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Projects completed

FY2011

(Apr. 2011 - Mar. 2014)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner CountriesCore Institute (Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 Establishment of Research and Educational Network for Science of Sustainable Fisheries in Southeast Asian Marine Community Fuculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
ARAI Katsutoshi
Professor
THAILAND Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Secretariat MATSUMOTO Kenji
Deputy Secretary General
MALAYSIA Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Marine Fisheries Resource Development and Management Department (MFRDMD) ISA Mohd Mahyam
Department Chief
THE PHILIPPINES Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Aquaculture Department (AQD) TOLEDO D. Joebert
Department Chief
SINGAPORE Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Marine Fisheries Research Department (MFRD) EONG Soon Yeap
Department Chief
2 Interdisciplinary Study on Poverty based on Capability Approach Network for Education and Research on Asia, The University of Tokyo
IKEMOTO Yukio
Professor
VIETNAM Vietnam National University Hochiminh City  TRAN Dinh Lam
Director
LAOS National Academy of Politic and Public Administration (NAPPA) MANGNOMEK Thongsalith
Vice President
CAMBODIA Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) SANARA Hor
Deputy Head
THAILAND Khon Kaen University ROENGTAM Sataporn
Associate Professor
3 Development of international network on health risk assessment in urban area Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo
FUKUSHI Kensuke
Associate Professor
VIETNAM Hue University HOP Van Nguyen
Professor
BANGLADESH Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology RAHMAN Mafizur
Professor
4 Research platform for East Asian vertebrate species diversity and formation of specimen network The Kyoto University Museum
MOTOKAWA Masaharu
Associate Professor
CHINA Guangzhou University WU Yi
Professor
KOREA Seoul National University LEE Hang
Professor
VIETNAM Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources NGUYEN Truong Son
Researcher
5 Towards the development of an ‘oasis of peace’ through the institutionalization of a research network in southern Africa Osaka University
HAWKINS Virgil
Associate Professor
ZAMBIA University of Zambia (UNZA) PHIRI Bizeck
Professor
SOUTH AFRICA University of the Free State SOLOMON Hussein
Professor
TANZANIA Centre for Foreign Relations SHAHARI Riziki
Lecturer
6 Networking for Earth Resource Engineering in Asia and Africa and Fosterage of Earth Resource Young Researcher Kyusyu University
WATANABE Koichiro
Professor
ALGERIA University of Science and Technology Houwari Boumedian KOLLI Omar
Professor
EGYPT Nuclear Materials Authority IBRAHIM Mohamad
Professor
INDONESIA Padjadjaran University MEGA Rosana
Associate Professor
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University PINYO Meechumuna
Associate Professor
MALAYSIA University of Sains Malaysia KAMAR Ariffin
Associate Professor
7 The eco-epidemiology of forest and zoonotic malaria Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
NAKAZAWA Shusuke
Assistant Professor
VIETNAM Khanh Phu Malaria Research Unit・Health Department・Khanh Hoa Province, Medical Committee of Netherland Vietnam MARCHAND Ron
Program Adviser
8 Sustainable development of novice researchers who will contribute evidence based midwifery for the promotion of maternal child health inTanzania St. Luke's College of Nursing
HORIUCHI Shigeko
Professor
TANZANIA Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science(MUHAS) LESHABARI Charles Sabalda
Professor
9 Islam and Multi-culturalism: A Fundamental Research Project for Constructing Symbiosis with Islam Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University 
SAKURAI Keiko
Professor
MALAYSIA The Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya AKHIR Muhammad Nasrudin
Executive-Director
10 Promotion of the SR Sciences through the Collaboration with SESAME High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
ADACHI Shinichi
Professor
JORDAN Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East TOUKAN Khaled
Director

FY2010

(Apr. 2010 - Mar. 2013)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner CountriesCore Institute (Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 Developments of Academic Bases of Nuclear Data researches in Asia Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University
AIKAWA Masayuki
Professor
INDIA Bhabha Atomic Research Center GANESAN Srinivasan
Section Head
CHINA China Institute of Atomic Energy GE Zhigang
Director
KOREA Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute LEE Young-Ouk
Laboratory Head
2 Establishment of Integrative Research Base by Humanities and Sciences on Valorization of Useful Plants for Regional Development in North Africa The Alliance for Research on North Africa, University of Tsukuba
KASHIWAGI kenichi
Assistant Professor
TUNISIA Sfax University Hamed BEN DHIA
Professor
MOROCCO Univesity of Cadi Ayyad Abdellatif HAFIDI
Professor
EGYPT Cairo University Hany EL-SHEMY
Professor
ALGERIA Houari Boumedine University Benali BENZAGHOU
President and Professor
3 Development of bio-engineering by vegetation and for wetlands as a solution of environmental and natural disaster problems for expanding urban fringe zone in Asia Institute for environmental Science and technology, Research Management Bureau, Saitama University
TANAKA Norio
Professor
SRI LANKA University of Moratuwa MANATUNGE Jagath
Senior Lecturer
4 Frontier of Comparative Studies of Asian Societies RICAS, Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo
SONODA Shigeto
Professor
KOREA Korea University Yoon In-jin
Professor
CHINA Chinese Academy of Social Sciences LI Peilin
Director and Professor
TAIWAN Academia Sinica HSIAO Michael Hsin-huang
Director and Professor
SINGAPORE National University of Singapore TAN Ern Ser
Associate Pfofessor
5 Research collaboration for conservation and sustainable utilization of wildlife resources Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University
IDANI Gen'ichi
Professor
GHANA University of Ghana Boniface B. KAYANG
Senior lecturer
6 Creation of Research Hub for Sediment Disasters and River Environment in Mountainous Area Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
NAKAGAWA Hajime
Professor
CHINA Tsinghua University Guangqian WANG
Director
TAIWAN National Cheng Kung University Chjeng-Lun SHIEH
Director
KOREA Kangwon National University Sun-Hong MIN
Professor
7 Establishment of crop stress science network for increase of food production in Eastern Africa Research Institute for Bioresources, Okayama University
YAMAMOTO Yoko
Professor
KENYA Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Hunja MURAGE
Lecturer
8 Construction of Network on Education and Research for School Health, Safety and Environment with Consecutive Development of Young Researchers in Asia Institute of Human Culture Studies, Otsuma Women's University
OHSAWA Seiji
Director
THAILAND Tribal Museum, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security THAWORN Foofuang
Researcher
MYANMAR Thingangyun Education College DAW Mya Mya Aye
Vice Director
NEPAL Katmandu University WAGLEY Prasad Mana
Dean
9 Development of effective method for early diagnosis and treatment of intractable disease utilizing characteristic biologically active natural products and enzyme Graduate School of Meiji Pharmaceutical University
SAKURABA Hitoshi
Professor
THAILAND Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University Khanit SUWANBORIRUX
Associate Professor
INDIA All India Institute of Medical Sciences Yogender Kumar GUPTA
Professor
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines Gisela Padilla CONCEPCION
Professor
10 Academic bases to transfer depurative techniques for heavy metal-polluted tube well water Chubu University
KATO Masahi
Professor
BANGLADESH Dhaka University SHEKHAR Hossain Uddin
Professor 
VIETNAM Hanoi University of Technology LY Bich Thuy
Lecturer
MALAYSIA University Malaysia Sabah Mohammad Zahirul HOQUE
Senior Lecturer
11 Protection and Public Use of the Cultural Heritage in Africa National Museum of Ethnology, National Institute for the Humanities
TAKEZAWA Shoichiro
Professor
MALI Direction of the Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture SANOGO Klessigue
Director

FY2009

(Apr. 2009 - Mar. 2012)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner CountriesCore Institute (Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 African network of research on wildlife medicine and chemical hazard Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
ISHIZUKA Mayumi
Professor
ZAMBIA the University of Zambia, Samora Machel School of Veterinary Medicine Muzandu KAAMPWE
Lecturer
2 Establishment of Research Center for Cestode Zoonoses in Asia and Africa (Ⅱ) Asahikawa Medical College
ITO Akira
Professor
INDONESIA Directorate General, Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health Indonesia Toni WANDRA
Head
THAILAND Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University Jitra WAIKAGUL
The Acting Dean
CHINA Sichuan Institute of Parasitic Disease Control Dong Chuang QIU
Director General
MONGOLIA National Center for Communicable Diseases NYAMKHUU Dulmaa
Director General
CAMEROON Institute of Medical Research and Study of Medical Plants Roger MOYOU-SOMO
Professor
3 Toward an International Research and Education Center for Pioneering Rehabilitation Medical Engineering Chiba University
ITO Koichi
Professor
CHINA School of Electoronic, Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University CHEN Weidong
Professor
SINGAPORE Ngee Ann Polytechinic LIM ChooMin
Director
4 Research Infrastructure of Green Biomass Application for Self-sustaining Local Energy Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
HIRASAWA Tadashi
Professor
INDONESIA Bogor Agricultural University MANDANG Tineke
Director, Professor
THAILAND Naresuan University RACWICHIAN Wattanapong
Associate Professor
VIETNAM Cantho University LE Quang Tri
Vice Rector
5 Conservation of coelacanth and Tanzanian important fisheries resources  Tokyo Institute of Technology
OKADA Norihiro
Professor
TANZANIA Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute NGATUNGA P. Benjamin
Director General
6 Strengthing Research Network of Interactive Comparative Law for Legal Assistance Graduate School of Law
Nagoya University
ICHIHASHI Katsuya
Professor
VIETNAM Hanoi Law University HOANG The Lien
Rector
CHINA China University of Political Science and Law MA Huai De
Professor
MONGOLIA National University of Mongolia, Faculty of Law SODOVSUREN Narangerel
Dean
CAMBODIA Royal University of Law and Economics YOUK Ngoy
Rector
UZBEKISTAN Tashkent State Institute of Law MIRZOYUSUF Rustambaev
Rector
INDONESIA Gadjah Mada University, Faculty of Law DENNY Indrayana
Lecturer
7 Religious Dynamics of Contemporary Africa concerning the destruction of Traditional Life Mode and New Religious Movement Graduate School of letters, Nagoya University
SHIMADA Yoshihito
Professor
CAMEROON University of Yaundé I Saibou NASSOUROU
Associate Professor
MALI University of Bamako Samba DJIALLO
Professor
TANZANIA University of Dar es Salaam John G. KIANGO
Professor
SENEGAL Cheikh Anta Diop University Abdou Salam FALL
Professor
8 Comparative study of adaptation to environment in hominid apes Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
FURUICHI Takeshi
Professor
CONGO Center for Ecology and Forestry Monkengo-mo-Mpenge IKALI
General Director
GINIA Environmental Research Institute of Bossou SOUMAH Aly Gaspar
General Director
UGANDA Mbarara University for Science and Technology BARANGA Jonathan
Depty Vice Chancellor
9 Establishment of International Research Center and Education of Young Scholars on Early Detection and RehabilitationTechnology of Dementia in Asia Okayama University
WU Jinglong
Professor
CHINA Peking University CHUI Dehua
Professor
SINGAPORE Biomedical Sciences Institutes, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)  NOWINSKI L. Wieslaw
Professor
KOREA Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Yong Jeong
Associate Professor
10 East-Asia Medical Genome Research Network Ehime University
MIKI Tetsuro
Professor
KOREA Hanyang University The College of Medicine CHOI Bo Youl
Professor
CHINA Chinese Academy of Medical Science CHU Jiayou
Director
11 Networking for Diagnosis and Treatment of Citrin Deficiency in East Asia Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University
KISHIDA Shosei
Professor
CHINA The University of Hong Kong TSUI Lap-Chee
Vice-chancellor and President, Professor
VIETNAM National Hospital of Pediatrics NGUYEN Thu Nhan
Professor
KOREA University of Ulsan College of Medicine YOO Han-Wook
Professor
12 Development of the Asian-wide observation network for detecting and investigating potentially hazardous near-Earth objects National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
ITO Takashi
Assistant Professor
UZBEKISTAN Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences Mansur Akbarovich IBRAHIMOV
Professor, Head of Department
KOREA Seoul National University IM Myungshin
Associate Professor
TAIWAN National Central University CHEN Wen-Ping
Professor

FY2008

(Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2011)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner CountriesCore Institute (Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 Environmental restoration and sustainable use of problem soils Asian Natural Environmental Science Center, The University of Tokyo
KOJIMA Katsumi
Professor
CHINA Northeast Forestry University Shenkui Liu
THAILAND Land Development Department Pisoot Vijarnsorn
2 East Asian Network of Research on Chemical Pollutants and Education of Young Researchers Kanazawa University
HAYAKAWA Kazuichi
Professor
CHINA Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Shi Guang-Yu
KOREA Pukyong National University Cho, Tae-Chin
3 Skills Development for the Emerging New Dynamism in Asian Developing Countries under Globalization Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
OKADA Aya
Professor
INDONESIA Gadjah Mada University Nanang P.Megasejati
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University Chalaiporn Amonvatana
CHINA Tsinghua University Wang, Ming
VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City National University Thanh, Phan
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines, Los Banos Aser B. Javier
CAMBODIA Royal University of Phnom Penh Ngin Chanrith
LAOS National University of Laos Viengvillay Thiengchanhxay
INDIA Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay K. Narayanan
KOREA Korea University Lim Songsoo
SINGAPORE National University of Singapore Toh Mun Heng
4 Elucidation of ground-based atmosphere observation network in equatorial Asia Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
TSUDA Toshitaka
Professor
INDONESIA National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) Tejasukmana Bambang Sukmana
INDIA National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) Achutan Jayaraman
5 Transfer and evaluation system of self-sustaining technologies for rural infrastructures in east Africa Kyoto University
KIMURA Makoto
Professor
KENYA Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Oyawa, Walter
TANZANIA University of Dar es Salaam Mwamila Burton
6 Ecophysiological Aspects of the Root Parasitic Weeds Striga spp.
and Development of Control Measures
Kobe University
SUGIMOTO Yukihiro
Professor
SUDAN Sudan University of Science and Technology Abdel Gabar Eltayeb Babiker
NIGERIA Kano Station, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Satoru Muranaka
7 Study on implementing the restoration and sustainable development of environment in rural area of western China Shimane University
ITO Katsuhisa
Professor
CHINA Ningxia University Chen, Yuning
8 An international joint research on the development of a treatment and educational program for children with developmental disorder in the East Asia Ritsumeikan University
ARAKI Hozumi
Professor
VIETNAM Hanoi University of Education Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen 
CHINA Soochow University Huang Xin Yin
9 Asian initiative for the elimination of asbestos diseases University of Occupational and Environmental Health,Japan
TAKAHASHI Ken
Professor
VIETNAM National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health Dinh Xuan Ngon
CHINA Liaoning Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guowei Pan
THAILAND Srinakharinwirot University Yothin Benjawumg
MALAYSIA Malaya University Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud
SINGAPORE National University of Singapore David Koh Soo Quee
10 Mega-delta watching in Asia: Networking and capacity building Coastal and Urban Geology Research Group, Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
SAITO Yoshiki
Group Leader
CHINA Ocean University of China Yang Zuosheng
VIETNAM Institute of Marine Environment and Resources (IMER), Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) Tran Duc Thanh
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University Jarupongsakul Thanawat

