The Centre

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 lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on topics related to Japan. The speakers 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. These activities involve representatives from universities, government, civic and business organizations, and industry.

We provide support and funding opportunities to UBC researchers and students with an interest in Japan through research grants for graduate students and faculty, as well as work-learn and study tours for undergraduates.

Our upcoming activities and funding opportunities are best accessed through our events, member, and student mailing lists. Past activities are documented in our Annual Reports.

The CJR accepts academic and other visiting researchers from universities, governments, and international organizations who are interested in research on Japan. We also accept applications to become a Centre Associate.