NIJL is currently engaged in the following collaborative research projects as a means of promoting original research, both here in Japan and internationally, in the eld of Japanese literature. These projects are made possible by the efforts of scholars who collect and analyze relevant materials from all over the country, and who engage in academic conversations with various other institutions inside and outside of Japan.
Japanese literature is studied throughout the world. An important challenge of Japanese literary research is that of analyzing Japanese literature while incorporating a view of world literary research. Based on such an awareness, the institute established an International Relations Exchange section in the International Collabora- tion Division in FY 2016 in order to invigorate international exchange activities. Similarly, positive activities are being implemented, such as the hosting of symposiums and research conventions overseas.