ORGANIZATION

Structure of Core Research Teams

Theory

A01 Linguistic Theory Team

“Theoretical Frameworks for Studying the Origins and Evolution of Language”

Koji Fujita
Project Leader
Koji Fujita

Substantiation

B01 Behavioral Biology Team

“Biological Realization of Prelinguistic Functions”

Kazuo Okanoya
Project Leader
Kazuo Okanoya
Phylogeny

B02 Human Evolution Team

“Anthropological Study on the Emergence of Language”

Yasuo Ihara
Project Leader
Yasuo Ihara
Anthropogeny

B03 Cognitive Development Team

“Cognitive Scientific Study of the Development of Language”

Harumi Kobayashi
Project Leader
Harumi Kobayashi
Ontogeny

Model

C01 Emergent Constructive Approach Team

“Constructive Understanding of the Origins and Evolution of Language”

Takashi Hashimoto
Project Leader
Takashi Hashimoto

International Advisory Board

Europe

  • S.Kirby
    S.Kirby
  • C.Boeckx
    C.Boeckx
  • W.T.Fitch
    W.T.Fitch
  • L.Steels
    L.Steels

US

  • T.Deacon
    T.Deacon
  • S.White
    S.White
  • M.Tomasello
    M.Tomasello

Internal Evaluation Committee

  • T.Hasegawa
    T.Hasegawa
  • K.Kasai
    K.Kasai
  • T.Matsuzawa
    T.Matsuzawa
  • S,Kitazawa
    S.Kitazawa
  • Y.Otsu
    Y.Otsu
  • M.Asada
    M.Asada

Member

Role Name Affiliation Title
Research Director Kazuo Okanoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Secretariat Takashi Hashimoto School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor
Research Management Team
Project Leader Kazuo Okanoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Research Collaborator Koji Fujita Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Research Collaborator Yasuo Ihara Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Harumi Kobayashi Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University Professor
Research Collaborator Takashi Hashimoto School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor
Research Collaborator Kazumi Taniguchi Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Research Collaborator Hiroki Koda Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Program-specific Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Michio Nakamura Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Reiko Mazuka RIKEN Center for Brain Science Team Leader
Research Collaborator Reiji Suzuki Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Juichi Yamagiwa Research Institute for Humanity and Nature Director-General
Research Collaborator Akiko Uchida Faculty of International Research and Education, Waseda University Professor
A01 Linguistic Theory Team
Project Leader Koji Fujita Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Co-project Leader (Vice Leader) Kazumi Taniguchi Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Co-project Leader Shin-ichi Tanaka Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-project Leader Michio Hosaka College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University Professor
Co-project Leader Shinri Ohta Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University Lecturer
Research Collaborator Akira Honda Department of English Studies, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies Professor
Research Collaborator Naoki Fukui Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics, Sophia University Professor
Research Collaborator Masayuki Ike-uchi SEITOKU UNIVERSITY Language Education Center Professor・Director
Research Collaborator Koji Hoshi Graduate School of Economics, Keio University Professor
Research Collaborator Tomoko Endo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
Research Collaborator Yukinori Kimoto School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo Lecturer
Research Collaborator Cedric Boeckx ICREA / Universitat de Barcelona Professor
Research Collaborator Bridget Samuels University of Southern California Senior Editor
Research Collaborator Rie Asano Institute of Musicology (Systematic Musicology), University of Cologne Research Assistant
Researcher Taro Okahisa Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Research Fellow
(Evolinguistics)
Researcher Ryota Horikawa Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Fellow
(Evolinguistics)
Researcher Haruka Fujita Laplace System Co., Ltd.
Researcher Yusuke Tanaka Fukuoka University Research Center for General Education Foreign Language Lecturer
Researcher Daiki Matsumoto Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University JSPS Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Staff Miwa Shichiri Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Office Assistant
(Evolinguistics)
B01 Behavioral Biology Team
Project Leader Kazuo Okanoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-project Leader (Vice Leader) Hiroki Koda Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Program-specific Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Kazuhiro Wada Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Yoshimasa Seki Faculty of Letters, Aichi University Professor
Co-project Leader Michiru Makuuchi National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities Section Chief
Research Collaborator Kunihiro Ohta Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Research Collaborator Shigeru Miyagawa Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor
Research Collaborator Shoji Kawamura Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Research Collaborator Ryosuke Tachibana Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
Research Collaborator Hiroshi Nomura Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University Lecturer
Research Collaborator Tsuyoshi Shimmura Department of Biological Production, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Tadamichi Morisaka Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Kohta Kobayashi Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences, Doshisha University Professor
Research Collaborator Chihiro Yokoyama Nara Women’s University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences Professor
Research Collaborator Emiliano Bruner Paleoneurobiology, CENIETH, Spain Professor
Research Collaborator Steven Mithen Department of Archeology, University of Reading, UK Professor
Research Collaborator Simon Fisher Max Plunk Institute for Psycholinguistics and Professor, Nijemegen University Director
Research Collaborator Tecumseh Fitch University of Vienna Professor
Researcher Shin Yanagihara Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
(Evolinguistics)
Researcher Makiko Kamijo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Fellow
(Evolinguistics)
Researcher Yumi Saito Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Fellow
Researcher Noriko Katsu Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Associate, JSPS
Researcher Genta Toya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Associate, JSPS
Researcher Shoko Yuki Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
Researcher Takashi Morita The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research ,Osaka University Assistant Professor
Researcher Noriyuki Toji Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University post-doctoral researcher
Researcher Asumi Suzuki National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities post-doctoral researcher
Researcher Yufuko Takashima National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities post-doctoral researcher
Researcher Reiki Kishimoto Department of Psychology, Aichi University Research Assistant Professor
Researcher Yuya Hataji Faculty of Human Society, Sagami Women’s University Collaborative Researcher
Researcher Yufuko Takashima National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities post-doctoral researcher
Staff Yulri Nonaka Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Administrator
Staff Ai Imanari Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Administrator
Staff Ikuko Matsutoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Administrator
Staff Kumiko Nishiyama Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Research Administrator
Staff Chikako Saeki Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Secretariat staff
B02 Human Evolution Team
Project Leader Yasuo Ihara Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
Co-project Leader (Vice Leader) Michio Nakamura Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Osamu Kondo Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Katsuhiro Sano Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University Professor
Co-project Leader Misato Hayashi Chubu Gakuin University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Hiroki Oota Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Professor
Research Collaborator Kyoko Suzuki Department of Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Tohoku University School of Medicine Professor
Research Collaborator Wataru Nakahashi School of Social Sciences, Waseda University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Kazunori Nozaki Medical Information, Osaka University Dental Hospital Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Mikihiko Wada Faculty of Law, Hosei University Professor
Research Collaborator Masahito Morita Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Collaborator Ayaka Onohara Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo JSPS Researcher
Research Collaborator Dietrich Stout Emory University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Terry Deacon University of California, Berkeley Professor
B03 Cognitive Development Team
Project Leader Harumi Kobayashi Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University Professor
Co-project Leader (Vice Leader) Yuki Hirose Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-project Leader Tomoko Matsui Faculty of Letters, Chuo University Professor
Co-project Leader Kazuhide Hashiya Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University Professor
Co-project Leader Hironori Akechi Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Tetsuya Yasuda School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University Research Assistant
Professor
Research Collaborator Yoritaka Akimoto Nagaoka University of Technology Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Naotake Tsukidate Yamanashi Eiwa College Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Reiko Mazuka RIKEN Center for Brain Science Team Leader
Research Collaborator Hiroshi Fujino Graduate School of Teacher Education, Tokyo Gakugei University Professor
Research Collaborator Kazuo Hiraki Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Research Collaborator Mutsumi Imai Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University Professor
Research Collaborator Atsushi Senju Birkbeck, University of London Reader
Research Collaborator Denis Burnham MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University Professor
Research Collaborator Thierry Nazzi CNRS, Uni­ver­sité Paris Descartes Senior Research Scientist
Research Collaborator Sotaro Kita University of Warwick Professor
Research Collaborator Francesca Happé King’s College London Professor
Researcher Mariko Uchida Center for Research in International Education, Tokyo Gakugei University Researcher
(Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research)
Researcher Chen Tzu-Yin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Project Researcher
C01 Emergent Constructive Approach Team
Project Leader Takashi Hashimoto School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor
Co-project Leader (Vice Leader) Reiji Suzuki Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Kazutoshi Sasahara School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Takeshi Konno College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Masanori Takezawa Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Yoshinobu Hagiwara Department of Information and Communication Science, Ritsumeikan University Lecturer
Co-project Leader Hiroaki Wagatsuma Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Takaya Arita Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Professor
Co-project Leader Shun Kurokawa School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Assistant Professor
Research Collaborator Tadahiro Taniguchi Department of Information and Communication Science, Ritsumeikan University Professor
Research Collaborator Takayuki Nagai Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications Professor
Research Collaborator Naoyuki Kubota Graduate School of Systems Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University Professor
Research Collaborator Kenny Smith University of Edinburgh Professor
Research Collaborator Jean-Louis Dessalles Telecom ParisTech Professor
Researcher Li Guanhong School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Postdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Masayuki Fujiwara School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Research Assistant
Researcher Masato S. Abe RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project Postdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Hikaru Sugimoto RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project Postdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Hiroto Yonenoh Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences,University of Tsukuba Assistant Professor
Researcher Shinji Sumitani School of Informatics graduate school of Informatiatics, Nagoya Univ. Postdoctoral Researcher

