2012 Intellectual Exchange Programme between Japan and Europe in Alsace Japanese Study Seminar - Taisho Prewar (Showa) Call for participation

*This program has finished.

The mentor Toshikazu Inoue, Professor of Gakushuin University, has contributed an article to Wochi Kochi Magazine, reporting the program activity.
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Centre Européen d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA) and the Japan Foundation (JF) would like to invite you to submit an application to participate in the Japanese Study Seminars–sTaisho/Prewar (Showa) which is scheduled on 8 and 9 September 2012 at CEEJA, in Kientzheim, France. The official language of the seminar will be in Japanese.

This Japanese Study Seminar aims to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and deepening further promoting Japanese studies in Europe.
Participants will join a two-day intensive workshop in cozy and intimate atmosphere of CEEJA's facility in Kientzheim and present and discuss their current research projects among each other as well as a guest Mentor from Japan.
The theme of this year's seminar will be "Taisho/Prewar (Showa)." We are calling for young researchers in Europe who specialize in politics, history, society, literature, arts, language, thoughts, economy, city and architectures, religions, etc. of this unique juncture of the Japanese modern history.


Prof. Toshikazu Inoue is a professor at Gakushuin University, specialized in Japan`s diplomatic history. He is the author of many books, including “Kiki no Naka no Kyocho Gaiko” (Cooperative Diplomacy during the Crisis),”Nihon no Gaikou-shi Kogi” (Lectures on Japan’s Diplomatic History), “Showa-shi no Gyakusetsu” (Paradox of Showa History),” “Senzen Showa no Shakai” (Society of Showa Pre-war Period.)


About 10 participants will be selected to make 20-minutes-each presentations on their research and engage in discussions in JAPANESE
Prior to the seminar, all participants are expected to submit their papers, in Japanese or in English, which would be edited and compiled afterword for publication.

Eligibility and Application Procedures

An applicant should be currently enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program (it does not have to be Japanese-studies program), or already holds a junior teaching/researching position at academic institutions in Europe. Priority will be given to non-Japanese.
They will be reimbursed, after the seminar, their transportation fee (economy class of air fare within Europe, 2nd class of train ticket, etc.) with a submission of the receipt(s). During the seminar, accommodations and meals will be offered.
The participants are expected to arrive at CEEJA on September 7th and leave on September 10th.

Please send in your current curriculum vitae and a summary of your research interest in Japanese or in English in an A4-size paper via e-mail to oca@jpf.go.jp.
The deadline of the application is 18 June The deadline of the application has been extended to 25 June.
Applicants will be informed of the selection result at the beginning of July.

For further information about the seminar or eligibility, please contact to oca@jpf.go.jp
Or +81-3-5369-6071, Europe, Middle East and Africa Section, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Department, The Japan Foundation

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