Invitees to 11th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship Announced

TOKYO, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ -- The Hakuho Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation, announced on March 7 a list of researchers who have been invited to participate in the 11th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship.

- Invitees:

After rigorous screening, 13 researchers were selected from nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Mongolia, Russia, the U.S.A. and Vietnam). Six researchers were selected in the Japanese language and Japanese-language education research category, and seven in the Japanese literature and Japanese culture research category. Please see the attachment for more information about the invited researchers.

- Fellowship period:

September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 (either long-term (1 year) or short-term (6 months))

- Receiving organizations:

International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Kyoto University
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ochanomizu University
Ritsumeikan University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Waseda University

About Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship:

The Hakuho Foundation program invites leading international researchers to Japan. With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese-language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research. Please refer to the Foundation's website for details.

* About Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship:
http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/program/index.html

* List of researchers invited to the 11th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship:
http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/program/new.html

The Hakuho Foundation was established in 1970 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of Hakuhodo Inc. It was recognized and has been operating as a public interest incorporated foundation since April 2011, following the introduction of new regulations relating to public interest corporations.

To nurture rich human qualities in children who will be tomorrow's leaders, the Hakuho Foundation supports child education, particularly in the areas of language and culture, through such initiatives as the Hakuho Award for outstanding child educators, the Hakuho Research Grant for Child Education, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship and the Hakuho Scheme for a Global Children's Japanese-Language Network.

URL: http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/

Contact:

Scott Macdonald, Yui Sato
Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship Secretariat
Tel: +81-3-6435-8140
Fax: +81-3-6435-8790
E-mail: ip-office@hakuhofoundation-ip.jp

SOURCE Hakuho Foundation


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