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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.

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Winter Newsletter

The winter edition of our newsletter is now available to download or to view online. Catch up with recent activities in CJS and update your diary with upcoming events.


VC's Visit to Japan

The UEA's Vice-Chancellor recently visited Japan in order to visit partner institutions and to develop our relationships with Japanese universities. Professor Simon Kaner, who accompanied the VC, has written a report, which you can read online, here. 


CJS Summer Programmes 2019

Applications are now open for our two summer programmes, Japan Orientation and the Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship. Japan Orientation is a two week programme aimed at undergraduate students who have in interest in Japan, whilst the Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship is a three week programme of advanced study of Japanese art, history and culture for postgraduate and doctoral level students. There are bursaries/scholarships available for both programmes, so there's no reason not to apply! More details can be found on our news page


New Japanese Guide to the UEA

In December, we produced a new Japanese language brochure about the UEA and our Japan-related activities and research for the Vice-Chancellor's visit to Japan. You can read the brochure online here. 







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