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Centre for Japanese Research (CJR)

The Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at UBC was established as one of the five regional centres under the Institute of Asian Research to promote research on a wide variety of topics dealing with Japan and its relationship to the world community. As part of its research activities, the CJR presents a series of seminars on topics related to Japan. The speakers at this seminar include both visitors to the CJR and UBC faculty members.

In addition to promoting the study of Japan, the CJR is also engaged in various activities which encourage personal and organizational interaction between Canada and Japan. Many people, government, civic and business organizations and universities have participated in these activities.

Our activities and information on CJR members are reported in our Annual Reports. Our Informal Business Letter also contains discussion of timely Japan-related issues that are of interest to individuals engaged in international business in Canada.

The CJR accepts academic and other visiting researchers from universities, governments, and international organizations who are interested in research on Japan. A limited amount of desk space is available. Anyone interested in the activities of the CJR may become a Centre Associate. Please contact us for further details.

The CJR together with the University of British Columbia press is soliciting proposals for books/research monographs on Japan topics for UBC press’s “Japan Research Series”. Canadian authors are particularly encouraged to consider this new outlet for Japan-related research. Please contact the CJR Publications Committee at the address provided.


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