The Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) is an international academic association concerned with furthering the field of anthropology of Japan. We welcome new members from all over the world; click the ‘Joining JAWS’ link above for more information.
JAWS holds major conferences – some in conjunction with the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) – as well as smaller workshops and seminars. It runs a website and issues a newsletter. JAWS publishes selected works on Japan anthropology in partnership with Routledge.
- Waste & Wonder – Reflecting My Fieldwork in Fukushima by Dunja Sharbat Dar 18th October 2021
- ”He’s a sengyōshufu” – female fieldworker’s reflections on gendered disaster recovery By Pilvi Posio 18th October 2021
- Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan 16th September 2021
- Place attachment in a changed (cultural) landscape: using visual methods to discuss complicated matters, by Alyne E. Delaney 15th September 2021
- Between debris and memorial: The meaning of disaster-affected objects for local residents in the recovery process of the Great East Japan Earthquake by Julia Gerster, Kohei Takahara, Yuki Sadaike, Akiko Okubori 19th August 2021
- Upcoming 31st JAWS conference: Call for Papers and Panels 9th August 2021
- Washed away: A change of the image of sacred territory after 3.11. The case of Shōtokuji’s Nagare-Jizō by Aliise Donnere 22nd July 2021
- JAWS online series of Reflection on Tōhoku 12th July 2021
- In memoriam, Theodore C. Bestor 11th July 2021
- JAWS online series of reflections on Tōhoku 26th March 2021