Bringing together the research results and resources accumulated by its six constituent institutes, NIHU plans and implements inter-institutional research that promotes the opening up of new
perspectives and the further advancement of research. Under the Second Medium-Term Plan (FY 2010–2015), this program focuses on two themes: Comprehensive Research on Human Cultural
Resources and A Historical Synthesis of Nature and Culture in Asia. Since FY 2012, following the Great East Japan Earthquake the previous year, NIHU has supported the Research in the Human
Sciences on Catastrophic Disasters project; studies begun under this project are now in their final year.
Inter-Institutional Research Themes
Second Medium-Term Period (FY2010-2015)
First Medium-Term Period (FY2005-2009)