“Dynamics of ethic group reorganization at a border society in globalization era : Area comparison between Southeast Asia and East Asia”
Nagatsu Kazufumi (Regular Researcher of Acri）
2014 - 2016
The aim of this research is to understand the dynamics of transformation of border society in South East Asia and East Asia. Focusing on the process of reorganization of ethnic groups to analyse and find out it from the perspective of area comparison. The targets for the comparison are country borders of small islands in Southeast Asia (Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia) and those of maritime area in East Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China). Specifically, the following two topics are the targets for consideration.
1: Changes of systems and practices for immigration controls and border security regarding border administration in these two areas
2: Changes of social space/network of ethnic groups who live in a zone across borders and transformation of their identity related to the ethnicity regarding area ethnic dynamics
The research team strives to clarify the process and pattern of differences, similarities, and regional characteristics of how the people in the two regional communities have reorganized themselves since globalization in the 90’s, while the border administration system has been changing.
Archives: The Past Research Projects
“Relations of Western Law and Local Customs of East Asia and Southeast Asia”
Goto Takehide（Regular Researcher of Acri）
2012 - 2014
Current laws in East Asia and Southeast Asia are often built on imitating Western modern laws. However, those areas have many traditional custom laws. Therefore, national established laws that are based on custom laws and Western modern laws are interoperated with laws. The form of inter-operation greatly vary depending on the area. In East Asia, common laws are often integrated with national established laws while in Islamic countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, there is a multi-layered relation among common laws, national established laws, and Islamic laws.
In this research project, the target is the Asian area. It’s divided into 2 large groups; East Asia and Southeast Asia, and the specific development of their common laws, national established laws, and other laws are examined to find out the reality of each area’s common laws. Since it’s not clear for foreign researchers to see, the research team chooses collaborative research with local researchers to clarify this issue.
“Studies on Transnational Way of Life in Asian Peripheries: Comparative Perspective of East Asia and Southeast Asia”
Matsumoto Seiichi (Regular Researcher of Acri）
2011 - 2013
The aims of this project are broken down into the following four points.
In addition, consider Asians who are in a more and more globalizing world including Europe to contribute to reconsideration of modern national state view.
“The Roles of the Asian People on the Formation of the Modern Japanese Ethnic Sports”
Ishii Takanori（Regular Researcher of Acri）
2011 - 2013
This research regards the roles of Asian people who greatly took an important duty for ethnic sport formation in modern Japan before and after Word WarⅡ, and particularly focused on the Tatar Turkish, who are South Asian people and contributed to martial arts in Japan after World War Ⅱ. The goals of this research is to discover basic materials necessary for academic research and build databases to find out roles of Asian people who are seldom the target for academic research, based on the gathered information.
“Some suggestions on "General Principles of Commercial Law of China"”
Inoue Takaya (Regular Researcher of Acri）
In China and Taiwan, it is characteristic that foreign-affiliated companies and joint-venture companies that dominant economic activities in these areas don’t have many general stockholders unlike Japan. Also, South Korea has chaebol companies. Therefore, a consideration on business combination law and corporate governancefrom the health of administration is required. This research reviews corporate governance of domestic companies in China, South Korea and Taiwan as well as foreign-affiliated companies and joint-venture companies from both sides of laws and practical operations.
“Structural changes in the Chinese rural economy and the labor market: comparative research of Japan and China on the Lewis turning point”
Hao Renping（Regular Researcher of Acri）
2009 - 2011
This research covers policies carried out by the Chinese government, especially the Policy of Constructing a New Socialist Countryside, for the Three Rural Issues (rural areas, agriculture, farmers) which should be urgently resolved in modern Chinese society. The policy content, implementation status and problems are researched through field investigation. The aim of this research is to find out how farmers take the path of getting out of poverty and transition to high income earners under the policies, and how they affect the Three Rural Issues, particularly the structural change of rural areas and agriculture.
“Trans-national community in Asian borders: for cornerstone of area comparison”
Matsumoto Seiichi（Regular Researcher of Acri）
“Basic Studies about the Turkish & Tatar Muslims in the Modern Japan”
Misawa Nobuo (Regular Researcher of Acri）
【Research Project of Institutes for Young Research Fellows】
“Basic research on “Niu-Li Factional Struggles” in Tang dynasty”
Takeuchi Yosuke（Post-graduate researcher of Acri）
【Research Projects Sponsored by the Japanese Government】
“Economic growth and acculturation due to urbanization in East Asian and Southeast Asian countries:Comparison among major metropolitan areas, local areas and rural areas”
Collaborative research for “The promoting base of academic frontier/Academic Research Promotion Work in Private Universities” of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology” (The name was changed to “Strategic Research Foundation Grant-aided Project for Private Universities” in April, 2008)
Higa Yuten（Regular Researcher of Acri）
April 2002- March 2007 (5 years)
April 2007 - March 2010(3 years, extension requested）
【Research Project of Institutes, TOYO University】