Japan Studies Association 2020 summer workshop in Hokkaido

Event: Study tour
Dates: June 1-12, 2020
Location: various locations in Hokkaido
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

From JSA mailing list:

The Japan Studies Association announces a new summer workshop for faculty at American universities. In the past several years we have organized faculty development workshops in Kyoto (2014), Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2015), and Okinawa (2017). The upcoming one will be in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. The theme is “Hokkaido 2020: Diversify, Transformation, Renewal.” Although some details have yet to be decided, a description of cities and other sites visited, many topics, and tours appear on our website:


Please consult the website to learn about the workshop itself. Some immediately useful information:

— Dates: Jun 1-12, 2020

— Application deadline: March 1, 2020, with notification of acceptance 7-10 days later

Costs/Expenses: participants are responsible for their own airfare to Sapporo, for ground transportation from airports to hotels, and for most meals. However, JSA is currently seeking outside support for several travel awards of around $1,000.

— The registration fee of around $1700 US covers tours, chartered bus transportation between workshop sites, entrance fees, local guides, and some group meals.

JSA’s Executive Board hopes you will consider this opportunity and, if possible, participate in it. Those who have been part of our earlier trips to Japan have been well-rewarded personally as well as professionally.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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