Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Projects

Mainly managed by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) are governmental competitive funds that aim to significantly develop scientific research. KAKENHI covers basic to applied research in all fields, ranging from the humanities and the social sciences to the natural sciences. For more information on KAKENHI, please click here .

In promoting research at APU, the Research Office provides support and assistance for all faculty members applying for KAKENHI.


No. Category Principal Investigator Research Title
1 Scientific Research (A) General YOTSUMOTO Yukio A Comparative Study on Creating Sustainable Communities through Tourism in Depopulating Areas During the Pandemic Era
2 Scientific Research (B) General VAFADARI Kazem Rural Development and Community Resiliency Through Agriculture Heritage Tourism
3 Scientific Research (C) General HASUDA Takashi A Research on Maps of Southeast Asia in History Textbooks: Focusing on Maps about the Red Seal Ship Trade and the Japanese Quarter
4 Scientific Research (C) General TATEYAMA Hirokuni Fundamental Research on the Introduction of Cultural Anthropology into High School Education
5 Scientific Research (C) General NATSUDA Kaoru Environmental Regulations in the EU and New Developments in the Automotive Industry
6 Scientific Research (C) General BEISE-ZEE Marian Understanding and Improving Public Attitudes in Japan towards Corporate Takeovers by Chinese Firms
7 Scientific Research (C) General ITOI Kiyu Exploring Discursive Language Practices and the Role of Translanguaging in Japanese University Classrooms
8 Early-Career Scientists HIRANO Miharu Research on the Changing Functions of International Institutions for Preventing and Resolving Water Conflicts
9 Early-Career Scientists ROUX Petrus Willem Cultivating Cultural Intelligence (CQ): Designing a Pedagogy for the 21st Century
10 Early-Career Scientists KUBO Takayuki Research on Enhancing Global Competitiveness of Regions through the Formation of Tourism Industry-Based Hot Spring Clusters
11 Early-Career Scientists YOUN Seung Ho On Being Community Members: Exploring Psychological Mechanisms of Community Identity Construction through Community-Based Tourism
12 Early-Career Scientists SUN Yiyang How to Transform and Upgrade Hotels in Japan to JP Hotel+ in the Post-COVID-19 Age?