Treasurer and Membership Secretary Giulia De Togni

I am honoured to act as the new JAWS Membership Secretary and Treasurer. I would like to thank Ruth Martin as the former JAWS Membership Secretary and Treasurer for her hard work, together with former Secretary General Brigitte Steger and former Internal Auditor Fabio Gygi. I am delighted to join forces with the new Secretary … Read more

Go-aisatsu from the Secretary General 2022

It is a great honor for me to greet you as incoming Secretary General of JAWS. Let me begin by once again thanking the outgoing SG, Brigitte Steger for her wonderful work over a long and productive period. I certainly hope that I can learn from Brigitte, in the confidence that following in your wise … Read more

Go-aisatsu from the Secretary General 2021

The past few weeks have certainly been dramatic. In an unprecedented way, all of us have been forced into lockdown and have become hikikomori due to a microscopic virus that challenges the world. I hope that you and your loved ones are all well and are not finding it too difficult to adjust to social … Read more

Go-aisatsu from the Secretary General 2019

Recently, the Japanese government announced a new era name. When Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed to the Chrysanthemum throne on 30 April 2019, years will be counted as Reiwa, a period of ‘order and peace’. The Abe government seems to be hopeful that after a period of economic troubles, disasters and societal changes, the country … Read more

Call for Application for the “3rd Professor Josef Kreiner Hosei University Award for International Japanese Studies”

1. Objective This award has been created to publicly celebrate Professor Josef Kreiner in his remarkable academic efforts to promote Japanese studies in Europe and at Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS). At the same time we want to encourage overseas scholars of Japanese studies and to contribute to further development in … Read more

CFP: 27th JAWS Conference, 24-26 SEP 2016, Kobe, Japan

27th Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) 2016 Ceremony and Ritual in Japan: From Matsuri to Daily Life Venue: Kobe University, Kobe (Japan) Time: September 24~25, 2016 (concurrent with the 2nd EAJS Japan Conference Deadline for paper proposals: 30 April 2016 Abstracts should be submitted through the EAJS website, but please make sure … Read more

Call for Papers and Panels

28th JAWS conference, concurrent with section 5a and 5b of the 15th EAJS International Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 August – 2 September 2017 Extended deadline: 14 December 2016 All information on the conference and the submission process, including detailed CFP for each conference section as well as the proposal submission forms can be … Read more

Important Info on Istanbul Conference Added

Important information on the 26th JAWS Conference in Istanbul has been added to the Conferences Page. Everyone planning to attend (or considering it) should download and read the latest info regarding the conference schedule, registration, tutorial/mentoring sessions, travel arrangements, transportation in Istanbul, and funding options.

New Publication: Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper

Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper This reader offers eleven chapters that speak to the role and function of journalism and the newspaper in contemporary Japanese society. Individually, each chapter provides important information on the particular topic that is its focus, while at the same time elucidating on how that particular topic is addressed by … Read more