Conference programme and book of abstracts

The conference programme and the book of abstracts are available below:

All the times shown in the program are in EEST (Eastern European Summer Time/ Bucharest time).

※ For those who wish to participate as audience, please contact us in advance for the Zoom links at confjapan[at]





Call for Papers: “Japan: Pre-modern, Modern, and Contemporary”, 2-4 September 2022 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for papers

The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese Department) at the “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, with the support of its collaborators from the University of Hyogo, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the University of Tokyo, Akita University, and Kanda University of International Studies, is pleased to announce organizing the 9th iteration of the international conference “Japan: Pre-modern, Modern, and Contemporary,” to be held on September 2-4, 2022.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Literary studies
  • History and (inter)cultural studies
  • Language studies and linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Mythology and folklore
  • Art
  • Philosophy and history of ideas

There is no participation fee. This year’s conference will be held in a hybrid format, in Bucharest and on Zoom.

A selection of papers will be published in the Annals of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University (journal indexed in EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus).

Guidelines for submission

  1. The language for presentation will be English, but papers may also be given in Japanese, on condition that the presenter provides slides or detailed handouts in English. (発表言語:英語、または日本語。日本語の場合、英語による資料の配布・スライドの提供が望ましい。)
  2. Individual presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for discussion with the floor; proposals should be up to 300 words (日本語による発表要旨の場合:500字程度). Each proposal should include the name, title, and affiliation of the presenter.
  3. Panels should have at least three members (three presenters or two presenters and a discussant) and a maximum of four members (four presenters or three presenters and a discussant). Panel proposals should include the title of the panel and a general abstract of up to 300 words, plus a 250-word abstract for each paper (日本語による要旨の場合:パネルの全体要旨=500字程度、各自の要旨=350字程度). The name, title, and affiliation of each member should also be included.
  4. The submission deadline is June 30. JULY 10. Selection results will be announced by July 15.
  5. Please send your proposals as Word file or PDF attachments, and any inquiries to: confjapan[at]

The organizers

Angela Drăgan (“Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Bucharest)
Magda Ciubăncan (Bucharest University of Economic Studies)
Irina Holca (University of Tokyo)
Carmen Tămaș (University of Hyogo)
Roman Pașca (Akita University)
Alexandra Mustățea (Kanda University of International Studies)