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The 2nd EAJS Conference in Japan (Kobe University, 24-25 September 2016)



Call for Papers: International EAJS Conference in Lisbon, 2017



Job Announcement: Open rank search for Japanese literature study at Yale University



Job Announcement: Open-rank position in French-Japanese Comparative Culture, Japan Studies and/or French Language and Culture



Job Announcement: Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Southern California



Exhibition in Zürich: Itō Shinsui – Nostalgia and Modernity



Exhibition in Leiden, NL: "Too Pretty to Throw Away: Packaging Design from Japan"



NORASIA Conference Oslo, 12-13.01.2017 - 'Maritime Asia'


Next EAJS Conference

The 15th EAJS International Conference will be held from 30 August to 2 September 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.


Call for Papers

The submission system for paper and panel proposals will open by the end of August.

Please note that the section convenors' email addresses are not for submissions, but for inquiries only.


Section 1: Urban and Environmental Studies

Section 2: Language and Linguistics

Section 3a: Modern Literature

Section 3b: Premodern Literature

Section 4a: Visual Arts

Section 4b: Performing Arts

Section 5a: Anthropology and Sociology

Section 5b: Media Studies

Section 6: Economics, Business and Political Economy

Section 7: History

Section 8a: Religion

Section 8b: Intellectual History and Philosophy

Section 9: Politics and International Relations

Section 10: Japanese Language Education


Previous EAJS International Conferences

EAJS conferences have been held at the following places:

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014
  • Tallinn, Estonia, 2011
  • Lecce/Italy, 2008
  • Vienna/Austria, 2005
  • Warsaw/Poland, 2003
  • Lahti/Finland, 2000
  • Budapest/Hungary, 1997
  • Copenhagen/Denmark, 1994
  • Berlin/Germany, 1991
  • Durham/UK, 1988
  • Paris/France, 1985
  • The Hague/Netherlands, 1982
  • Florence/Italy, 1979
  • Zurich/Switzerland, 1976
  • London/UK, 1973

Conference reports are available here.

The next EAJS International Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2017. These events are a good opportunity to meet and talk with a wide range of scholars in the field of Japanese studies from different European countries and Japan. Outstanding scholars from Japan are usually invited as guest speakers and give an overview of recent developments in their special field of interest.