Book Announcements – Erich Pauer et al. Technical Education and Technical Knowledge in (Early) Modern Japan

Erich Pauer [CEEJA], Regine Matthias [CEEJA], Eds

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-25-2

£150.00 [2 volume set]

Forthcoming September 2021

This collection of fourteen key papers deriving from CEEJA’s second international conference exploring the Japanese history of technology, concentrates on the routes to acquiring and transmitting technical knowledge in Japan’s modern era – from the very earliest endeavours in establishing opportunities for acquiring a technical education to the translation of foreign textbooks and manuals.

Published in two volumes and thematically structured in three Parts, this wide-ranging work both complements and expands on the subject-matter contained in the first volume entitled Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan (2020).

Erich Pauer (Marburg) & Ruselle Meade (Cardiff ) (Eds)

ISBN: 978-1-912961-00-9


October 2020

Drawing on the papers presented at CEEJA’s* first international conference addressing the long-neglected field relating to the generation, dissemination and application of technical knowledge in Japan from the Edo to the Meiji periods, this volume provides a valuable selection of new research on the subject, from Hashimoto Takehiko’s detailed examination of Tanaka Hisashige’s ‘Myriad Year Clock’, Regine Mathias’s paper on mining and smelting, and Erich Pauer’s overview of Japanese technical books in the pre-modern era, to Suzuki Jun’s detailed account of boiler-making in late nineteenth-century Japan.

* Centre Européen d’Études Japonaises d’Alsace, 2017

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EU-Japan Centre’s newsletter – December 2021 issue released

EU-JAPAN CENTRE for Industrial Cooperation has released the latest issue.

For the WEB version:
For the PDF version:

With the WEB version, each article published can now be disseminated via social media, feel free to share it.

The next publication will be in March 2022.

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DFG and JSPS Renew Funding Opportunity for Japanese-German International Research Training Groups

DFG and JSPS Renew Funding Opportunity for Japanese-German International Research Training Groups

As an expression of the long and fruitful scientific collaboration between their two countries, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the DFG are pleased to announce the renewal of an agreement for a joint funding scheme to support Japanese-German International Research Training Groups. Both organisations are dedicated to strengthening the joint researcher development systems for doctoral students in Japanese and German universities. Submission will be possible at any time without calls or deadlines, and applications are processed continuously.

Further Information
More Information on (International) Research Training Groups

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Invitation for EUJC/EURAXESS Joint Webinar

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation & EURAXESS Japan

Joint Webinar of the EU-Japan Innovation Day

~ Challenges, and Opportunities in the Space Sector ~

As innovation in the Space Industry is rapidly accelerating, its impact is reflected on the ever growing technology applications downstream on Earth, as well as the growing challenge to validate commonly agreed legal and intellectual property frameworks. 

Inventions from the space sector have so far made important contributions in various industries such as materials, energy, robotics, transportation equipment, medtech and food among others and this positive impact will likely continue to expand in the future.

The 2021 EU-Japan Innovation Day event will be the first of its kind with an EU-Japan dimension, aiming at presenting notable projects and initiatives from both sides in the field of space and covering some major intellectual property aspects, as well.

Despite the space industry has long been one of the most advanced technological areas in the world, and outer space activities are, in fact, the result of intellectual efforts, in recent years intellectual property issues have begun to be addressed in this field with more attention. With more private companies now heavily invested in space technology development and international cooperation schemes becoming increasingly widespread, a prerequisite for future collaborations is to be aware of applicable legal frameworks and options for an optimal protection of intellectual property.

1. Date and time:

Thursday, December 16th, 2021, from 17:00 to 19:30 Tokyo time (from 9:00 to 11:30

Brussels time)

2. Languages:

English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

3. Program:

Click here

4. Registration:

This webinar will be held on ZOOM. Please click the following link to register: ZOOM registration link

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