FY2020-2021 Publicly Invited Research Group

A01 Linguistic Theory Team
Group Leader Ryoko Uno Division of Language and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Professor
Group Leader Kuniya Nasukawa Department of English, Tohoku Gakuin University Professor
Group Leader Koji Kawahara Department of British and American Studies, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Associate Professor
Group Leader Tomoya Nakai Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)/Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL), Overseas Research Fellow
Group Leader Yohei Oseki Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Lecturer
B01 Behavioral Biology Team
Group Leader Yoshito Masamizu Graduage School of Brain Science,Doshisha University Professor
Group Leader Azusa Kamikouchi Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University Professor
Group Leader Nobuyuki Kawai Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Professor
Group Leader Fumihiro Kano Center for the advanced study of collective behavior,University of Konstanz Group Leader
Group Leader Toshitaka Suzuki Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University Assistant Professor
Group Leader Yoshio Sakurai Graduate School of Brain Science, Doshisha University Professor
Group Leader Koichi J. Homma Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo University Professor
Group Leader Kazuhiro Goto Sagami Women’s University Associate Professor
Group Leader Takashi Hayakawa Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University Assistant Professor
B02 Human Evolution Team
Group Leader Hiromi Matsumae School of Medicine, Tokai University Assistant Professor
Group Leader Jun Takakura Archaeological Research Center, Hokkaido University Assistant Professor
Group Leader Tsukasa Yoshinaga Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology Assistant Professor
Group Leader Kazuki Iijima Brain Science Institute, Tamagawa University Research Fellow
Group Leader Hironori Nakatani Information Media Technology, Tokai University Junior Associate Professor
B03 Cognitive Development Team
Group Leader Masahiro Kawasaki Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba Associate Professor
Group Leader Yuko Yoshimura Institute of Human and Social Sciences, Kanazawa University Associate Professor
Group Leader Takashi Fujisawa University of Fukui, Research Center for Child Mental Development Associate Professor
Group Leader Masaaki Sakagami Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Group Leader Hidetsugu Komeda College of Education, Psychology and Human Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University Associate Professor
Group Leader Yasuyo Minagawa Department of Psychology, Keio University Professor
Group Leader Junichi Yamamoto Faculty of Letters, Keio University Professor
C01 Emergent Constructive Approach Team
Group Leader Hiroyuki Iizuka Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Group Leader Shohei Hidaka School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Associate Professor
Group Leader Junya Morita Faculty of Informatics, Shizuoka University Associate Professor
Group Leader Natsuki Oka Faculty of Information and Human Sciences, Kyoto Institute of Technology Professor
Group Leader Hiromichi Suetani Faculty of Science and Technology, Graduate school of Engineering, Oita University Professor
Group Leader Jiro Okuda Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University Professor
Group Leader Mihoko Otake Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology Team,
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Team Leader

