Keio Global Research Institute (KGRI) Concludes an Agreement with Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University to Promote Joint Research2018.05.29
A Reischauer-Keio joint research project, "The "Constitution" of Postwar Japan," was launched as part of Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI)'s Core Projects (Security Initiative) which were introduced this year. KGRI and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University concluded an agreement and held a signing ceremony at Harvard University on May 5, 2018. Cooperation between the two institutions is now expected to deepen as the two parties rigorously promote this joint research.
Although this collaborative research will reexamine the history of postwar Japan centered on the constitution, following that the purpose of the "constitution" is to outline the "basic structure and system of the nation," researchers from Japan, the US, and Asia will look beyond legalistic considerations such as interpretations of the constitution and arguments for constitutional amendment and study the various phenomena that built basic structures after the war through a variety of disciplines, including history, sociology, politics, law, and the humanities. Professor Helen Hardacre of Harvard University (Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society) and Professor Keigo Komamura of the Faculty of Law at Keio University have been named as project co-directors to help promote this research. Over the next three years, workshops will be held at both institutions and the outcomes from the joint research are planned to be made public through publications.
Announcement of the conclusion of the agreement on the website of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies' Constitutional Revision Research Project at Harvard University.
This joint research took over from the joint research project of the same name carried out by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Keio University Faculty of Law between 2015 and 2017. The website for the Reischauer-Keio joint research project, "The "Constitution" of Postwar Japan," is hosted by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.
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