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2016 Young Scholars’ Programme

Monday, November 07 at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Shibuya Kyōiku Gakuen

  • Mr. Victor M. Hernandez ( Ph.D. candidate, Sophia University)
    Provisional title: 'Nagasaki a Fortress for Christianity: The survival of the Nagasaki Misericordia during the proscription of 1587-1598.'

  • Ms. Allison Kwesell (Ph.D. candidate, International Christian University)
    Provisional title: ‘The Desired Story of Fukushima People Following Disaster: Visual Framing Effects, Perceived Stigma and Efficacy.’

  • Ms. Ayaka Murashima, (Researcher, Tokyo University of Science and Ph.D. candidate, at the University of Tokyo)
    Provisional title: ‘Kuichi Uchida: The pioneer of theatre photography in Japan.’

  • Mr. Hiroshi Yasui (Masters candidate, University of Tokyo)
    Provisional title: 'Sexuality and its Representation in the Middle East'

  • Reserve Speaker: Mr. Takahiro Yamamoto (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Postdoctorate Researcher, the University of Tokyo)
    Provisional title: ‘The rise (and possible fall) of Japan's 'inherent territory' discourse.’

This programme was initiated in 2006 to give researchers at doctoral level the opportunity to present their research on Japan and/or Asia, and answer questions on it in English.
Four young scholars will give a presentation for 15 minutes each to an international audience.

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November Tokaido Walk

Members are offered a guided walk by Prof. Patrick Carey along the Old Tokaido route in Namamugi, Yokohama , including viewing of famous Namamugi Incident locations and a visit to the Namamugi Incident Museum.
This route is part of a fairly long stretch of the Old Tokaido. We will walk along about one kilometer of this towards Yokohama and towards the short section where the fatal Incident took place.

Date: Sunday, November 13th
Meeting Time: 2 p.m. at Namamugi Station (Keihin Kyuko Line), by the ticket gates (there is only one exit).

Duration: Approximately two hours, as well as a drink and discussion at the end for those able to stay longer.
Access to Namamugi Station: Namamugi is halfway between Kawasaki and Yokohama stations on the Keihin Kyuko Line: five stops from Kawasaki, six from Yokohama. Access is via local train only. If coming from Tokyo, take the express to Kawasaki and then change to local train to Namamugi.
We would like to ask all members interested in attending to please register their interest with the ASJ Office via email at
Numbers are limited due to the small size of the Museum. If over-subscribed, the same event will be offered again on a convenient date.

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Forthcoming ASJ Meeting

Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Mary Redfern (Curator of the East Asian Collection, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin)
Subject: "East Meets West at Ireland's Chester Beatty: 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Ireland and Japan" Venue: The Residence of the Irish Ambassador (further details to be provided within a separate announcement mailing).

Registration for the December Meeting

Please note that the seating capacity at the December lecture meeting will be limited to 70 persons, so it may be necessary to turn down some applications; in that case those turned down this time will be given priority at a future meeting for which application is required. This meeting will be for ASJ members only, please see the ASJ Bulletin for further details.

The period for application will be from 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 13th (and not before) to Sunday, November 27th, by e-mail ( or by fax (03-3795-2371) to the ASJ office; please send ① your full name, ② professional title and ③ e-mail or fax number. Applications will be dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis. The ASJ office will send you confirmation of your application in due course.

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Payment of Annual ASJ Dues

May we remind Members who have not yet renewed their Asiatic Society of Japan membership for this year to do so by remitting the subscription amount (Regular Membership: JPY11,000) to our account. The particulars of which are as follows:
- Postal transfer to Japan Postal Account No. 00120-0-167991
- Bank transfer to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Aoyama-dori Branch, Ordinary Account No. 1048353
- Payment is also payable by U.S. dollar cheque.


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164 Consent forms have been confirmed as of September 12, 2016.

113 authors remain to be contacted.

For instance:
-Young Scholar from 2007 Miss Ayako Kusonoki has vanished.

Several authors are members of the professional network LinkedIn. If someone has a Premium account, we can contact them.
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In preparation for the launch of the digitized archives online of the journal “The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan”, the Asiatic Society of Japan is seeking information regarding copyright holders.

