Japan Consortium for Area Studies(JCAS)
Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS) was established in 2004 as anetwork of organizations working on area studies in Japan. Currently about100 organizations of universities, research institutes, academic societies,and civic organizations are members. Through collaborative research, JCASaims to nurture the next generation of researchers and produce socialcollaboration between organizations and ensure that knowledge and resourcesare fully utilized to revitalize organizations. At present, CSEAS is thesecretariat of JCAS after integrating with the Center for Integrated AreaStudies (CIAS), which previously served as the secretariat since thefounding of JCAS.