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Japanese Studies Doing Research in Japan: Overview

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

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.

Librarian for Japanese Studies

Matthew Hayes
235 Bostock, Perkins Library