1990 The Urban Sociology Research Center (USRC), the predecessor of the Institute
on Social Theory and Dynamics (ISTD), was established in October, and at the
same time the research activities started.
1994 The Asian Sociological Research Team of USRC translated into Japanese a
paper entitled as 'The Urban Poor of the Philippines: A Situationer,' written by Dr.
Cynthia D. Nolasco in 1991, and published in December.
Annual Workshops, lectures, symposiums, surveys and so on.
2003 The USRC's researchers started to make the reprinted edition of the Diary of
HIROYASU YONEZAWA who was a marquetry craftsman, and to published it in
December (to 2006).
2005 The USRC's office and seminar room were opened in April. Its website launched
2006 The office and seminar room moved to its present location in September.
2007 The first General Assembly of USRC was held in March (every year thereafter).
The name of USRC was changed to ISTD. Academic exchange was started
between the ISTD and the Institute on Church and Social Issues (ICSI) in
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
2008 The first issue of the Japanese edition of research bulletin THEORY and
DYNAMICS was published in September (every year thereafter). The survey
report on Buraku problem sponsored by Osaki Kamijima in Hiroshima Prefecture
was submitted in
2009 In September the ISTD invited professors and students of St. Scholastica's
College in the Philippines for the academic exchange.
2010 The ISTD was registered as a non-profit organization (NPO) with the Hiroshima
City Government. In September the ISTD invited professors and students of St.
Scholastica's College in the Philippines for academic exchange. The ISTD
was registered with the Science Council of Japan as an academic institution.
2011 The ISTD accepted a research associate from Tokyo in July. The researchers of
ISTD acquired the Researcher's Number from the MEXT (Monkasho: Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan) in September.
2012 In April the ISTD was approved as an organization which can apply to the
scientific research fund of the MEXT.
2013 An ISTD researcher acquired the MEXT fund for a research project. Three
researchers became research team fellows and a researcher acquired the
publication grant on April. The ISTD's Facebook page was launched in April.
2014 Four researchers of ISTD acquired the MEXT's fund for three research projects
in April. A clerical staff started to work at the ISTD from May. Renewal of ISTD
Website in October.