Visiting Researcher

Visiting Researcher

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.

  • Japanese format Word [ 21KB ]
  • English format Word [ 21KB ]

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)
Tel.: +81-42-540-4374
Fax: +81-42-540-4334
E-mail: suishinka[at]ninjal.ac.jp (Replace [at] with @.)

Visiting Researchers Currently in Residence

TAMAMURA Yoshio

Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kyorin University
Research Topic: 日本語語彙の計量的研究
Period of Residence: July 2019 - June 2020

ITO Junko

Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Typology of pitch accent systems in Japanese
Period of Residence: June 2019 - December 2019

Armin MESTER

Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Typology of pitch accent systems in Japanese
Period of Residence: June 2019 - December 2019

YU Rong

School of Mongolia Studies, Inner Mongolia University (China)
Research Topic: データベースを利用したモンゴル語の韻律特徴の分析
Period of Residence: June 2019 - December 2019

MASUDA Kyoko

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Modern Languages (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Characterizing difficult aspect items through a usage-based approach in Japanese-as-second-language
Period of Residence: May 2019 - May 2020

YAMAMOTO Kyosuke

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: イロカノ語諸方言の空間表現の文法 : 意味と言語使用に基づく言語記述研究
Period of Residence: April 2019 - March 2022

Andrej BEKEŠ

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Research Topic: Application of text/discourse perspective to Japanese grammar teaching for beginner and intermediate level
Period of Residence: December 2018 - November 2019

Kristina HMELJAK

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Research Topic: Readability and typicality of pedagogically valid Japanese word usage example
Period of Residence: November 2018 - November 2019

CHEN Zhaoyang

School of Foreign Languages, Hubei University of Education (China)
Research Topic: 対人配慮行動の日中対照研究 ―「ディスコ―ト・ポライトネス理論」の観点から―
Period of Residence: October 2018 - September 2019

HAYASHI Yuka

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 2020

MATSUI Mayuki

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Interfaces between synchronically marginal sound patterns and diachrony
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

SHIMOJI Mika

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: 方言研究と古代日本語研究の融合による日本格配列システムの解明
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

YOKOYAMA Akiko

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: 危機言語の継承に向けた実践的研究 ―琉球沖永良部語を事例に―
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

: "Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship"