Since the 1980s the Institute has been responsible for the publication of two series about Japan. The Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series began in 1986 and now has published very nearly 100 volumes making it the largest single series of academic work on Japan anywhere in the world. Many volumes are now available in paperback editions.
This brochure provides a brief history of Japanese studies at Oxford University, an explanation of the origins of the Nissan Institute and an introduction to the current fellows working here and their research interests.
Our newsletter, published annually since 2009 provides an overview of activities relating to the study of Japan that have taken place or are taking place across the entire university. The seventh issue of the Japanese Studies at Oxford newsletter was published just before Christmas 2015 and is now available for download.
The Nissan Institute also publishes an Occasional Paper series which has been used to enable papers first presented in the Seminar Series to reach a wider readership. Starting in 1997 the papers can be downloaded directly from this website. Papers published prior to 1997 are still available and may be ordered by writing to the Administrator, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, 27 Winchester Rd, Oxford OX2 6NA, UK.