XIII Congresso Internacional de Estudos Japoneses no Brasil | XXVI Encontro Nacional de Professores Universitários de Língua, Literatura e Cultura Japonesa

XIII Congresso Internacional de Estudos Japoneses no Brasil | XXVI Encontro Nacional de Professores Universitários de Língua, Literatura e Cultura Japonesa

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13th CIEJB | 26th ENPULLCJ

13th International Congress of Japanese Studies in Brazil (CIEJB) | 26th National Meeting of University Professors of Japanese Language, Literature and Culture (ENPULLCJ): From 17 to 19 March 2021, in the FINATEC building at the Darcy Ribeiro campus of the University of Brasília.

We are glad to announce that the Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies is organising the XIII International Congress of Japanese Studies in Brazil (CIEJB) and the XXVI National Meeting of University Professors of Language, Literature and Culture (ENPULLCJ), which, due to the coronavirus outbreak, has been postponed to the period from 17 to 19 March 2021.

The International Congress of Japanese Studies in Brazil (CIEJB) is South America's largest international congress for Japanese studies, and researchers have been gathering every other year in different Brazilian universities since 2000 to share their work. The National Meeting of University Professors of Language, Literature and Culture (ENPULLCJ) used to be an annual event, which first took place in 1990 but, since 2010, it's become a biannual event happening in tandem with CIEJB. This twin event, themed "Integrating and Building New Paradigms in Japanese Studies" for this edition, seeks to bring together different researchers fom the field of Japanese studies and broaden the scope of their research, acting in the improvement and diffusion of Japanese studies in the cerrado, in Brazil, and in the world. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all aforementioned events will take place online, and participants can only apply for oral presentations, which will be broadcast on public platforms. Thus, panel and poster applications will not be available. The organising commitee hopes researchers, university professors, and students from Brazil and abroad can use this opportunity to actively exhcange opinions and informations about Japanese studies.

We have changed the rules for undergraduate students! Undergraduate students who wish to present a talk may now do so as long as the adviser also presents as coauthor.
(12 December 2020)

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 10 January 2021! (17 December 2020)

We have received ore than 100 sumbission proposals for the 49 time slots we had alocated for communication talks. We would like to thank you for the vast amount of submissions (2 February 2021)

Due to the large number of proposals we have received for communication talks, we require more time for evaulation and analyses. For this reason, the result of the evaluations will be sent from 9 February onwards. We thank you for your understanding (5 February 2021)

In 2020, this itinerant biennial event will take place at the University of Brasilia, and it is being organised by the Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies in a partnership with the Japanese language and literature professors of the Department of Foreign Languages of the University of Brasilia (LET-UnB). 

(As of 17 December 2020)

1. Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Hiroki Okada - Kobe University
  • Dr. Mariko Kuno - Kokugakuin University
  • Dr. Christine Greiner - Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo
  • Dr. Makiko Matsuda - Kanazawa University
  • Dr. Fernando Brissos -University of Lisbon
  • Dr. Seth Jacobowitz - The City College of New York
  • Dr. Ngan Ling Wong - University of Malaya


17 March 2021 - Wed

2:00 PM: Opening Ceremony

3:00 PM: Cultural Event

3:40 ~ 5:40 PM - Keynote Lecture by Christine Greiner (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo): Fabulations of Traditional Japan in Contemporary Art

3:40 ~ 5:40 PM: Short Communications 1

6:00 ~ 7:00 PM - Keynote Lecture by Hiroki Okada (Kobe University): Possibilities of Japanese Studies - Deconstruction of Japanese Cultural Theory

8:30 ~ 9:30 PM - Keynote Lecture by Makiko Matsuda (Kanazawa University): Multilingual and Multicultural Japanese Language Education

8:30 ~ 10:00 PM: Short Communications 2

8:30 ~ 10:10 PM: Panel Session 1

  • Invited Panel - "Brazil-Japan Relations in a Changing International Scenario: Akiko Koyasu (Sophia University), Shuichiro Masukata (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Ryota Takahashi (Embassy of Japan in Brazil)


18 March 2021 - Thu

3:00 PM - Keynote Lecture by Fernando Brissos (University of Lisbon): Linguistic Survey of Japanese Brazilians from the Viewpoint of Sociolinguistics

4:15 PM ~ 6:15 PM: Short Communications 3

6:15 PM ~ 7:15 PM - Keynote Lecture by Seth Jacobowitz (City College of New York): The Claustrophilic Enclosure: Toward a Philosophy of Perversion in Edogawa Rampo

8:30 PM ~ 10:10 PM: Panel Session 1

  • Panel "On the Vocabvlario de Lingoa de Iapam (1063) from the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro": with Jun Shirai (Hiroshima University) [moderator]
    Emi Kishimoto (Osaka University)
    Haruka Nakano (The Nogami Memorial Noh Theatre Research Institute of Hosei University)

9:00 PM ~ 10:00 PM - Keynote Lecture by Wong Ngan Ling (University of Malaya): Raising job searching awareness via career exploration course

