The Institute for Global Governance Research (GGR) was established in April 2020 as a university-wide organization focusing on the two pillars of global law and global governance research, reorganizing the former Center for Global Law Research. Our research in global law aims to develop interdisciplinary and advanced theories that include information, web transactions and international taxation focused on legal innovation such as artificial intelligence, financial technology, online dispute resolution. In global governance, we conduct research on advanced theories that contribute to the resolution of conflicts, environmental problems, and new issues which arise from the movement of people and information and are increasingly diversified due to its transnational nature and the rapid progress of science and technology. We establish various programs under the two units of Global Law and Global Governance to carry out activities including: research activities; international exchange in academic and professional fields; development of domestic and international human and information networks; and collaborative projects with professional institutions. The GGR will return the results of its research to undergraduate and graduate education at the Graduate School of Law.


The Institute for Global Governance Research (GGR) aims to address today’s policy issues in close collaboration with domestic and international research and educational institutions and practitioners, to promote cutting-edge research. The GGR disseminates the results of its research both domestically and internationally and contributes to the development of legal practitioners and researchers who play active roles on the international stage. Through these activities, it aims to become a hub for research and education in law and international relations in Japan and around the world.