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Open EventDate:2022.11.28 (Mon) - 2022.12.02 (Fri) Nichibunken Open Day

Analog × Digital @ NICHIBUNKEN

For ResearchersDate:2022.12.02 (Fri) The 161st Lectures

Nature and Architecture

For ResearchersDate:2022.12.03 (Sat) Symposium

2022年度日中妖怪研究シンポジウム

For ResearchersDate:2022.12.08 (Thu) The 250th Nichibunken Evening Seminar

Theories of Embodiment in Japan: Introducing New Research from Ghent University

For ResearchersDate:2022.12.24 (Sat) Symposium

宗教とジェンダーの最前線

Open EventDate:2023.01.17 (Tue) The 346th Nichibunken Forum

Articulating Taiwan's Educational History with Ninomiya Kinjiro Statues

Open EventDate:2023.02.10 (Fri) The 71st Nichibunken Public Lecture

Lecture I "Computer Processing of the Japanese Calendar"
by Prof. SEKINO Tatsuki

Lecture II "Nikkō Tōshō-gū: The International Dimensions of a Japanese Sacred Site"
by Prof. Timon SCREECH

国際日本文化研究センター - International Research Center for Japanese Studies

The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), founded in 1987, pursues international, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive research on Japanese culture.
Research themes are established from an international perspective, enlisting the participation of numerous scholars from Japan and abroad. Interdisciplinary team research is the Center's fundamental mode of scholarship.

Nichibunken's faculty includes scholars specializing in many different fields. Active research activities are underway at the Center, supported by visiting research scholars and fellows from around the world and other researchers.

Endeavors by Nichibunken- HIGHLIGHTS

Special page for events and exhibitions

  • Emaki as Manga” Project: A Study on Reading Picture Scrolls “Emaki” in a Manga Format

    Replacing picture scrolls “Emaki” with Manga format. This Nichibunken project pursues a completely new way of reading traditional Japanese picture scrolls. Seems like it could be, but it wasn't!

  • Special page for Nichibunken Open Day (Academic year 2021)

    Visitors can enjoy videos and online exhibitions of resources curated under the theme “Sports and Civilization: Their Development in Modern East Asia.”

  • Akashi Hiroakira and Shimadzu Genzō: Trailblazers of Modern Science and Technology in Kyoto

    Featuring abundant resources archived at Nichibunken, Kanda University of International Studies, and Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall, this online exhibition explores the unique endeavors through which Akashi and Shimadzu contributed to science and technology education in Kyoto.

  • 「縮小社会のエビデンスとメッセージ」展

    Evidence and Messages from a Shrinking Society: Population and Economy / Healthcare and Social Welfare / Education and Culture / Local and International / and Manga

    This special exhibition was held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum to broadly question the theme of the team research project "Cultural Creativity in a Shrinking Society".

データベース- DATABASES

Nichibunken makes publicly available databases that feature Japanese studies materials from the Center’s collection, faculty research results, and externally archived texts and images.

図書館- Library

The Nichibunken Library is known for its distinctive round reading room. Scholars and students from both Japan and abroad use this facility for its broad collection of resources for studying Japan.
The library puts particular effort into collecting Japanese studies books, documents, and materials in other languages.

Official Nichibunken YouTube channel

As a research institution open to the public and in order to assure that the Center’s achievements benefit society, Nichibunken shares the results of lectures, symposiums, and other research activities via its official YouTube channel.

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出版物- PUBLICATIONS

Opportunities

Graduate Education 2022.11.14 Invitations for Special Inter-Institutional Research Fellows
Graduate Education 2022.11.11 Admission for Research Students
Call for Papers 2022.11.10 Submission Guidelines for Nihon kenkyū No. 68 (Deadline for Submissions: 31 March 2023)
Graduate Education 2022.09.01 Invitation to the Department of Japanese Studies Graduate School
Call for Papers 2022.04.13 Submission Guidelines for Japan Review
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