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A. Advanced Research Networks
Research Cooperation Division,
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List of Adopted Projects

A. Advanced Research Networks

List of FY2021 Projects

(Apr. 2021 - Mar. 2026)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 International Research Network for the Human Language Faculty Osaka University,
MIYAMOTO Yoichi,
Professor
Germany Berlin Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Italy University of Milano-Bicocca
2 Formation of Center of Excellence to Promote Teacher Education for ESD: Toward Achieving SDGs Okayama University,
FUJII Hiroki,
Professor
Germany Leuphana University of Luneburg
Norway Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Slovenia University of Ljubljana
Canada York University
3 International research network toward the era of deep and wide near-infrared survey of the universe with space and ground-based telescopes National Institutes of Natural Sciences,
YOSHIDA Michitoshi,
Professor
France Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
USA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Australia Australian National University (ANU)
Taiwan Academia Sinica
4 Molecular recognition mechanism between flexible molecules Tokyo Institute of Technology,
FUJII Masaaki,
Professor
Germany Technische Universitaet Berlin (TU Berlin)
France CNRS, Paris-Saclay University
5 Construction of an international research exchange center for ammonia combustion and materials toward the realization of a low-carbon society Tohoku University,
MARUTA Kaoru,
Professor
France University of Lyon
USA University of Washington
Saudi Arabia King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST)
6 International CO2 Natural Analogues Network University of Tsukuba,
SASAKURA Yasunori,
Professor
Italy University of Palermo
France Institute for Research & Development
7 International research core on regulation of insulin-like activities for extension of health life span The University of Tokyo,
TAKAHASHI Shin-Ichiro,
Professor
Sweden Karolinska Institute
Spain Achucarro Basque Neuroscience Center
USA Tulane University
Canada The University of Western Ontario
Australia Flinders University
Ireland University College Cork
8 An international network for advanced research on human immunology Osaka University,
TAKEDA Kiyoshi,
Director of Immunology Frontier Research Center
Germany University of Bonn
UK University College London

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List of FY2020 Projects

(Apr. 2020 - Mar. 2025)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Formation of an International Research Center for Experimental Financial Market Waseda University,
FUNAKI Yukihiko,
Professor
France Montpellier University
The Netherlands University of Amsterdam
Taiwan National Taiwan University
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
USA The University of Arizona
2 International research network to reveal dark matter in the universe by multidisciplinary approach in particle and astrophysics Nagoya University,
HISANO Junji,
Professor
Germany Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Italy INFN Padova
UK The University of Edinburgh
Korea Institute for Basic Science
3 Exploration of the origin and evolution of matter and space time: a research consortium for cosmic microwave background The University of Tokyo,
KUSAKA Akito,
Associate Professor
Korea Korea University
Spain Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC)
Germany Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
USA University of California, Berkeley
UK Cardiff University
Italy Sapienza Universita' di Roma
France National Center for Scientific Research
Norway University of Oslo
Canada University of Toronto
4 International Core-to-Core Project on Mixed Anion Research for Energy Conversion Graduate School of Engineering,
Kyoto University,
KAGEYAMA Hiroshi,
Professor
UK University of Oxford
Belgium University of Antwerp
France University of Bordeaux
China Shenzhen Polytechnic
5 Establishing an International Research Center for Multi-Energy Harvesting Materials and Devices to Realize the IoT Society Graduate School of Environmental Studies,
Tohoku University,
NARITA Fumio,
Professor
UK University of Manchester
China Tsinghua University
6 International consortium of data-driven medical research toward personalized medicine Chiba University,
KAWAKAMI Eiryo,
Professor
Luxembourg University of Luxembourg
Germany University of Tubingen
7 Establishment of Global Research Institute for Uncovering Glycan Organized Life Principle Gifu University,
ANDO Hiromune,
Professor
Australia Griffith University
Canada University of Alberta
France University Lille
Taiwan Academia Sinica
8 Integrative approach for normal and leukemic stem cells Kumamoto University,
SASHIDA Goro,
Professor
Sweden Lund University
Germany German Cancer Research Center
UK Imperial College London
USA Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
9 Establishment of the International Center of Excellence for Integrated Radiation Science Graduate School of Biostudies,
Kyoto University,
HARADA Hiroshi,
Professor
UK University of Oxford
USA Harvard University
France Institut Pasteur
Canada University of Toronto
Korea UNIST
China Shenzhen University
Taiwan National Taiwan University

