Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F
7-1 Kioicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094

Tel. +81 (0)3 3222 5077
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German Institute for Japanese Studies


The German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ Tokyo) researches the society, economy, politics, culture, and international relations of modern Japan from a multidisciplinary perspective. Located in Tokyo and rooted in the German academic system, the DIJ is a unique academic institution in the international research landscape. The Institute enjoys high recognition in social science and humanities research on Japan beyond the host country and Germany. Its current research foci are Digital Transformation, the Future of Communities in Japan, Japan in a Transregional Perspective, and Methods and Methodologies.

The DIJ cooperates in numerous projects with research institutes from all over the world. Since 2017, it has maintained its own research group at the National University of Singapore with a research focus on the role of Japan in Southeast Asia.





Areas of research

Society, economy, politics, culture, and International Relations and modern history of Japan


The DIJ Tokyo library has an extensive multidisciplinary collection of more than 20,000 monographs and 18,400 journal volumes on Japan and German-Japanese relations.

Fellowships and Prizes

Scholarships for PhD students; internships; visiting Scholar programme for senior scholars


DIJ Forum, DIJ Business & Economics Study Group, DIJ History & Humanities Study Group, DIJ Social Science Study Group, thematic lecture series, workshops, symposia, and conferences


Audio recordings of lectures and conferences as well as videos on the DIJ YouTube channel