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Dear Colleagues,


We would like to invite you to join our symposium Japan and the World – Revisiting Cultural Encounters in the Global Era, taking place online this week (April 8-9, 2022).


For more information please see the attached schedule.


If you are interested in joining us, please register through the link below by April 6th.





Sincerely yours,

Anca Focseneanu, Professor

Director of the Center for Japanese Studies

University of Bucharest

Email: ancafocseneanu@yahoo.com

APRIL 8-9, 2022 (online ZOOM platform)


      Event time zone – Bucharest time


DAY 1   Friday, the 8th  of April

8.30-9.00  -  Joining the Zoom Meeting

9.00 – 9.20  Opening Ceremony

Prof. Sorin Costreie (Vice rector, The University of Bucharest)

H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Ueda, Ambassador of Japan to Romania


9.20-10.20  Keynote lecture  

Prof. Kan Sasaki (Ritsumeikan University)

The decline of irregularity: What happens to the verb morphology in the Japanese dialects


10.20-10.30  Break


10.30- 12.00  Session 1 Japan and the World  - Global Encounters

10.30-11.00 Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich)

 Global Encounters: the Banda Islands, the VOC, and a Simple Lacquer Box

11.00-11.30 Martin Parsons (Hannan University)

Telecollaboration as a Means to Promote English Language Acquisition and Enhance Interculturality in Japanese Learners of English

11.30-12.00  Anca Focșeneanu (The University of Bucharest)

            The Coverage of Japan in Romanian media – the case of Viața medicală magazine


12.00-12. 20   Break


12.20- 13.50 Session 2 History, Society, Politics

12.20-12.50 Chris Pope (Kyoto Women's University)

Japan and the multi-polar world: How does Japan respond to a new world order?

12.50-13.20    Ra Mason (FHEA)

Layered Security on Okinawa:  Reconciling international, national, and subnational narratives

13.20-13.50 Dániel HORNOS (Eötvös Loránd University) 

Shogunate regulations in Edo period legal history – illustrated by the example of regulations on morality


13.50-14.50 Lunch Break


14.50- 16.20 Session 3 Arts and Society

14.50-15.20  Marianna Lázár (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary)

Artistic and cultural depictions of turtles in ancient Japan

15.20-15.50  Ioan Paul Colta, (Arad Complex Museum)

Uncharted Territory: Kuchi-e Woodblock Prints by Mizuno Toshikata

15.50-16.20  Sofia Rossatelli  (University of Milan)

The importance of art therapies in contemporary world. Japan: NPO Tokyo Soteria Art Circle as supporter of the fragile selves


DAY 2  Saturday, the 9th of April


9.30 - 11.00 Session 1 Literature and Theater

9.30-10.00   Maria Grajdian  (Hiroshima University)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Representation of War, Death and Suffering in Takarazuka Revue’s Performance Strategy

10.00 - 10.30 Alexandra Marina Gheorghe (The University of Bucharest)

Instances of Alienation in Yōko Ogawa’s Diving Pool Trilogy and Murakami Haruki’s Sleep

10.30-11.00   Marcelina de Zoete – Leśniczak (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun)

The beginnings of children’s dramas in Japan


11.00 -11.20   Break


11.20- 12.50 Session 2  Japanese language education

11.20-11.50   清水泰生 (Doshisha University)


11.50-12.20 S. M. D. T. Rambukpitiya  (Kurume University)


12.20- 12.50  Ruxandra Raianu  (The University of Bucharest)



12.50-13.30   Lunch Break


13.30-15.30  Pannel   日本語動詞形態論の課題:未然形と已然形をどうとらえる

Kunihiko KUROKI (Kobe Shoin Women’s University)


Kan SASAKI (Ritsumeikan University)


Syuntaro TIDA (Kyoto University)


Hiroshi MIYAOKA (Kyushu University)



15.30 -15.50  Break


15.50 - 17.20 Session 3 Ritsumeikan University-The University of Bucharest PhD Session

15.50 - 16.20  Seo Mincheol (Kyoto University)


16.20-16. 50 Akiko Yamamoto  (Ritsumeikan University)

            助数詞<個><つ>の直後に位置詞をともなう表現」についての使用実態調査 -日本語日常会話コーパス(CEJC)モニター公開版を利用して-

16.50-17.20 Beatrice Alexandrescu (The University of Bucharest)

Alienation and Contemporary Urban Hideaways. Representations of Shops in Two Japanese Novels – Kawakami Hiromi’s Furudōgu Nakano Shōten and Murata Sayaka’s Konbini Ningen


17.20- 17.30   Closing Remarks



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この度、ブカレスト大学日本研究センターは2022年4月8日・9日に国際シンポジウムをオンラインにて開催することとなりました。テーマは「Japan and the World – Revisiting Cultural Encounters in the Global Era」です。つきましては、みなさまのご発表・ご参加を心よりお待ちしております。本シンポジウムの詳細と募集要項は以下の通りです。


International Symposium on Japanese Studies

Japan and the World – Revisiting Cultural Encounters in the Global Era

Organizers: The Center for Japanese Studies, University of Bucharest

Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science, Ritsumeikan University

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Romania!

