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日本村落研究学会
[日本語]

Our purpose and activities

Purpose

 We carry out studies into social and economic structures, histories and cultures of agricultural, forestry and fishery communities for the development of rural society, and to raise the welfare of the residents of rural communities.
 We analyze and study the past, present and future lifestyles of farmers and their families, communities, groups and organizations, agricultural production and livelihoods, local cultures and welfare, etc.
 This is an interdisciplinary association.
 We provide researchers of sociology, economics, historiography, jurisprudence, anthropology, folkloristics, domestic science and environmental science; researchers studying practical and business fields related to agricultural society; and people practicing the above, with opportunities to announce the results of their studies and practice, and for them to meet and motivate each other.

Activities

・Holding research meetings in the autumn of every year.
・Issuing the Journal of Rural Studies twice a year.
・Issuing the Annual Bulletin of Rural Studies once a year.
・Each region holds its own regional research meetings.
・Presenting the association’s award: the Encouragement Award of The Japanese Association for Rural Studies.
・Research exchanges with overseas organizations.
・Issuing the Research News three times a year.

Information from the JARS office

How to apply for membership?

To become a member of The Japanese Association for Rural Studies, please download an application form (available only in Japanese). The application form is available asMS Word and PDF files. Please download the form from either of the files, then print out and complete the form and send it to the administration office at the address below. In the case of the Word file, you can directly enter the required information in the form and send the form by attaching it to an email. After obtaining the approval of the board of directors for your membership, a notice for payment of the membership fee will be sent to you. Upon receipt of the membership fee, a notice of acceptance of membership will be sent.

Annual membership fee
Regular member: \8,000
Graduate student member: \5,000

Please use the account of the association.

We would appreciate it if you could transfer the membership fee to the following account of the association.

Account no: 00910-2-234412
Account name: The Japanese Association for Rural Studies

If you change your address, please inform us of the change

Notice from the association新着情報

My thoughts on today’s roles of rural studies

          (Reprinted from Research News No. 233, dated February 29, 2012)
                              Masanori Matsuoka
                            Former Chairperson The JARS

I am feeling a great deal of hesitation and bewilderment concerning the succeeding position of the chairperson of The Japanese Association for Rural Studies, which has a long and proud history, because the former chairpersons rendered much meritorious service. The association has sharply grasped the changes of the times and has analyzed the historical meaning and the prospects of such changes from diverse aspects. I believe that now is the time for the association to decide how to succeed to this legacy and to play an important role in presenting the ideal type of agriculture and agricultural and rural communities for the future.
(The Remainder omitted.) 

Announcement for the Great East Japan Earthquake

                             July 5, 2011
                               Yoshio Kawamura
                             Former chairperson The JARS

The immense earthquake that hit east Japan on March 11, 2011 caused unprecedented damage. As of May 5 ? after nearly two months had passed, the numbers of people who had been reported to be dead and missing were 15,000 and 10,000, respectively, and there were still 120,000 evacuees. It is believed that there are more than 5,000 people who are missing but have not yet been reported. I wish to offer my condolences to the people who fell victim to the earthquake and to express my deepest sympathy for the people who are suffering from the earthquake.(The Remainder omitted.)

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JARS office

Contact address: 3-1-1, Nakagaichi, Daito-shi, Osaka 574-8530
c/o Rieko Tsuru office, Faculty of Tourism and Community Studies, Atomi University

Tel: 048-478-4265
Fax: 048-478-3746(Department office)
Email: tsuru[at]atomi.ac.jp

Account no: in preparation
Account name: The Japanese Association for Rural Studies