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Society for the Study of Japanese Religions


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The Society for the Study of Japanese Religions (SSJR) is an international association of over 200 scholars and graduate students committed to the academic study of the religions of Japan and is affiliated with the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS). The Society sponsors forums at the annual meetings of the AAR (November) and AAS (March) and publishes supplements based on presentations at these meetings and at other venues. 

Membership is open to advanced students and scholars of Japanese religions or related fields. We welcome and rely on our members' ideas and engagement, including collaboration at annual events, contributions to our website, and conceiving new functions for the SSJR. Consider reaching out!

Annual membership to the SSJR is a suggested $25 for tenured and tenure-track faculty and $15 for all others. Membership dues cover our event expenses at the AAR and AAS conferences, drinks/meals for invited panelists, and website maintenance (graduate-student supported).


To join or renew your membership through PayPal, click on the button below.


For new members, please additionally complete the form on our Membership page

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