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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between a full member and an associate member?

    Full member:Higher education institutions (individual faculties and graduate schools) and research institutions which approve the Consortium's objectives.

    Associate member:Higher education institutions (individual faculties and graduate schools) and research institutions which prefer not to become a full member but approve the Consortium's objectives,as well as governmental and other agencies which approve the Consortium's objectives.

  • What kinds of merit are there to joining the Consortium?

    • Members can grasp the latest developments in Global Japanese Studies by utilizing the members-only webpage and mailing list.
    • Researchers and graduate students from member institutions can take the initiative to gain opportunities for research presentations etc. in international symposia and workshops organized or co-ornigazed by the Consortium.
    • Members can submit proposals to calls for application, win grants, and conduct projects related to the training of next-generation researchers or the reinforcement of international cooperation, as well as joint research with researchers from member institutions.
  • Upon joining the Consortium, what kind of cooperation will members be requested?

    In principle, the member's representative (who need not be the institutional head) will be requested to attend the c. triannual meeting of the Management Committee (held either face-to-face or online).
  • What kind of procedure is necessary for joining the Consortium?

    The pertinent institution needs to express its wish to the secretariat of the Consortium,and obtain the approvals of over half of the full members in the Management Committee meeting.

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