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H-Japan is an international, nonpartisan electronic discussion group sponsored by H-Net, Humanities-On-Line and the Kansai Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (KIAPS) of Osaka University of Foreign Studies. It provides scholars, graduate students and professionals a free daily forum to discuss Japanese history, culture, religion, and society, including contemporary political, diplomatic, security, and economic issues.
This list has been established in part with funding from the the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for a Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation (Kokusai Koryu Kikin Nichibei Center, who have also given support to H-Asia and H-USA). Among our other activities, we also support the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC: Nichibei Gakusei Kaigi). H-Japan complements the H-Net list H-ASIA which handles broader regional issues and to which you may wish to subscribe (send subscription requests for H-ASIA to email@example.com).
H-Japan is an EDITED list. This means that list editors will screen all incoming messages to eliminate "flames," ad hominem arguments, "spams," private email, or non-scholarly messages. We will not censor ideas that can be presented, but we will do our utmost to assure that clearly irrelevant or unprofessional materials do not appear on the list. We may make minor editorial changes (spelling corrections, for example, or complete signatures) as needed.
Subscribers submit questions, comments, reports and replies to H-Japan. H-Japan publishes syllabi, outlines, handouts, bibliographies, listings of new sources, library catalogs and archives, and reports on new software, datasets and cd-roms, and posts announcements of conferences, fellowships, new publications in Japanese studies, and jobs. H-Japan also commissions serious book reviews and responses from authors and audience alike.
H-Japan is an electronic publication. All postings will be permanently stored on-line, and may be quoted and cited. We encourage the republication of H-JAPAN postings for non-profit educational use, and ask that proper credit be given to the author and to H-JAPAN, and that the date of posting be given.
It is our intent to encourage international participation and in particular to encourage interaction between specialists in Japan and others located throughout the world. We strongly encourage communications in either English or Japanese. We will encourage people to write in the language with which they are most comfortable. To create an atmosphere in which people will feel comfortable in exchanging ideas in a "foreign" language, we encourage readers to ask for clarifications of possible misunderstandings or to offer comments in a professional manner so that substantive issues remain our focus.
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