About ARI Asiatic Research Institute

The Center for Contemporary Japanese Studies

Asiatic Research Institute of Korea University
 
The Center for Contemporary Japanese Studies

The ARI Center for Contemporary Japanese Studies (CCJS) was founded to conduct research on contemporary Japan in the context of East Asian studies. In order to fulfill such a purpose, the center aims to continuously seek research themes on both contemporary Japan and Japan in the East Asian region and build a data base through joint research projects.

The center consists of two offices, namely the Office of Politics & Economy Research and the Office of Society & Culture Research. The two offices operate in close collaboration with each other. In addition, the center plans to invite or appoint researchers in related fields as either advisors or joint researchers, if required.

  •  Chief researcher of the Office of Politics & Economy Research: Dong-jun Lee (Korea University ARI HK research professor)
  •  Chief researcher of the Office of Society & Culture Research: Kyeong-su Rah (Korea University ARI HK research professor)
Activities
More specifically, the center actively engages in—
  •  carrying out joint research projects on East Asia and contemporary Japan;
  •  conducting surveys on contemporary Japanese society;
  •  hosting and participating in conferences;
  •  holding a regular research meeting called
  •  publishing newsletters, monographs, and related publications;
  •  establishing an international research network.