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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

German Institute for Japanese Studies

Research focused on modern Japan, in global and regional perspectives. Located in one of the important economic and political hubs of East Asia, Tokyo.

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Events and Activities

January 1, 2017

🐔 Frohes neues Jahr!

Das DIJ Tokyo wünscht ein erfolgreiches,
glückliches und vor allem friedliches Jahr



Job opportunity: Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

The Max Weber Foundation represented by the German Institute for Japanese Studies and the Departments of Geography and Southeast Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, are seeking to appoint two postdoctoral fellows for the newly established research group on “Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures“.

For more details please refer to:
(Click on the link that says: “Job opportunity: Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures, deadline 31 January 2017”)

For a direct link click here. (PDF, 29KB)


Promotionsstipendien ab Frühjahr 2017

dij-logo-128pxDas Deutsche Institut für Japanstudien vergibt ab Frühjahr 2017 wieder Promotionsstipendien an junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler im Bereich japanbezogener Forschung.

Bewerbungsschluß: 25. November 2016.

October 1, 2016

NHK World TV “GLOBAL AGENDA” Debate: Impact of “Abenomics” and the Global Economy Whereabouts

The 100 minutes debate will be broadcasted on NHK World’s upcoming “GLOBAL AGENDA” debate program:

  • October 1 at 10:10 A.M. / 4:10 P.M. / 10:10 P.M. (JST)
  • October 2 at 4:10 A.M. (JST)



From left to right:
Naoyuki Shinohara
Professor at Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

Motoshige Itoh
Professor at Gakushuin University
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Gerald L. Curtis
Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Columbia University

Franz Waldenberger
Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies

Hiroyuki Yanagi
President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd

Upcoming Events

Nothing from December 16, 2017 to May 16, 2018.

  Join us!

Spring 2018
Doctoral Scholarship 


Our library will be closed from December 4, 2017 – February 12, 2018.

Call for Papers

Contemporary Japan
Issue 30, No. 1


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7-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
102-0094 Japan
Where to find us

+81 (0)3 3222-5077
+81 (0)3 3222-5420


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