9:00 PM ~ 10:10 PM - Workshop by Chizuru Komazawa (Peking University): Classroom Activities in Online Classes


19 March 2021 - Fri

3:00 PM ~ 4:40 PM: Panel Session 2

  • Panel "Japanese Education in South America": Leiko Matsubara Morales (São Paulo University) [Moderator] (until 17:10 PM)
    Alice Tamie Joko (University of Brasília)
    Emiko Nakajima (Japan Foundation - São Paulo)
    RIta Prieto (Peru)
    Joana Rumi Horikawa (Paraguay)
  • Panel "Public (Japanese Language) Education in Brazil": Mayumi Yoshikawa (Japan Foundation - São Paulo) [Moderator]
    Maria Lúcia da Cruz Silva (SEDUC-DF)
    Valéria Tarantello de Georgel (SEDUC-SP)
    Kleber Soares de Paula (CEL-SP)
  • Panel "Japan's Scenario in the Contemporary World": Alexandre Uehara (MESP University) [Moderator]
    Aline Chianca Dantas (Paulista University of Brasília)
    Helvécio de Jesus Júnior (University of Vila Velha)
    Newton Hirata (Brazilian Air Force Academy)

4:50 PM ~ 6:30 PM: Panel Session 3

  • Panel "50th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima's Demise": Donatella Natili (University of Brasília) [Moderator]
    Takashi Inoue (Shirayuri Women's University)
    Victor Kinjo (University of São Paulo)
  • Panel "Can-Do For Children": Sandra Terumi Suenaga Kawabata (Japan Foundation - São Paulo) [Moderator]
    Irma Akamine Hiray (Fundação Instituto Educacional Dona Michie Akama)
    Edna Tanaka (Fundação Instituto Educacional Dona Michie Akama)
  • Panel "Japanese Education in Brasília's Public CIL Educational System": Yuko Takano (University of Brasília) [Moderator]
    Daniel Machado (CIL-DF)
    Edson Teixeira (CIL-DF)
    Veryanne Couto (CIL-DF)

6:40 PM ~ 7:20 PM: Assembly of the Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies (ABEJ)

8:30 PM ~ 9:30 PM - Keynote Lecture with Mariko Kuno (Kokugakuin University): The Real Situation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Dialect

9:40 PM ~ 10:00 PM: Closing Ceremony


2. Registration

There are two possible ways to register.

2-1) Registration without Submission

In this case please choose the option "発表なし (sem trabalho)". Those registered on this modality may receive a certificate of participation upon attendance.

Because the event is held online, it is not necessary to register to watch the events. If you are not registered, however, you will not be eligible to receive the certification.

2-2) Registration with Submission

Available to members of the Brazilian Association for Japanese Studies (ABEJ) so, in order to submit a communication, the participation fee will include the association fee. Please note that only communications will be accepted, as there are no applications for posters or panel. Only graduate students, researchers and professors can apply on this modality.

3. Short Communications

If you choose to present your work, you may submit an abstract within the following thematic areas: Language,Literature, Translation, Culture, and Social Studies.

Every abstract will undergo through a blind peer-review by specialists from each of the fields mentioned. The approval of the abstract by our scientific committee does not warrant participation in the event. The inclusion of the author(s) in the schedule of the event and in the proceedings of the XIII CIEJB and XXVI ENPULLCJ is tied to the payment of the registration and affiliation to ABEJ.

The short communication sessions will be organised according to the theme informed by the participant upon abstract submission. In this modality, each participant may submit only

1 (one) abstract.

30 (thirty) minutes will be allotted to each participant (20 minutes for the talk itself,and 10 minutes for Q&A).


4. Registration Rates & Fees (available in March)

All the rates and fees are explained both in Portuguese and in English here.

We warmly ask all participants interested in presenting their work to fist submit an abstract and then wait for its approval before registration. In case of group presentation, all members must be registered.


5. Important dates

Abstract submission: 02 November ~ 10 January 2021

Abstract evaluation: until 07 February 2021

Registration: 08 February ~ 07 March 2021 (Abstract must be submitted by 10 January if you wish to give a talk)

Work submission: 19 March 2021

Organising Committee

  • Chair: Dr. Yûki Mukai (Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies/University of Brasília)
  • Vice-Chair: Dr. Yuko Takano (Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies/University of Brasília)
  • Secretary: Dr. Marcus Vinicius de Lira Ferreira Tanaka (Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies/University of Brasília)
  • Treasurer: Dr. Kimiko Uchigasaki Pinheiro (Brazilian Association of Japanese Studies/University of Brasília)

Committee Members

  • Dr. Alice Tamie Joko
  • Dr. Donatella Natili Farani
  • Prof. Égon Lucas Alves Neves
  • Dr. Fausto Pinheiro Pereira
  • Ms. Kaoru Tanaka de Lira Ferreira
  • Dr. Kyoko Sekino
  • Prof. Suzana Sumire Niho
  • Prof. Wanderson Tobias Rodrigues