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Gregory W. Noble

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Social Science Japan Journal (SSJJ) publishes high-quality, refereed scholarly articles on modern Japan. All social science disciplines are represented, including studies of Japan’s international relations and comparisons with …

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"For some time now, Social Science Japan Journal has been the most important source of social science and cross-disciplinary work on Japan, certainly in the English language—and arguably in any language. Its great strength is the ability to present state of the art scholarship from around the world, Japan included, in a single publication."

Andrew Gordon
Professor of History
Harvard University

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ISS/OUP Prize Winning Articles

This prize of 25,000 yen, plus a free year's subscription to SSJJ and £50 worth of OUP books, is awarded to the author of best paper published in SSJJ each year. This year’s winner is:

Who Deserves Citizenship? An Experimental Study of Japanese Attitudes Toward Immigrant Workers
Tetsuro KOBAYASHI, Christian COLLET, Shanto IYENGAR, and Kyu S. HAHN
Social Science Japan Journal (Winter 2015) 18 (1): 3-22.

For more information, including free access to the winning articles from previous years, please visit the website.

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SSJ-Forum aims to stimulate dialogue among researchers doing social science and political economy of Japan. The list enables scholars to:

  • communicate current research interests
  • discuss new books, papers, approaches, and articles
  • test new ideas
  • share comments and tips on teaching courses on Japan

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