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Japanese Studies Research Guide

Associations in Japan

Academic Society HomeVillage
Links to many Japanese academic associations. In English and Japanese.

Asiatic Society of Japan

Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien; German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo
In English, Japanese and German.  The DIJ sponsors three study groups: Humanities, Social Sciences and Business and Economics which meet monthly.


    Useful Guides

    • Tokyo Archives and Research Trips
      by Steve Clarke, Yale University
      This guide, done by a Japanese literature scholar, should also prove useful to scholars looking for research materials in other fields.
    • H.D. Smith: Doing Research in Japan
      While composed in 1995, much remains the same. The advice on the value of connections and introductions and seeking advice from friends remains true. Most of what has changed is that more is available electronically and this has streamlined access

    Doing Fieldwork in Japan

    Doing Fieldwork in Japan
    Bestor, Theodore C., Patricia G. Steinhoff and Victoria Lyon Bestor, eds.  Covers experiences in arranging introductions and affiliations, in gaining access and acceptance, in struggling with language learning and use....

    Critical Asian Studies 39:4 (2007)
    Special issue on "Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnography: Reflexivity, Responsibility, and Anthropological Ethics" with articles by Ann-Elise lewalle, Bridget Love, Elise Edwards, Tomomi Yamaguchi and Sabine Frühstück.


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