Japan Foundation wishes to announce the launch of a brand new “Directory of Japanese studies in the United States and Canada.” Since the publication of the last survey in 2005, domestic and international circumstances in Japan have dramatically changed. In March 2011, northeastern Japan was devastated by the massive earthquake and tsunami disaster, while the financial crisis continues to put stress on the world’s economy. These changes should also have no little impact on scholars and institutions of Japanese studies. Therefore, we believe that this new survey, in the midst of such change in Japan as well as the world will provide not only a picture of the current state of Japanese studies but also as a marker or landmark for the future of Japanese studies. It is our hope it will be useful in promoting collaborative efforts and networking among those who are engaged in activities related in Japan, not only in North America, but the rest of the world.
Unlike the previous volumes, the survey results, data, and information will only be available online.
Learn more and access the directory at http://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/japanesestudysurvey.html