The European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) is an association of international character, formed with the purpose of promoting and fostering, by every available means, the development and dissemination of information and resources on Japan available to Europe. To fulfil these aims, the EAJRS holds an annual conference, and performs, supports and promotes other related activities and initiatives.
At the general assembly in Oslo last year, we invited new candidates for the board. Two members of the association presented themselves to us. In order to become active board members, they have to be confirmed by a simple majority of votes at the next general assembly in Kaunas. All members of the mailing list are members of the EAJRS and hold the right to vote. In order for you to cast an informed vote, the two candidates have written small self-introductions. You can find them here in alphabetical order:
I was born in Kaunas, the most Japanese town of Lithuania, and more than a half of my life was directly related to Japan and Japanese studies. In 1997 I started learning Japanese language, and later used opportunities of studies and fellowships in Japan, including those in Kanazawa University (1999), Waseda University (2003) and Japan Foundation (2009, 2014).
Librarian at Maison du Japon, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
1992 National civil service exam in library science
1993 BA & Librarian qualification at Waseda University
1993-95 Librarian (in charge of ILL), Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo
2000- Librarian at Maison du Japon, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
In September 1988, following the British Library's ambitious third Oriental Studies colloquium on sources for Japanese studies, European librarians, curators and scholars sought to create an organisation to embrace all who are professionally interested in the provision of resources for the study of Japan. These discussions culminated in 1989 with the establishment of the European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists at a Workshop held in the Staatsbibliothek in West Berlin.
Dear EAJRS friends,
Dear Friends and Colleagues, members of EAJRS, After what looked like a prolonged autumn, with exceptionally mild weather, winter has finally set in. It is about time, says the gardener, and I believe him, but it all looks so far away now from the pleasant late summer we enjoyed in Venice. Another year has indeed revolved. We are sending you our best wishes for a peaceful and blissful Christmas time and we wish you on behalf of the board of the EAJRS, a happy and fruitful New Year 2007.