Call for Papers: CIR Seminar for the Study of Japanese Culture and Religion 2017

call for papers [150-2]Center for Information on Religion (hereafter CIR) host a seminar for the Study of Japanese Culture and Religion in Japanese for non-Japanese-native graduate students coming June in Tokyo.  The seminar calls for the papers of the well-motivated students who hope to have presentation and discussion with other participants in Japanese.

We CIR will invite 6 students in maximum among all the non-Japanese-native graduate student applicants who belong to the university or institution outside Japan for the Studies of Japanese Culture and Religion. For the presenter we will serve air ticket and housing for the time of the seminar. We intend to encourage networking and inspiring discussions beyond language barrier among young scholars and experts in Japan.

The attendants are required to join all the sessions of one and a half days seminar, and expected to demonstrate their paper in Japanese, and to contribute to the discussion to the presentation of others in Japanese though we accept additional explanation in English.

Seminar Date: June 24-25, 2017 (Check in June 23, Check out June 26)

Venue: Tokyo, Japan

Expected Advisor: Jun Endo (Kokugakuin U.); Michiaki Okuyama (Nanzan U.), Akira Nishimura (U. of Tokyo); Masataka Suzuki (Keio U.); Molly Vallor (MeijiGakuin U.), and Kenta Kasai (Center for Information on Religion)

Detail of the application form is available at following link.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Records and papers of 2014 and 2016 seminar are available at the website.


Please feel free to ask any questions to Dr. Kenta Kasai, research fellow at the CIR.


Center for Information on Religion

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