FY2018-2019 Publicly Invited Research Group

A01 Linguistic Theory Team
Group Leader Shiro Ojima College of Education, Yokohama National University Associate Professor
Group Leader Ryoko Uno Division of Language and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Associate Professor
Group Leader Kuniya Nasukawa Department of English, Tohoku Gakuin University Professor
Group Leader Koji Kawahara Department of British and American Studies, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Associate Professor
Group Leader Tomoya Nakai Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Researcher
B01 Behavioral Biology Team
Group Leader Hiroshi Nomura Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University Lecturer
Group Leader Yoshito Masamizu RIKEN Center for Brain Science Deputy Team Leader
Group Leader Tsuyoshi Shimmura Department of Biological Production, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Associate Professor
Group Leader Azusa Kamikouchi Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University Professor
Group Leader Nobuyuki Kawai Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Professor
Group Leader Tadamichi Morisaka Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University Associate Professor
Group Leader Fumihiro Kano Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University Project-specific associate professor
Group Leader Toshitaka Suzuki Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University Assistant Professor
Group Leader Yoshio Sakurai Graduate School of Brain Science, Doshisha University Professor
Group Leader Kohta Kobayasi Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences, Doshisha University Professor
Group Leader Chihiro Yokoyama Laboratory for Brain Connectomics Imaging, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research Senior Scientist
B02 Human Evolution Team
Group Leader Kyoko Suzuki Department of Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Tohoku University School of Medicine Professor
Group Leader Wataru Nakahashi School of Social Sciences, Waseda University Associate Professor
Group Leader Kazunori Nozaki Medical Information, Osaka University Dental Hospital Associate Professor
Group Leader Hiromi Matsumae School of Medicine, Tokai University Assistant Professor
Group Leader Mikihiko Wada Faculty of Law, Hosei University Professor
B03 Cognitive Development Team
Group Leader Hironori Akechi UTokyo Institute for Diversity & Adaptation of Human Mind, University of Tokyo Associate Professor
Group Leader Kazuo Hiraki Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Group Leader Yuko Yoshimura Institute of Human and Social Sciences, Kanazawa University Associate Professor
Group Leader Yasuyo Minagawa Department of Psychology, Keio University Professor
Group Leader Junichi Yamamoto Faculty of Letters, Keio University Professor
Group Leader Mutsumi Imai Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University Professor
C01 Emergent Constructive Approach Team
Group Leader Hiroyuki Iizuka Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Group Leader Junya Morita Faculty of Informatics, Shizuoka University Associate Professor
Group Leader Natsuki Oka Faculty of Information and Human Sciences, Kyoto Institute of Technology Professor
Group Leader Naoyuki Kubota Graduate School of Systems Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University Professor
Group Leader Jiro Okuda Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University Professor

Internal Evaluation Committee

  • Toshikazu Hasegawa
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Yukio Otsu
  • Kiyoto Kasai
  • Sigeru Kitazawa
  • Minoru Asada

International Advisory Board

  • Simon Kirby
  • Cedric Boeckx
  • Tecumseh Fitch
  • Luc Steels
  • Terry Deacon
  • Stephanie White
  • Michael Tomasello

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