Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture
The Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC), established in 1981, is a research organization for developing and promoting interdisciplinary studies in social sciences and humanities from a comparative perspective. Most members are professors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts (former Faculty of Comparative Culture), which is the only existing educational institution in Japan authorized to grant bachelor's and master's degrees based on courses taught in English. This faculty, consisting of professors from North America, the EU, Japan and other Asian nations, is multi-cultural with diverse disciplinary and area study backgrounds. The specializations of ICC members include business, economics, history, literature, art, and area studies, strongly focusing on Asia, especially Japan. The Institute promotes and assists research activities of ICC members, hosts guest speakers, holds conferences and workshops, and supports research activities of visiting researchers.
|Contact||7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
|Website||http://www.fla.sophia.ac.jp/icc/index.htm (link opens in a new window)|