117/1 Malaya Ordynka Str., Moscow, 119017
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90*22785
Aleksey A. Maslov
First Deputy School Head
Research and Educational Section of Japanese studies was established as a part of School of Asian Studies in 2011. One of the major activities in the educational section is teaching of the Japanese language, history (including political history), culture and national economy. Nearly 160 undergraduate students contribute to the educational and research activities on politics, economics, history, religion, culture, literature and the Japanese language.
Research activity in the section is determined by its faculty. Research in politics and history is conducted by Andrey G. Fesyun (PhD in History), Viktor V. Kuzminkov (PhD in Political Sciences), Anna A. Novikova (senior lecturer). Research in Japan national economy is led by Denis A. Scherbakov (PhD in Economics), Maria O. Korosteleva (PhD in Economics, senior ltcturer), Olesya N. Emelyanova (senior lecturer). Uliana P. Strizhak (associated professor, PhD in Education) is conducting research in cultural linguistics and philosophy of the Japanese language. Tatyana N. Korchagina (professor, PhD in Philology) is studying the problems of translations and business Japanese teaching which is also being researched by Irina V. Gordeeva (associated professor, PhD in History) and Diana S. Lazareva (senior lecturer). Evgeniy S. Steiner (professor, PhD in Arts) is famous for his works in the field of art history, culture and religion studies. Research in the field of Japanese literature is conducted by Anna S. Oskina (senior lecturer). Theoretical and applied research in Japanese language teaching is led by the group of language teachers including Yulia B. Korovina (senior lecturer), Roli A. Jain, Maria M. Kireeva, Maria M. Kikteva, Ekateriba I. Bryukhova. Sofia A. Pasivkina and Alexei G. Kotlov, who graduated HSE in 2016 and 2017 respectively, also made their contribution to the development of the section.
Japanese in general and its particular aspects are also taught by two native speakers – Abe Hiroshi (research interests: Japanese teaching, Ainu culture) and Kurita Satoshi (research interests: philosophical and religious traditions of Japan) – who are helping the students to communicate and learn academic writing in Japanese.
The Japanese studies section actively cooperates with “Japan Foundation” (Japanese governmental organization aimed at promoting the Japanese language and culture worldwide) and the Embassy of Japan. The cooperation agreements were signed with the following Japanese universities universities: International University of Akita, University of Chiba, Tohoku University, Hosei University, Tokyo Institute of Foreign Languages, Institute of Foreign Languages of Nagoya, etc.). This cooperation allows to carry out academic exchange of students and teachers, conduct joint projects, interact in the field of promotion of learning languages and cultures of both countries. Every year the best students go to study in Japan. The costs are compensated by the scholarship from Japanese universities.
The Research and Educational Section of Japanese Studies regularly holds international research student events - research seminars, conferences with guests from Embassy of Japan in Russia, as well as university professors and other lecturers. The cultural activities of the section cover a wide range of activities related to traditional rituals and holidays - students and teachers celebrate Setsubun, Hinamatsuri, Japanese New Year, Hanami and other seasonal and national holidays.