IMPORTANT NOTICE: 2020 Summer Term

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Kyoto University postpones all teaching until May 7, 2020. The Transcultural Studies Division offers some distant-learning opportunities for its core courses during April. Interested students please contact the eLearning admin via

Courses with distant learning (ca. from April 13)

Introduction to Transcultural Studies (JK01001, JK01002)

Basic Research Skills (JK06001)

Advanced Skills for Humanities Research in English (JK07001)

Course with potential distant learning offerings:

Japanese Contemporary Popular Culture & Media Practices in a Global Context (JK05001)

All other courses will begin teaching from May 7 if no other measures are decided by the university.

If you are interested in any of the classes mentioned above, please register for them on KULASIS and send a short notice to the eLearning admin.

The above information is up to date on April 6, 2020, 07:00. Changes possible.

Special Lecture on Gender Sociology by ITŌ Kimio

Special Lecture by Ito Kimio

As part of the annual joint workshop program between the Graduate School of Letters and our partner institutions in Strasbourg, France, and Heidelberg, Germany, we invite all interested students to a special lecture by Prof. emeritus ITŌ Kimio (伊藤 公雄), leading specialist on gender studies and founding scholar of masculinity studies in Japan.

Topic: Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (入門:ジェンダーとセクシュアリティの社会学)
Language: Japanese
Date and Time: January 17, 2020, 10:30-12:00
Location: Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK), first floor of the Yoshida International House (build. no. 94 on the campus map)

Please pre-register until January 10 at:

Event Poster: PDF.