Promotion of international regional / social collaboration in humanities

  • SDG4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Hiroyuki Sato
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
Department of Archaeology Professor
In partnership with Kitami City in Hokkaido, the Graduate School of Humanities has been conducting archaeological research at the Tokoro Research Laboratory for the past sixty years. This project has accumulated a vast body of historical resources over this time, mainly from the Tokoro designated historical site.

This project aims to reassess this body of knowledge. In addition, we will promote the regional and social contributions and the educational function of the Tokoro Research laboratory through international and regional education programs on historical and cultural heritage.

This project will be expanded to cover other regions in the future.
Archaeological Museum attached to Tokoro Research Laboratory
Tokoro Research Laboratory
International education program currently offered at the Tokoro Research Laboratory
Tokoro Research Laboratory

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Research collaborators

- Kitami City- Kitami Board of Education- The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, UK

Related publications

- KUMAKI Toshiaki & TAKAHASHI Ken, World Cultural Heritage and Tokoro Site, Tokoro Research Laboratory, 2008. (in Japanese)


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