FY2007

(Apr. 2007 - Mar. 2010)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner CountriesCore Institute(Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 Establishment of International Bases for Study of Publishing Culture in East Asia and Education of Young Scholars who major in Asian Studies Tohoku University, Center for Northeast Asian Studies
ISOBE Akira
Professor
CHINA Fudan University Huang Lin
Professor, Director, Research Center for The Chinese Classical Literature
KOREA Korea University Choe Yong-Chul
Professor, College of Liberal Arts
2 Building a Center for Ecosystem Ecology to Develop Societal Adaptability for
the Land-use Change in Tropical Rain Forests
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Agriculture
KITAYAMA Kanehiro
Professor
MALAYSIA School of International Tropical Forestry, University of Malaysia Sabah John Tay
Associate Professor
INDONESIA National Coordinating Agency for Surveys and Mapping (Bakosurtanal) Mulyanto Darmawan
Senior Researcher
BRUNEI Brunei Forestry Centre Mahmud Yussof
Director
3 Establishment of collaboration research for ‘Neo-Fiber Technology’ in Asia and Africa Kyoto Institute of Technology
KIMURA Yoshiharu
Professor
CHINA Donghua University Danian LU
Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
KOREA Yeungnam University Kang KOO
Professor, School of Textiles
VIET NAM Hanoi University of Technology TA Thi Phuong Hoa
Associate Professor, Polymer Centre
EGYPT Helwan University Ahmed El-SALMAWY
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Arts
4 Multidisciplinary Approach to Neglected Diseases in Africa Nagasaki University, Institute of Tropical Medicine
SHIMADA Masaaki
Professor
KENYA Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Peter Waiyaki
Deputy Director
TANZANIA Ifakara Health Research & Development Centre (IHRDC) Hassan Mshinda
Director
5 Establishment of Synchrotron Radiation Science through SESAME in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
SHIMOMURA Osamu
Director
JORDAN SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) TOUKAN, Khaled
Director of SESAME

FY2006

(Apr. 2006 - Mar. 2009)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner Countries/RegionsCore Institute(Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 Establishment of collaboration research center for parasitic zoonoses in Asia and Africa Asahikawa Medical College
ITO Akira
Professor
INDONESIA Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health Kandun, Nyoman Directorate General
CAMEROON Institute of Medical Research and Study of Medical Plants Moyou-Somo, Roger
Director
MONGOLIA National Center for Communicable Diseases Davaajev, Abmed
Laboratory Head
CHINA Sichuan Institute of Parasitic Disease Control Qiu, DongChuan
Director
THAILAND Mahidol University Waikagul, Jitra
Deputy Dean
2 Geomorphological comparative research on natural disaster mitigation in the coastal regions of tropical Asia Nagoya University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
UMITSU Masatomo
Professor 
THAILAND Prince of Songkhla University Tanavud, Charlchai Associate Prof.
INDONESIA Syiah Kuala University Sugiyanto, Didik
Lecturer
BANGLADESH Chittagong University Islam, Shahidul
Prof.
VIETNAM Sub Institute of Geography, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology Nguyen Van Lap
Senior Researcher
3 Science of hybrid rice: breeding, cropping patterns and the environment Kyusyu University,  Faculty of Agriculture
YOSHIMURA Atsushi
Professor
VIETNAM Hanoi Agricultural University Tran, Duc Vien
Director/Vice Rector
THAILAND Kasesart University Sausa-Ard, Wiwat
Associate Prof.
4 Diagnosis and Treatment of Citrin Deficiency in East Asia Kagoshima University
KOBAYASHI Keiko
Associate Professor
CHINA The University of Hong Kong TSUI, Lap-Chee
Vice Chancellor(Professor)
VIETNAM National Hospital of Pediatrics NGUYEN, Thu Nhan
Prof.
KOREA Univeristy of Ulsan College of Medicine YOO, Han-Wook
Prof.
5 Development for the Medicinal Chemistry Based on Biologically Active Natural Products in the Subtropical Zone Meiji Pharmaceutical University
MORITA Takashi
Professor
THAILAND Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University Suwanborirux, Khanit
Associate Prof.
INDONESIA Institut Teknologi Bandung Euis Holisotan Hakim
Prof.
INDIA University of Mysore Vishwanath, Sannanaik Bannikuppe
Prof.

