Researcher's Projects

Yuichi Asai is engaging in research which reveals how human sociocultural space-time is created through speech event and language use from linguistic and semiotic anthropological perspectives. His main research derives from fieldwork conducted in the Fiji Islands and examines unique characteristics of Fijian chief installation ritual and mythical cosmology, through linguistic analysis of Fijian language.

Research Grants

  • 2018- present【Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists】Ritual and Environmental Discourse in Melanesia, Fiji

  • 2018- present【Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research​ (C)】Social Indexicality of Robots in Human Community

  • 2016-2017【Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results】Semiotics of Ritual: Linguistic Anthropological Study on Myths in Melanesia, Fiji

  • 2014-2018【Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)】Anthropological Study of Myth and Environmental Discourse in Dawasamu, Fiji

  • 2013-2014【Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows PD】Anthropological Study on Environmental Preservation Program and Discourse of Tradition in Contemporary Fiji

  • 2012-2013【Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows DC2】Anthropological Study on Environmental Preservation Program and Discourse of Tradition in Contemporary Fiji

  • 2011-2012【Sompo Japan Environment Foundation Grant ProgramEnvironmental Anthropological Study on the Community-based Marine Resource Protection in Fiji

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