AJJは日本を人類学的に研究しようとする学者、特に日本在住の研究者に開かれた学会です。毎年秋に定期的な大会を開催し、春にはワークショップをひらいています。また日本文化人類学会の大会と連携した活動をおこなっています。


使用言語は1998年の創設以来、慣習として英語ですが、日本語を含む多言語の使用も認めています。現在のところ、メンバーになるのに会員の推薦もいらなければ、会費も微収しておりません。案内や連絡はwebsiteとe-mailにほとんどたよっています。


そのような意味でネットワーク型の学会ですから、どうぞ気楽にご参加ください。


学会事務局

住原則也

632-8510

奈良県天理市杣之内町1050

天理大学国際学部 住原則也研究室

tel. 0743-63-8369


AJJ is a Society open to anthropological research on Japan, especially to researchers living in Japan. Annual meetings are held every fall, and in spring we conduct workshops. Important activities may be organized in conjunction with the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) and the Folklore Society of Japan.


Since its inception in 1998, English has been the language of convention, however, AJJ encourages the use of other languages including Japanese. Currently, recommendation of a member is not necessary to become a member, there are no membership fees. Contact is maintained via the website and and e-mail.


In this way we are a scholarly network. Please feel free to join us.

Also, please consider me as Secretariat.


Prof. Noriya Sumihara

Faculty of International Studies

Tenri University

1050 Somanouchi-machi, Tenri-shi, Nara-ken, Japan 632-8510

tel. 0743-63-8369


Executive Committee:


President Emeritus: Harumi Befu

Past President: Hirochika Nakamaki

President: Noriya Sumihara

Vice Presidents: Greg Poole and John Mock

Web: Debra Occhi

Web Support – Newsletter: Atsushi Sumi 

Domestic/JASCA Liaison: Etsuko Kato

International Liaison: Bruce White

Other EC members: Kyle Cleveland, Robert Croker, Jerry Eades, Sachiko Horiguchi, John McCreery, Mary Reisel, James Roberson, Michael Shackleton, Tomiyuki Uesugi, Beverley Yamamoto

External Advisors JAWS: Lola Martinez JASCA: Junji Koizumi AAA: Laura Miller

Anthropology of Japan in Japan

CHECK OUR BLOG for updates!


About AJJ


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.




Links to other Japan anthropology organizations


  1. http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jasca/news/jasca-net.html

  2. http://www.aaanet.org/seaa/index.html

  3. http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/programs/japanese/jaws.html