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European Association for Japanese Studies

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The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) is an association of scholars and researchers focusing on Japan. The general objectives of the (EAJS) are to stimulate interest in and promote research in Japanese Studies in all countries of Europe, Japan and the world. The EAJS aims to promote the flow of information and communication in this particular field of studies through triennial international conferences in Europe and Japan, as well as through symposia and workshops.

The EAJS Officers are Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott (EAJS President), Prof. Dr. Urs Matthias Zachmann (EAJS Treasurer) and Prof. Dr. David Mervart (EAJS Secretary).

The EAJS website (www.eajs.eu) is temporarily unavailable due to maintenance work. We hope the main site will be back online soon.


The EAJS is inviting (self-)nominations for section convenors for the 17th EAJS International Conference in 2023.

The Call for Applications for the 3rd EAJS Publication Workshop in October 2022 is now open. More information can be found here. ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Information on the 2022/23 Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships can be found here.

Information on the 18th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students 2022 can be found here.

For information about applying for and renewing membership in the EAJS, please click here.

Information on the EAJS email list can be found at https://lists.fu-berlin.de/listinfo/eajs-l/.

For information on and the minutes of the EAJS General Meeting 2021, please click here.

For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at office@eajs.eu.

The EAJS Office is located at the Japanese Studies Department at FU Berlin and attached to the Chair of Modern Japanese Culture and History, Professor Urs Matthias Zachmann, during his tenure as Treasurer for the European Association for Japanese Studies (2020 -).

Here you can find the text of the EAJS Constitution in Englisch and in German.

Kind regards,
Your EAJS Office staff


Office of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
c/o Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of East Asian Studies
Japanese Studies
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49-30-838 50929
Fax:     +49-30-838450931