Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
The University of Tokyo

Back to Directory
Previous | Next


Takahiro Nakajima


Yasushi Oki

Deputy General Manager

Yuji Sano


Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo is a global centre for scholars wishing to understand and study the Asian past, present and future through methodologies associated with the humanities and social sciences. Its members cover a broad range of academic disciplines in their research, including literature, history, archaeology, philosophy and thought, art history, anthropology, law, politics, economics and sociology. The chief task of the Institute and its staff is to disseminate a wealth of reliable and up-to-date information about the countries of Asia and its various regions by applying these disciplines broadly and employing a creative methodological style which unites often diverse approaches.