What is the AsiaBarometer?
- Represents the largest ever, comparative survey in Asia, covering East, Southeast, South and Central Asia
- Focuses on daily lives of ordinary people (bumi putra) and their relationships to family, neighborhood, workplace, social and political institutions and market place
- Conducts country-wide face-to-face surveys using standardized instruments designed around a common research framework
How is the AsiaBarometer organized?
- Headquartered at Tokyo Satellite Office, University of Niigata Prefecture
- Jointly researched at Research and Information Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo.
How does the AsiaBarometer carry out the survey?
- Minimizes the obtrusiveness of survey instruments
- Heightens the sensitivity to cultures
- Highlights regional (i.e. Asia-wide) analysis in addition to cross-national analysis
What does the AsiaBarometer aim at achieving?
- Portrays daily lives of ordinary people on physical, psychological, and sociological dimensions
- Assesses the extent to which they experience the affective and cognitive qualities of life
- Assesses the types of goods and services they value in order to improve the quality of their own lives and their country's
- Assesses the developmental, democratic and regionalizing potentials
What does the AsiaBarometer carry out other than academic work?
- Capacity Building
- Builds up the East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Central Asian infrastructure for comparative survey research
- Builds up an Invisible College of Scholars throughout Asia on the basis of the AsiaBarometer
- Consolidates, and Accumulates Survey Data on Daily Lives of Ordinary People, and Prepares for the Great Market Potentials