KANSAI UNIVERSITY

Kansai University Japan EU Research Center

The Japan-EU Research Center was founded at KU's partner institution, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (currently the University of Leuven) on November 4, 2006. It was established as one of Kansai University's 120th anniversary memorial events.
The Center is tasked with promoting Japanese culture in Belgium through supporting specialized Japanese Studies programs. One of the activities conducted by the Center is "Japan Week," a cultural and educational event which takes place in the city of Leuven.

Kansai University Japan EU Research Center Website

International Symposium

Each year, the Kansai University Japan EU Research Center holds an international symposium at the University of Leuven.
In AY 2008 and AY 2009, two symposia were held in conjunction with the annual Japan Week; however, symposiums are now held on even numbered years, and Japan week on odd numbered years.

Held on Title
November 4-5, 2015
November 5-7, 2014
  • The Culture of Laughter in Japan: Tradition and Present
November 5, 2013
November 5-6, 2012
November 3, 2011
November 3-4, 2010
November 3-4, 2010
November 10-12, 2008

Japan Week

The Kansai University Japan EU Research Center holds an annual international symposium at the University of Leuven. Every second year, Japan Week is held in conjunction with the symposium.
Japan Week has become a highly acclaimed attraction with citizens from towns close to Leuven, university students and teaching staff members participating in the event. It is now a major promotional venue for Kansai University in the region.

Held on Title
November 3-6, 2015
November 5-7, 2013
November 3-5, 2011
November 3-6, 2009
March 11-13, 2008

Kansai University Shanghai Office

In January 2011, the Kansai University Shanghai Office was established inside the Center for Japanese Studies of Fudan University, one of our partner universities in China. This is our second overseas office. This office serves as a base for actively disseminating information regarding education, research and community/business partnerships at Kansai University in order to further interact with various universities in China. It also engages in public relations, and facilitating communication with the Alumni Association in China.

Opening Ceremony (March 27, 2011)

Kansai University Bangkok Office

In October 2011, the Kansai University Bangkok Office was opened at the Research Service Center of the Petroleum and Petrochemical-College in Chulalongkorn University, one of our partner universities in Thailand. This is our third overseas office.
This office serves as a base for recruiting prospective students for our Japanese Language and Culture Program "Bekka," conducting academic exchange programs with partner universities in Thailand, organizing various events, such as international symposia and workshops, and facilitating communication with the Alumni Association in Thailand.

Kansai University Bangkok Office Website

Kansai University Taiwan Office

Kansai University established its Taiwan Office at Cheng Shiu University in April 2012 as our base in Taiwan. Chen Shiu University is one of our partner universities and this is our fourth overseas office.
With its establishment, we hope to circulate information regarding education, research and community/business partnerships at Kansai University in order to further interact with various universities in Taiwan. Also we hope to recruit students for regular courses and the Japanese Language and Culture Program, organize various academic exchange activities, including international symposia and workshops with partner universities in Taiwan, and facilitate smooth communication with the Alumni Association there.

Kansai University Taiwan Office Website

Kansai University Taiwan Office Facebook

Latest Information

Taiwan Satellite KU Overseas Program was held on July 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2016!

Kansai University Beijing Office

The Kansai University Beijing office was established at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in November 2012. This is one of the partner universities, and this is our fifth overseas office. Through the Beijing office, we plan to disseminate information about Kansai University in Beijing and the northern area in China, and to facilitate introduction of collaborative activities, social education, research student recruitment and public relations.

Kansai University Beijing Office Website

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