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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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The Nikkei Telecom Japanese Speech Contest

The annual Nikkei Telecom Japanese Speech Contest will be held on Friday 29th March at 10:30am in ARTS 01.06, and is open to all to attend.

Fourth-year Japanese language students are set to compete in a rigorous speech competition that will test their knowledge of the Japanese language and culture.

This year, five students will be participating in the language competition where they are required to present a speech in Japanese on an issue that triggered their interest in an article from the Nikkei Telecom Database.


CJS Film Screening: 17 Short Lived

Thursday 2nd May, 6.30pm-9pm, 0.01 Julian Study Centre

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a screening of the film 17 Short Lived about the experiences of an Okinawan woman who served in the student corps during WW2. We will be joined by the director and producer of the film Takao Saiki, and after the screening there will be a Q&A. Find out more on our events page.


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







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