ed. Consortium for Global Japanese Studies
The present volume is the proceedings of an emergency conference entitled “Japanese Studies in Europe: A Conference on Academic Exchange” held in December 2020, one year after the outbreak of the COVID-19. The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) was connected virtually with Europe and Japanese studies scholars from various countries engaged in a dialogue. What prospects “Japanese Studies” offer in the face of this unprecedented pandemic? What kind of potential scope does academic collaboration hold as envisioned by the Consortium for Global Japanese Studies? This collection of essays forms a splendid testimony of a part of global history seen from the COVID-19 with no end in sight and offers clues for the future.