The University of Tokyo-Global Japan Studies Summer Program 2017


We are pleased to announce that the Global Japan Studies (GJS) at Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo will host the Global Japan Studies summer program during July 29 – Aug.8, 2017.

Japan’s postwar period is most often described as four decades of high growth “economic miracle” followed subsequently by a prolonged recession dubbed “the lost two decades” (1990-present). Japan’s postwar, however, points to a far more complicated and ongoing process of social, cultural, and political changes, which this program is set to explore.

Participants will be immersed in a ten-day intensive program of 1), interdisciplinary academic lectures (in humanities, social sciences, and engineering), 2), carefully planned fieldtrips in Tokyo and surrounding areas, and 3), Japanese language lessons tailored to individual participant’s needs. Through a well-designed combination of on- and off-campus study, the program challenges participants to both critically analyze and actually experience sociological, political, and technological issues, such as environmentally sustainable urban planning and social stratification in relation to history and culture. These issues are key for understanding not only Japan’s postwar itself but also the larger world to which Japan is closely connected and of which Japan is intrinsically a part.

【Application deadline:】 April 24, 2017 (Mon.), 23:59(JST)

For more details, please see “CALL FOR APPLICATION” on our website:

Global Japan Studies (GJS) Research Network, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
E-mail: gjs[_at_]