Conferences and Events

BAJS Conference

The BAJS Conference is held on a triennial basis. Papers are presented in a variety of specialist areas and offer an opportunity to keep abreast of current scholarly thought and research in Japanese Studies. In addition, there is a plenary session to which the Association, with the support of sponsors, invites well-known academics and intellectuals. Some of the papers presented at the conference are published in the Association’s publication, Japan Forum.

The Conference is open to non-members who share an interest in Japanese Studies, although membership of the Association is required in order to present.

Joint East Asian Studies Conference

The Joint East Asian Studies Conference is jointly organised by the British Associations for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies, and is held on a triennial basis. It provides an opportunity for presentation and consideration of the most current academic research on the East Asian region.

BAJS adheres to the following Code of Conduct, and we require all conferences/workshops/academic meetings (fully or partially) funded by BAJS to display it:


The conference organizers are committed to making this event accessible and productive for everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

• Be constructive in your questions and discussions. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

• Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.

• All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy or to seek support is asked to speak, in confidence, to the conference organisers.