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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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Autumn Newsletter

You can read about all of the latest goings-on at CJS in our termly e-newsletter. Our newsletter for this term has just come out, and you can also look at our previous newsletters


Daiwa Scholarships and Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Daiwa Foundation has announced the details for their funding opportunities for students interested in studying Japanese language and culture. The Daiwa Scholarship (deadline 24th January 2019) is a 19 month programme in Japanese language, work placement and homestay, requiring no previous experience of Japanese language. The Daiwa Scholarship in Japanese Studies (deadline 6th December 2018), meanwhile, is aimed at those who have completed (or are nearing completion) a degree in Japanese Studies and want to advance to postgraduate study of Japan. More details can be found on our news page


Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Postgraduate Studentships

We have just had confirmation from the GB Sasakawa Foundation that they will continue to fund Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships, which we will be offering. Our internal deadline for applications will be the 15th February 2019. Each studentship is worth £10,000 towards fees and living expenses. Any field related to Japanese Studies is eligible, and both PhD students and MA students may apply. If applying for an MA, the dissertation should be Japan-themed. For more information, contact us at cjs@uea.ac.uk



In November of last year, as part of the sekai fureai machi aruki series, a Japanese film crew visited Norwich to explore its historic centre and soak up the atmosphere. The team carefully document their favourite sites, and the video is accompanied by plenty of photos documenting the people they met along the way. It is fascinating to see Norwich through the lens of a visitor, and makes you appreciate just how lovely the fine city is! To watch the video and read about the adventure, visit the NHK website







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