In the face of the threat of Covid-19 outbreak to the participation and health of EAJS members/delegates, the EAJS together with the local organizers in Ghent have decided to postpone the 16th EAJS International Conference, a year. As section 5b of the EAJS conference is concurrent with the 30th JAWS conference, this means that our … Read more Upcoming 30th JAWS conference postponed!
The EAJS conference organisers have added a Covid-19 update to their Website. Since the 30th JAWS conference will be held alongside the EAJS conference in Ghent in August 2020, please keep an eye on their Website for more information. More information here: Ghent conference and coronavirus
By Katarzyna J. Cwiertka with Yasuhara Miho Branding Japanese Food is the first book in English on the use of food for the purpose of place branding in Japan. At the centre of the narrative is the 2013 inscription of “Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year” on UNESCO’s … Read more Branding Japanese Food: from meibutsu to washoku
On 3 November 2019, the Japanese government announced that Ines Sanmiguel Camargo from Colombia, former professor at Teikyo University in Tokyo, was awarded by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. This award was in recognition of her contribution to academic research on the Japanese immigration … Read more Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to JAWS member Ines Sanmiguel
Professor Joy Hendry is the subject of a newly released documentary available to watch on Youtube. This film documents her long relationship with a rural village in Kyushu, providing rare, relatable insights into long term research methods as we meet the families of the village and learn about their stories over the last 45 years … Read more Understanding Japanese culture – 45 years researching a village in rural Japan
The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a permanent full-time lecturer in Social Anthropology with a geographic focus on East Asia with a start date of 31 July 2020. Application deadline: 28 February 2020 Details: Apply here
JAWS also maintains a mailing list for news and information. It is available to all registered JAWS members, and joining information is included with the initial JAWS membership message. NOTE: If you want to change your email address for the mailing list: send a message from your OLD email account to sympa[at]utlists.utexas.edu with “UNSUB JAWS” … Read more The JAWS mailing list
The Department of East Asian Studies, within the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint to a 3-year, fixed-term postdoctoral research associate post in Japanese Studies. The post will start in September 2020 and last until August 2023. We are open to any speciality within Japanese … Read more The Cambridge Kahō Postdoctoral Research Associate in Japanese Studies (Fixed Term)
I am pleased to announce that JAWS will again be able to offer travel grants to support young scholars to attend the upcoming EAJS/JAWS conference in Ghent, 26-29 August 2020. JAWS members may apply for a travel grant to cover transport and/or accommodation costs of max. €250. Eligibility: the applicant must be – a … Read more Travel grants for EAJS/JAWS 2020 conference in Ghent
The upcoming 31st JAWS conference will take place in February 2022 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès, organised by Blai Guarné.