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H-Net is happy to announce a few new features. 

Your Profile on H-Net now has a field for Dissertations and Theses in progress. H-Net Profiles are searchable by name, email, and interest, and people do look so we encourage you to fill in your profile. 

Multifaceted Divinities in Japan and Beyond

The Israeli Association for Japanese Studies is glad to announce the final program of the international conference:


Multifaceted Divinities in Japan and Beyond

Conference in Memory of Prof. Zwi Werblowsky (1924-2015)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University

May 29-31, 2016


Day 1: May 29, 2016

Rabin Building

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem


CONF: Representation and Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, 19 March 2016

Dear all, 

I write to invite people in the Philadelphia area to an upcoming Japan studies event that will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 19 March. The morning session will celebrate several recent donations to Penn's growing collection of Edo Period Japanese prints; the afternoon session features talks by three experts on Buddhism in contemporary Japan. 

More information about the venue and a link to the conference registration page can be found here

TOC: Journal of Japanese Studies 42.1. Winter 2016 Issue.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2016 issue of The Journal of Japanese Studies (Vol. 42, No. 1).  Full texts of the following JJS works are available through Project MUSE. Concerning Japanese religions in particular, please see  the article by Fabian Drixler and the reviews of books by Gina Cogan, Clark Chilson, and Michel Mohr.