Research and Information Center for Asian Studies (RICAS), attached to the Institute, continues to support construction of databases. The plan is to build an Institute of Oriental Culture Digital Archive that will include all computerized databases existing at the Institute that are concerned with both documentary and artifact source materials (including those of the Center).




ASIA (from Pan-Asian Studies Department)

  • Japan and the World Data Base
  • This is a data base covering postwar Japanese politics and international relations. It will provide the means to study important documents, speeches, events and abbreviations.

  • Asia Barometer
  • This a project which surveys according to determines points the daily lives of ordinary people in Asia. Public opinion polls are conducted annually in various regions of Asia, and, together with accumulated empirical data, are analyzed and discussed with researcher both in Japan and abroad.