JAWS online series of reflections on Tōhoku

Ten years ago, the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster was dominating news cycles around the world, with desperate imagery of chaos and uncertainty capturing our attention. The disaster sent shockwaves across the nation and beyond, igniting a host of public debates about the future of Japan while bringing new insights to long-standing … Read more JAWS online series of reflections on Tōhoku

Studying Japan: Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods

Studying Japan: Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods Edited by Nora Kottmann and Cornelia Reiher   Studying Japan is the first comprehensive guide on qualitative methods, research designs and fieldwork in social science research on Japan. More than 70 Japan scholars from around the world provide an easy-to-read overview on qualitative methods used in research on … Read more Studying Japan: Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods

[Second Call for Panels and Papers] Upcoming 30th JAWS Conference

UPDATE: 23rd January 2021 *The upcoming 30th JAWS conference is concurrent with section 5 of the 16th EAJS conference.* The second Call for Panels and Papers for the 16th EAJS International Conference, which will be held as a virtual conference from 25 to 28 August 2021, is now open. Further information on how to submit … Read more [Second Call for Panels and Papers] Upcoming 30th JAWS Conference

The Analyzation of the Language Revitalisation Techniques on the Ryūkyū Islands from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Zsófia Hidvégi zsohidvegi[@]gmail.com Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary   I started my research in 2011, during a yearlong scholarship at Josai Kokusai University (Tōgane, Chiba). I was examining the language use and code switch of university students of Okinawan origin, and the language shift of the younger generations toward standard Japanese, especially if they were settled … Read more The Analyzation of the Language Revitalisation Techniques on the Ryūkyū Islands from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan

  Caitlin MEAGHER Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston meagherc[@]wit.edu   At this year’s annual meeting, I presented a paper entitled ‘Rethinking community?: alternative housing as a response to alienation in contemporary Japan’ adapted from the final chapter of my doctoral thesis. The paper emerged out of the apparent gap between the rhetorical uses of ‘community’ … Read more Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan

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