In March (2012), the Centre for Asian Studies successfully finished the research project “Japanology within Asian Studies in Lithuania: Historical Perspective and Present Situation”, supported by Japan Foundation. As result, the selection of articles “East Asian Studies in Lithuania” was published. This selection is based mainly on the results of the fifth international conference organised by the Centre for Asian studies at Vytautas Magnus University. The volume presents the development of East Asian (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) studies in Lithuania, with a special emphasis paid to Japanese studies.