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Professor in Japanese Studies, The University of Melbourne



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[Deadline: November 15th] Assistant Professor in Japanese or Korean Art History or Architectural History at The University of British Columbia



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Conference: "Japan and Europe in Global Communication"



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"Namban lacquer: Japan remained in Spain. 400 years after the Keichô Embassy".



New Japanese Conference announcement:

2013 Conference of the International Association for Japanese Studies (IAJS)



As of May 6th 2013, the EAJS Office has a new address.


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NAJS 2015 – The Eleventh NAJS Conference on the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society, 5-6 March, 2015, Lund, Sweden


NAJS 2015 – The Eleventh NAJS Conference on the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society, 5-6 March, 2015, Lund, Sweden.

You are most welcome to the Eleventh Annual NAJS Conference. The conference will take place at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University.

We invite paper proposals on a broad set of topics related to Japanese society and culture, past and present, including politics and international relations, economy and business, sociology and anthropology, popular culture, literature, religion, and art.

Registration forms and more information about the conference can be found on the NAJS website: http://nordicjapan.wordpress.com/conference-2015/ 

Please read the guide for participation (also on the website) before registering and sending your abstract.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December, 2014 (Mon)

Deadline for full papers: 1 February, 2015 (Sun)

Please submit abstracts and papers to:


You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted by 19 December.

Best regards,

The Steering Committee of NAJS (Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society)


Japanese Studies Conference for Building Connections among Researchers in Central and Eastern Europe 2015


Japanese Studies Conference for Building Connections among Researchers in Central and Eastern Europe 2015
Co-organized by Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and the Japan Foundation, Budapest

Application deadline: Sunday, December 7, 2014.

In February 2015, the Institute of East Asian Studies at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and the Japan Foundation, Budapest (JFBP) will hold a one and a half-day conference in Budapest with the express aim of providing an opportunity to younger researchers of Japanese Studies working in the region to present their work.

Time: 2015 February 16-17 (Mon-Tu)

Location: Budapest, Hungary (Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Eötvös Loránd
University of Budapest)

Applicants should be researchers of Japanese Studies affiliated with universities in the Central-Eastern European region, who have obtained their Ph.D. degree in the period of time between 2000 and the time of the conference, within the field of Humanities or Social Sciences.

Keynote Speech:
Japan: Tradition, Creativity, Innovation
Simon Kaner, FSA
Director, Centre for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia
Head, Centre for Archeology and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of
Japanese Arts and Cultures

Participating Senior Scholars:
• Viktória Eschbach-Szabó, Tübingen University
• Anca Focseneanu, University of Bucharest
• Imre Hamar, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
• Judit Hidasi, Budapest Business School
• Romuald Huszcza, Warsaw University
• Jan Sykora, Charles University in Prague

Participants of the conference are expected to give a 20-minute presentation on their research, in English or Japanese language. The essay on the same findings will be printed and published in a follow-up book of papers by ELTE-Eötvös Publishing


Applicants should be researchers of Japanese Studies affiliated with universities in the Central-Eastern European region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia ), who have obtained their Ph.D. degree in the period of time between 2000 and the time of the conference, within the field of Humanities or Social Sciences.

Applicants should submit:

In adddition to a Cover Letter outlining interest in participation, applicants should submit to the Japan Foundation, Budapest:
• A professional CV written in English,
• A Letter of Reference by an eminent academic in their field of study,
• An Abstract of no more than 500 words on the proposed presentation and research.

The applications will be screened by a panel of senior scholars in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, Budapest. The presentations will be chosen based upon their recommendations. Said panel of scholars will also be attending the presentations to stimulate academic discussion. Following selection, the participants are expected to submit a paper on their research no longer than 2500 words (excluding bibliography) in English or the equivalent content in Japanese by January 25, 2015.

November 8-December 14:  Selection by senior scholars. Setting up of sessions based on the selection results.
December 15: Announcement of results.
February 15 (Sunday): Arrival at Budapest, check-in at hotel
February 16 (Monday): Conference sessions. Participants are expected to give a 20-minute presentation on their research followed by questions from the floor. (Open session); Dinner for participants
February 17 (Tuesday) Morning session: a roundtable with participating scholars (Closed session); Participants leave Budapest in the afternoon.

Travel and accommodation expenses:
JFBP will provide for participants’ transportation (economy class air ticket within Europe or 2nd class of train ticket, etc.) to and from Budapest. Accommodations and per diem for participants traveling to Budapest will be provided during the conference. Details regarding transportation will be provided at a later date.
Participants are expected to have arrived in Budapest on February 15 and leave on February 17. The conference is for a full day on February 16 and half-day on February 17. Participants are expected to attend the full one and a half days.

Application deadline: Sunday, December 7, 2014.
Applications should be submitted in digital copy (in Word-compatible format) to:  jsconference@jfbp.org.hu

For further information: Péter Bognár, program officer T: +36-1-214-0775, email: bognarpeter(at)japanalapitvany.hu


Call for Suggestions: NCC Online Guide to English-Language Publishing for Japanese Scholars Project

NCC Online Guide to English-Language Publishing for Japanese Scholars

Call for Suggestions

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC), a clearinghouse for Japanese information resources, is developing an online guide to English-language publishing for Japanese scholars trained in and currently teaching and conducting research in Japan.


The guide, which will be available in Japanese on the NCC website, will explain the differences in the publishing climates of Japan and Anglophone countries; outline the expectations of editors and publishers; and detail the publishing process, from researching potential publishers and making contact to final publication, for four key venues—professional journals, edited volumes, monographs, and online journals. Practical resources will include downloadable templates for inquiry letters to publishers as well as advice on how to write an abstract. 


The first edition will cover humanities and social science disciplines; future editions may be developed for other subject areas. Professors Keiko Ikeda of Doshisha University and Jordan Sand of Georgetown University are the project’s executive editors.

The first stage in the guide’s development will entail surveys of both English-language publishers and journal editors and Japanese scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Currently we are contacting publishers and journal editors to learn about past experiences with and current practices in publishing the work of Japanese scholars. The survey of Japanese scholars will also be conducted during fall 2012. The final guide will be launched on the NCC’s website in summer 2013.
If you know English-language publishers or journal editors or Japanese scholarly groups or associations whom we should contact to participate in our surveys, or if you would like to contribute suggestions toward the development of this guide, please notify


Akiko Yamagata, Project Editor.


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call for papers or articles, please contact the EAJS office.