Research and Related Activities

TIFO supports research on themes related to Japan, and supports projects to purchase Japanese books for research; to build network supporting Japan studies; and to promote education on Japan and Japanese language.

FY2020 Grant Example

Materials for Teaching Modules and Public Scholarship in Premodern Japan
Dept. of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada

Materials for Teaching Modules and Public Scholarship in Premodern Japan

The department is carrying out a multi-year project to build an open platform of audiovisual materials to support research and education related to premodern Japan, and leading North American researchers participated in FY2019 by introducing Japanese rare books, poetry, noh, travel diaries, and classical records of Japan and East Asia. Coverage was extended to include The Tale of Genji, script and material culture, and Buddhism and the body, as well as other themes in FY2020, accompanied by audiovisual materials and essays aimed at pedagogy and public access.

Publishing Project about Contribution of Léon de Rosny
Lille University Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, France

Publishing Project about Contribution of Léon de Rosny

Publication of a scholarly study of the collection (Lille Public Library) and the achievements of Léon de Rosny (1837-1914), the first professor of Japanese studies in France, at the Oriental Language School in Paris (now INALCO), and the founder of the International Congress of Orientalists (November 2020).

FY 2022 Grant Activities (Plan)

  • Europe
  • Europe, Middle East And Africa
  • Asia
  • Asia and Oceania

The Americas

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Rutgers Meets Japan: A Transnational Network of Foreign Teachers, Missionaries, and Overseas Students in the Late Nineteenth-Century

The Americas

Japan Center for International Exchange
US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue 2022: Analysis and Report

Europe

Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS, France
Research and Conference “Care-led innovation: The case of elderly care in France and Japan”

Europe

Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l’Asie Orientale, Université de Paris, France
Symposium “Fiction and History in The Tale of Genji and Japanese Literary Tradition”

Europe

Société française de Traductologie (Soft), France
Second World Conference “The Translation and Dissemination of Knowledge in the World”

Europe

Sophie Richard, Inc., UK
Research and Interview Video Producing “Encounters with Japan”

Europe

Royal Botanic Gardens, KEW, UK
Honzō Zufu Conservation

Europe

School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University, UK
Study of translation technique “New Terms for a New Era: Translating the Steam Engine in 19th-century Japan”

Europe

Scottish Society for Art History (SSAH), UK
Publication of journal with conference papers: Scotland and Japan

Europe

Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania
Exhibition of books and documents and a programme of cultural and educational events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Japan

Europe

Jerzy Leskowicz Foundation, Poland and France
Publication of the book on Uchiwa-e (Fan Prints) of Edo, Utagawa Hiroshige

Europe

Japonya Arastirmalari Dernegi, Turkey
Publication project: Global Perspectives on Japan-Journal Vol 6

Europe

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Workshop and Lecture “Green Tea for Peace III”

Europe

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
Publication project “Cryptomeria Japonica as Architecture: Concerning Primordial Forests and Trees in Yakushima”

Europe

Mejiro Institute of Urushi Research & Restoration, Japan
Project to produce Spanish version of the Essential Bilingual Glossary of Urushi (Lacquer) Materials and Techniques

Europe

Nagawa-machi・Breckland International Exchange Committee, Japan
Archaeological Study on Obsidian of Siebold's Collections

Europe

International Workshop for Cultural Heritage Management, Japan
Comparative Study of Cultural Heritage Management between Japan and Europe

Europe

Research Institute for Create Urban Greenery and Garden, Japan
New life plan of Batumi Botanical Garden and other Japanese gardens

Asia

Malaysia Alumni of Sakura Science Association
Continuous Japanese Language Learning for Robust Japanese Cultural Understanding Through Japan-Malaysia Research Exchange: The Awareness, Challenges and Strategies

Asia

Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities , Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Internationalization Initiatives of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Vietnam National University Hanoi - Promoting academic exchange in Japanese studies between Vietnam, Europe and the US

Asia

Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Thailand
Significance and Potentials of Dictogloss: The case of Thai-Speaking Japanese Learners

Asia

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Workshops and Public Lecture on the Japanese Model of Environmental Education

Asia

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Developing a Japanese Business Communication Module for Workplace Communication in Japanese Companies for Malaysians

Asia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Formulation of Ethics and Governance Framework of Artificial Intelligence Adoption Among Stakeholders through Smart Partnership with Japanese Consortium in enhancing execution of the Malaysia AI-Rmap.

Asia

IEEE Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Subsection
Way Forwards to the Challenges in Adaptation of Japanese Research Culture into Malaysia Higher Education for Post Graduate Studies

Asia

Sunway University, Malaysia
Embedding the Framework of Culture of Health in Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A Comparative Perspective between Japan and Southeast Asia

Asia

RMIT University, Australia
How to be a Change Maker: Research and Multimedia Production on Japanese Landscape Design Perspectives
Medieval Japanese Studies Institute
Contextualizing the Conservation of the Taireifuku the Meiji Empress Gifted to Daishōji Imperial Convent
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