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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 Completed Projects

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

List of FY2016 Projects

(Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2019)
No. Project Title Core Institute, (Coordinator) (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Establishment 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
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Laos National University of Laos
Thailand Silpakorn University
Myanmar Mandalay Technological University
2 Construction of global environmental study basis through practical approaches based on the Asia Platform Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University,
SHIBATA Shozo,
Professor
Vietnam Hue University
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Vietnam The University of Danang
Laos University of Champasak
Cambodia Royal University of Agriculture
Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Thailand Mahidol University
Malaysia University of Malaya
3 Study of GNSS satellite anomaly in the Asian and African equatorial region Nagoya University
SHIOKAWA Kazuo, Professor
Nigeria National Space Research and Development Agency
Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Thailand Chiang Mai University
4 Asian Chemical Biology Initiative Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences / Institute for Chemical research, Kyoto University,
UESUGI Motonari, Professor
Korea Seoul National University
China Tsinghua University
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
India Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
5 Establishment of observing means for dynamics of the Earth environment in Asia with micro-satellites Hokkaido University,
TAKAHASHI Yukihiro, Professor
Philippines University of the Philippines Diliman
Vietnam Vietnam National Satellite Center
Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Myanmar Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University
Mongolia National University of Mongolia
Thailand King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Malaysia Multimedia University
Bangladesh Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization
6 Research Hub for Compact Mobility Model in the ASEAN Region Nagoya University,
ICHINO Ryoichi,
Professor
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Laos National University of Laos
7
Research and education network on Southeast Asian coastal ecosystems
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute,
The University of Tokyo,
SAITO Hiroaki,
Professor
Indonesia Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia
Philippines University of the Philippines, Visayas
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Vietnam Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
8 Developing a network of long-term research field stations to monitor environmental changes and ecosystem responses in Asian forests Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo,
KAMATA Naoto,
Professor
Korea Seoul National University
Taiwan National Taiwan University
Thailand Kasetsart University
Malaysia University Malaysia Sabah
9 Research Exchange in Genome Cohort Studies for Field Malaria Parasites, Dengue
Viruses and Vector Insects
The University of Tokyo
SUZUKI Yutaka,
Professor
Indonesia Sam Ratulangi University
Thailand Mahidol University
10 Development of National Malaria Elimination Strategy in Kenya Graduate School of Medicine,
Osaka City University,
KANEKO Akira,
Professor
Kenya Kenya Medical Research Institute
China Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
11 Establishment pf Toyama-Asia-Africa Pharmaceutical Network (TAA-PharmNet) for Development of
New Drugs Based on the Natural Medicine
University of Toyama,
YAKURA Takayuki, Professor
China Shandong University
Korea Kyung Hee University
Indonesia University of Hasanudin
Egypt Cairo University
12 Collaborative work to develop platform for zoonotic infectious diseases among Japan, Egypt and Asian countries Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
NAKAYA Takaaki, Professor
Egypt Damanhour University
Thailand Mahidol University
Mongolia Hustai National Park trust

List of FY2015 Projects

(Apr. 2015 - Mar. 2018)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia with Networking Researchers, Practitioners and Information Center for Southeast Asian Studies,
Kyoto University,
YAMAMOTO Hiroyuki, Associate Professor
Indonesia Syiah Kuala University
Philippines Ateneo de Manila University
Malaysia Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia
2 Collaborative Research on Transitional Justice and Inclusive Economic Development in Developing ASEAN Countries Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University,
NAKANISHI Yoshihiro,  Associate Professor
Cambodia Royal University of Phnom Penh
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Myanmar University of Yangon
3 International Research Collaborations and Networking on Extreme Weather in Changing Climate in the Maritime Continent Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University,
YODEN Shigeo,
Professor
Indonesia Institut Teknologi Bandung
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
4 Advanced Research Network for Asian Cutting-Edged Organic Chemistry Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University,
IWABUCHI Yoshiharu, Professor
China Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry 
Korea Seoul National Univerisity
Taiwan National Tsing Hua University
Thailand Chulabhorn Research Institute
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
Malaysia University of Malaya
5 Establishment of Asian Model for Research and Education on Urban Water Resource Management Tokyo Institute of Technology,
YOSHIMURA Chihiro, Associate Professor
Thailand Kasetsart University
Cambodia Institute of Technology of Cambodia
6 Establishment of the Southeast Asia Research and Education Centerfor Disaster Reduction and Environmental Monitoring using Satellite Remote Sensing Graduate School of Science and Technology for Innovation,
Yamaguchi University,
MIURA usanori,
Professor
Indonesia Udayana University
Vietnam Hanoi University of Aguriculture
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
East Timor East Timor University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Peru Natoinal University of Engineering
7 Study on genetic and zoonotic risks of extinction of local populations of great apes. Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University,
FURUICHI Takeshi, Professor
DR Congo University of Kinshasa
DR Congo Research Center for Ecology and Forestry
DR Congo Research Center for Natural Science
Guinea Environmental Research Institute of Bossou
Guinea University of Conakry
Guinea University of N'Zerekore
Uganda Makerere University
Uganda Mbarara Univ. for Science and Technology
8 Establishment of Chemical Hazard Commission for Africa Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine,
Hokkaido University,
ISHIZUKA Mayumi,
Professor
Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Nigeria University of Benin
Ehiopia Univeristy of Gondar
Cameroon University of Yaounde I
South Africa North West University
Egypt Zagazig University
Zambia University of Zambia
Sudan University of Gezira
9 Continuous remote medical education for the diagnosis of early gastric cancer in Asia Kyushu University,
SHIMIZU Shuji,       Professor
Indonesia University of Indonesia
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Malaysia University of Malaya
China Peking Union Medical College
Vietnam E Hospital
10 Development of midwifery personnel training model for maternal and newborn mortality reduction in Asia and Africa Graduate School of Nursing Science, HORIUCHI Shigeko,  Professor Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Indonesia Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah

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List of FY2014 Projects

(Apr.2014 - Mar.2017)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Negotiating Values in Multicultural Environment: Toward the symbiosis from Islamic Area Studies Organization for Islamic Area Studies,
Waseda University,
TANADA Hirofumi ,
Professor
Malaysia Asia- Europe Institute, University of Malaya
UAE Faculty of Arts and Humanities, New York University Abu Dhabi
2 Study on Education Finance and Administration in Asia and Africa/ A Sustainable Program to Nurture Young Researchers
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, OGAWA Keiichi,
Profssor
Myanmar Yangon University of Education
Thailand Chiang Mai University
Laos National University of Laos
Egypt Cairo University
Yemen Education Research Development Center
Uganda Makerere University
Malawi University of Malawi
Korea Seoul National University
China Fudan University
Viietnam Vietnam National University
3 Collaborative Research between Mongolia, China and Japan on Outbreaks of Asian
Dust and Environmental Regime Shift
Nagoya Universiry,
KAI Kenji,
Professor
Mongolia National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring
China Lanzhou University
4 New Consortium Creation and Cultivation of Young Scientist on Earth Resources in Asia and Africa Region Kyushu University,
WATANABE Koichiro, Professor
Indonesia Gadjah Mada University
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Mongolia Mongolian University. of Science and Technology
Algeria University of Sciences and Technology, Houari Boumediene
Egypt Nuclear Materials Authority
5 Resources Oriented Sanitation Model for Developing Regions Hokkaido University,
FUNAMIZU Naoyuki, Drector
Burkina Faso International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering 
Zambia University of Zambia,Integrated Water Resources Management Centre
Indonesia Research Center for Physics, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences
6 Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity Network Platform with Combining Researchers,
Specimens and Information
The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University,
MOTOKAWA Masaharu,
Professor
China Shandong University
Korea Seoul National University
Vietnam Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources VAST
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Malaysia University of Malaya
Indonesia Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Myanmar University of Yangon
7 Establishment of Asia insect biomedical research network Kyoto Institute of Technology,
YAMAGUCHI Masamitsu,
Professor
Vietnam University of Science VNU-HCM
Thailand Chiang Mai University
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
Korea Pusan National University
8 Plant Science and Resource Innovative Research Core with Pan African University Okayama University,
SAKAMOTO Wataru,
Professor
Kenya Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Uganda Makerere University
9 Development of human resources of medical science aiming to eradicate hepatitis B virus-related liver diseases in East Asia Kanazawa University,
KANEKO Shuichi, Professor
China Sichuan University
Vietnam Hanoi Medical University
Mongolia National University of Mongolia
10 Frontier program of vector-borne diseases in west africa The Jikei University,
KANUKA Hirotaka, Professor
Nigeria University of Ibadan
Burkina Faso Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme

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List of FY2013 Projects

(Apr.2013 - Mar.2016)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 Establishment of the Network for Safeguarding and Development of the Cultural Heritage in the Mekong Basin Countries Waseda University,
KOIWA Masaki ,
Associate Professor
Cambodia Royal University of Fine Art
Vietnam Hue University
Laos National University of Laos
Thailand Silpakorn University
Myanmar Mandalay Technological University
2 Formulation of the cooperation hub for global environmental studies in Indochina region Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University,
FUJII Shigeo,
Professor
Vietnam Hue University
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Vietnam Danang University of Technology
Laos Champasak University
Cambodia Royal University of Agriculture
Thailand Khon Kaen University
3 Observations of the equatorial ionosphere in south-east Asia and west Africa Nagoya University,
SHIOKAWA Kazuo,
Professor
Nigeria Federal University of Technology, Akure
Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Cote d'Ivoire Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny
Thailand Chiang Mai University
4 Development of novel technology for disease prevention and diagnosis in East Africa and India Hokkaido University,
NISHIMURA Shinichiro,
Professor
Ethiopia Ethiopian Public Health Institute
India University of Mysore
5 Establishment of Educational Hub on Biomass-based Material Research for Green Mobility Nagoya University,
HARAGUCHI Tetsunori,
Designated Professor
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science and Technology
6 Standardization and dissemination of mitigation technologies for landslide disasters Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo,
UCHIMURA Taro,
Associate Professor
China Inst.of Mountain Hazards and Environment
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University
Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology
Thailand Kasetsart University
Sri Lanka University of Moratuwa
7 Integrated Water Resource and Environmental Management for Asian and African Mega-delta under Climate Change Effects Tokyo Institute of Technology,
SAAVEDRA VALERIANO Oliver Cristian,
Associate Professor
Egypt Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
8 Study for wildlife conservation in the Western Tanzania Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University,
IDANI Genichi,
Professor
Ttanzania Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute
9 Multidisciplinary approach for harmonizing aquatic environment / ecosystem
conservation and fisheries innovation in Lake Victoria, Kenya
Nagasaki University,
HAGIWARA Atsushi,
Professor
Kenya Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
10 Malaria elimination and development in Tropical Africa: a research venture of Japan, China and Kenya on islands in Lake Victoria Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University,
KANEKO Akira,
Professor
Kenya Ministry of Health
China Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
11 Analyzing circulating pattern of influenza virus in tropical and subtropical Asia to contribute to global prevention and control of influenza Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University,
SAITO Reiko,
Professor
Myanmar Department of Medical Research
Malaysia University of Kebangsaan
Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Lebanon American University of Beirut

List of FY2012 Projects

(Apr. 2012 - Mar. 2015)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute
(Partner)
1 New Horizons in Asian Museums and Museology National Institutes for the Humanities, National Museum of Ethnology,
SONODA Naoko,
Professor
Thailand Kanchanaphisek National Museum
Myanmar Myanmar National Museum, Ministry of Culture
Mongolia Mongolian National University of Science and Technology
2 Research on Financial Economics and Promotion of Young Economists in East Asia Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo,
FUKUDA Shinichi,
Professor
Korea Seoul National University
Philippines University of the Philippines
Thailand Thammasat University
3 Formation of Preliminary Center for Capacity Building for Space Weather Research Kyushu University,
YOSHIKAWA Akimasa,
Lecturer
Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space Indonesia
Philippines Manila Observatory
Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Nigeria National Space Research and Development Agency
Egypt Helwan University
4 Enhancement of Academic Network on Advanced Mg Alloys at Yellow Sea Rim Region for Competition with North America and Europe Kumamoto University,
TAKASHIMA Kazuki,
Professor
Korea KITECH (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology)
China Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Taiwan National Sun Yat-Sen University
5 Establishment of Research and Education Hub on Rare Metal Resources Science and
Engineering by Collaboration among Resources Frontier Countries and Japan
Akita University,
ADACHI Tsuyoshi,
Professor
Botswana University of Botswana
Mongolia Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Kazakhstan East Kazakhstan State Technical University
6 Conservation of isolated populations of great apes of the genus Pan Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Kyoto University,
FURUICHI Takeshi,
Professor
D.R.Congo Research Center for Ecology and Forestry
D.R.Congo University of Kinshasa
Guinea Environmental Research Inst. of Bossou
Guinea University of N'Zerekore
Uganda Mbarara Univ. for Science and Technology
Uganda Makerere University
7 Establishment of International Toxicology Consortium with 8 African Countries Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine,
Hokkaido University,
ISHIZUKA Mayumi,
Professor
Egypt Zagazig University
Ethiopia Univeristy of Gondar
Cameroon University of Yaounde I
Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Zambia University of Zambia
South Africa University of Johannesburg
Sudan University of Gezira
Nigeria University of Ilorin
8 Creation of Research Hub and Capability Building on Integrated Watershed Environment Management Tools in Southeast Asian Developing Countries Kyushu University,
HIRAMATSU Kazuaki,
Professor
Vietnam Water Resources University, Vietnam
9 Research Exchange in Genome Cohort Studies for Field Malaria Parasites and Vect
or Insects
The University of Tokyo,
SUZUKI Yutaka,
Associate Professor
Indonesia Sam Ratulangi University
Thailand Mahidol University
10 Networking for research on host-pathogen interaction of Tuberculosis and mycobacterium-related diseases Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo,
TOKUNAGA Katsushi,
Professor
Thailand Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Singapore Genome Institute of Singapore
Korea University of Ulsan College of Medicine
Indonesia YARSI University
11 Situational Analysis of Asbestos-related Diseases in Asia University of Occupational & Environmental Health,
TAKAHASHI Ken,
Professor
Vietnam National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health(NIOEH)
Mongolia Health Sciences University of Mongolia
Thailand Khon Kaen University
Malaysia United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute