The USC Project for Premodern Japan Studies is pleased to announce our new relationship with the Kyoto Institute and Library Archives (KILA) in Kyoto, a center of research comprised of Kyoto University and the Kyoto Prefectural Library. Beginning in 2018 postdoctoral fellows recommended by USC can apply to become foreign researchers at KILA. We note with pleasure that our first postdoctoral fellow there will be Dr. Dan Sherer, who received his Ph.D. Degree from USC’s History Department in Summer 2017. While in residence there, beginning in Fall 2018, Dr. Sherer will continue his studies of sixteenth-century Kyoto, especially the development of the Hokke (Lotus) Sect in the late medieval capital city.