Professor Shin’ichi Murata (Department of Russian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies), a Fellow of our Institute, gave a lecture on Noh in Verona and Milan, Italy last month.  And it was published in the magazine PANTHEON.




With regard to the summer recess for all the offices of University, the European Institute will be closed for the following date:  11th Aug (Fri.) – 20th Aug(Sun. ) Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Notice on the extension of temporary change in opening hours


  • ■ With regard to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) , the temporary change in opening hours will continue as follows:


    • Mon.-Fri.  10:00-11:30  /  12:30-16:00
    • *Please check the website in advance or contact us on e-mail for the information for temporary closure.


  • We kindly ask you to inform us in advance for the use and check-out of the resources that are located in the Institute:


  • ■ For the resources located in the library (on the same floor, outside the Institute) , please refer to the website of the Central Library.

Latest edition of Sophia Journal of European Studies Vol.13 (Feature: Europe in the face of disasters: Past and Present)  is issued.



Information: Summer recess of the University Offices


With regard to the summer recess for all the offices of University, the European Institute will be closed for the following date:

Aug.12th (Thurs.) – 18th (Wed.), 2021


The Institute will also be closed on the 4th (Wed.), 5th (Thurs.), 25th (Wed.) and 26th (Thurs.).  In addition, the it will be closed at 15:00 on the 6th (Fri.) , and at 14:00 on the 10th (Tues.) .


Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Visit of the Ambassador of Austrian Embassy Tokyo and the Director of Austrian Cultural Forum


  • On 14th July 2021, Ambassador of Austrian Embassy Tokyo, H.E. Mrs. Elisabeth Bertagnoli, and the Director of Austrian Cultural Forum, Mr. Mario Vielgrader visited the European Institute.  Every year, the Austrian Embassy donates books to our Institute, which is added to the Austrian Section of our Library, and we also organize events co-hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum.  Upon their visit, the administrative staff briefly introduced overall activities of the Institute, and Mr.Erich Havranek (Visiting Fellow of the Institute) gave them further information on the Austrian Section of the Library, which is a collection of about 4,500 books on literature and culture.


(From the left:  Prof. Havranek, H.E. Mrs. Bertagnoli,  Mr. Vielgrader)


Update on Library Book Lists: New Arrivals of the academic year 2020



Latest edition of Sophia European Studies Series Vol.13 is issued.


  • Sophia European Studies Series Vol.13:
  • “Comparative and Constrastive Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures―Japanese Contributions to the Sixteenth International Congress of Slavists―”



“EU MAG”of winter 2021 issued


  • “EU MAG” (Japanese web magazine by Delegation of EU to Japan) of winter 2021 issued (only in Japanese).  Please refer to the following link:


  • You could download the table of contents, including the previous magazines from the folling link:

Notice of closure during the entrance examination period


  • Entering Yotsuya Campus will be limited during the entrance examination period, 3rd -7th February, and the Central Library will be closed as well.  Please note that the checkout procedure of our library books will not be available during the same period. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.