European Association for Japanese Studies

EAJS 2023 Film Programme

Wear a light: The Future with Juvenile Parkinson’s Disease Etsuko Yoshida, who suffers from juvenile Parkinson’s disease, overcomes her physical disability and accomplishes her dream of taking photographs wearing a kimono with her beloved husband. The Squid and the Pine Over the course of several years the life of a Japanese fishing village unfolds slowly […]

EAJS 2023 Opening keynote

Opening keynote: Asianization of Asian Studies and its impact on Japanese Studies Prof. Shigeto Sonoda, University of Tokyo Since the end of the Cold War, a new concept of “Global Asia” has emerged, triggered by growing attention to the path(s) of globalization. The gravity of Asia and its growing political and economic influence on the […]

EAJS 2023 Conference Grants

The EAJS applied for funds from the Toshiba International Foundation to support delegate attendance. Below, please find the application criteria. The availability of conference funding is contingent upon the approval of our application to the Toshiba International Foundation and cannot be guaranteed at this time. The rules and criteria for application are straightforward: ALL applications […]

2023 Venue & travel

The 17thInternational Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) took place in Ghent, the capital of East Flanders and a city, which is, according to the Washington Post, “Belgium’s unsung capital of cool.” National Geographic Traveller even sees Ghent “as the most authentic historic city in the world.” The city combines an impressive […]

2023 Exhibitors

Exhibit information The book exhibit took place in the halls of the main conference building – Blandijnberg 2, Ghent University.Delegates had the opportunity to browse the newest releases and selection of publication there during the whole conference. Opening times: Thursday 10:30 – 16:00 Friday 09:30 – 17:00 Saturday 09:30 – 17:00 Sunday 09:30 – 16:00 […]

Notes of Guidance for EAJS 2023 Section Convenors

Timeline (backwards from the conference date) CONFERENCE: 17-20 August 2023 SAME YEAR AS THE CONFERENCE: By the end of July (TBC): Convenors should send details of special requirements for their section (technical equipment, etc.) to NomadIT. All lecture rooms will be equipped with a PC and digital projector, as well as a camera and microphone […]