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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

A. Advanced Research Networks
Research Cooperation Division,
International Program Department
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo
102-0083, JAPAN
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B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms
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Core-to-Core Program

List of Adopted Projects

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

List of FY2021 Projects

(Apr. 2021 - Mar. 2024)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Interdisciplinary Research of Coexist of People and Nature in Subtropical and Tropical Asian Islands Kagoshima University,
KAWAI Kei,
Professor
Indonesia Pattimura University
Malaysia Universitii Malaysia Sabah
Philippines University of the Philippines Visayas
2 Establishing Research Networks on the studies of protest movements: focusing on the cases of the Middle East and its comparison with those in Asia Chiba University,
SAKAI Keiko,
Professor
Iraq University of Baghdad
Lebanon American University of Beirut (AUB)
Jordan The West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute
Qatar University of Qatar
3 International collaboration of southeast Asia and Africa for study of geospace valiability Nagoya University,
SHIOKAWA Kazuo,
Professor
Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Thailand Chiang Mai University
India Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Philippines Ateneo de Manila University
Nigeria National Space Research and Development Agency
Ethiopia Bahir Dar University
Rwanda University of Rwanda
4 Elucidation and Materials Design for Interfaces of Environmental and Energy Devices Osaka University,
MORIKAWA Yoshitada,
Professor
Indonesia Institut Teknologi Bandung
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
Vietnam Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Philippines De La Salle University
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
5 Establishment of Research and Education Hub to Develop Young Researchers on Mining Informatics for Sustainable Resource Development in Middle Asian Countries Akita University,
SHIBAYAMA Atsushi,
Professor
Mongolia Mongolian Univ. of Science and Tech.
Kazakhstan Nazarbayev University
Uzbekistan Navoi State Mining Institute
Tajikistan Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan Academic University Asanaliev
6 Ecological Approaches to Mosquito-borne Disease Control Ehime University,
WATANABE Kozo,
Professor
Philippines De La Salle University
Indonesia Padjadjaran University
Bangladesh University of Dhaka
Mozambique Lurio University
Singapore National University of Singapore
7 Establishment of an Environmental Toxicology Core Platform in Africa Hokkaido University,
ISHIZUKA Mayumi,
Professor
Zambia University of Zambia
South Africa North West University
Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
8 Constructing an international network for Asian and African researchers in environmental radiation for health management to radiation exposure Tokyo Metropolitan University,
INOUE Kazumasa,
Associate Professor
India Pondicherry University
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University
Bahrain University of Bahrain
9 Expanding a research network on a global approach to the development of human resource for maternal and child health services with an emphasis on medical safety St. Luke's International University,
HORIUCHI Shigeko,
Specially Appointed Professor
Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS)
Indonesia National Islamic University
Myanmar University of Nursing, Mandalay
Laos University of Health Sciences in Lao P.D.R.
Philippines University of the Philippines
10 Constructing an international network for Asian and African researchers in environmental radiation for health management to radiation exposure Hiroshima University,
SUGIYAMA Aya,
Assistant Professor
Cambodia University of Health Sciences
Burkina Faso Institute of Research in Health Sciences Regional Directory of Centre-West

