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November 6, 2013

G-COE Scholarship (application period: between November 5 and 6.)

The Academic Year 2013 application guidelines for G-COE Scholarship C (Prize Fellowship for Doctoral Degree Students in G-COE Research Projects) are as follows.

application period: between November 5 and 6.
※Times: 10:00-11:30 and 13:00-17:00
※The application must arrive by 6, November, 2013

◆Payment Period: January, 2014 (scheduled)

January 18, 2013

We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Senior Researcher for Academic Year 2013. (Application Deadline: On Janyuary 18, 2013)

> 日本語  
We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Senior Researcher under the “Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures”, Ritsumeikan University for Academic Year 2013. 

Please refer to the guidelines below for more detail information. 



June 20, 2012

G-COE Incentive Scholarship (application period: between June 14 and 20.)

The Office of Graduate Studies has just announced the application for “Ritsumeikan University Incentive Scholarship C for Global COE Program.”

This is the scholarship to support the excellent students of the doctoral programs and the integrated doctoral programs at our university who are in school over the third year conducting a study at 3 bases of G-COE Research Project.

application period:  between June 14 and 20.

For more details, please refer to the following URL:


March 26, 2012

Report on Harvard-Ritsumeikan Symposium on Digital Humanities

Time and Date: 9:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., March 3(Saturday), 2012
Place: Harvard University
Belfer Case Study Room (S020)
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.
Participants: 65
Reported by: Keiko Suzuki
Research Manager, Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures


March 25, 2012

The 5th Conference on Video Games: Encounter with the Famikon - vol. 4  

The postponed 5th Conference on Video Games: Encounter with the Famikon - vol. 4 will be held. 

The 5th Conference on Video Games: Encounter with the Famikon - vol. 4

The dawn of home video games


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Yoshio Yamazaki (former general sales managing director at Tomy Company, Ltd.)

Masayuki Uemura (professor at Ritsumeikan University’s Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, head of DH Center (activity promotion), and advisor for Nintendo Co., Ltd.) 
Chair: Akihiro Saito (professor at Ritsumeikan University)



January 24, 2012

Additional recruitment of the 2012 International Training Program (ITP) for Young Researchers (Application deadline: 17:00, January 24, 2012)

 We are now inviting additional applications for the 2012 International Training Program (ITP) for Young Researchers, a program whose purpose is to send young researchers overseas.

The Ritsumeikan University provides the Global On-Site Training Program for Young Researchers on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Art Work that is based on the International Training Program (ITP) for Young Researchers selected by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This program offers the university’s PhD students, Postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors, researchers and so forth an opportunity to stay at partner organizations overseas and conduct research on topics related to the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage and the Art Research Center for a fixed period (over 2 months and under 1 year).

The aim of this program is to nurture talented researchers with an enriched global view, through research activities conducted in a foreign language, building a network of researchers, and acquiring skills such as presenting research results. 


January 23, 2012

The "Gendai-ni Tsutawaru Hangi" Exhibition

 The “Gendai-ni Tsutawaru Hangi” (printing blocks from past to present) Exhibition

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 In order to share information on hangi (printing blocks) as part of the joint research by the Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures under the MEXT Global COE Program (Ritsumeikan University) Japanese Culture Research Group and Professor Kazuaki Nagai from the Faculty of Letters at Nara University, we have been building a digital archive of about 5,000 hangi kept at Nara University and made the archive available for access. In addition, these hangi were exhibited at the “Kinsei Hangi” (printing blocks of the modern period) exhibition (February to March 2009), and we have continued questioning what hangi are and what we can find out from hangi.  


January 21, 2012

Symposium: " Bungaku-e-no Shatei" (literature on formerly Japanese-owned foreign places)

 We are pleased to announce the following symposium titled “<Gaichi> Bungaku-e-no Shatei”. Please feel free to come and participate.


<Gaichi> Bungaku-e-no Shatei

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 Images of “gaichi”—foreign colonies or territories once owned by Japan—have been created in various forms of media, such as newspapers, magazines and travel guides. Meanwhile, this formation of the image of gaichi has become the foreground in relation to the “naichi”—the cultural and political center—and within the reciprocating of the center and peripheral images lies the strength of Japan’s colonial system.

 This symposium will summarize the past 5 years of the Ritsumeikan University Global COE activities and examine the possibilities of gaichi literature research. Besides the presently scheduled publication of “Gaichi Bungaku-e-no Shatei”, a collection of theses centering on Kazunobu Kimura who is responsible for research activities, this symposium will also discuss the scope of methodology within gaichi literature research.

 The aim of this symposium is to access the materials collected and processed into a database at the Ritsumeikan University’s Art Research Center to consider the images of Japan and Korea in Korea under Japanese rule. While the Kyeongseong Ilbo newspaper is believed to have been mainly read by Japanese people living in Korea during Japanese rule, from the articles we can get a glimpse of the dilemma concerning what sort of intermediate stance these Japanese were supposed to take. The symposium will also examine problems regarding Japanese translations of modern Korean literature. By finding out what kind of dynamics were at work in terms of the translation of texts, we may be able to see the arbitrariness of the image of Korea.  


January 21, 2012

International Symposium: Human Body Motion Analysis with Motion Capture

We are pleased to announce that an international symposium titled “Human Body Motion Analysis with Motion Capture” will be held. 



Time and date: 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday, January 21, 2012 
Place: Epoch Ritsumei 21, Ritsumeikan University Biwako/Kusatsu Campus (BKC)
Sponsored by: 

MEXT Global COE Program “Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures” (Ritsumeikan University), MEXT/Mixed Reality Digital Museum (Ritsumeikan University)

Cosponsored by: nac Image Technology Inc. 

Free admission / no reservation required 


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