Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute


290-1, Tenjinyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8221 JAPAN


November 22, 1994 (authorized by Ministry of Education)December 1, 1994 (start)

Transition to Public Interest Incorporated

April 1, 2012 (authorized by the Prime Minister)

Reason for Establishment

In commemoration of the 1200th anniversary of the establishment of Heian Kyo, the ancient capital of Kyoto, the Institute was established in order to conduct a research of universal human rights issues, to promote academic exchange with domestic and foreign research institutes in the field of humanrights, and to contribute to promote understanding of these issues at home and abroad, benefiting from the long history,profound tradition and cultural accumulation of Kyoto.

Main Projects

  • Research and study concerning human rights problems and the promotion of domestic and international academic exchange
  • Collection and presentation of documents and publications concerning human rights
  • The publication of books and organizing of lectures to disseminate the results of human rights research
  • Other projects which are necessary to achieve the objectives of the Institute

Access Guide : The nearest stations are as follows

  • Shijo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway, Karasuma Line)
  • Karasuma Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line)

Approx. 300 meters from Exit 20 or Exit 24

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