“Naming an Era” – The Fiftheenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS).
May 23, 2019-May 24, 2019
Reflecting the occasion of the end of the Heisei period, and teh Japanese government selecting a new era name in Spring 2019, papers summing up the recent history of Japan and/or focusing on trends that have relevance for the future of the country are especially welcome. We also invite paper proposals on other topics related to contemporary Japanese society and culture, including politics, economy and business, sociology and anthropology, popular culture, literature, religion, and art. Proposals from scholars based in Scandinavia, Japan and beyond are welcome.
Submission deadline for full papers: 27 April 2019
Conference Dates: 23-24 May, 2019.
Venue: Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.