February 2018    


Venezia ICJLE Postgraduate Student Support Grant 

The postgraduate workshop committee warmly invites postgraduate students in the field of Japanese language education and the relevant field to the postgraduate workshop at the Venezia International Conference on Japanese Language Education (Venezia ICJLE held on 3rd & 4th August 2018). The time and venue of the workshop is as follows.
Time:   2nd August 2018 from 14:00 until 17:00
Place:  Università Ca’ Foscari, Sala Giovanni Morelli - Malcanton
This postgraduate workshop aims to provide opportunities for postgraduate students and invited early-career scholars in different countries to create and develop networks and improve each other’s research. The proposed schedule for the workshop is as follows.


  1. Networking: Attendees engage in an activity to get to know each other.
  2. Three-Minute Thesis Speech: Participants will present their research within three minutes and exchange comments on each other’s research.
  3. Career Workshop: Following the talks of invited early career scholars from different countries, attendees will discuss their career possibilities through Q&A.  


Maximum 25 postgraduate students will be awarded.
Grant application deadline: 21st February 2018 (Italy time).

For more information and application process see 
For conference website see 

Venezia ICJLE Early Bird Registration Open

We are pleased to announce that the registration is now open for the 2018 ICJLE. 700 participants are anticipated, so please apply as soon as possible!

Early bird registration will close 10th March 2018.
Ordinary registration will close 1st July 2018.

For registration and information see 


Call for Applications: Research Associate, Cambridge 

Applicants are invited to apply for a fixed-term full-time post as Research Associate to the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965.

The researcher will mainly focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing Chinese, Japanese or Korean related archives dealing with this topic. S/he will also examine relevant published texts and secondary research in related languages and appropriate bibliographical references. S/he will be expected to work toward producing his/her own monograph within their contract time and perhaps an additional peer-reviewed article. The researcher will also be required to assist in the administration of the project (including various symposia), especially organization of an international workshop. Light teaching of up to one class and/or one-on-one supervisions.

Requirements: The applicant should have completed his/her PhD, submitted their thesis and had their viva (if necessary) by the time he or she arrives at Cambridge for the start of the position. A demonstrable commitment to the aims of the project and genuine enthusiasm in such research will also be essential, as will the ability to work effectively as part of a team and on individual initiative. A thorough knowledge of at least one East Asian language is expected. Candidates need not necessarily have knowledge of the Japanese language but their research must be related to the end of the Japanese empire and early Cold War.

Applicants are encouraged to look at the project website ( and contact the project director, Dr Barak Kushner, , ahead of time.

Close date 5pm 15 February 2018.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge w/c 18th February 2018. They may be via SKYPE.

Please quote reference GU14466 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Apply online 


Call for Proposals: CAJLE 2018 Annual Conference 

CAJLE (Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education) holds an annual conference which includes lectures and workshops by guest speakers, as well as research presentations and a general meeting.  The conference provides a great opportunity for participants to exchange information and opinions on Japanese language education and Japanese linguistics. The CAJLE 2018 Annual Conference will take place in London, Ontario. 

Theme: "Diversity and assessment: Exploring the significance of assessment in a diversifying society"
Conference dates: August 21 (Tuesday) to August 22 (Wednesday) 2018.
Open to: Paper presentations, poster presentations, roundtable discussion.
Topics: Japanese linguistics, Japanese language pedagogy, Japanese as a heritage language, as well as innovative teaching techniques.

Close of submissions: April 9 2018

For more information please see 


Japanese Studies Survey 2018  
We all identify with Japanese Studies to a greater or lesser extent, and we all have thoughts about it: what the future holds, what needs attention, and how it could become stronger. The Japan Foundation, Sydney is calling us to share these thoughts via a short survey, which will be used to inform its priorities over the coming years.

The survey has 20 questions and takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Don’t miss this chance to have your say.
Survey closes February 9 (Friday).

here to fill out the survey.










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