17th meeting of the GJSSS

“Societies at Crossroads – A Comparison between Germany and Japan”

Venue: German Institute for Japanese Studies Tôkyô

Mi 23.10. 2024- Fr. 25.10.2024

The call for abstracts will take place in autumn 2023

16th Meeting of GJSSS: Program + Registration

Sustainable societies, March 2-4, 2022

Registration for our virtual conference on „Sustainable Societies“ is now open:

Please register through the registration form below by February 20 (Sunday):

Registration form

Conference participation is free, but registration is mandatory.
We will send out the detailed program and Zoom information to registered participants after registration closes on February 20.

Click here to access the conference program.

16th Meeting of GJSSS: Online format + new deadline

Sustainable societies, March 2-4, 2022

As entrance restrictions to Japan remain strict, we have decided to shift to an online format after all. We initially postponed the conference to March 2022 with the hope to be able to meet in person in Tokyo, but the situation simply remains unclear. We are very sorry about this but hope for your understanding and active participation.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to October 31, 2021.

Please submit your abstracts (up to 350 words) to the following address: gjsss2021[at]outlook.jp

More information and the full CfP can be accessed here.

CfA: Fellowship for doctoral students

Within the framework of the Toshiba International Foundation Fellowship program conducted jointly by the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) and the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO), the EAJS selects candidates for a fellowship to undertake research in Japan in 2021/22.

The next application deadline is 2 May 2021.

To apply please visit the online application portal.

Applications are invited for TIFO Fellowships for a three-month stay in Japan which should begin no later than February 2022. Grantees can expect a fellowship of 7,000 EUR.

The TIFO Fellowship program aims at enabling Ph.D. candidates to pursue research in Japan for their ongoing Ph.D. projects. Applicants must be doctoral students by the time of applying as well as by the time of the scheduled research stay in Japan. They should be specializing in any field in Japanese Studies at a European institution. Applications by postdoctoral researchers cannot be accepted. Furthermore, only candidates pursuing their first Ph.D. degree are eligible to apply.

For further information on the Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships or the EAJS, please feel free to contact the EAJS office.

Upcoming conference

The topic of the next GJSSS confernce is „Sustainable Societies“.

Originally planned for March 2021 in Tôkyô, the conference is postponed due to the Corona virus crisis. The new date and a CfP will be published in due course.