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Welcome to BAJS

The British Association for Japanese Studies is a UK-based association of scholars and researchers dedicated to the development of Japanese Studies. Our aim is to promote teaching and research on Japan by coordinating events such as academic conferences and circulating information about the field.

Our website is here to inform non-members about the association and its activities, as well as provide BAJS members with an effective and useful method of keeping up to date with Japanese Studies in the UK.

Latest News

  • BAJS Conference 2015 Dates

    The annual BAJS conference 2015 will be hosted by the Japan Research Centre (JRC) at SOAS, University of London next September. The dates are: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September 2015. The conference will consist of two full days of parallel academic panels in key fields of Japanese Studies, including a plenary guest lecture session. There will also be social events organised for both Thursday and Friday evenings. A Call for Panels/Papers will go out early February 2015.

  • Senior Lectureship in East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

    This is an exciting opportunity for applicants with a proven publication record and teaching ability to join a major centre for the study of East Asia. We welcome applications from scholars who can teach and conduct research in one or more East Asian languages in addition to English, and in any discipline within the broadly defined fields of Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies. We particularly welcome applicants with a cross-country/region-wide interest and in the disciplines of Culture and Media. Salary: £48,743 to £54,841. Closing date: 23/1/15