The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (hereafter, “the Institute”) accepts as Visiting Researchers those researchers specializing in Japanese language (including instruction in Japanese as a foreign language) or related fields at universities and research institutes (both domestic and abroad), who wish to conduct research at the Institute supported with either public or private funding. (The Institute does not assume any financial burden.) Researchers wishing to do research at the Institute under this provision should choose a Host Academic from the Academic Staff, and after obtaining informal consent from the Host Academic, should consult with a Department Head (for example, the Dean) of the institution of current affiliation, and thereafter make an application according to the guidelines below.
How to apply
The Institute requires persons desiring an appointment to apply for permission for acceptance by submitting the following documents to the Director-General of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics 2 months in advance of the starting date of the desired period of appointment (3 months in advance if obtaining visa is necessary).
Documents for submission
Curriculum Vitae, Record of Research Achievements, Research Plan (Japanese format) (English format), and a letter of request or a letter of recommendation from the President (or equivalent thereto) of the institution of current affiliation.
Period of appointment
The period is limited to one year in principle. However, renewal is possible for up to three years total.
Use of facilities, etc.
Use of the facilities, equipment, and materials of the Institute is made available.
Contact information for queries and submissions
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Administrative Department, Research Promotion Division
(Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo-to 190-8561 JAPAN)
E-mail: suishinka[at]ninjal.ac.jp (Replace [at] with @.)
Visiting Researchers Currently in Residence
Department of Japanese Language and Culture, SooChow University (Taiwan)
Research Topic: On teaching Taiwanese learners Japanese pronunciation - Locating the tolerance of Japanese ears -
Period of Residence: September 2019 - August 2020
Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University
Research Topic: 日本語語彙の計量的研究
Period of Residence: July 2019 - June 2021
Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: A cross-dialectal study on the form and the function of Kakarimusubi in Ryukyuan and Hachijoan dialects
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2021
: Hakuhodo Foundation "Japanese Research Fellowship"