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.
Applications are invited for this new post designed to further strengthen the existing Japanese Sector. The School of Language and Communication Studies wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese language for an indefinite term. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full role in the School, including carrying a formal administrative role, advising students, and undertaking enterprise and engagement work. You will be teaching degree level Japanese language and culture to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, and contribute to fostering exchange programmes with Japanese Universities. Closing date: 12 noon on 23 May 2013.
Since 2011 Japan Forum, the official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS), has been hosted by the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. The BAJS Council welcomes expressions of interest from any UK-based institution, or partnership of institutions, to host the journal from September 2014 for a period of three years.
The 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia will be held at ANU from 11-18 July 2013. The conference theme of Cities, Nature and Landscapes: from Nara to the Networked City focuses not only on the social impact of disaster, but on learning from past experiences as we move towards the future of living spaces and human communities and on the 'networked cities' of the future.