SJSF Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies

A call for applications for the Lectureship Grants and PhD Research Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies went out in the summer of 2018, open to Nordic universities and PhD students enrolled at Nordic universities. In November 2018, the SJSF Board approved the selection of the following nine Nordic universities or institutions for the Lectureship Grants, and three PhD candidates for the PhD Research Grants. The new lectureship positions were appointed during 2019 – 2020.


SJSF Lectureship Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies 2019 – 2024

Denmark:

  • Aarhus University, Department of Global Studies: appointed Assistant Professor Shinya Uekusa as of 2020-03-01.
  • Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Economics, Government and Business: appointed Assistant Professor Tine Walravens as of 2019-09-01.
  • University of Copenhagen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies: appointed Assistant Professor Jens Sejrup as of 2020-02-01.

Finland:

  • University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures: appointed University Lecturer Sara Park as of 2020-02-01.
  • University of Turku, Centre for East Asian Studies: appointed University Lecturer Kamila Szczepanska as of 2019-08-01.

Iceland:

  • University of Iceland, Department of Asian Studies and Russian: appointed Assistant Professor Kristín Ingvarsdóttir as of 2019-07-01.

Norway:

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture and Technology: appointed Assistant Professor Bunji Izumi as of 2020-03-15.
  • University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages: appointed Associate Professor Misuzu Shimotori as of 2019-11-01.

Sweden:

  • Stockholm School of Economics, The European Institute of Japanese Studies: appointed Associate Professor Patrik Ström as of 2019-12-01.

SJSF PhD Research Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies 2021

  • Saana Santalahti, University of Helsinki, further data collection while based at Hokkaido University on her topic “Tourism and the Ainu Language Revitalization”.
  • Peter Popovics, Stockholm School of Economics, data collection while based at Waseda University on his project “Recovering ‘False-negative’ New Product Development Projects”.
  • Jonathan Puntervold, Aarhus University, research stay at Nagoya University for his research on “kokugogaku” or the native Japanese linguistic tradition.
  • Kenta Okuyama, Lund University, collecting data in Unnan City, Japan for his research topic “Has the nationwide Kayoinoba program reduced dementia and its risk factors among rural elderly people in Unnan City, Japan?”

SJSF PhD Research Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies 2020

  • Saana Santalahti, University of Helsinki, doing data collection while based at Hokkaido University on her topic “Tourism and the Ainu Language Revitalization”.
  • Kristina Holst Kazuhara, Copenhagen Business School, doing data collection while based at Keioon her topic “Differentiating Culture and Language–An empirical study of how biculturals and bilinguals contribute to knowledge transfer at Danish pharmaceutical companies in Japan”.
  • Steinar Hillerséy Dyvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, doing data collection while based at University of Tokyo on his topic “Aluminium Nodes in Free Form Gridshell Structures–Traditional Japanese wood joinery and re-interpretation to aluminium to timber nodes”.

SJSF PhD Research Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies 2019

  • Kristina Holst Kazuhara, Copenhagen Business School, doing fieldwork and data collection at Keio Business School, on her topic “Bicultural talent in global organizations: HR management in Denmark vs Japan”.
  • Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Stockholm University and Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, doing research and data collection at Tama University on her topic “Elevating Japan-Norway Cooperation Spanning the Arctic, the Ocean and the SDGs”.
  • Oshie Nishimura-Sahi, University of Tampere, doing research at Kyoto University, Graduate School of Education, on her topic “The Japanese approach to Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR”.