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List of FY2019 Projects

(Apr. 2019 - Mar. 2024)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Advanced Core-to-Core Network for High-Temperature Plasma Dynamics and Structure Formation Based on Magnetic Field Diversity Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University,
NAGASAKI Kazunobu,
Professor
China Southwest Jiaotong University
Germany Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
USA University of Wisconsin-Madison
2 Establishment of the Center for Collaborative Research in Data-Driven Plasma Science Osaka University,
HAMAGUCHI Satoshi,
Professor
Germany Ruhr University Bochum
France Aix-Marseille University
UK University of York
Italy University of Bologna
3 Establishing advanced international research base for elucidating intercellular communication based on comprehensive understanding on single molecule/single particle spectroscopy Research Institute for Electronic Science,
Hokkaido University,
UJII Hiroshi,
Professor
Australia The University of Melbourne
Belgium KU Leuven
4 International Network on Polyoxometalate Science for Advanced Functional Energy Materials Hiroshima University,
SADAKANE Masahiro,
Professor
China Northeast Normal University
Germany Ulm University
France Ecole Centrale de Lille
UK Newcastle University
5 Chemistry and physics of two-dimensional conjugated polymer, coordination nanosheet The University of Tokyo,
SHIONOYA Mitsuhiko,
Professor
China Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Germany Technical University of Dresden
UK University of Cambridge
6 Japan-Europe Research Hub for Translational Medical Engineering (JETMeE) Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo,
KIM Beomjoon,
Professor
Switzerland Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
France Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
7 Pan-Pacific Serendipity Lab The University of Tokyo,
GODA Keisuke,
Professor
Australia University of Wollongong
Canada University of Alberta
China Wuhan University
Korea Hanyang University
Mexico Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University
USA University of California, Los Angeles
8 International Research Network for spatiotemporal analysis of virus infections Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University,
NODA Takeshi,
Professor
Germany University of Freiburg
France University of Strasbourg
UK University of Glasgow
USA University of California Los Angeles

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List of FY2018 Projects

(Apr.2018 - Mar.2023)
*:Apr.2018 - Mar.2022
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 International Research Network for Indigenous Studies and Cultural Diversity Hokkaido University, KATO Hirofumi, Professor Australia Australia National University
Canada Simon Fraser University
UK University of Oxford
Netherlands University of Groningen
Russia Far Eastern Fedral University
Sweden Uppsala University
Taiwan National Taiwan University
2 The European Union and Japan in a Fluid Global Liberal Order: Establishing an Inter-Regional Studies Centre Waseda University, NAKAMURA Hidetoshi, Associate Professor Belgium Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Germany Freie Universitat Berlin
UK University of Warwick
New Zealand University of Canterbury
3 Unexplored Universe disclosed by Gravitational Waves and Multi-messenger astronomy Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, MIYOKI Shinji, Associate Professor Australia University of Western Australia
China Beijing Normal University
Germany Max Planck Institute
UK University of Glasgow
India Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Italy European Gravitational Observatory
France Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Netherlands NIKHEF
Taiwan National Tsing-Hua University
USA California Institute of Technology
Vietnam Hanoi National University for Education
4 Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, The University of Tokyo, MORI Toshinori, Professor Switzerland Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Italy National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
5 Clarification of emission mechanism of thermally-activated delayed fluorescenceand challenge for novel light emitting materials Kyushu University, ADACHI Chihaya, Professor Australia The University of Queensland
Germany University of Regensburg
France Sorbonne University
UK University of St Andrews
6 Defect Functionalized Sustainable Energy Materials: Design to Devices Application * Tokyo Institute of Technology, HOSONO Hideo, Director / Institute Professor Canada McGill University
UK University College London
7 An international cutting-edge network for the study of protein aggregation Osaka University, GOTO Yuji, Specially Appointed Professor Australia Australian National University
Germany Technical University of Munich
Denmark Aarhus University
UK University College London
Hungary Eotvos Lorand University
Italy University of Udine
Poland University of Warsaw
8 Glial brain science research by the International Glia Consortium Kobe University, WAKE Hiroaki, Project Professor Canada University of Montreal
Germany Saarland University
Denmark University of Copenhagen
USA Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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List of FY2017 Projects

(Apr.2017 - Mar.2022)
No. Project Title Core Institute, (Coordinator) (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Academic Consortium for Creating the Value of Religious Cultural Heritage through Text Studies Nagoya University,
ABE Yasurou,
Visiting Professor
USA Colombia University
France College de France
Germany Free University of Berlin
2 International network to explore novel superconductivity at advanced oxide superconductor/magnet interfaces and in nanodevices Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University,
MAENO Yoshiteru,
Professor
UK University of Cambridge
Korea IBS Center for Correlated Electron Systems
(IBS CCES)
Italy CNR SPIN Institute (University of Salerno)
3 Solid Oxide Interfaces for Faster Ion Transport (SOIFIT) Kyushu University,
MATSUMOTO Hiroshige,
Professor
UK Imperial College London
Switzerland Paul Scherrer Institut
USA Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 International Network of Multi-modal Medical Engineering for Precision Medicine Chiba University,
HANEISHI Hideaki,
Professor
Finland University of Eastern Finland
Thailand Thammasat University
China Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Canada University of Waterloo
USA Riverside Research
France Laboratoire de Mecaniueet et D' Acoustique (Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics) / LMA, CNRS
5 International Core of Excellence for Tropical Biodiversity Conservation focusing on Large Animal Studies Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University,
KOSHIMA Shiro,
Professor
Brazil National Institute for Amazonian Research
India Indian Institute of Science
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University
China Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UK University of Cambridge
6 Establishment of international agricultural immunology research-core for a quantum improvement in food safety Graduate School of Agricultural Science,
Tohoku University,
TAKAHASHI Hideki,
Professor
USA Texas A&M University
China Yangzhou University
The Netherlands Wageningen University
Argentina Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos
7 International Core Research Center for Phototheranostics The University of Tokyo,
URANO Yasuteru,
Professor
Canada University of Toronto
USA Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
UK University of Cambridge
Switzerland Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Germany Ludwig-Maximilians University Muenchen
8 Nanobiology of neural plasticity based on optical nanoscopy Graduate School of Brain Science, Doshisha University,
SAKABA Takeshi,
Professor
Germany Free University Berlin, Neurocure, FMP
France University Paris 5
USA University of Maryland