Contact information needed as of September 07, 2016

    Family Name, Given Name (-multiple articles noted — otherwise there is a single article)
    Ackroyd, Joyce
    Anderson, Prof. Stephen John
    Ayrton, W. E.

    Barrett, M. T. (d. 1997)
    Beasley, William G. -2 articles
    Beauchamp, E.
    Beretta, Lia
    Berton, Peter (d. 2014)
    Bickerton, William Maxwell
    Borton, Hugh (d. 1995)
    Boxer, C. R. (d. 1995) -3 articles
    Buchanan, Rev. Daniel Crump (d. 1982)
    Burdick, Charles Burton (d. 1998)

    Cohen, A. M.
    Coville, Cabot R. (d. 1987)
    Crawcour, Edwin Sydney -2 articles
    Cullen, Prof. Louis

    Daniels, F. J.
    de Becker, E. V. A.
    Dolce, Dr. Lucia
    Dooman, Eugene H. (d. 1969)

    Elisonas, J. S. A.

    Farrington, Anthony
    Figgess, Sir John
    Finch, Roger
    Furness, George A.

    Groot, Father Gerard (d. 1970)
    Gundert, Wilhelm (d. 1971)

    Hammond, Jeff M.
    Harich-Schneider, Eta (d. 1986)
    Harris, Mr. Tim
    Horiguchi, Mihoko (past ASJ Librarian)
    Horton, H.M.
    Howes, John F.
    Hrdlickova, Ms. Vena
    Huffman, James
    Huq, Mr. Mir Monzurul

    Ike, Nobutaka (d. 2005)
    Ikuma, Dan Nobutaka
    Imazeki, Dr. Rokuya (d. 1991)
    Immoos, Thomas
    Iosifidou, Maria
    Ishii, Yoneo (d. 2010)
    Itani, Zenichi
    Iwao, Prof. Seiichi (d. 1988)
    Johnson, Linda
    Joly, Jacques

    Kades, C. L.
    Kersten, Mr. Carool
    Kishibe, Shigeo (d. 2005)
    Kroker, Edward
    Kuiper, J. Feenstra (d. 1970)
    Kuno, Keitaro
    Kusonoki, Dr. Ayako (YSP)

    Lerski, Jerzy Jan (d. 1992)
    Levy Jr., Marion J. (d. 2002)

    Malm, William P.
    Mayer, Fanny Hagin (d. 1990)
    McDowell, Kevin
    McKeen Di Crocco, V.
    McNelly, Prof. Theodore
    Monnet, Livia

    Nakamura, Naokatsu
    Nayuki, Izumi
    Nish, Ian H.

    Odaira, Takeshi
    Ōhe, Shūzō

    Parish, H. Carroll
    Pierson, Jr. Dr. Jan Lodewijk (d. 1979) -3 articles
    Plummer, Katherine (d. 2013)
    Prickett, Stephen

    Querido, A.

    Rabbit, James A. (d. 1969)
    Redman, Sir Vere (d. 1995)
    Robert, Marcel
    Romieux, J.
    Roussos, Jason E. S.

    Sadler, Arthur Lindsay (d. 1970)
    Sakamaki, Shunzo(d. 1973)
    Schipper, William
    Schlichtmann, Klaus
    Seat, Keith
    Shimatsu, Yoichi C.
    Shimizu, Isamu
    Shionozaki, Hiroshi
    Sissons, D.C.S. (d. 2006)
    Smith, Neil Skene (d. 1972)
    Smith, R. J.
    Sorrells, Virginia
    Spinks, Charles Nelson
    Statler, Oliver (d. 2002)
    Stramigioli, Giuliana (d. 1988)

    Tao, Zhikun
    Teow, Dr. See Heng
    Tominaga, Prof. Michio (d. 2004)
    Totman, Conrad
    Trotter, Ms. Ann
    Tsuchiya, Takao (d. 1988)

    van Briessen, Fritz (d. 1987)
    van Gulik, Robert H. (d. 1967) -3 articles
    Wasson, Robert Gordon (d. 1986)
    Wildes, H. E. (d. 1982)
    Willcock, Hiroko
    Williams, Harold Stannett (d. 1987)
    Wright, David

    Ye, Kyaw Thu (YSP)
    Yoshida, Toyoko

    Zahl, Karl F.
    Zolbrod, Leon (d. 1991)