“Slavia Iaponica: Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures”, which inherited Vol.1 to 15 of “Slavia Occidentalis Iaponica” and started to use the current title from Vol. 16 in 2013, is a peer-reviewed annual publication of the Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures.


2019/Vol. 22

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Jasmina GRKOVIĆ-MAJOR: Future Tense in South Slavic: Diachrony and Typology 7

Magdalena MARSZAŁEK: Transculturality and Its Discontents. Some Notes on Polish Literature “without a Fixed Abode”: With a Focus on Jewish-Polish Literature between the Two World Wars  31

Przemysław CZAPLIŃSKI: Territory, Identity and the Obstacle of Multiplicity. Central European Narratives 45

Marina VALENTSOVA: Folk and Christian in the Calendars of the Czechs and the Slovaks:

the Two Systems of Values 65



Yoshiko OKAMOTO: Appreciating Vocal Music in Central Europe: In Aspects of Music,

Literature and History 82

Hisako NAITO: The Creation and Idea of a “Czech National Opera”: The Image-building of “Czechness” in the Comic Opera Prodaná Nevěsta (The Bartered Bride) by B. Smetana 84

Risa MATSUO: Fryderyk Chopin and  Stefan Witwicki 115

Yoshiko OKAMOTO: Háry János Compared with Its Orchestral Suite Version 126



Moyuru MATSUMAE:  Reimagining Fieldwork in Central and  Eastern Europe 136

Yuko  KAMBARA: Researchers’ Contexts in the Slovak—Hungarian Bilingual Area and the Possibilities of  Anthropological Research: The Fieldwork of the Hungarian Minority in Slovakia … 141

Kenta SUGAI: Field Research of Bulgarian Dialects  in Romania 152

Moyuru MATSUMAE: How We Can Describe People Who Migrate:

Examining Research on Labor Migration  from Bulgaria 162



Ayako OKU: Dialectic of Bosnian Identity:  Anti-Andrić Discourses of Bosnian Muslims 171

Kumiko KANAZASHI: On Some Features of Slovene Sentence Construction biti+infinitive:

From the Viewpoint of the Czech Parallel  Sentence Construction 197

Sofija MILORADOVIĆ: Nominal Object Reduplication in Serbian Vernaculars: Status,

Realization Conditions and Balkan Context 227

Kenta SUGAI: Areal Diffusion of Clitic Doubling of Objects:

A Case Study of Bulgarian Moesian Dialects 247



Masumi KAMEDA: SUGAWARA, Sho. Remembering Utopia: Film Representations,

Nowa Huta Narratives, and Postsocialism  in Poland 268

Teruhiko SUDO: RAUBER, Shuko. The Tragicomedy of Narcissus in Milan Kundera’s Work 272



Kaname OKANO and Kenta SUGAI: Report from the Next-Generation Workshop of Japan

Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS) “New Expansion of  Balkan  Studies:  Forward Multiperspective Studies on Border-Crossing, Contacts and Changes of Ethnic Culture” 277

Ariko KATO: The 8th International Bruno Schulz Festival:

The Afterlife of Schulz in Drohobycz and Schulzology Today 282


Foreword: Kenichi ABE 3

List of Authors 289

Chronicle 291

Afterword 296

Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures… 297

2018/Vol. 21



Barbara Alicja JAŃCZAK: German-Polish Transborder Learning: Symmetries and Asymmetries in Language Acquisition and Bilingual Education in the Frankfurt (Oder)-Słubice “Border Twin Town”



Eiko SAKURAI: Baltic Languages and their Neighbors

Daiki HORIGUCHI: Language Diversity in Latvia

Yuu KURIBAYASHI: Turkish Minority Languages in the Balto-Slavic Area: A Case of Karaim and Gagauz

Keiko MITANI: Language Contact and Language Change in the Circum-Baltic Area



Takako FUJITA: Franz Kafka’s “Khôra”: Tendency to Transcend the Prevailing Binarity



Sachiko HANDA: Milena Jesenská’s View on Gender: A Consideration Focusing on Double Standard Advocacy



Zbigniew GREŃ: CZESAK, Artur. Contemporary Silesian Texts against the Backdrop of Language-Formation and Standardization Processes in Present-Day Slavdom

Ihor DATSENKO: DANYLENKO, Andrii. From the Bible to Shakespeare. Pantelejmon Kuliš (1819–1897) and the Formation of Literary Ukrainian

