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Institutes


Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture

The Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture was founded in 1954 with the help of a subsidy from the Harvard-Yenching Institute. It was the first comparative cultural studies institute in Japan. The purpose of the institute is to conduct comparative cultural studies in the humanities, sociology, and natural sciences, and to study and collect historical materials on Christianity and Christian culture in Japan.


The Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture


Maruyama Masao Center for the History of Ideas

Maruyama Masao Center for the History of Ideas was established in 2002 as an affiliate of the institute in response to the donation of the collection of books, manuscripts, notes and correspondence of the late Masao Maruyama, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo.


Maruyama Masao Center for the History of Ideas


Institute for Women's Studies

The Institute for Women's Studies conducts various research projects organized by the institute and individual researchers, and holds public lectures and seminars concerning the role of women in history, literature and society, including work and education.


The Institute for Women's Studies' Original English Website