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List of FY2020 Projects

(Apr. 2020 - Mar. 2023)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Formation of a Japanese language teachers training hub in response to social demands University of Tsukuba,
ONO Masaki,
Professor
Kazakhstan Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Uzbekistan The Uzbek State World Language University
Egypt Cairo University
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
2 Advancing health technology assessment for efficient health resource allocation in low and middle income countries Hitotsubashi University,
NAKAMURA Ryota,
Associate Professor
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Singapore National University of Singapore
3 Advanced Research Network for Biohydrometallurgy of Double Refractory Gold Ore Kyushu University,
SASAKI Keiko,
Professor
South Africa University of Cape Town
Ghana Ghana University of Mining and Technology
4 Development and practical training of young researchers on mineral and geothermal resources by international cooperative mentor system and transition to the new generation international network Kyushu University,
YONEZU Kotaro,
Associate Professor
Indonesia Gadjah Mada University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Myanmar University of Yangon
Mongolia Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Botswana Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Algeria University of Science and Technology, Houari Boumediene
Kenya University of Nairobi
Djibouti Office Djiboutian Development Energy Geothermics
5 Implementation of Data Collection System Involving Asia, Africa, and Latin America Kyushu Institute of Technology,
CHO Mengu,
Professor
Philippines University of the Philippines Diliman
Sudan Institute of Space Research and Aerospace
Mongolia Natioal University of Mongolia
Bhutan Ministry of Information and Communications
Malaysia Universiti Teknologi MARA
Nepal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Sri Lanka Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies
Nigeria Federal University of Technology, Akure
Thailand King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
Bangladesh BRAC University
Ghana All Nations University College
6 Academic IoT core network establishment for improvement of global health Institute of Tropical Medicine,
NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY,
KANEKO Satoshi,
Professor
Laos Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute
Kenya Kenya Medical Research Institute
7 Global analyses of mangrove ecosystem by eDNA metabarcoding Tropical Biosphere Research Center,
University of the Ryukyus,
KAJITA Tadashi,
Professor
China Guangxi University
Indonesia Universitas Sumatera Utara
Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia
Philippines University of the Philippines
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Senegal Cheikh Anta Diop University
South Africa University of Stellenbosch
Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya
India Annamalai University
8 Establishment of international collaborating center for controlling tick-borne protozoan diseases in Africa Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine,
XUAN Xuenan,
Professor
Uganda Makerere University
Kenya University of Nairobi
Tanzania Sokoine University of Agriculture
Burkina Faso University of Ougadougou
South Africa North-West University
Egypt Menoufia University
9 Collaborative Research and Education Project in Southeast Asia for Sustainable Use of Marine Ecosystems Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute,
The University of Tokyo,
SAITO Hiroaki,
Professor
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Vietnam Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
Philippines University of the Philippines, Visayas
Indonesia Indonesian Institute of Science
10 Development of vectorologist with KITASATO One Health in West Africa Kitasato University,
TSUJI Naotoshi,
Professor
Ghana University of Ghana
Benin University of Abomey-Calavi

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List of FY2019 Projects

(Apr. 2019 - Mar. 2022)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Deepening and Enlargement of the Network for Safeguarding and Development of the Cultural Heritage in the Mekong Basin Countries Waseda University,
KOIWA Masaki,
Associate Professor
Cambodia Norton University
Laos National University of Laos
Myanmar Mandalay Technological University
Thailand Silpakorn University
Vietnam Duy Tan University
2 Advancing Research in Asian Constitutionalism - Establishing a Transnational Research Network to Promote Human Rights and Sustainable Legal System Nagoya University,
OBATA Kaoru,
Professor
Korea Seoul National University
Myanmar University of Yangon
Singapore National University of Singapore
Uzbekistan University of World Economy and Diplomacy
Vietnam Hanoi Law University
3 Research and Education Center for Laser Astrophysics in Asia Osaka University,
SAKAWA Youichi,
Associate Professor
China Institute of Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
India Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Taiwan National Central University
4 Asian Chemical Biology Sharing Platform Institute for Chemical Research,
Kyoto University,
UESUGI Motonari,
Professor
China Tsinghua University
India Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Korea Seoul National University
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
5 Kansai-Asia Platform of Advanced Analytical Technologies Institute of Advanced Energy,
Kyoto University,
OGAKI Hideaki,
Professor
Indonesia University of Indonesia
Cambodia Royal University of Phnom Penh
Laos National University of Laos
Myanmar University of Yangon
Mongolia National University of Mongolia
Philippines University of the Philippines Diliman
Vietnam VNU-Hanoi University of Science
6 Research Exchange toward social implementation of novel diagnosis method based on comprehensive sequencing International Institute for Zoonosis Control,
Hokkaido university,
YAMAGISHI Junya,
Associate Professor
Indonesia Sam Ratulangi University
Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
7 A research hub of long-term forest monitoring field centers on environmental changes and ecosystem responses: Collaborating for data, knowledge and young researchers Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences,
The University of Tokyo,
KAMATA Naoto,
Professor
China Hainan University
Indonesia Universitas Gadjah Mada
Korea Seoul National University
Sri Lanka University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Thailand Kasetsart University
Taiwan National Taiwan University
8 Center of excellence in health risk assessment for adaptation to climate change The University of Tokyo,
FUKUSHI Kensuke,
Professor
Indonesia Udayana University
Philippines De La Salle University
Vietnam Hue University
9 Intercontinental research and educational platform aiming for eradication of HIV/AIDS Kumamoto University,
UENO Takamasa,
Professor
Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Vietnam Hanoi Medical University
10 Microbiome network of enteric infectious diseases Graduate School of Medicine,
The University of Tokyo,
NOZAKI Tomoyoshi,
Professor
Indonesia Airlangga University
India National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED)
Laos Tropical Public Health Institute
Philippines University of the Philippines
Thailand Mahidol University

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List of FY2018 Projects

(Apr. 2018 - Mar. 2021)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Establishment of a research network for exploring the linguistic diversity and linguistic dynamism in Africa Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, SHINAGAWA Daisuke, Associate Professor Botswana University of Botswana
Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam
Uganda Makerere University
South Africa University of Venda
Zambia University of Zambia
2 Formation of Social Design Research Hub for Tackling Sustainability Issues The University of Tokyo, MINO Takashi, Project Professor Kenya University of Nairobi
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
South Africa University of Cape Town
3 Southeast Asia research-base network on climate change adaptation science Ibaraki University, ITO Tetsuji, Professor Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University
Thailand Phuket Rajabhat University
Vietnam Vietnam Japan University
Philippines University of the Philippines
4 Construction of the international network for transdisciplinary research and practice for reducing environment problems Ehime University, SAKAKIBARA Masayuki, Professor Brunei Darussalam Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Indonesia Institute of Technology, Bandung
Myanmar University of Medicine 1, Yangon
Malaysia University of Malaya
Thailand Chiang Mai University
Vietnam VNU University of Science
Cambodia University of Health Sciences Cambodia
5 Establishment of Research and Education Hub on Smart Mining for Sustainable Resource Development in Southern African Countries Akita University, KAWAMURA Yohei, Professor Botswana BIUST
Mozambique Tete Polytechnic Institute
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand
Zambia University of Zambia
6 Establishment of research network for natural physiologically active substances by the fusion of natural product chemistry and insect biomedical research Kyoto Institute of Technology, KAMEI Kaeko, Professor Cambodia Royal University of Phnom Penh
Myanmar Yangon Technological University
Thailand Chiang Mai University
Vietnam University of Science, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh city
7 Building up an international research network for successful seed production technology development and dissemination leading South-East Asian region Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, SANO Motohiko, Professor Indonesia Diponegoro University
Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Philippines Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center
Thailand Department of Fisheries
Vietnam Research Institute for Aquaculture No.3
8 Development of Research Base and International Network toward Rice Research Innovation in Africa International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education, Nagoya University, MAKIHARA Daigo, Associate Professor Kenya Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
Tanzania Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute
Uganda National Agricultural Research Organization
Burundi International Rice Research Institute, Burundi Office
9 Development of Nursing and Midwifery Program to Train Leaders and Promote Quality in Antenatal,Intrapartum and Neonatal care St. Luke's International University, HORIUCHI Shigeko, Professor Indonesia National Islamic University
Laos University of Health Sciences in Lao P.D.R.
Myanmar University of Nursing, Mandalay
Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
10 Establishment of Research Platform toward Eradication of Hepatitis Virus-related Liver Diseases in East Asia Kanazawa University, KANEKO Shuichi, Professor China Sichuan University
Mongolia Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Vietnam Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy

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