We are very happy to inform you that the Center for Japanese Studies of the University of Bucharest will hold the 11th International Symposium on Japanese Studies on the 8th and 9th of April 2022. This year’s edition will be held online on Zoom.
As organizers, we are glad to invite you to participate in our symposium entitled Japan and the World – Revisiting Cultural Encounters in the Global Era.

Romania and Japan celebrated their Centenary of diplomatic relations in 2021 and we hope that this special context will also inspire some of the presentations of the symposium and will also reveal new perspectives regarding Japan’s connections with the world.

The keynote speaker of the symposium will be Professor Kan Sasaki from Ritsumeikan University.

Taking into consideration the fact that the previous editions of our symposium were extremely successful from the point of view of strengthening the networking process among researchers in the field of Japanese studies, the main objectives of this symposium consist of keeping them, as well as launching new collaboration opportunities in this field.

The symposium brings together young and senior scholars from the field of Japanese studies. On the occasion of this anniversary edition, our Symposium will host an extraordinary session dedicated to the academic exchange between graduate students in Japanese studies from two universities – Ritsumeikan University and the University of Bucharest.

We welcome individual research presentations from a diversity of fields like Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Literature, Arts, Politics, History, Religion, International Relations, Media, Economy as well as any other similar areas of research connected with the development of academic studies related to Japan.

The symposium sessions will take place from 9.00 a.m. to 16.00 (4.00 p.m.) (Romanian time). Presentations will be 20 minutes long and will be followed by 10 minute discussions.

The working languages of the symposium are English and Japanese.

There is no participation fee.


Please submit anonymous abstracts (English: 500 words, Japanese: 1000 characters) as a Word

file, attached to an email by the 7th of March, 2022, to the following address: csj.unibuc@gmail.com

Please include in the e-mail message your name, title and affiliation.

Selection results will be announced around the 15th of March, 2022.

Note! The graduate students from Ritsumeikan University and the University of Bucharest who want to apply for the Special session are supposed to follow the instructions above.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Anca Focseneanu, Professor

Director of the Center for Japanese Studies

University of Bucharest

Email: ancafocseneanu@yahoo.com


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*連絡先 rj_symposium@unibuc.ro

Japanese Language Education Symposium

University of Bucharest

March, 11 – 12, 2022


Organizer: The University of Bucharest, with the support of The Japan Foundation


Rediscovering Japanese – Japanese Language Education in the Spotlight –

We are pleased to invite you to the Japanese Language Education Symposium held online at the University of Bucharest on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

The theme of the symposium entitled `Rediscovering Japanese – Japanese Language Education in the Spotlight` encompasses a series of contemporary issues which analyze many of the most impressive changes which can be observed in our dynamic world.

Starting with 2020, the field of education has moved from classrooms to online. Therefore, major changes have occurred in our teaching experience. On the other hand, even if the place where teachers and learners gather together has changed, the fact that we kept learning Japanese remained unchanged. Discovering its multiple facets prompted us to move forward. At this symposium we would be happy to share our experience of rediscovering Japanese with all the people involved in Japanese language education, no matter what region they come from.

As keynote speakers at the symposium, we invited Professor Seiichi Makino from Princeton University and Professor Tomoko Takami from the University of Pennsylvania.

We invite all the specialists who would like to speak about their research on Japanese Language Education, Linguistics and other connected fields to present the results of their work during our symposium.

The details for paper submission are available in the Call for papers.

The deadline for the abstracts is the 31st of January, 2022.

For questions or more information, please contact us at rj_symposium@unibuc.ro

URL: http://lls.unibuc.ro/2022/international-japanese-language-education-symposium-2022/


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駐ルーマニア日本国特命全権大使としての任期を終え、離任される野田大使をお招きし、「Japanese-Romanian diplomatic and academic exchanges」と題した送別会が11月17日にオンラインで開催されました。学生代表で挨拶を行った2名のスピーチの原稿をご紹介します。

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ブカレスト大学大学院のSava Sabinaと申します。















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