The Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) is an international academic association concerned with furthering the field of anthropology of Japan. We welcome new members from all over the world; click the ‘Joining JAWS’ link above for more information.
JAWS holds major conferences – some in conjunction with the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) – as well as smaller workshops and seminars. It runs a website and issues a newsletter. JAWS publishes selected works on Japan anthropology in partnership with Routledge.
31st JAWS conference
The 31st JAWS conference took place from July 6-9, 2022 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. You can now watch the video here.Read More
- Treasurer and Membership Secretary Giulia De Togni 6th April 2022
- 31st JAWS conference 4th April 2022
- Go-aisatsu from the Secretary General 2022 4th April 2022
- Conference Travel Grants to participate at JAWS conferences 4th April 2022
- ‘Post-disaster’ and the value of long-term ethnography by Anna Vainio 11th March 2022
- A View from Japan’s and Tohoku’s 2011 Disasters’ 10th Anniversary: Past, Present, Future; by Millie Creighton 20th February 2022
- Kataribe: Ten years of post-disaster storytelling in Tōhoku, by Flavia Fulco 18th January 2022
- Kizuna: Reflections on the promotion of social cohesion during more than ten years of recovery by Julia Gerster 22nd December 2021
- Ted Bestor (1951-2021) Remembrance 6th December 2021
- New JAWS Officers 4th December 2021