New Release: Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

New book release: The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society, edited by Victoria Lyon Bestor and Theodore C. Bestor, with Akiko Yamagata. The book is intended to be a general reference book for non-specialists, college students, and others seeking succinct overviews of various realms of contemporary Japan, in line with the general format of … Read more

Lecturer in Japanese Studies at Newcastle University

The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese Studies. The post is supported by the Japan Foundation. The successful candidate will have outstanding research potential, a clear research agenda, native or near-native competence in Japanese and English, and relevant teaching experience. The post is tenable from September 2011. See the JAWS … Read more

Positions available at the Max Planck Institute

Department II of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology has the opportunity to offer 8 PhD positions/ PhD grants and 1 Postdoctoral position, starting 1 October 2011 (or as soon as possible thereafter). See the JAWS Postings page for information.


EAJS IMMEDIATE MEASURES 1. EAJS early bird conference registration and fee payment for the EAJS conference in Tallinn deadline delayed until 15 April 2011. 2. EAJS encourages its members to donate the equivalent of 3 years membership fees (60 euro) to general humanitarian help organizations. 3. EAJS members coordinate activities to relieve Japanese scholars and … Read more

Toshiba International Foundation Scholarships

On behalf of the Toshiba International Foundation, the EAJS Council selects candidates for a fellowship to undertake research in Japan. Applications are invited for Toshiba International Foundation scholarships for a three-month stay in Japan to be completed by the end of March 2012. Applicants must be doctoral students, and they must be specialising in some … Read more

Memberships now available online

JAWS memberships are now available by secure online transactions. Payments may be charged to your credit card or Paypal™ account. For details, please see the Membership page.

22nd JAWS Conference – Tallinn 2011

The 22nd Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) Conference will be held concurrent with Section 5 (Anthropology and Sociology) of the 13th European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), at Tallinn University in Estonia on 24-28 August 2011. The Section Conveners will be Anemone Platz (Arhus) and Griseldis Kirsch (SOAS). Conference information is available at the EAJS website. … Read more

21st JAWS Conference – Otago 2011

21st JAWS CONFERENCE – OTAGO 2011 Dr Erica Baffelli and colleagues at the University of Otago, New Zealand, are planning to organize a JAWS Workshop in 2011. Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university and is located in the picturesque city of Dunedin, in the South Island. The title of the workshop will be Beyond Oceans: … Read more