Japan's Borders in Globalization is seeking applications for an early career researcher writing workshop, scheduled to take place in Sapporo on 15-16 February 2024.
The aim of the 21st Century Borders in Japan workshop is to foster exciting work on all aspects of Japan’s borders, showcasing research and case studies from the next generation of border researchers. The workshop specifically aims to develop academic articles and policy papers from early career researchers at both the graduate and postgraduate levels.
We are looking for exciting research proposals examining any aspect of Japan’s borders, and are particularly interested in projects which engage with:
· Different conceptions of territory, and how they affect the conceptualization and operation of borders.
· The intersection of instruments and infrastructures of connectivity with the structures, regulations, and functions of borders.
· Ecological influences and effects on borders.
· The role of borders within security discourse and practices.
Proposals for research on any other aspect of research into Japan’s borders, including the analysis of administrative, migration, or refugee policies and their outcomes, are welcome. Comparative studies looking at the operation of Japan’s borders in relation to those of its neighbours will also be considered.
Japan’s Borders in Globalization, together with the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) and the University of Victoria (Canada), offers travel grants for original research or policy papers to be developed into full publications at the Workshop. Travel grants are intended to cover Workshop participation, travel, at least two nights’ accommodation, and support for meals.