About CJS

Welcome to CJS


In May 2011, the University of East Anglia established a new Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) with the the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. Located within the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities at UEA, the Centre for Japanese Studies fosters Japan-related teaching and research at the University.

CJS helps students interested in studying about Japan access a wide range of expertise across the University and the Sainsbury Institute.

We are dedicated to developing a centre of excellence in Japanese studies at UEA, whilst stimulating the highest quality interdisciplinary research on Japan in Norwich.

The Centre encourages the study of Japanese Arts, Language and Culture through a wide range of interdisciplinary degrees. Our world-class research networks aim to develop a deeper understanding of Japan and its place in the wider world of the past, present and future.

Developments under COVID-19

Throughout the COVID19 pandemic, we reviewed the situation in Japan through a special series of weekly newsletters, as well as provided recommendations for Japan-related activities that can be enjoyed in lockdown. The latest edition and back copies can be found on our e-Newsletters page. Our seminar series has also gone online with previous webinars available to watch through our YouTube channel.

We have also developed an online alternative to our research seminar series through the Beyond Japan podcast. We aim to bring you the latest developments in the various specialist fields of our colleagues ranging from archaeology to film studies. Subscribe through your preferred podcast platform or sign up to JapanInNorwich.org for email updates on new episodes as well as our many other outputs.

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