India-Japan Laboratory

Date of establishment2019/12/01
Director
Contact
Keio University, Shonan-Fujisawa Campus, ε503

Objective

India is characterized by its long history and civilization, diversity in ethnic group, culture, religion, food, climate and many more. In the present decade, the relationship between Japan and India is advancing on a faster note than ever before. In pursuance to expand the horizons of Japan-India relations, it is essential to maximize the interactions of human resource especially of the young generation of both nations. To attain this, institutional cooperation may play a significant role.

 

The laboratory aims to undertake cutting edge bilateral / multilateral research on different topics, and to enhance higher education collaboration and partnership, and facilitate exchange of intellectual capital. The lab collectively addresses, analyzes, learns and nurtures the issues related to India and Japan and beyond, and make it more relevant to the global communities under three key pillars:

  1. Environment, development, economics, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
  2. Existing, new and emerging technologies (Data science, AI, IOT)
  3. Culture, yoga, history, art, music, film, religion and language.

 

Outline of research activity plan

* First Year

  • Course on Indian Studies (in spring semester): A new course starts from April 2020, aiming to enhance understanding on depth and diversity of India. The course explains the partnership areas of India Japan bilateral collaboration. This course aims to reflect the outputs of bilateral cooperative research.
  • Research idea incubation: Specific research collaboration opportunities are developed through incubation of different research ideas under the three pillars mentioned above, and bilateral research collaboration is facilitated. This includes field research, internship, industry attachment and leadership program, and start-ups incubation.
  • Seminar and India Forum: India Forum is organized in SFC ORF (Open Research Forum). Thematic seminars with invited personalities are arranged.

* Second Year

  • Course on Indian Studies (in spring semester): The course on Indian Studies would be continued. This course aims to reflect the outputs of bilateral cooperative research.
  • Project implementation and publication: Specific project ideas incubated in Year 1 would be implemented in year 2, and publication / output products would be developed. New project proposals would be formed.
  • Seminar and India Forum: India Forum would be organized in SFC ORF (Open Research Forum). Thematic seminars with invited personalities are arranged.

* Third Year

  • Indian Studies Course (in spring semester): The course on Indian Studies would be continued. This course aims to reflect the outputs of bilateral cooperative research.
  • Development and implementation of new projects: Based on first two years of outputs, new projects would be developed in all three areas: environment-development, technology, and art and culture. Specific research publications would be prepared.
  • Seminar and India Forum: India Forum would be organized in SFC ORF (Open Research Forum). Thematic seminars with invited personalities are arranged.

Brochure IJL Keio University

Coursework Compilation for India class 2020

Social Innovation Online Hackathon 2020

Researchers, managers and professors

Rajib ShawDirector Professor,Graduate School of Media and Governance
environment, disaster, SDG, climate change, ST policy and application
Satoko Oki Associate Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
earthquake risk reduction, disaster education
Vibhas Sukhwani Graduate Student,Graduate School of Media and Governance
urban rural linkage, disaster resilience
Jun Murai Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies Professor
internet, cyber security, technology development
Hiroya Tanaka Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
community-based solutions with new technologies, fabrication lab
Kazuto Ataka Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
data science, industry/ business/ research and people development in AI and data age
Rodney D. Van Meter Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Quantum computer architecture and quantum networking
Keiji Takeda Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Drone, cyber security, web application, virtual reality
Shigeya Suzuki Project Professor,Graduate School of Media and Governance
Block chain
Yuka Shori Kataoka Graduate Student,Graduate School of Media and Governance
Japanese education
U. B. Desai Professor, IIT Hyderabad
Cyber physical systems, IOT, digital fabrication
Kotaro Kataoka Associate Professor, IIT Hyderabad
internet architecture, SDN, block chain
Yukio Takeyari Ex-SONY India Software Center
Industry relation
Patrick Savage Project Associate Professor,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
comparative study of world music
Akiko Kato Part-time Lecturer,Faculty of Environment and Information Studies and Master Student
Yoga and SDGs
Ambassador Aftab Seth Ex IndianAmbassador to Japan, and Professor of Keio University
Advisor
Kazuaki Ohashi The Yoga Organization of Japan
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