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.
- 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
- Significance of the Nomaoi Festival after 3.11 in Fukushima: Enactment and Reenactment by Nobuko Adachi 26th November 2021
- Waste & Wonder – Reflecting My Fieldwork in Fukushima by Dunja Sharbat Dar 18th October 2021
- ”He’s a sengyōshufu” – female fieldworker’s reflections on gendered disaster recovery By Pilvi Posio 18th October 2021
- Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan 16th September 2021
- Place attachment in a changed (cultural) landscape: using visual methods to discuss complicated matters, by Alyne E. Delaney 15th September 2021
- Between debris and memorial: The meaning of disaster-affected objects for local residents in the recovery process of the Great East Japan Earthquake by Julia Gerster, Kohei Takahara, Yuki Sadaike, Akiko Okubori 19th August 2021