The Japan Foundation-Global Japan Studies (JF-GJS) Initiative is a three-year project, jointly managed by the Japan Foundation and the Global Asia Studies Committee in the Institute for Advance Studies on Asia (IASA), University of Tokyo.

This initiative is aiming at carrying out the following activities.

  1. JF-GJS Fellowship to invite young researchers of Japan studies from Asia and beyond to promote cultural/intellectual exchange on a global scale.
  2. Seminars and workshops to promote fruitful dialogue between Japan studies in Asia and Asian studies in Japan
  3. Educational programs to nurture the next generation of Japan studies in Asia and Asian studies in Japan

The JF-GJS initiative is the successor of the Global Japan Studies Program, established and managed by the IASA between 2014 and 2022. The current JF-GJS was created on 13th May 2022 upon the signing of an MoU between the Japan Foundation, an institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs in Japan, and the IASA.



JF-GJS Affiliates 2023

CHEN Junnan

Assistant Professor, NYU Shanghai Interactive Media Arts department

YI Yunsu

Ph.D. Candidate, Hongik University (Seoul, Korea)

Part-time Lecturer, Daejin University (Pocheon, Korea)