The articles are on different vulnerable populations in Japan in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic. Our goal is to capture the voices and situations of those who have been most directly affected by the virus and to document the conditions that made them vulnerable in the first place.These articles are perfect for undergraduate coursework as well as a great start for more advanced research.
The interviews are an informal chance to meet the authors where we get a chance to discuss some of the methodological challenges of data collection under Covid.
I'd like to than Jeff Kingston and Mark Selden at Japan Focus for their support in getting the papers together. And I'd like to thank Megha Wadhwa and Higashiura Miwa at the Institute of Comparative Culture for their hard work on this project.
David H. Slater
Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture