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New Job Announcement:

Professor in Japanese Studies, The University of Melbourne



New Job Announcement:

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



New Fellowship Announcement:

[Deadline: October 31] The 9th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship



New Call for Papers announcement:

Conference: "Japan and Europe in Global Communication"



New Exhibition announcement:

"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.




Toshiba International Foundation Scholarships 2014


Within the framework of the Toshiba International Foundation Fellowship program conducted jointly by EAJS and the Toshiba International Foundation, the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) selects candidates for a fellowship to undertake research in Japan. Grantees have to stay a minimum of two months in Japan.

The next application deadline is May 31, 2014.

For applications, please use our online submission system, which will be accessible after April 1, 2014.

Applications are invited for Toshiba International Foundation scholarships for a three-month stay in Japan to be completed by the end of March 2015. Grantees can expect a fellowship of not more than 7000 EUR.

Applicants must be doctoral students, and they should be specializing in any subject of Japanese studies at a European institution.

Applications should consist of:

  • a CV and a brief statement (abstract not more than 300 words) describing the project for which the applicants wishes to pursue his/her research in Japan (dissertation outline). These two documents are to be submitted by the applicant. For applications, please use our online submission system at , which will be accessible after April 1, 2014.
  • A letter of support from the student’s supervisor or advisor must be sent to the EAJS Office separately by the advisor on the student’s behalf. The letter may be sent as a pdf file via email to the EAJS Office.


The letter of support must include the following characteristics:

o   Printed on your university’s letterhead

o   Signature of the advisor

Since the purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the academic study of Japan by those who have not already had a long-term experience in Japan, applications by Japanese High School graduates will not be considered.

The EAJS has been asked by the Toshiba International Foundation to administer these scholarships, and the decisions will be made by the Council of the EAJS.

For further information on Toshiba International Foundation, 新しいウィンドウに外部リンクを開くplease visit their homepage.

For further information on the TIFO fellowships or the EAJS, please feel free to contact the EAJS Office.