Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to JAWS member Ted Bestor

In November 2017 the Japanese Government announced that Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology at Harvard University was awarded the decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. A leading US scholar of Japan, Bestor is a specialist on contemporary Japanese society and culture; much of his … Read more


The JAWS book series Editorial group has now recruited two new members, recommended to the existing Board and then to the general meeting held at the JAWS conference in Istanbul last September, where their choice was agreed unanimously.  The first, Christoph Brumann, has already published both a monograph (Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto: Claiming … Read more