DIJ Visiting Scholar Programme



The German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) invites applications for its visiting scholar programme. This programme is designed to promote intellectual exchange between scholars from around the globe and DIJ staff. Applications by scholars who maintain an active interest in Japan are welcome, regardless of their departmental affiliation. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing to collaborate with one of our current research projects.

The DIJ will provide active support to the scholar in residence both with regards to logistics and scientific contacts. The overriding criterion for selection is the applicant’s academic standing. Visiting researchers will spend a minimum of 2 weeks at the DIJ, present their own research to the Institute and give the staff the opportunity to seek advice on matters of common interest.

The DIJ will cover economy class travel costs to and from Japan, provide accommodation and a fully equipped work place (internet access, printer and access to inter-library loan). Prior to filing a formal application, those who are interested should contact the director or one of the research fellows. Applications* can be submitted anytime. Please send applications (electronically only) in PDF or Word format via e-mail to dijtokyo@dijtokyo.org


DIJ Visiting Scholars

19.05 - 19.06.14

Patricia  Steinhoff

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
01.05 - 31.05.14

Eyal  Ben-Ari

Director, Institute for Society, Security and Peace, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee
Project: Happiness in a (Japanese) Day-Nursery
19.03 - 21.03.14

Aya   H. Kimura

University of Hawaii, Women’s Studies
03.03 - 28.03.14

Marcus  Pudelko

Tübingen University Department of International Business, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, International Relations
Prospects on personal growth for Japanese women in Japanese companies and in overseas branches
24.01 - 22.02.14

David  Chiavacci

Universität Zürich, Asien-Orient-Institut (AOI)
Soziale Ungleichheit in Japan
06.01 - 27.01.14

Dave  Webb

The University of Western Australia, Business School
Consumption and well-being
01.09 - 30.09.13

Cornelius  Herstatt

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Project: „Innovation and Product Development for Aging Users“: Lead Markets for Age-ased Innovation; User Innovators in Silver Markets
10.07 - 23.07.13

Ina  Hein

University of Vienna, East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies
Project: Media representations of Okinawa: a postcolonial perspective
18.02 - 15.03.13

Thomas  Feldhoff

Goethe University Frankfurt, IZO, Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies
Shrinking Rural Communities in Japan: Community ownership of assets as a development potential in Japan and Europa
05.02 - 20.02.13

Wolfram  Manzenreiter

University of Vienna, East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies
Social and economic implications of sport and popular culture in contemporary Japan
11.11 - 31.12.12

Anke  Scherer

Cologne Business School, International Culture and Management Department
Project: “Polished Toilets, Polished Minds“. The anthropology of cleaning your workplace in Japan
05.10 - 18.10.12

Ofra  Goldstein-Gidoni

Tel Aviv University Sociology & Anthropology, Department of East Asian Studies
Contemporary Japanese society with focus on gender, Japanese women, tradition in modern Japan and cultural globalization
10.09 - 09.10.12

Wolfgang  Jagodzinski

University of Cologne, GESIS
Happiness in Japan and Germany


  • * Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and intended format/result of collaboration. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application within approximately one month.