日本赤十字国際人道研究センター

Japanese Red Cross Institute for Humanitarian Studies

The Japanese Red Cross Institute for Humanitarian Studies was established on April 1, 2011 by the Japanese Red Cross Academy in collaboration with the Japanese Red Cross Society; aiming to become an Academic Center for Humanitarian Studies for research fellows while networking six Japanese Red Cross Colleges of Nursing and one Junior College. The center is located at the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing.

Staff

Director

Tadao Inoue Professor, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing

Deputy Director and Research Fellow

Atsuhiko Kakuda Senior Lecturer, Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing

Research Fellows

Masahiro Nemoto Professor, Japanese Red Cross Hokkaido College of Nursing
Taro Hirowatari Professor, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing / Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita
Kazuki Saito Associate Professor, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing / Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita
Maki Ogiwara Senior Lecturer, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing / Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita
Mieko Sato Senior Lecturer, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing / Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita
Mika Sato Senior Lecturer, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing / Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita
Takeshi Niinuma Senior Lecturer, Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing / Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita
Yukari Kawahara Professor, Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing
Yoko Kobayashi Professor, Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing
Tomomi Fujii Senior Lecturer, Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing
Seiji Suzuki Professor. Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing
Akihiko Saito Japanese Red Cross Society, Headquaters
Masanao Mori Japanese Red Cross Society, Osaka Chapter

Visiting Researchers

Shiro Okawa Professor, Aichi University Graduate school Department of Law
Toshinobu Kawai Professor, Nihon University College of Law

Activities of the Institute for Humanitarian Studies

Red Cross Archives Corner
(Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing)

  1. Research and study on historical records and documents of the International Red Cross /Red Crescent Movement. (including the Japanese Red Cross Society, hereinafter International Red Cross Movement.)
  2. Research and study on activities and programs of the International Red Cross Movement.
  3. Projects for studies and dissemination of International Humanitarian Law.
  4. Collaborative academic studies with organizations affiliated with the International Red Cross Movement.
  5. Support for researches and studies conducted by the Red Cross Colleges of Nursing and one Junior Red Cross College.

Major activities in 2018

The Journal of
Humanitarian Studies

  1. Publication of " The Journal of Humanitarian Studies ",Vol.8.
  2. Production/dissemination of the materials on Red Cross principles/IHL,etc.
    • Publishing the Japanese translation version of a biography of " Henry Dunant " written by Pierre Boissier
    • Publishing a tourist-guidebook on the historical sites of Red Cross Movement and Henry Dunant
    • Supporting Japanese Red Cross Osaka Chapter’s Symposium " Red Cross humanitarian aid to protect human life "
    • Holding a symposium on International Humanitarian Problems
  3. Collection and making an inventory of the historical documents of JRCS
  4. Researching activities on Red Cross sister societies by Research Fellows

Summary of activities in 2017

  1. Publication of " The Journal of Humanitarian Studies",Vol.7.(2018)
  2. Research of the historical documents of JRCS and development of the educational tools for JRCS activities
    • Publishing a biography of "Tsunetami Sano (the founder of JRCS)"
    • Producing the visual educational materials on the Red Cross principles
    • Field survey to make a " Guidebook for the tour to Solferino & Geneva "
    • Producing the visual educational materials on " Tsunetami Sano(the founder of JRCS) "
    • Holding a symposium featuring Tsunetami Sano, the founder of JRCS, in cerebrating the 140th anniversary of the foundation of JRCS
  3. Collection and making an inventory of the historical documents of JRCS Display of historical goods/documents on nursing activities of Japanese Red Cross
  4. Researching activities on Red Cross Sister Societies
    • Summer School on International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice: The Netherlands Red Cross
    • Dissemination of the materials on Red Cross International Humanitarian Law:The Taiwan Red Cross
    • Archival research at ICRC & IFRC and a field survey to make a " Guidebook for the tour to Solferino & Geneva"
    • Research and collection of the historical document/photo data of Japanese Nursing Education at NARA(National Archives and Records Administration)

Contact address

Japanese Red Cross Institute for Humanitarian Studies
4-1-3, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0012
c/o Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing
TEL +81-3-3409-0882  FAX +81-3-3409-0883