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 (C) General SASAGAWA Hideo A Study on the Establishment of National Buddhism in Modern and Contemporary Cambodia
2 Scientific Research (C) General SEIKE Kumi A Study of Impact of Realistic Turn on Sociological Theory: A Reconsideration from the viewpoint of "Ontology / Epistemology"
3 Scientific Research (C) General TAKEKAWA Shunichi A History of Conservative Journalism in postwar Japan: Differences and Transformation of Yomiuri and Sankei
4 Scientific Research (C) General TAHARA Hiroki Revival of Vietnamese Bolero music
5 Scientific Research (C) General QIAN XUEPENG International comparative study on waste separation behavior change
6 Scientific Research (C) General ALCANTARA Lailani Laynesa Investigating the hybridity and scaling strategies of for-profit social enterprises
7 Scientific Research (C) General KIM Rebecca ChungHee Value-oriented Inclusive Leadership of Asia: Harnessing the Link between the Varieties of Capitalism and CSR
8 Scientific Research (C) General SAITO Hiroaki The role of staff breakrooms in employees' psychophysiological recovery, well-being, and performance
9 Scientific Research (C) General KANAI Shusuke Customer Value Creation Mechanism in Small Local Cinemas: A Comparative Study of Japan and the UK
10 Early-Career Scientists YAMAURA Koichi Analyzing the impact of restrained buying behavior caused by discrepancies existing in information sources and messengers on food systems
11 ​Early-Career Scientists FAN Pengda Investors' interest pertaining to gender diversification in firms selected for The Nadeshiko Brand and IPO firms
12 ​Early-Career Scientists SEVIGNY Paul Developing Bilingual Short Stories and Community Literacy Activists
13 ​Publication of Scientific Research Results KIKKAWA Takuro Politics, military affairs and social movements in Jordan: regime-security frameworks for the survival of the kingdom
14 Challenging Research (Exploratory) MANTELLO Peter A. Technology, Criminality and Law Enforcement in Pre-Crime Society
15 Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)) SAITO Hiroaki Inducing pro-environmental behavior in tourists for the sustainable development of Japan's tourism and hospitality industries