In collaboration with the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), we support three-month field work for thesis in Japan by three doctoral students of Japanese studies at graduate schools of European universities, as well as sponsoring cross-discipline workshop where students can make presentations, network with other researchers, and improve their overall capabilities.
Working with leading institutions around the world, TIFO takes the initiative in creating programs that encourage coming generations of researchers, scholars and specialists working to enhance understanding of Japan.
TIFO Initiated Activities（by fiscal year）
TIFO Initiated Activities
As the international exchange program for high school students of Japan and ten ASEAN nations was started in 2014. Now having evolved to become a joint program with ASJA International, TYCA aims at fostering a network of next-generation of Asian leaders, who have a long-term vision to contribute to the development of sustainable society.
The online summer school held by the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia offers students and working professionals around the world a novel, interdisciplinary approach to Japanese cultural studies. The 2021 programme centered on scientific themes such as AI and robotics, sport, and sustainability, that explored studying modern Japan from a global context, drawing on expertise from the University and its global partners. (Revised programme undertaken as the Japan Orientation from 2014 to 2019)
Multi-year scholarships for PhD candidates for Japan studies at the University of Cambridge aims to harness next-generation of scholars with a vision to place Japan within the large context of the world, either in its multilateral focus or through its disciplinary impact.
The scholarship program allows students in master’s degree programs at Beijing Center for Japanese Studies to stay at universities in Japan for several months and to further their studies of the Japanese economy, culture and literature, contributing to nurturing human resources who can deepen relations between the two countries.
In collaboration with the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, Columbia University, the program is designed to promote wider international appreciation of hogaku, Japan's traditional music. The program offers professional musicians from outside Japan the opportunity to master traditional instruments through intensive training in Japan.
The program enables Vietnamese researchers and scholars to explore their areas of interest through short-term research fellowships at Japanese research and educational institutions. The researchers are selected with the support of Japan Alumni of Vietnam (JAV).
This program awards four fellowships a year to research students from overseas studying to become specialists in Japan, or international relations involving Japan, at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama.
In association with the Tokyo Center for Economic Research, we support internship opportunities for researchers/specialists in economics in ASEAN at Japanese universities or research institutions.