Call for Papers: 2nd International Workshop on Japanese Diaspora

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Japanese Association for Migration Studies are co-hosting the Second International Workshop on Japanese diaspora in an onsite and virtual hybrid format. We call for papers that encourage rising young scholars to present their new research on Japanese global migration. We plan on bringing an international roster of junior scholars, post-docs, and graduate students in modern Japanese history and Japanese American studies to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, which holds a vast collection on Japanese and Japanese American archival materials, to discuss the Japanese diaspora from a global perspective. This workshop will allow scholars to consider the history of Japanese migrant workers and immigrants as complex non-binominal interactive processes among the homeland and multiple host countries. (See the program of the first International Workshop.)

Date: November 4 (Friday), 2022, US Pacific Standard Time

Venue: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University
434 Galvez Mall, Stanford CA 94305-6003 (nearby airports are San Jose and San Francisco)

Paper Presentation Format: Twenty-minute oral presentation, followed by Q&A. Onsite participants are required to present in English, but a virtual presentation in Japanese is also accepted (Interpretation service will be provided). We will host six onsite presenters and three virtual presenters.

Submission site:

Submission Details

Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2022.

We welcome submissions of papers, particularly in the fields of political, economic, and military histories, using primary material from multiple national or linguistic sources. We also prioritize junior scholars and graduate students. We aim to encourage innovative epistemology to study the history of the Japanese diaspora to open avenues for exchanges of ideas and perspectives. Papers using the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection will be given priority. Submissions in English are strongly preferred, but we accept Japanese as an alternate language for online presenters. Below are the requirements for submission:

  • Abstract presentation (up to 500 words), including the paper title
  • Biographical paragraph or CV summary (up to 250 words)
  • E-mail address
  • Affiliation, city, state, and country
  • Preferred presentation venue, onsite or virtual. Please also indicate if either format is acceptable.
  • Language of presentation

There will be six papers selected to present onsite and these presenters will receive travel support in the amount of US$1,000. In addition, Hoover Institution will provide accommodation for two nights on November 3–5.

In the event of travel to the United States and onsite gathering restrictions at Stanford University, the workshop may be conducted 100% virtually. The $1,000 travel support for onsite presenters will be paid regardless of the final workshop format to support their future research.

Although membership of the Japanese Association for Migration Studies is not prerequisite before submission, it will be required before the workshop. We will contact the accepted presenters for further instructions.

For any inquiries, please contact the Japanese Diaspora Collection curator Kaoru ”Kay” Ueda at .

Call for Papers JDI-JAMS 2nd International Workshop [PDF]