Japanese Studies International Research ClusterWhat is the Japanese Studies International Research Cluster?

Overview of Research Cluster Activities

The Japanese Studies Research Cluster seeks to promote Japanese Studies, as researched and taught at Tohoku University, worldwide. To this end, it provides forum-like functions for promoting international research exchange between overseas research institutes that are part of the Hasekura League.

The Cluster's main feature is its providing a forum for researchers and post-graduates active in a wide range of areas, such as Hasekura symposiums, international conferences and international workshops, to come together to discuss current issues. The Cluster therefore cooperates closely with the educational activities of the Graduate Program in Japanese Studies, enabling feedback between and mutual enhancement of each other's educational and research activities.