5th Conference “Japan: Premodern, Modern, and Contemporary”

In 2010, four friends and colleagues got together and came up with the idea to organize a Japanese Studies conference at the "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University in Bucharest, Romania. Two of them live and work in Japan (Kyoto University and Kobe University), and the other two are the heart and soul of the Japanese language department at said university. The idea had been floating around for a while, but they decided that the time was right and... just did it. They talked about it, came up with a concept, applied for funding and organized the first conference in 2011. From the get-go, the idea was to create a wide network of knowledge about Japan and Japanese Studies (literature, culture, history, linguistics, etc), which would bring together young, as well as…
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