A cross-cultural centre A cross-cultural centre

In May 2011, UEA established a new Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS). Located within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA, the Centre for Japanese Studies leads and coordinates Japan-related teaching and research at the University.

CJS will help students interested in studying about Japan access a wide range of expertise across the University and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

CJS is dedicated to developing a centre of excellence in Japanese studies at UEA, whilst stimulating the highest quality interdisciplinary research on Japan in Norwich.

The centre encourages the study of Japanese Arts, Language and Culture through a wide range of interdisciplinary degrees. Our world-class research networks aim to develop a deeper understanding of Japan and its place in the wider world of the past, present and future.




CJS Newsletter Summer 2016 - 5th Anniversary Issue is out now!  Click Here    (20.05.2016)


Sainsbury Institute-University of Tokyo Summer Programme 9-23 September - Call for Application

SISJAC and Tokyo University Faculty of Letters are organising their 2nd Summer Programme in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Japan.  Deadline is 7th June.  Read More:    (18.05.2016)


2nd/ final call of FY2016 for Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships


JSPS London Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) Application Deadline: Wednesday, 8 June 2016 Fellowships must start between 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017. Eligible research fields are not limited.  Read More:   (18.05.2016)



Centre for Japanese Studies has moved to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts!

CJS Office has moved to the SCVA top floor. We will keep the same phone number: 01603-591819.  (26.04.2016)


New post at UEA: Lecturer in Japanese History (HIS)

The School of History wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese History to develop the provision of International and Global History and Japanese Studies at UEA.  Deadline is 23rd May.  Read More:


Key Issues in Development Studies 3-9 May 2016 at SI-UK Tokyo Office

Taught in Tokyo by UEA's Dr Lucio Esposito

For more information about the course content, eligibility, cost, registration and deadline dates, please visit the SIUK Education Council webpages here


UEA strengthens links with Japan: Vice-Chancellor and CJS host reception for University of Tokyo and others

The Centre for Japanese Studies hosted a reception in UEA’s Council Chamber to welcome students and staff from the University of Tokyo, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Ritsumeikan University and Kokugakuin University.   This event marked the first Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo Winter Programme in British Archaeology and Heritage, organised in association with the Centre for Japanese Studies, and the renewal of an agreement between School of Health Sciences and Niigata University of Health and Welfare.The Vice Chancellor, Professor David Richardson, addressed the guests and other attendees (his speech can be found here), who included Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Dave Petley, members of the University’s International Executive, Japanese language degree students and lecturers, Japanese students currently studying at UEA, Japan-related staff members, and UEA Japan Society and Norwich citizens who are interested in Japan. Comments included: ‘what a great opportunity to meet a lot of people who have studied and are interested in Japan, and are from different parts of Japan’. ‘It is fantastic to have this wonderful relationship between UEA/SISJAC and Japanese universities’. ‘I enjoyed this event a lot and hope we'll have this opportunity again’!. The Centre for Japanese Studies endeavors to arrange one major Japan-related event each semester. For photos click here.  (26.02.2016)


New post: at UEA: Sasakawa Lecturer in International Relations and Japanese Foreign Policy (School of Politics, Philosophy, and Language and Communication Studies)  (25.02.2016)   Read More:   


Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS):

JSPS London would like to expand the JSPS London network for Japanese researchers based in the U.K. Visiting scholars as well as tenured academics based at a U.K. institution are welcome to join.  It is free to join and we offer events and funding schemes exclusive to members.

 The web link to register and  Read More:

JSPS Newsletter No. 47 - UEA is featured on page 13 (in Japanese)


International Summer School 2016     Sat 25 June - Fri 22 July

JAPAN ORIENTATION: An Introduction to the Study of Japan and its Place in the World

This programme will be taught at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.  Supported by the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO).  Scholarships offered for some applicants from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries. For Japan Orientation brochure, click here. For general information on UEA International Summer School, click here.  (04.01.2016)


News from Aomori

One of UEA Alumni Ellen Fraser is currently on JET Programme in Aomori Prefecture (Nothern end of Honshu) to teach English at schools.  Recently Ellen has kindly Skyped with UEA students at a Career Central's Global Opportunities Japan Day session.   Please see Ellen's blog!


Please find more news and information in our Newsletters below.

- CJS Newsletter Summer 2016 - 5th Anniversary Issue

- CJS Newsletter Spring 2016

- CJS Newsletter Autumn 2015

- CJS Newsletter Spring 2015

- CJS Newsletter Autumn 2014

- CJS Newsletter Summer 2014

- CJS Newsletter Spring 2014 







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