Japan Studies Association Journal

Launched in 1997, the Japan Studies Association Journal is a juried professional journal, published annually. Available in print and online, it is produced by the American Japan Studies Association to promote comparative study of Japan, especially within east-west, inter-Asian, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary frameworks. The original, well-considered and engaging research, translations and pedagogical reflections which appear in the Journal are of interest to specialists, emerging Japan scholars and non-specialists alike. Each volume offers also English-language reviews of recent books, films, performances or exhibitions.


Professional Development Workshop on Hokkaido


Workshop on Hokkaido
Tentatively planed for June/July 2020

The workshop will involve several exposures to Ainu culture at different sites, with a focus on Nibutani, associated with Ainu acquisition of recognition as an indigenous people. A primary goal is to get participants to move beyond simplistic understandings of Ainu history, culture and contemporary situation and grasp their subtleties and complexities.

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