The Association for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature
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Founded in January 1956, the Association for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature was established to foster contacts between academic associations in Japanese language and literature at different universities, to share research findings in the field, and to promote further research activity. The Association is an academic society that transcends individual areas of specialization, gathering those who do research or are interested in research in Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, Japanese language education, and Japanese language and culture.
The Association currently has a membership of approximately one thousand.
To fulfil its founding principles, the Association for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature now carries out the following activities .
(1) Two conferences are held annually, one in spring and one in autumn. These include public symposia and research presentations.
- Conference archive
(2) The Association’s journal Bungaku, gogaku is published three times a year, in April, August, and December. Research papers submitted by association members are published after a stringent referee process. Past issues of journal articles are made available through J-STAGE.
- Journal page
(3) Prizes awarded by the Association
a. Award of the Association for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature
This is awarded to recognize outstanding research work published by an early-career researcher in the field of Japanese language and literature.
Award of the Association for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature
b. Bungaku, gogaku Award
This is awarded to recognize an outstanding paper published by a member of the Association in the journal Bungaku, gogaku.
Bungaku, gogaku Award
c. Incentive Award for Academic Presentation
This is awarded to recognize an outstanding research presentation delivered by a graduate student or other early-career member of the Association.
Incentive Award for Academic Presentation
Guidelines for Submission of Articles
Only Association members can submit articles, which must be written in Japanese. See this link for further details.
Guidelines for Research Presentations
Only Association members can make research presentations, which must be given in Japanese. See this link for further details.
Becoming a member / Annual dues
Applications to become a member of the Association are accepted at any time.
Any individual or organization can become a member.
The annual dues are 5000 yen. The dues are 3000 yen for those enrolled in graduate school, including research students. See this link for further details.
The Office of the Association for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature
Office of Prof. Noriko KONOE
Faculty of Letters