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About the Society

The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies (JSOS) was established in 1977 to promote Oceanic Studies in Japan, and also to facilitate academic exchange among researchers in related areas both in and outside of Japan. Currently the Society has over 200 members, who conduct research related to Oceania in diverse academic fields, such as Cultural and Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Botany, Genetics, Medicine, Economics, International Politics, Marine Biology, Agriculture, and so on.

Activities of JSOS include the publication since 1985 of an English journal focusing on Oceanic Studies, People and Culture in Oceania (formerly called Man and Culture in Oceania), and NEWSLETTER, published in Japanese three times a year with academic reports and information. An annual meeting is held at the end of March every year, and workshops in Kanto (East Japan) and Kansai (West Japan) are organized twice a year in each region. Various International Symposia have been hosted, and a three volume issue Oceania, commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Society has been published (in Japanese).

JSOS aims to promote the development of academic research both on contemporary and other issues related to people, culture and society in Oceania, in the hope that we can develop better understanding of and establish better relationships with countries in the Pacific and surrounding areas through the 21st Century and beyond.

More information is currently provided only in Japanese Page.


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