Atsushi MIYAZAKI: ABE, Kenichi. Karel Teige

Sachiko HANDA: IIJIMA, Itaru, Yasuhiro ONO and Lukáš BRUNA (eds.) The Brothers Čapek and their Times: Bratři Čapkové a jejich doba

Yoshiko OKAMOTO: OTA, Mineo. Bartók: Primitivism in Music



Hikaru OGURA: The 4th World Congress of Polish Literature Translators


2016/Vol. 19


Takuya MONMA: The Fascistisation of Ustasha Ideology on National Community in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia: The Propaganda by Mile Budak and Filip Lukas  6



Ken-ichi ABE: Akiko KASUYA, Toshino IGUCHI, Atsushi MIYAZAKI, and Zora RUSINOVÁ. Central European Contemporary Art: Poland/ Czech/ Slovakia/ Hungary. Tokyo: Sairyusha, 2014.  27


 Ariko KATO: Akiko KASUYA. Polish Avant-Garde Art: Applied Fantasy for Survival. Tokyo :Sogensha, 2015. 31



Goro Christoph KIMURA: On Polish-Studies. Interdisciplinary Scholarly Information and International Communication 36



Akiko KASUYA, Ariko KATO, Masaru ITO, Momoko FUKUDA, and Satoko INOUE: Homage to Kantor – Theater of Death, Symposium Part 2: “Adaptation and Transformation”  37


 Kazuhiro SADAKANE: On Prof. Nekvapil’s Lecture “Minority Concept and Policy in the Czech Republic: Past and Present” 44


 Susumu NAGAYO: 2015 JSSSLL Outstanding Research Award  52


 Eleonora YOVKOVA SHII: Participating in the ICCEES IX World Congress 2015 in Makuhari, Japan 55


Foreword: Ken-ichi ABE 3

List of Authors 59

Chronicle 60

Afterword  64

Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures 65



2015/Vol. 18


Milorad RADOVANOVIĆ: Serbian Language Today: The Main Issues  8



Hikaru OGURA: What Should We Read Next?: New Literature from East-Central Europe 30



Noriyoshi SATO: Historical View of the Terms Used in Cask Production in Slavic Culture  33


 Yoichi OHIRA: Two or Three Aspects of the Cultural Context of the Prague Linguistic Circle, Viewed from Jakobson’s Friendship with Teige and Trubeckoj 51


Sho SUGAWARA: Pamięć o przodownikach pracy O filmie „Człowiek z marmuru” Andrzeja Wajdy 85



Saeko MUTO: A Study of Adjectival Diminutives in Czech 121



Go KOSHINO: Masumi Kameda, The Iconography of State-building: 

Soviet and Yugoslav Five-Year Plans Propaganda (Tokyo: Seibunsha, 2014) 140


Foreword: Akihiro SATO 3

List of Authors 146

Our Activities  147

Afterword  155

Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures 156



 2014/Vol. 17


Irina SEDAKOVA: Ritual Year in Bulgaria and Russia: Traditions and Modernity 


Yaroslav GORBACHOV: A Diachronically-Motivated Typology of the Early Historical Slavic Verb



Cultural Exchanges between Slavic Areas and Japan 



Noriyoshi SATO: The Vinification Terms in Slavic Cultural History


Kazuhiro SADAKANE: O deklinacji „rzeczowników z zakończeniem -er” we współczesnej polszczyźnie 


Кента СУГАИ: Удвояване на допълнението и “пъ” в българския говор на с. Брънещ, Румъния


Sachiko HANDA: Milena Jesenská’s Messages in Her Fashion Essays (I): By Comparing Her Fashion Essays, Man Makes Clothes (Člověk dělá šaty, 1927) with Its Original Articles on Newspaper 


Atsushi MIYAZAKI: The Surrealist Art in Bohemia during the Inter War Period: The Function of Framing in Štyrský’s Works


Moriyasu TANAKA: Fogel/Vogel — a Bilingual Poet 


Shuko TANAKA: Milan Kundera and the Plebeian Tradition of Czech Culture



Takako FUJITA: Kenichi Abe, Fukusuukei no Praha. (Praha v množném čísle) (Kyoto: Jimbunshoin, 2012) 



Shuko NISHIHARA: Impressions from the International Workshop “Slavic in the Language Map of Europe” 


Foreword: Akihiro SATO 

List of Authors 

Our Activities 


Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures



2013/Vol. 16


Ronelle ALEXANDER: What is Naš? Conceptions of “the Other” in the Prose of Ivo Andrić



