Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conference Recipients

This program is designed to strengthen intellectual exchange between Japan and other countries, and to fortify Japan’s intellectual contribution in the world by supporting dialogue on regionally or globally shared issues.

Decisions on applications are made once yearly so that all applications may stand on an equal basis in an international competition. Application forms are available in September for the following fiscal year. Applications are sent to Tokyo to be screened, and decisions for most applications are announced in April.
Detailed information and application forms


2016-2017 

Conference or EventOrganizer
Japan Futures Initiative (JFI) and European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) Joint Conference: Japan's Future- International Reflections on Japan's Prospects for a new "Meiji" TransformationJapan Futures Initiative, Keiko & Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo
Property Ownership in Migration and ExileUniversity of Victoria

2015-2016

Conference or EventOrganizer
Japan Futures Initiative (JFI) Round-table Panel at the 2015 Conference of European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) in Pavia (Italy)Keiko & Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo
Waka Workshop IX: Waka Pedagogy in Theory and PracticeDepartment of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta

2014-2015

Conference or EventOrganizer
Japan Today: Architects of ChangeAsia Pacific Foundation of Canada
2nd International Japanese Game Studies ConferencePrince Takamado Japan Centre, University of Alberta

2013-2014

Conference or EventOrganizer
Symposium on Early Modern Japanese Values and IndividualityUniversity of British Columbia, Department of Asian Studies
Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Gender and Diversity into Tohoku Reconstruction: Policy Insights from Canadian Experiences with IntersectionalityUniversity of Ottawa

2012-2013

Conference or EventOrganizer
Japan-Canada Food System Resilience SymposiumFood Policy Research Initiative
From Nature to Technology: Issues in Contemporary Japanese Though and PhilosophyFaculty of Philosophy, Université de Laval
Emerging Security Roles: Lessons for Japan from Middle Power ExperiencesThe Centre for International Governance Innovation

2011-2012

Conference or EventOrganizer
Centre for Japan Studies Symposium on Japan Studies in Canada University of Waterloo
Japanese Education in the Era of Globalization: Enduring Issues in New ContextsUniversity of British Columbia
Junior Japanese Studies Librarian Training Workshop  Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto

2010-2011

Conference or EventOrganizer
Canada-Japan-Korea Social Policy Research Collaboration SymposiumUniversity of Toronto

2009-2010

Conference or EventOrganizer
Research Conference on Japanese Migrants and Foreign LabourUniversity of British Columbia

2008-2009

Conference or EventOrganizer
17th Annual Meeting of the Association for Japanese Literary StudiesCentre for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia
Japanese Studies Workshop: The Challenge of Studying Japan University of British Columbia

2007-2008

Conference or EventOrganizer
Cinema/Movement York University
Popular Culture Flows in Northeast AsiaCentre for Korean Research, University of British Columbia

2006-2007

Conference or EventOrganizer
Japanese Women Writing: Beginnings, Endings, Reversals and ReturnsUniversity of Alberta

2005-2006

Conference or EventOrganizer
17th Annual JSAC Conference: Connections and Identities in East Asia and BeyondUniversity of Alberta
The City, the Body and the Text in Modern Japanese LiteratureUniversity of Toronto
Philosophers in JapanUniversity of Montreal

2004-2005

Conference or EventOrganizer
Tensions and Linkages: CASA 25th Anniversary ConferenceCanadian Asian Studies Association
17th Annual JSAC Conference: Why Japan Matters More than Ever BeforeUniversity of Victoria

2003-2004

Conference or EventOrganizer
16th Annual JSAC Conference: Japan at a CrossroadsMcMaster University
Dimensions of Japanese Ethnicity Within and WithoutInstitute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
New Challenges for Welfare State ResearchDepartment of Sociology, University of Toronto

2002-2003

Conference or EventOrganizer
15th Annual JSAC Conference: Japan in a Changed WorldUniversity of Calgary
Conference on Social and Political Change in JapanInstitute for Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Historical Consciousness, Historiography and Modern Japanese ValuesDepartment of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies, University of Calgary
Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultural CanadaCentre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria
Perspectives and Prospects on Canada-Japan RelationsCarleton University

2001-2002

Conference or EventOrganizer
14th Annual JSAC Conference: Japan in the Age of GlobalizationUniversity of Saskatchewan
Across Time and Genre- Reading and Writing Japanese Women's TextsUniversity of Alberta
ORBICOM: The International Network of UNESCO Chairs and Associates in CommunicationsUniversité du Québec à Montréal

2000-2001

Conference or EventOrganizer
13th Annual JSAC Conference: Japan and Asia Pacific in the 21st Century- History, Culture and Policy Issues Centre for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia
Japan and the Institutions of National TranslationMcGill University

1999-2000

Conference or EventOrganizer
12th Annual JSAC Conference: Mediating Japan- Transformations in the Production of
Japanese Culture
McGill University
Understanding Japan in the 21st CenturyInstitute for International Relations, University of British Columbia

1998-1999

Conference or EventOrganizer
Studies in Japanese Outdoor Space ExploitationCentre for Japanese Research, Université de Laval
11th Annual JSAC Conference: Japan After the Economic Miracle- In Search of New DirectionsUniversity of Northern British Columbia
The Internationalization of the Japanese Management SystemFaculty of Management, University of British Columbia

1997-1998

Conference or EventOrganizer
Japanese Teachers' Summer WorkshopCanadian Association for Japanese Language Education
10th Annual JSAC Conference: Confidence and Uncertainty in JapanUniversity of Toronto
Edo: Past and PresentCentre for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia
Conference on Japanese Popular CultureCentre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria