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Japan Studies Association of Canada / Association canadienne d'études sur le Japon

カナダ日本研究学会   Virtual Home for the Japan Studies Association of Canada

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The purpose of the Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) is to promote Japan Studies in Canada and to contribute towards increase in knowledge about Japan and Canada-Japan relations by:
  • Encouraging Canadian scholars and other interested persons to conduct research on Japan in all academic fields;
  • Sponsoring conferences and publishing proceedings of the conferences and other papers;
  • Encouraging Japanese scholars and any person interested in Japan studies to share their knowledge with the members of the Association.
Message from the JSAC President: text
David Edgington                                                                    
David Edgington
Department of Geography University of British Columbia 1984 West Mall, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T1Z2 Tel: 1-604-822-5612 Fax: 1-604-822-6150
JSAC Election 2016:
  • Call for nominations for the next president:  Info
  • Professor/Dr. Carin Holroyd has been elected as the next JSAC president: statement of intent
  • Norio Ota will continue to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer for another term (four years).

JSAC Conference 2016:

  • Inaugural Newsletter, Fall 2014: Link
  • Newsletter, Spring 2015: Link
  • Newsletter, Fall 2015: Link
  • Newsletter, Spring 2016: Link
  • Newsletter, Fall 2016: Link

  • Professor Ken Coates and Professor Jacob Kovalio received 2014 Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation. Congratulations!: Link (Coates)  Link (Kovalio)
  • Professor Michael W. Donnelly was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun. Congratulations!: Link
  • Norio Ota receives 2015 Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation:  Link1  Link2  Link3  Link4
  • Prof. Ken Coates elected to be fellow of the Royal Society of Canada: Link
  • Norio Ota commended by York University as a 2016 York U Research Leader: Link
  • Professor X. Jie Yang, University of Calgary, received Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in the Imperial Decorations, spring 2016: Congratulations!   Link1  Link2 
  • Professor Carin Holroyd received the University of Saskatchewan J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award: Congratulations! 

JSAC Publication:
  • JSAC2012-13 Proceedings publication: Link
  • JSAC2015 Japan and Canada in Comparative Perspective: Economics: Link

JSAC-Japan Foundation Lecture Series
  • 'Brewed in Japan'. Special JSAC/Japan Foundation Toronto Lecture by Jeffrey Alexander, February 12, 2015 at Saint Mary's UniversityLink
  • 'Japan’s Entry into International Society' by Professor Tomoko Okagaki, Dokkyo University:  Link
  • 'Planning For Smart Cities in Japan' by Professor Hidefumi Imura (March 1st, 2016, UBC): Link

Books, articles, talks, etc. by members of JSAC:
  • Article: 'The dangerous false fear of Japanese militarism' by David Welch: EN Link JP Link
  • Interview: 'PM Abe's electoral strategy and Abenomics' by Stephen Robert Nagy: Video Link
  • Interview: ジョーゼフ・キャ ロン氏 「変化を方向づける年」 2015朝日新聞 鏡の中の日 本戦後70年 世界からのメッセージ: Link (pdf.)   Link (htm)
  • Article: 'Japan's most significant year' by Joseph Caron: Link
  • Article: 「日中韓和解のカギは、互いの「自己評価」を認め合うこと」 by Stephen R. Nagy: Link
  • Article: 'Is Japan really tilting to the right?' by Stephen R. Nagy: Link
  • Article: 'A persistent problem' by Stephen R. Nagy: Link
  • Article: 「日中韓は不毛な「歴史修正競争」に歯止めを」 by Stephen Nagy: Link
  • Article: 'What Canadians Need to Know about Today’s Japan: Because it's 2016' by Joseph Caron: Link

Japan-related articles, talks, lectures, etc.:
  • Japanese TV anchors lose their jobs amid claims of political pressure | World news | The Guardian: Link
  • University of British Columbia appoints Santa J. Ono as its first president of Japanese descent: Link
  • Snowden speaks to Japan, The Japan Times: Link

Job Posting:

UBC Japanese Applied Linguistics      Application deadline: November 14, 2016

Other conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, etc.:
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