Susanne Klien interviews Prof emer. Josef Kreiner

Josef Kreiner is Professor Emeritus, Bonn University. Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1940, he has conducted numerous fieldwork projects in Southwest Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. He was professor of Japanology and director of the Institute of Japanese Studies at Bonn University from 1977-1988, founding director of the German Institute of Japanese Studies, Tokyo from … Read more

English Language Editing Grants

JAWS is delighted to be able support its members by providing English language editing of academic articles. Eligibility: – The author must be a JAWS member.– The article must be of high and publishable quality.– In the case of native speakers of English, eligibility is restricted to graduate students. In the case of non-native speakers, … Read more

Romit Dasgupta 1964-2018 Obituary

It is with great sadness that I note the sudden passing of a dear colleague and friend, Associate Professor Romit Dasgupta, on July 1 2018. Romit obtained a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours in 1986, and a Master of Japanese Studies in 1990 from the University of Western Australia. Starting in 1992, Romit … Read more

Upcoming JAWS conference 2019

Dear JAWS members, I hope you had a nice summer no matter whether you were in one of the hot spots of this earth or a more comfortable one temperature wise. It is high time to let you know that the next JAWS conference will take place at Aarhus University in Denmark from 15.-17. April … Read more

EAJS/JAWS Conference Lisbon 2017 – Report Nanase SHIROTA

Nanase SHIROTA ns637[@] University of Cambridge The 15thEAJS international conference took place at the Faculdade de Ciências Socialis e Humanas of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal from 30 August to 2 September with beautiful blue sky and a warm weather. Over 1200 academics and researchers working in the field of Japanese Studies were … Read more

EAJS/JAWS Conference Lisbon 2017 – Report Christopher Tso

Christopher TsoUniversity of Cambridge The 15thInternational JAWS/EAJS 2017 Conference took place from 30 August to 2 September at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. In the Anthropology and Sociology section, colleagues from Europe and further afield gathered to discuss themes of affect and sense as well as a range of other topics. I would like … Read more

Joy Hendry Awarded by Japanese Government

It is with great joy that we announce the bestowal of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, to Professor Joy Hendry on 26 July by Ambassador Tsuruoka at the Japanese Embassy in London. The award recognizes her many contributions to mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The award is well … Read more