The efforts to achieve an extended access to the NDL digital collections from abroad have reached a new stage. The draft to change the respective law/regulations has been issued. Currently the Japanese government collects public comments concerning the draft. Please find below Prof. Takeuchi’s email. Prof Takeuchi (Vice-President of Chiba University and NCC’s former Japan liaison) has arranged the meeting of Ms. Noguchi and Mr. Dunkel with the representatives of the Bunkachō last year.
The British Library is recruiting for the post of Head of Asian & African Collections. For further details follow this link https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6479349/head-of-asian-and-african-collections/
Please circulate this to any of your colleagues who might be interested in applying.
I am pleased to announce that the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures will host a NIJL/EAJRS Kuzushiji Workshop in February 2017. If you would like to attend this workshop, please fill in this form and send it as an email attachment file to Akira Hirano at firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 GMT on Monday, 31 October.
The Japan Digital Research Center (JDRC) of the Fung Library at Harvard University seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as its Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position is best suited for an individual with a strong interest in a range of activities in digital scholarship, including building new digital collections, developing services in support of research, teaching, learning, and managing digital projects, including collaborations with faculty and University library staff.
A PhD Research Fellowship in Japanese Studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. IKOS seeks to recruit a PhD candidate with excellent research qualifications who will investigate issues of heritagisation in contemporary Japan.
The successful applicant will address issues related to the project Sacred heritage? Secularisation, sacralisation and the production of heritage in contemporary Japan.
The National Diet Library is offering again a training program to Japanese Studies librarians living outside of Japan held in 2017 January.
We look forword to apply.
For details, see
* English version is currently being prepared and will be linked from the above page.
With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan through researchers’ activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.
1. Application period: June 10-October 31, 2016
2. Research period: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018 (6 months or 12 months)
3. Receiving organizations: