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International exchanges and academic exchanges etc.
The Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute promotes understanding of Shinto culture and actively undertakes cross-cultural exchanges via exchanges with the following different religious organizations and academic institutions at home and abroad.

Inter Faith Exchanges
・Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
・WCRP (World Conference of Religions for Peace)
・Community of Sant’Egidio
・Order of Friars Minor
・The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
・Jewish Community of Japan

Academic exchanges
・SOAS, University of London
Meiji Jingu is working to promote understanding of Japanese culture in Europe, particularly in the U.K., via academic exchanges with SOAS, University of London by supporting in 3 measures.
“Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships” are (for two doctoral students/ year)
“Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Grants” (for academic researchers)
“Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture” every October at SOAS

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Awarding ceremony in 2018 The Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture in 2018

(1) Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships
  Recipient Project
2018 Laurence Green From score to song - The rise of the ‘star composer’ and the role of music in contemporary anime
Emanuela Sala Commentaries, Word Games and Buddhist Hermeneutics in the Kamakura Period
2017 Paul-Otto Yorck Kaletsch Death or Heritage: The academic discourse on the Japanese and German 1968 left-libertarian movements’ aftermath
Julia Stolyar T.V. Drama remakes between Japan and Korea
2016 Ai Fukunaga A Different Type of Tea: British collecting of ceramics for Sencha Tea Gatherings from Meiji-era Japan, focusing on the British Museum and Maidstone Museum Collections
Martha Satoko Tsutsui A Documentation and Description of Disappearing Predicates in Southern Amami-Oshima
2015 Jamie Tokuno Translating Ecotourism
Marcello Francioni Onee-Kotoba. Language, Sexuality and Social Change in Contemporary Japan.
2014 Elia Dal Corso Study on Evidential Strategies in the Sakhalin Dialect of Ainu and Nivkh
Michiko Suzuki A History of Japanese Red Cross Society Humanitarian Relief Activities in Wartime Japan, 1934-1946
2013 Myung Ja Kim Diaspora and the divided homeland
Anlan Chen How should Chinese Enterprises Respond to the Contemporary Economic Transition? - A Comparative analysis between Japan and China in terms of firm strategies
2012 Eiko Gyogi Translation as a Means to Promote Plurilingual and Pluricultural Competence
Yuko Kameda Sustaining Linguistic Diversity and Multicultural Ethnicity in Contemporary Japan
2011 Alessia Costa Body Assemblages: Bioethics and Organ Donation in Japan
Radu Leca Images of alterity in the Japanese spatial imaginary of the 17th century
2010 Martyn Smith The Discourse on the Nation in Postwar Japan 1952-1972
Ivan Rumanek Edo Period Theatre - Offspring of Nō? Etymology of genre.
2009 Ryosuke Shibagaki Secondary predicates in Japanese
Barbara Micyk Evil in Edo Monster Illustrated Fiction (Bake-mono kusazōshi)
2008 Taka Oshikiri Gathering for tea in Meiji Japan, c1860-1910
Emma Cook Japanese 'Freeters': Moving Beyond the Salaryman 'Model' of Masculinity

(2) Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Grants
  Recipient Project
2018 Ryotaro Mihara The Trans-Asianising of Japanese Cultural and Creative Industries: Case Studies of Animation Projects in China, India and beyond
Timon Screech Oxford History of Japanese Art- editorial assistance
Ulrich Volz The Effectiveness of Unconventional Monetary Policy in Japan
2017 Griseldis Kirsch The Japanese Creative Industries: A Critical Overview in Japan
Noriko Iwasaki Japanese native speakers’ and learners’ perception and attitude toward Japanese mimetics (giongo/gitaigo).
Timon Screech Publication support for monograph: The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art & Money if the English Quest for Japan
2016 Fabio Raphael Gygi NEURO-ORIENTALISM: Cultural Difference and the New Brain Sciences in Japan
Noriko Iwasaki
Barbara Pizziconi
Study abroad in Japan and intercultural and personal development
2015 Helen Macnaughtan Diversity Management in Japanese Companies: Constraints, Challenges, Solutions
Sato-Rossberg Nana The history of Japanese Translation Studies from 1970 – 1990
Stephen Dodd Kokoro as a Queer Text: Through the Lens of Translation Studies
2014 Stephen Dodd The Translation of Same-Sex Desire in Natsume Soseki's Kokoro
Kristin Surak Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice Author Meets Critics Session
Helen Macnaughtan The "Witches of the Orient" and Japanese sporting history
Lucia Dolce Spirit Possession: Exploring Power, Personhood, Body and Agency across Asian Societies
2013 Lucia Dolce Sengu: Renewal of the Ise Shrine in 2013 
Meri Arichi
Noriko Iwasaki Jesture of Japan
Helen Macnaughtan Japanese Households and Everyday Consumption: focus on household electric appliances
2012 Stephen Dodd Urban Architecture:Sei Ito “Yuki no Machi”
Noriko Iwasaki Images of Japan: Japanese learners’ images of Japanese society, people and language before and after studying abroad in Japan.
Christopher Gerteis Manufacturing Memories: The Intersection of Fiduciary Duty and Social Responsibility in Contemporary Japan
2011 Lucia Dolce Contemporary Religious Art in China and Japan
Minori Suzuki Acceptance of Gagaku in German
2010 Peter Sells Expressive Words in Japanese: A Linguistic Perspective on Grammatical Creativity
Timon Screech Catalogue Database of the British Museum’s Holdings of Edo-Period Japanese Buddhist Art
2009 Christopher Gerteis Revisiting Postwar Japan: An Edited Book Conference
2008 Lucia Dolce Contemporary forms of Shinto-Buddhist associative rituals
Angus Lockyer Rethinking the Thirties: Japan and Beyond

(3) Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture at SOAS
  Lecturer Theme
2018 Simon Partner The Merchant’s Tale: One Family’s Experience of the Meiji Restoration and the Transformation of Japan
2017 Christopher Hood Conflicting and Complementary Demands after a Disaster: The Different Faces of Remembering the JL123 Crash
2016 Hugo Dobson Who’s Sori Now? The afterlives of Japanese Prime Ministers
2015 Jordan Sand Between the Imperial Capital and World City: The Tourist’s Tokyo a Century Ago
2014 Theodore Bestor Washoku on the World Stage: Japanese Traditional Cuisine as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
2013 Sharalyn Orbaugh Mobilizing the Home Front: Japanese and British Domestic Propaganda in World War Two
2012 Joy Hendry Anthropology turning History Some Advantages and Surprises of Long-term Fieldwork in Japan
2011 Cecile Sakai Women and the Global : a New Era in Japanese Contemporary Literature
2010 Richard Bowring Yamaga Soko and the Way of the Samurai
2009 Sepp Linhart Mikado, Tipperary, Bouquet d’Amour and Sukiyaki:On the Mutual Reception of Popular Music in Japan & the West
2008 Angus Lockyer Beyond Diplomacy
-Angro-Japanese Relations during the Nineteenth Century-


・Université Paris Diderot and the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations
To deepen understanding of Japan in France, Meiji Jingu signed an agreement to support Japanese studies at Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 and the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) in 2015. The goal is to further enhance the understanding of Japan and promote interactions by providing scholarships to doctoral students, as well as subsidies for Japanese studies conducted by scholars of both institutions.

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2017 Meiji Jingu PhD Scholarship Student
Ms. Tran Agathe Marie(Université Paris-Diderot)

(1) Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships
  Recipient
(UniversitéParis-Diderot
INALCO)
Project
2017 Tran Agathe Marie Natsume Sōseki, literature and picture, influence of image media
2016 Sarah Humbert Vallette d’Oshia Life, social roles and status of courtesansin Early-Modern Kyoto
Edouard L’Hérisson Japanese Religion in Manchuria at the beginning of the 20th century
2015 Laguerre Christophe
Simon Ebersolt
Rôle et usage de l’alcool dans la société japonaise *Iki* and the Contingent
2014 Caroline Boissier À l'aube de l'industrie musicale japonaise
Allard Aurelien Rene Valentin Reclassification and Reorganization of Shinto Shrines in Meiji and Taisho Era

(2) Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Grants
  Recipient Project
2018 Hiroko Oshima Analyse des erreurs des étudiants français apprenant le japonais
Guibourg Delamotte Studying Japan’s Democracy
2017 Naoko Tokumitsu The development of neighborhood networks into urbanization: a study about crime prevention by the inhabitants of Tokyo
Christophe Marquet Construction of a database and field research on Otsu-e folk-painting to organize an exhibition
2016 Akiko Nakajima Japanese Thesaurus Online Project
Isabelle Konuma Marges sociales et redefinition des norms en France et au Japon(colloque international)
2015 Cécile SAKAI In the frame of EDOGAWA Ranpo International Symposium (October 2016 in Paris), preparatory field study (interviews, visits to archives, etc.)
Rémi Scoccimarro 4 years after the 3.11 disaster: community recovery and reconstruction policies assessment in the tsunami and nuclear hit Tohoku region

(3) Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture in Paris
  Lecturer Theme Venue
2018 Anna Andreeva Buddhist expertise on embryology, childbirth, and women's health in medieval Japan Paris 7
2017 Ricard Bru The Japanese Mingei Movement and Catalan Artists INALCO
2016 Peter Kornicki Why did Yoshimune’s books need new covers? Paris 7
2015 Robert Khan The Konsenshū(1165) of Kenshō: The Making of a Poetic Curmudgeon? INALCO


・L'Institut Catholique de Paris (Paris, France)
In February 2013&2014, at the request of this French university, the Institute accepted a students majoring in religious dialogue as an intern. The students received practical training for a period of about 10 days.

・Lectures at foreign institutions
Senior Research Fellow Yoshiko Imaizumi gave lectures on the history of Meiji Jingu at Ghent University in Belgium March 2013 and at Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in Germany in May 2013.


Academic Network
・School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) [London, UK]
・Oxford Brookes University [Oxford, UK]
・University of East Anglia [Norwich, UK]
・Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures [Norwich, UK]
・Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales(EHESS) [Paris,France]
・Universite de ParisⅦ,Diderot [Paris, France]
・Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales(INALCO) [Paris, France]
・Universite de Strasbourg [Strasbourg , France]
・Maison Universitaire France Japon [Strasbourg , France]
・University of Dusseldorf [Dusseldorf, Germany]
・Universite Catholique de Louvain [Leuven, Belgium]
・Universite de Gand [Ghent, Belgium]
・Universitat Wien [Vienna, Austria]
・Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften [Vienna, Austria]
・Charles University in Prague [Prague, Czech]
・Universidad de Salamanca [Salamanca, Spain]
・Universiteit Leiden [Leiden, Netherlands]
・Pontificia Universita Gregoriana [Rome, Italy]
・University of Warsaw [Warsaw, Poland]
・Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem (ELTE) [Budapest, Hungary]
・European Institute of Japanese Studies [Stockholm, Sweden]
・Dublin City University [Dublin, Ireland]
・Trinity College Dublin [Dublin, Ireland]
・University College Dublin [Dublin, Ireland]
・Hebrew University of Jerusalem [Jerusalem, Israel]
・Harvard University [Boston, USA]
・Brigham Young University(BYU) [Utah, USA]

In this and other ways, the Institute is working to communicate Japanese culture, as well as Shinto culture, to the world by seeking to build networks, and through person-to-person exchanges and the provision of materials.