European Association for Japanese Studies

EAJS 2023 conference

EAJS2023, the 17th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) will be hosted by the Institute of Japanese Studies at Ghent University on 17-20 August 2023. During the Call for Panels and Papers 387 individual papers were submitted, 310 were accepted; 127 panels were submitted, 106 were accepted. The conference will take place in hybrid format, enabling participation both in person and online. The pages below should help you to navigate the relevant conference information on registration, timetable, travel, accommodation, etc.

The conference venue address is Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent.


The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Japanese Studies at Ghent University and will take place in hybrid format, allowing participation both face-to-face (f2f) in Ghent and remotely over Zoom.

At a hybrid conference, panels take place at the conference venue with face-to-face (f2f) participants, while simultaneously having centrally-organised Zoom meetings for each panel, hosted by conference volunteers and overseen by conference organisers (with the Zoom links visible to logged-in, paid-up delegates from the panel page). F2F presentations and f2f questions/discussion are captured by an external webcam and cam/lapel mic, while online presentations/questions can be heard in the room across a set of external speakers and seen on the screen. Online delegates will be able to both present and participate in discussions.

Plenary events will take place using Zoom webinar so both online participants and f2f participants who are unable to enter the auditorium due to capacity issues (Covid or other), can watch, with the Chair taking online questions via the Q&A function.
A conference-wide chat space on the conference website will allow all participants to exchange messages, etc regardless of whether they are f2f or remote, as long as they have online access.
N.B. While fully online panels (panels with no f2f participants) are permitted, EAJS STRONGLY advises panels to be planned with at least some members of the panel –  especially at least one panel convenor – present in person.

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Conference Timeline

24 Oct - 22 Dec 2022
Call for papers and panels
Early March 2023
Proposers receive results of their submissions
End of March 2023
Papers and panels timetabled
15 May - 26 June 2023
Early Bird registration opens
17 - 20 Aug 2023
Conference takes place