Japanese Civilization Institute

Prospectus of Japanese Civilization Institute

Japan has come to form a civilization of its own kind, in the realm of history, religion and culture.

In his book “The Clash of Civilizations,” professor Samuel Huntington places Japanese Civilization in a new position, apart from Chinese Civilization. Our foundation aims to research the following five mutually related categories that are not recognized by the Japanese people to be their identity and personality. Our goal is to study Japanese civilization and pass it down to people in and outside Japan, by actively communicating what we have learnt.

  • The field of Ideology, Philosophy and Ethics
    Japanese ideology, “yamato-gokoro (spirit of early Japan)” and spirit of “wa (harmony)”
  • The field of Economy and Management
    “shinise (long-established organizations)
  • The field of Industrial Art, and Technology
    Art, handicrafts, fashion, pop culture,
    architecture and technology
  • The field of Medicine
    Chinese medicine, Japanese food, and healthy food that prevents sickness
  • Overall
    Politics and Religion

Our goal is to contribute to peace and continuous development of Japan and the outside world, through deep research and activities for creating awareness.


24-5 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031
TEL : 03-5456-8082
FAX : 03-5456-8388
Mail : info@japancivilization.org

Kimiko Tsuzuki, Chairperson
Toshio Goto, Executive Director




You can see the held symposium from here.


You can see from here.