The Japan Chapter facilitates academic exchange between Japan-based members of BAJS, our own networks, and the wider academic community in Japan.
Ongoing activities of the Japan Chapter include:
- Planning symposia in Japan for academic exchange between Japan-based members of BAJS and the wider academic community in Japan.
- Sharing advise and points of contact for doctoral and early-career fieldwork in Japan.
- Offering financial support to graduate students and early career scholars who wish to attend BAJS and BAJS-sponsored events in Japan.
From 2023 onward, the chapter is also considering:
- Hosting online writing workshops to present works-in-progress, undertake discussion, and to exchange conceptual feedback and comments on draft writing.
Activities are open to all members of BAJS, with announcements made through the main BAJS mailing list.
The BAJS Japan Chapter was founded by Phillip Seaton (Director 2009-2019), and was later directed by Robert Aspinall (2019-2022). More information can be found in Robert’s BAJS Podcast. The current director Sam Bamkin can be contacted at sbamkin2 [-at-] gmail [-dot-] com.