About ICJS

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Aims of the International Center for Japanese Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

The Goals of the International Center for Japanese Studies

The International Center for Japanese Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies was founded in April 2009 with the aim of conducting research studies from individual, synthetic and composite perspectives in the fields of Japanese, Japanese language education, Japanese culture and Japanese society, sharing research results inside and outside Japan and reapplying them to the field of pedagogy.

Since 2016 (until 2021) we have begun operating under the theme "Creation and Development of an International Network of Japan Research". The Center has also been reorganized into the following three departments: International Japanese Education, Contrastive Japanese, Comparative Japanese Culture. Going forward, we will focus our efforts on the creation of a worldwide network of researchers dedicated to research into Japanese and Japan, focusing particularly on young researchers. We will also strive, through close cooperation with institutions inside and outside Japan, for truly bidirectional international collaborative research from multiple perspectives.

Tsutomu TOMOTSUNE
Director
International Center for Japanese Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

About ICJS

It is an introduction of the work contents of International Center for Japanese Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

The International Center for Japanese Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies was founded in April 2009 with the aim of conducting research studies from individual, synthetic and composite perspectives in the fields of Japanese, Japanese language education, Japanese culture and Japanese society, sharing research results inside and outside Japan and reapplying them to the field of pedagogy.

Since 2016 (until 2021) we have begun operating under the theme "Creation and Development of an International Network of Japan Research". The Center has also been reorganized into the following three departments: International Japanese Education, Contrastive Japanese, Comparative Japanese Culture. Going forward, we will focus our efforts on the creation of a worldwide network of researchers dedicated to research into Japanese and Japan, focusing particularly on young researchers. We will also strive, through close cooperation with institutions inside and outside Japan, for truly bidirectional international collaborative research from multiple perspectives.

DivisionMain Activities
International Japanese Education Base-building for international development of Japanese language education
Comparative Language Promotion of comparative studies of Japanese and other language
Comparative Japanese Culture Research into Japanese culture and society from an international perspective

Organization

It is the organization chart of the International Japan Research Center

Director TOMOTSUNE Tsutomu Professor Intellectual History of Japan / Minority Studies / Religious Performance
Associate Director SUZUKI Tomomi Professor Japanese Semantics / Japanese Language Education
International Japanese Education IJUIN Ikuko Associate Professor Pragmatics / Discourse Analysis / Japanese Language Education
OTSU Tomomi Associate Professor Japanese Linguistics
SANO Hiroshi Professor Theory of Linguistic Information Processing / Computerized Language Database / Language Education with Computer Support
SUZUKI Mika Professor Japanese Language Education / Educational Technology
MIYAGI Toru Professor Education for International Students / Intercultural Communication / Conflict Resolution in Intercultural Settings
MOCHIZUKI Keiko Professor Linguistics (Syntax、 Semantics and Lexicon) / Comparative Linguistics / Second Language Acquisition / Pedagogical Grammar (English, Japanese and Chinese) / Learners' Corpus Research / Chinese Linguistics
Comparative Laguage OTANI Naoki Associate Professor English Linguistics / Cognitive Linguistics / Semantics and Pragmatics
TANIGUCHI Ryuko Associate Professor Linguistics / Pragmatics / Discourse Analysis / Japanese Language Education / Sociolinguistics
NARITA Takashi Professor German Linguistics / Contrastive Linguistics between German and Japanese
HAYATSU Emiko Professor Japanese Linguistics
MINEGISHI Makoto Professor Austroasiatic Languages / Thai Language
MIYAKE Takayuki Professor Chinese Linguistics
FURIHATA Masashi Associate Professor Indonesian Linguistics / Sudanese Linguistics
AKIHIRO Hisae Associate Professor French Linguistics
Comparative Japanese Culture OKADA Akito Professor Comparative International Education Studies / Theory of Educational Development / Cross-Cultural Communication
KUNO Ryoichi Associate Professor Hispanic Literature and Culture
NOHIRA Munehiro Associate Professor Vietnamese Literature, Thought and Culture
HASHIMOTO Yuichi Associate Professor Modern Chinese Literature / Modern Colonial Culture
HARUNA Nobuo Associate Professor International Politics / Political and Diplomatic History of Japan
John Patrick Porter Lecturer Modern and Contemporary Japanese History / Urban Social History / The History of Poverty
YAMAGUCHI Hiroyuki Professor German Culture and Literature / Theory of Culture and Representation
SAKASAI Akito Lecturer

Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature

SEN Raj Lakhi

World Language and Society Education Centre

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