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