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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.

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The 2024 Annual Meeting will be held at Tohoku University, November 30 and December 1. We will post that Call for Papers soon.

In 2025, the Japan Anthropology Workshop/ Anthropology of Japan in Japan joint Conference will be held in Kobe, from April 5 (Friday) to April 7 (Sunday), 2025.