Research Collaboration

Administrative Structure

*As of March 31st, 2018

Collaboration in Japan
Research Institutions

  1. Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  2. Doshisha University
  3. Nagasaki University
  4. Kyoto Sangyo University
  5. Tottori University of Environmental Studies
  6. Kyoto University
  7. Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University
  8. Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society, Kyushu University
  9. Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University
  10. Faculty of Engineering, GI-CoRE, Faculty of Health Sciences, Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
  11. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  12. Kyushu University
  13. Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

Municipal Governments and Other Agencies

  1. Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture
  2. Kyoto Municipal Science Center for Youth
  3. Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Center (FAMIC)
  4. Ono City, Fukui Prefecture
  5. Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture
  6. Inabe City, Mie Prefecture
  7. Kyoto Prefectural Hokuryo Senior High School
  8. Kyoto Prefectural Rakuhoku High School
  9. Miyazaki Prefecture
  10. NHK Educational Corporation
  11. Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture

International Collaboration

Memoranda of Understanding and Research Cooperation Agreements (As of March 31st, 2018)

AUSTRIA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
BANGLADESH International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
BHUTAN College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan
  • East China Normal University
  • Hainan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Peking University
  • People's Government of Changzhou City
  • Yunnan Health and Development Research Association
FRANCE La Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
  • The Agency of Peatland Restoration (Badan Restorasi Gambut)
  • The Center for International Forestry Research
  • Indonesian Institute of Sciences
LAOS Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ministry of Health
  • Laguna Lake Development Authority
  • University of the Philippines Diliman
  • University of Santo Tomas
RUSSIA Far Eastern Federal University
SWEDEN The Sven Hedin Foundation
TAIWAN Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
THAILAND Rice Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
UNITED KINGDOM Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA University of California, Berkeley
ZAMBIA University of Zambia



Project meeting for research exchange (Sep, 2017)

Project meeting for research exchange (Sep, 2017)

New Development of Ecohealth Research in Asia

This project is a collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology and the National Institute of Japanese Literature, supported by the National Institutes for the Humanities. It adopts an Ecohealth approach that places human health in a wider ecosystem context and explores the linkages among livelihoods, food and subsistence, ecological environment and demographic and social change in Asia. Through historical examination of concepts of health in East Asia and contemporary fieldwork in communities in Laos, China and Japan experiencing rapid demographic change, the project aims to move beyond disease-oriented understandings to a holistic and positive appreciation of health in specific contexts and places.

>> Website of Ecohealth


Future Earth

Future Earth is a major international research platform providing knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world (see It aims to generate solutions-oriented research and innovation to address complex global problems, by linking the expertise of researchers across disciplines with policy-makers, business leaders, practitioners and other societal partners. The Collaboration Division in the RIHN Center is actively engaged in the co-design of research development, and hosts the Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia . The Centre supports the development of Future Earth in the region, helps connect researchers and other stakeholders, and facilitates the formation of regionally relevant and credible governance structures for the initiative. The Centre has convened a Regional Advisory Committee to accelerate the regional development of Future Earth and supported the launch of two Future Earth programs focused in Asia: Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA) and Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability – Future Earth (MAIRS-FE). The Centre also leads the development of a Knowledge-Action Network on the focal topic of “Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

Website of Future Earth 

>> Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia Website
A map of the Future Earth Community in Asia has been developed on the website. This map shows people and institutions in the region that are actively engaged in Future Earth activities.

Future Earth session at the 17th Conference of Science Council of Asia At the session the Future Earth community in Asia discussed

Future Earth session at the 17th Conference of Science Council of Asia At the session the Future Earth community in Asia discussed "Air Pollution and Human Health in Asia" as a priority issue for the region.

Japan Strategic Research Agenda (JSRA)

The 6th International Workshop on Future Earth in Asia: Sustainable Consumption in Asia