation of Seikei University research staff in international activities, and inviting foreign scholars to CAPS.

Sponsoring international symposia, conferences, and seminars for the public, both students and experts.

Publishing the CAPS book series, the Review of Asian and Pacific Studies, and discussion papers.

Collecting studies on the Asia-Pacific region to serve the needs of researchers.


Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Seikei University

180-8633. 3-3-1, Kitamachi, Kichijoji, Musashino, Tokyo

TEL:0422(37)3549 FAX:0422(37)3866