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What is AMJLS?

AMJLS is Japan’s biggest academic society dedicated to the study of modern Japanese literary. It was founded in January, 1953 in the name of “Association for Modern Japanese Literary Studies(AMJLS)”. As of September 2017, we have approximately 1600 members including academic researchers of modern Japanese literary studies and of related organizations.

Our goal is to promote modern Japanese literary studies. We organize two conferences in May and October, and two annual meetings in June and November to provide opportunities for members to present their research results and to encourage vigorous debates. As for a place to put out the research papers, we also publish academic journal, “Nihon-Kindai-Bungaku (Modern Japanese Literary Studies)” two editions a year.

We have 8 branch offices in Hokkaido, Aomori, Tohoku, Niigata, Hokuriku, Tokai, Kansai, Kyushu which have been committed to the further development of modern Japanese literary studies. We also facilitate communication and interactions among the international research team or organization of modern Japanese literary studies.

AMJLS is an official academic research partner organization of Science Council of Japan(Nihon-Gakujyutsu-Kaigi 日本学術会議).


Steering Committee

Nihon Kindai Bungakukai, Un’ei Iinkai (Steering Comittee)
Koji Toba Lab. Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University.
1-24-1, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo-to
162-8644, JAPAN

Editorial Committee

Nihon Kindai Bungakukai, Henshu Iinkai (Editorial Comittee)
Yoriko Kume Lab. Department of Japanese Literature, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University.
3-25-40 Sakurajosui, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
156-8550, JAPAN

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Update Log (Academic Year 2020)

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[Important] Changes due to the server transition.
We have a new URL. Please update your bookmark to: [https://www.amjls.jp/].

We are calling entries for presenters and panelists for Autumn conference at Kindai University Main Higashiosaka Campus, held from Oct 24th(Sat) to25th(Sun). Depending on the numbers of entry, panel presentation may be asked to hold online, before or after November regular meeting.


[Important] The office of “Ochanomizu Academic Association NPO” is temporary closed.
“Ochanomizu Academic Association NPO, which handles our member information, will be temporary closed. During the closure, modification of member information, registration of new members and shipping of products will be suspended.

Updated(April 10)– Ochanomizu Academic Association NPO is expected to restart in May. If you were to sign up for our member, or to contribute your article to our academic journal, or to apply for a research presenter in Autumn conference, please inform us by email to our editorial or management committee so we can make an arrangement.

Update Log (Academic Year 2019)