FY2005

(Sept .2005 - Mar. 2008)
No.Research ThemeCore Institute, Coordinator (Japan)Partner Countries/RegionsCore Institute(Partner)Coordinator (Partner)
1 Network formation for studies on infections caused by arthropod-borne protozoan parasites in Asia and Africa Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
INOUE Noboru
Associate professor
KENYA International Livestock Research Institute Bishop, Richard
Senior Scientist
SOUTH AFRICA University of the Free State Mbati, Peter
Professor, Campus Head
CHINA Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou Veterinary Institute Yin, Hong
Professor
INDIA National Research Center for Equines Sanjay, Kumar
Scientist
2 Research exchanges on medical engineering for human amenity to perform multi-facet type diagnosis and treatment Tokyo Medical and Dental University
YAMASHITA Kimihiro
Director
ISRAEL Tel-Aviv University Eliaz, Noam
Professor
SINGAPORE National University of Singapore Teoh, Swee-Hin,
Professor
THAILAND Prince of Songkla University Songkram, Chalermkiat
Lecturer
NIGERIA Ahmadu Bello University Lori, Joseph Anireju,
Head
3 Molecular evolutionary analyses of fishery resources and endangered species of Tanzanian waters for their sustainability and conservation Tokyo Institute of Technology
OKADA Norihiro
Professor
TANZANIA  Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute Bwathondi, Philip O. J.
Director General
4 Disaster Prevention Engineering against Coastal Disasters, Tsunamis and Storm Surges Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University
SHIBAYAMA Tomoya
Professor
THAILAND  Thammasat University Winyu, Rattanapitikon
Associate Professor
INDONESIA Syiah Kuala University Masimin
Senior Lecturer
IRAN Khaje Nassir-Al-Deen Toosi(K.N.T) University of Technology Soltanpour, Mohsen
Assistant Professor
SRILANKA University of Ruhuna Wijayaratna, Nimal 
Senior Lecturer
VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Nguyen, Ngoc An
Senior Lecturer
TANZANIA University of Dar es Salaam Joel Nobert
Lecutrer
5 Japan’s Proposition toward a Greater Understanding of Shiite Islamic Culture Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
MORI Shigeo
Professor 
IRAN University of Tehran Ja'far, Shahidi
Director
6 Water management and parasitic weed control for sustainable food production in Sudan Kobe University, Faculty of Agriculture
SUGIMOTO Yukihiro
Professor
SUDAN Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan (ARC) Abdelbagi Mukhtar Ali
Professor
7 Geochemistry of the Lake Nyos gas disaster, Cameroon Volcanic Line-Rift Valley volcanoes and the underlying mantle Okayama University
NAKAMURA Eizo
Professor
CAMEROON Institute for Geological and Mining Research (IRGM) Hell, Joseph Victor
Director
ETHIOPIA Makelle University Tadesse, Tarekegn
Program Manager of Institutional University Cooperation
TANZANIA University of Dar es Salaam Maboko, Makenya Abraham Honoratus
Professor
8 Research cooperation and promotion of young investigators in international network against infectious diseases Fuculty of Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
SAKAGUCHI Nobuo
Professor
CHINA Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Liu, Depei
President
THAILAND Khon Kaen University Limpaiboon, Temduang
Associate Professor
EGYPT Suez Canal University EI-Gohary, Ahmed
Professor &  Chairman
9 Establishment of the basis for highly advanced utilization of Kalahari wild plant resources through post-genomic studies Nara Institute Science and Technology
YOKOTA Akiho
Professor
BOTSWANA Department of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Botswana Maphanyane, Seja Gasenone
Director
10 Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa:  From Memories to Histories National Museum of Ethnology
YOSHIDA Kenji
Professor
ZAMBIA Lusaka National Museum Mudenda George Siasulwe
Director
CAMEROON Faculty of Art and Archaeology, University of Yaounde Asombang, Raymond Neba'a
Professor
NIGERIA Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria Ikwuemesi, Krydz C.
Lecturer
TANZANIA National Museums of Tanzania Norbert Andrew Kayombo
Director
MALI Institute of Human Sciences Sanogo, Kléman
Director
SOUTH AFRICA School of Arts, University of Witwatersrand Anitra, Nettleton
Professor
11 A Pragmatic Research Hub of Comparative Legal Studies for Legal Assistance in Asia
(This project has shifted from Asian CORE Program since FY2006.)
School of Law, Nagoya University
ICHIHASHI Katsuya
Professor
VIETNAM Hanoi Law University Le, Minh Tam
Rector
CHINA China University of Politics and Law Xin, Chongyang
Assistant Professor
MONGOLIA National University of Mongolia Sodovsuren, Narangerel
Dean
UZBEKISTAN Tashkent State Law Institute Mirzoyusuf Rustambaev
Rector