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Job offer: Full Professorship (W3) of Japanese Studies (Chair) at LMU München. More...


The EAJS is inviting nominations for the 2017 Council elections More...


The EAJS invites bids to host the 16th International Conference of EAJS to be held in 2020. More ...


Call for Applications: 2017 EAJS PhD Workshop in Portugal More...


Call for Applications: 2017 Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships More...


Homepage of EAJS Lisbon Conference 2017 is online



Call for Papers: 2017 Tanaka Symposium in Japanese Studies: ‘Literature After 3.11’



Job Announcement: Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian, Harvard University



Job Announcement: University of Cambridge: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) in Japanese Literature/Culture



Exhibition in Zürich: Itō Shinsui – Nostalgia and Modernity



Exhibition in Krakow, Poland: "Too Pretty to Throw Away: Packaging Design from Japan"


History of the EAJS: Story of Growth

The European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS) was established in 1973 by a group of European scholars in the field of Japanese studies in order to facilitate international academic exchange across national borders. Since 1976 the EAJS has organized a large international conference almost every three years at various locations in Europe, usually at universities with strong programs in Japanese studies. About 600 scholars participated 2008 in the twelfth EAJS Conference. The EAJS also expanded its activities to publish a membership bulletin, since 1997, and in 2000 it started a workshop for doctoral students, which now takes place every 18 months. In 2012/2013 EAJS was able to hold two PhD Workshops (Newcastle and Frankfurt am Main) to answer to the increasing number of applicants. EAJS membership has steadily grown to over 1300 people from about 36 nations. Over the years the elected presidents of the EAJS have come from many European countries and institutions reflecting the diversity of its membership.