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AJJ aims at providing a multilingual forum for anthropologists and other like-minded social scientists whose work focuses on Japan. Our hope is to serve as a focal point for those living in, working on and/or traveling to Japan, whose original research and work in progress can be shared in a small and intimate setting with those of similar background and interests.

Japan sea map, from Wikimedia Commons

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The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at Meiji Gakuen University, December 2nd and 3rd, at the Shinagawa Campus. Check our blog!

Our 2022 annual meeting was held Dec. 3rd (Sat) & Dec. 4th (Sun) 2022 at Kyoto University.

Our previous meeting was in December 2021 and online.