[The Deadline is extended] 2018 Global Partnerships Programs Programme between Japan and Europe in Alsace Japanese Study Seminar “Transfiguration of employment at the time of globalization and technical innovation: A question about Japanese employment practice in the present and the future (グローバル化と技術革新の時代における雇用の変貌:日本型雇用慣行の現在・将来を問う)” Call for participation

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The seminar was held on October 15 and 16. For more details, please visit the report page.


Dates Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Venue Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace (Kientzheim, France)
Language Japanese (no interpretation)
Co-organized by The Japan Foundation, Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace

The Japan Foundation and Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA) have carried out a series of seminars since 2007, with an aim to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and further promote Japanese studies in Europe.

Participants will join a two-day intensive workshop in the cosy and intimate atmosphere of CEEJA's facility in Kientzheim where they will present and discuss their current research projects with fellow participants and a guest mentor.

The theme of this year’s seminar will be “Labour and work” and titled as “Transfiguration of employment at the time of globalization and technical innovation: A question about Japanese employment practice in the present and the future (グローバル化と技術革新の時代における雇用の変貌:日本型雇用慣行の現在・将来を問う).” We are calling for applications from young researchers in Europe specializing in Sociology, Gender Studies, Literature, History, Arts, Language, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, etc.


Associate Professor Sandra SCHAAL, at Strasburg University, is specialized in Historical Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Women Studies, Gender Studies. Her publications include “The Debates on New Expression Forms of Women and Femininity: Hiratsuka Raichō and the Modern Girl” (Histoire du Japon, 2016)
“Kiyosawa Kiyoshi and the Emergence of the Modern Girl” (Japon pluriel 10, 2015)
“Modan Nihon’ ni okeru toshi no doramaturugī to josei no engekisei – Ginza to modan gāru” (Engeki to engekisei, 2014) etc.


  1. 1.Number of presenters: approximately 10 participants
  2. 2.Presentation
    1. (1)Each presenter is to make a 30-min presentation on their research theme.
    2. (2)One can make a presentation that has already been presented elsewhere.
    3. (3)Each presentation is to be followed by the mentor’s comments and discussions in JAPANESE.
  3. 3.Papers: Prior to the seminar, all participants are expected to submit their papers, in Japanese or English, which will be edited and compiled for publication after the seminar.

Eligibility and Application Procedures

  1. 1.Conditions: applicants must be currently on a graduate or post-graduate programme (which is not necessarily Japanese-studies), or already hold a junior teaching/research position at academic institutions in Europe. Those who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Europe are also eligible to apply. Priority will be given to non-Japanese applicants.
  2. 2.Travel and Accommodation
    1. (1)Applicants will be reimbursed travel costs of up to 500 euros (economy class airfare within Europe/2nd class train ticket) upon submission of their travel receipt(s) after the seminar.
    2. (2)Accommodation for 3 nights and 9 meals will be provided during the seminar.
      ※ Participants are expected to arrive at CEEJA on October 14 and leave on October 17.
  3. 3.Application Procedures
    1. (1)Applicants must submit the following documents:
      1. Current curriculum vitae
      2. Summary of their research interests in Japanese or English on an A4-size paper
      3. References (not obligatory)
    2. (2)The documents listed above must be sent via e-mail to oca@jpf.go.jp
      (When sending an e-mail, please enter a half-width character "@" instead of a full-width character "@.")
    3. (3)Deadline for applications: Friday, July 20, 2018
    4. (4)Selection results: applicants will be informed by August 10 by e-mail.

    For further information about the seminar or eligibility, please contact the person in charge shown below.

    [Contact Us]

    The Japan Foundation
    Japanese Studies and Global Partnerships Programs Department, Europe, Middle East and Africa Section
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6071
    Person in charge: Erina Harada (Ms.)
    Email: oca@jpf.go.jp
    (When sending an e-mail, please replace the full-width "@" character with a half-width "@" character.)

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