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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
Carin Holroyd                                                                    
Dr. Carin Holroyd
Associate Professor
Department of Political Studies
University of Saskatchewan





Our heart-felt condolences to the death of Professor John Forman House: link

JSAC Conference 2017: October 12-15, 2017

For an important conference on GREEN JAPAN organized by the Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) and hosted at the Munk School of Global Affairs

The 2017-18 JSAC membership fee is now payable: Link


Honours: Congratulations!
  • Professor Ken Coates and Professor Jacob Kovalio received 2014 Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation
  • Link (Coates)  Link (Kovalio)
  • Professor Michael W. Donnelly was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun: 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: Link1  Link2  Link3  Link4
  • Professor Carin Holroyd received the University of Saskatchewan J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award.

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
  • "Japan’s 'Quality Service': Can Omotenashi be a Source of Japan’s Soft Power?" by Professor Takamichi (Tam) Mito, Kwansei Gakuin University (November 8, 2016, UBC) : Link
  • "How Much Difference is There Between Japan and China in Terms of Aesthetics?" by Professor Masahiro Hamashita, at Centre for Japanese Research, UBC, February 7, 2017: Link

Books, journals, 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
  • Article: There's still time to save the TPP by Joseph Caron: Link
  • Article: Japan, Canada and the TPP: Link
  • Journal: Journal Of International and Advanced Japanese Studies, Volume 9 (2016-17), University of Tsukuba: Link

Japan-related news, articles, talks, lectures, etc.:
  • University of British Columbia appoints Santa J. Ono as its first president of Japanese descent: Link
  • Lynne Kutsukake, writer, won Canada-Japan Literary Award ($10,000) for her work 'The Translation of Love': Link
  • Bill 79, Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Act, 2016: Link
  • Morimoto Gakuen scandal, The Japan Times: Link
  • A scandal over schools, land and nationalism in Japan, BBC : Link

  • JSAC2015_photos (Google Drive):  Link
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Other conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, etc.:
  • IICJ2017 The International Conference on Japan & Japan Studies 2017, June 1-4, 2017, Kobe, Japan: Link
  • ICAS2017 Fifth International Conference on Asian Studies 2017, June 17-18, 2017, Ottawa, Canada: Link
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