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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.




URGENT: Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships in Japanese Studies 2016-2017 

University of East Anglia has once again been invited to put forward good candidates for Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships in Japanese Studies.  Each studentship is worth 10.000GBP towards tuition fees and living costs for the academic year 2016-2017.  Any field is eligible, as long as the research/studies to be undertaken relate to Japan. If you are interested in applying, please send an email with a brief outline of what you plan to study and which course at UEA you intend to follow. Applications must be submitted through the Centre for Japanese Studies.  The deadline is 29 February 2016 but we encourage you to contact CJS as soon as possible.  The results are known in mid-May.  These studentships, funded by the Great Britain Foundation, are designed to encourage new generations of MA students working on Japan. In 2015-2016 we secured two Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships, one for a PhD student and one for an MA student.  We are hopeful that we will secure at least as many Studentships in 2016-2017   (04.01.2016)


International Summer School 2016     Sat 25 June - Fri 22 July

JAPAN ORIENTATION: An Introduction to the Study of Japan and its Plcae 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)


New Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies (2016 Programme)

The Scholarships are open to UK graduates (or those completing) Honours degrees in Japanese or combined degrees, as long as Japanese accounts for at least 50% of the course.  Strong Japanese language ability is a key selection criterion.  The aim is to fund Japan/Japanese-related postgraduate courses in the UK or Japan. We will be offering five Scholarships in 2016 (as we currently are continuing to fund a PhD student from last year). The deadline is the last Thursday in January, 28 January 2016 and interviews will be held on 2 March 2016.  Read More  (10/12/2015)


JSPS Summer Programme 2016

Funding for MPhil and PhD students 

Application Deadline: Friday 15 January 2016




Call for applications to the FY2016 JSPS London Symposium Scheme! 

Closing Date: Monday 9th November, 2015 
Time Frame for Holding the Symposium: Between June 2016 to the end of February 2017
Application guidelines and form can be found here: 


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 Autumn 2015

- CJS Newsletter Spring 2015

- CJS Newsletter Autumn 2014

- CJS Newsletter Summer 2014

- CJS Newsletter Spring 2014 









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