Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)

The strength of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) lies in its multi-disciplinary orientation, with the inclusion of the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1963, the center has investigated the contemporary and historical dimensions of problems confronting present-day Southeast Asia.

While Southeast Asia remains at the center of our attention, research activities are extended to adjoining regions, with studies conducted in Bangladesh, India, China, and Korea to enrich comparative perspectives.

Designated as a Joint Usage/Research Center by the Japanese government in April 2010, the CSEAS strives to integrate a broad range of disciplines with solid empirical field research to play a central role in the field of Southeast Asian area studies.