“Translating” Central and Eastern Europe Pioneers of Slavic Philology Slavic Speakers and Their Neighbors: The Problem of German and Yiddish Speaking Populations 



Shuko NISHIHARA: Digraphs in the Orthography of Sava Mrkalj


Takuya MOMMA: Predstavljanje “seljaka” u Kraljevini Jugoslavije: analiza za “Podravinski motivi” Krste Hegedušića



Noriyoshi SATO: Jun-ichi Sato, Roshiagoshi nyumon. (Introduction to the History of the Russian Literary Language) (Tokyo: Daigakushorin, 2012)


Koichi KUYAMA: Ariko Kato, Bruno Schulz: Me kara te e. (Bruno Schulz: From Eyes to Hands) (Tokyo: Suiseisha, 2012)


Koji MORITA: Keiko Mitani, Suravugo nyumon. (Introduction to Slavic Languages) (Tokyo: Sanseido, 2011)


Foreword: Susumu NAGAYO

List of Authors

Our Activities


Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society for the Study of Slavic Languages and Literatures



2012/Vol. 15


Motoki NOMACHI: Introductory remarks


Rosanna BENACCHIO: Slovene Dialects in Italy and Language Contact


Ruselina NITSOLOVA: Pragmatic Meanings in the Bulgarian Morphology



Noriyoshi SATO:The Viticulture Terms in the Slavic Culture History


Ken SASAHARA: Wužiwanje numerala jedyn w dźensnišej hornjoserbšćinje


Yoichi OHIRA: Karel Teige’s Theory of Language and Roman Jakobson: the Parallels and Differences between “Words, words, words” and “The End of the UMPRUMDesignership and Small Undertakings in Poetry”



Katsuyoshi WATANABE: Bogdan Szymanek, A Panorama of Polish Word-Formation. (Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2010)


Foreword: Satoshi HASHIMO

List of Authors

Our Activities


Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society of West Slavic Studies



2011/Vol. 14


Jolanta TAMBOR: Język a tożsamość etniczna Górnoślązaków



Motoki NOMACHI: The Slovenian Construction "dobiti + Past Passive Participle" through the Prism of Grammaticalization Theory


Ken SASAHARA: Wo wliwje němčiny w dźensnišej młodźinskej hornjoserbskej rěče


Mitsuyoshi NUMANO: The River as a Metaphor for Human Existence: Adam Mickiewicz's "Nad vodą wielką" in comparison with Tadeusz Różewicz's "Liryki lozańskie" and Czesław Miłosz's "Rzeki"


Ariko KATO: Narrative and Prototypes: Reconsidering the "Influence" of Contemporary German Writers (Mann, Kafka, Roth, and Kubin) on the prose of Bruno Schulz


Koichi KUYAMA: Katyń - powieści a film


Masumi KAMEDA: Performing the National Identity: Comparative Analysis on Parades in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and former Yugoslavia in the 1940s



Goro-Christoph KIMURA: Martin Walde, Wie man seine Sprache hassen lernt. (Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2010, 182pp.)


Hikaru OGURA: Sabina Brzozowska, Człowiek i historia w dramatach Tadeusza Micińskiego. (Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego 2009, 202 s.)


Hisako KOBAYASHI: Ayako OKU, Danilo Kiš: A Borderline Writer (Kyoto:Shoraisha, 2010.)


Koji MORITA: Dagnosław Demski, Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska (eds.), Images of the Other in Ethnic Caricatures of Central and Eastern Europe. (Warsaw: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010, 400pp.)


Fumio KANAZAWA: Exhibition "Treasures of Poland: Rembrandt and the Royal Art Collection"



Bogdan WOJDOWSKI: Judaizm jako los (translation and commentary by Masatoshi KOHARA)


Alina MOLISAK: Literacki portret "Śródborowianki" - miejsce i środowisko. (translation and commentary by Masatoshi KOHARA)


Foreward: Susumu NAGAYO

List of Authors

Our activities


Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society of West Slavic Studies



2010/Vol. 13


Ken SASAHARA / Goro KIMURA: Stawizny a aktualny staw sorabistiskeho slědźenja w Japanskej.



Atsushi MIYAZAKI: The Reception of Surrealism in Bohemia during the Inter War Period: Štyrský's Graphic Works between 1928 and 1929.


Masumi KAMEDA: Representations of Neighbor Relations in the former Yugoslavia: Narrative Analysis of the Works of Zagreb Film.


Foreward: Susumu NAGAYO

List of Authors

Our activities


Constitution and Bylaws of the Japan Society of West Slavic Studies