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Society for the Study of Japanese Religions

Statement of Purpose

The Society for the Study of Japanese Religions (SSJR) is an international association of scholars committed to the academic study of religion in Japan. Membership is open to graduate students, researchers, and professors of all ranks whose research is related to the study of Japanese religions. In addition to the AAR, the Society is also affiliated with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and hosts biannual meetings at the AAR and AAS on a variety of topics related to the study of Japanese religion. In addition to academic research, the meetings are used as a forum to discuss issues that affect its members, such as publishing, teaching, study abroad programs, and navigating the job market. The aim of the Society is to provide scholars of Japanese religion with a platform to network and generate dialogue on topics concerning the field of Religious Studies as well as the multidisciplinary study of Japan.



Review Process

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