European Association for Japanese Studies

Call for Applications: Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships 2024/25


The TIFO Fellowship program aims at enabling Ph.D. candidates to pursue research in Japan for their ongoing Ph.D. projects. Applicants must be doctoral students by the time of applying as well as by the time of the scheduled research stay in Japan. They should be specializing in any field of Japanese Studies at a European […]

Call for Applications: 20th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students

2023 PhD Workshop Leuven

The EAJS Workshops for Doctoral Students aim to create a European multidisciplinary network of advanced graduate students and senior scholars in Japan Studies. The informal environment of the workshop provides a unique opportunity for participants to work together intensively to enhance individual projects and engage in concentrated discussions of common themes and methods. Through presentations […]

Nurturing the Next Generation of Japan Specialists: An Interview with Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott

In light of the fiftieth anniversary of the triennial conferences held by the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) last August, immediate past president Verena Blechinger-Talcott spoke with Japan-Insights about the globalization of Japan Studies, and how support of early-career scholars has proven to be pivotal in fostering comparative perspectives and strengthening intra-Asian and transnational […]

EAJS General Meeting 2023

As is the tradition of the EAJS, we will hold the EAJS General Meeting following the 17th EAJS International Conference (17-20 August 2023). In accordance with § 6 (1) of the EAJS Constitution, the EAJS Council would like to hereby invite all EAJS members to this meeting. Further information and the agenda for the meeting […]

Professor Josef Kreiner wins 4th NIHU Prize for Japanese Studies

We congratulate Professor Josef Kreiner for winning the 4th NIHU (National Institutes for the Humanities) Prize for Japanese Studies. Professor Kreiner is a founding member of the EAJS and its first elected president. For more information please refer to

New EAJS Website!

We are happy to announce the launching of our new homepage!Here members and non-members can find latest information concerning our conference, workshops and EAJS activities.In the future, it will also be possible for EAJS members to renew their memberships and manage their data online as well as for new members to apply for membership. We […]