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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
TEL +81-3-3263-2316
FAX +81-3-3234-3700
MAIL core-to-core@jsps.go.jp

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms
TEL +81-3-3263-1791
FAX +81-3-3234-3700
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Core-to-Core Program

List of Adopted Projects

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

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 Research Center 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, 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 Institute for Global 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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List of FY2017 Projects

(Apr. 2017 - Mar. 2020)
No. Project Title Core Institute, (Coordinator) (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 The research for the culture of contemporary Hand-Made Paper and artistic expression. ~With the focus on the revival of Samarkand paper~ Aichi University of the Arts,
SHIBAZAKI Koji,
Professor
Uzbekistan National Institute of Fine Art and Design named after Kamoliddin Bekhzod
China Dalian Nationalities University
2 Formation of International Center of Excellence to Promote Teacher Education on ESD Okayama University,
FUJII Hiroki,
Professor
Indonesia Indonesia University of Education
Laos Bankeun Teacher College
Mongolia National University of Mongolia
Myanmar Sagaing University of Education
Korea Cheongju National University of Education
China The Chinese University of Hong Kong
3 Research cooperation between ICDP projects to drill into seismic zones in South Africa and India Ritsumeikan University,
OGASAWARA Hiroshi,
Professor
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand
India Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
4 Japan-South-East Asia Collaboration Hub of Bioplastics Study Osaka University,
UYAMA Hiroshi,
Professor
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
Indonesia Indonesian Institute of Sciences-LIPI
Philippines University of the Philippines
5 Establishment of Partnership among Mineral and Geothermal Resources in Asia and Africa Region by Near Future Generation Geoscientists Kyushu University,
YONEZU Kotaro,
Associate Professor
Indonesia Gadjah Mada University
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Mongolia Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Myanmar University of Yangon
Algeria University of Science and Technology, Houari Boumediene
Egypt Egyptian Nuclear Materials Authority
Kenya University of Nairobi
South
Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Botswana Botswana International University of Science and Technology
6 Collaborative research network on standardization of design and construction for hot weather concreting based on Asian climate and materials Saitama University,
ASAMOTO Shingo,
Associate Professor
Thailand Thammasat University
Vietnam National University of Civil Engineering 
Sri Lanka University of Moratuwa
7 Data Collection Network in Asia, Africa, and Latin America by CubeSat Constellation Kyushu Institute of Technology,
CHO Mengu,
Professor
Philippines University of the Philippines Diliman
Sudan Institute of Space Research and Aerospace
Malaysia Universiti Teknologi MARA
Bhutan Ministry of Information & Communications
Taiwan National Cheng Kung University
Thailand King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
Ghana All Nations University College
Bangladesh BRAC University
Mongolia National University of Mongolia
Nigeria Federal University of Technology, Akure
Ethiopia Bahir Dar University
Nepal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Sri Lanka Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT)
8 Sustainable Asian vertebrate species diversity research network and young researcher development The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University,
MOTOKAWA Masaharu,
Professor
Korea Seoul National University
China Shandong University
Vietnam Vietnam National Museum of Nature
Laos National University of Laos
Myanmar University of Yangon
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Malaysia University of Malaya
Indonesia Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
9 Establishment of international collaborating center for controlling tick-borne protozoan diseases Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine,
XUAN Xuenan,
Professor
Vietnam Hue University
Thailand Kasetsart University
Philippines De La Salle University
Sri Lanka Department of Animal Production and Health
10 Enhancement of the livestock productivity and reinforcement of countermeasure for prevention of animal infectious diseases in Southeast Asia by a cooperation with research bases with a hub function University of Miyazaki,
MISAWA Naoaki,
Professor
Thailand Department of Livestock Development
Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
11 Establishing research network for control of childhood acute respiratory infections in Asia and Africa Graduate School of Medicine,
Tohoku University,
OSHITANI Hitoshi,
Professor
Philippines Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)
Indonesia The State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN)
Cambodia National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
Zambia The University Teaching Hopspital (UTH)
12 Formation of gastrointestinal infectious disease center mainly focused on Helic obacter pylori infection in African countries Oita University,
YAMAOKA Yoshio,
Professor
Congo University of Mbujimayi
Kenya The Kisii teaching and referral hospital
Nigeria University of Ibadan
South
Africa
University of Venda
Rwanda Kigali University Teaching Hospital

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