Japanese Studies Event Top-Up Funding

This fund is set up to help organisers who have received financial support from other institutions for a conference, workshop, or similar event, but need an additional grant to cover all expenses.


Application criteria:

  • Restricted to the organisation of Japanese Studies related events, conferences, seminars etc. in the UK.
  • Applicants must be members of BAJS.
  • Applications up to a maximum of £1,000.
  • Applications should be made at least 3 months prior to the event. Retrospective applications will not be considered.
  • Successful applicants must display BAJS logo on all printed or web based materials for the event, and cite BAJS in any post event outputs.

Funding will not be dispersed until the event has taken place and accounts with receipts have been completed and sent by post to: The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS), SOAS, B405, University of London, London, WC1H 0XG.  Applications to be sent by email to: [email protected]

How to apply:

The following information needs to be received by [email protected] 3 months before the event takes place

1. Names of applicants, affiliations, contacts.

2. Name of event, dates, locations.

3. Purpose of event, sponsors.

4. Anticipated number of attendees, event programme.

5. Detailed summary of what funding has been applied for, how much received and from whom.

6. Detailed description of what the BAJS money will be used for and why money is not available from elsewhere.

7. Are the organisers looking to raise money by registration fees? If that is not the case, please explain why.






Foreign Graduate Employment in Japanese Companies – Implications for Japanese Studies Teaching & Research




Japanese Translation Workshop, School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University, 13-14 April 2019.

The outcome of the event will be an anthology of short stories published by Kurodahan Press, a publishing company based in Kumamoto. The company holds an annual Japanese-to-English translation competition, with the winning entry published in one of its anthologies.  A total of ten translators have been selected following a call for applications, and the majority are postgraduate students at UK universities. Translators have been asked to submitthe first draft(s)of their translations one month prior to the workshop. During the workshop, translators will be paired with five mentors (each mentor will work with two translators). The mentors are all professional translators with considerable commercial literary translation experience. Mentors will work with translators in one-on-one sessions to refine translations. Translators will then be asked to submit their revised translation two months after the workshop. Final copyediting will be conducted by Kurodahan Press with the aim of publishing the anthology in December 2019.