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List of FY2016 Projects

(Apr.2016 - Mar.2021)
No. Project Title Core Institute, (Coordinator) (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Research on the Public Policies on Migration, Multiculturalization and Welfare
for the Regeneration of Communities in European, Asian and Japanese Societies
Kobe University,
SAKAI Kazunari,
Professor
Germany University of Hildesheim
Belgium University of Leuven
Italy University of Naples L'Orientale
France University of Paris Nanterre
Vietnam Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
Thailand Mahidol University
Taiwan National Chengchi University
Korea Inha University
2 International Network of Planetary Sciences The University of Tokyo,
SUGITA Seiji,
Professor
USA The University of Arizona
Switzerland PlanetS (University of Bern)
France Observatory of Côte d'Azur
Germany German Aerospace Center
3 International X-ray astronomy center for the evolving Universe with new observational technique Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science,
TAKAHASHI Tadayuki, Professor
USA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Netherlands Netherlands Institute for Space Research
France European Space Agency
4 Solid-state chemistry for transition-metal oxides: Exploring for new materials
with novel functionalities
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University,
SHIMAKAWA Yuichi, Professor
UK University of Edinburgh
France University of Montpellier
Germany Max-Planck-Institute for solid state research
Taiwan National Taiwan University
5 Controlled Interfacing of 2D materials for Integrated Device Technology Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems, Tohoku University,
ENDOH Tetsuo,
Professor
UK University of Cambridge
France University of Paris Sud
6 Advanced Nanophotonics in the Emerging Fields of Nano-imaging, Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics, Plasmonics/ Metamaterials and Devices Osaka University,
VERMA Prabhat,
Professor
China Peking University
Taiwan Academia Sinica
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Korea Seoul National University
India Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Australia Australian National University
UK University of Oxford
USA Rice University
China City University of Hong Kong
7 International collaborative research network for drug discovery and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University,
TAKEDA Shunichi,
Professor
USA National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute
Germany The University of Bonn
Italy FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation
UK MRC, Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Canada The University of British Columbia
Switzerland ETH Zurich
France Institute of Human Genetics, CNRS
Sweden Karolinska Institute
Spain Centro Andaluz de Biologia Molecular & Medicina Regenerativa (CABIMER)

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List of FY2015 Projects

(Apr.2015 - Mar.2020)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Creation of a Research Hub for Empirical Analysis on the Evolving Diversity of Corporate Governance: Multidisciplinary Approach Combining Economics, Legal Studies and Political Science Waseda University
MIYAJIMA Hideaki,
Professor/ Director
UK Said Business School, University of Oxford
France Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales(EHESS)
Canada Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia
2 International Center for Observational Proof of Inflationary Universe Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, TODIAS,
The University of Tokyo,
KATAYAMA Nobuhiko,
Professor
USA University of California, Berkeley
Canada McGill University
Chile University of Chile
France National Center for Scientific Research
Germany Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics
3 Foundation of a Global Core Research Center for Mathematical Logic and its Application Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
ISHIHARA Hajime,
Professor
UK University of Leeds
Sweden Stockholm University
Germany Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Italy University of Padova
France University of Lorraine
4 A Consortium to Exploit Spin Chirality in Advanced Materials Hiroshima University,
INOUE Katsuya,
Professor
UK University of Glasgow
Russia Ural Federal University
5 International research center for new-concept spintronics devices Research Institute of
Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
SHIRAI Masafumi,
Professor
UK The University of York
Germany Technical University of Kaiserslautern
6 Establishing International Research Network of Mathematical Oncology Osaka University,
SUZUKI Takashi,
Professor
USA Vanderbilt University
France INRIA Research Center of Bordeaux-Sud Ouest.
UK University of St Andrews
7 International genome study based elucidation of pathology and assembly of treatment strategy of the severe ocular surface disease Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine,
KINOSHITA Shigeru,
Professor
Germany Friedrich Alexander Nurmberg Erlangen University
Taiwan Chang Gung University
Korea Yonsei University
Brazil Federal University of Sao Paulo
Thailand Mahidol University
UK University of Birmingham
USA Loyola University
India Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital
Singapore Singapore National Eye Centre
Canada University of Toronto

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