The Shingetsu Electronic Journal of Japanese-Islamic Relations (SEJJIR) focuses on Japanese-Muslim relations and related topics. Japan’s relations with the Islamic world are an exciting field of study that will help enrich understanding of Japan’s historical, political, economic, and cultural role in the world. The topic also merits special attention in view of the increasing Japanese involvement in regions of the world with predominantly Muslim populations. The field remains understudied. The subject of Japanese-Muslim relations also encompasses transnational and international history. It enables us to understand aspects of Japanese society, politics, and culture from a different angle.
Shingetsu Institute Newsletter
From June 1, 2005, until December 31, 2009, the Shingetsu Newsletter chronicled current events and research on Japanese-Islamic relations. The author of these newsletters, unless otherwise noted, was Shingetsu Institute Executive Director Michael Penn. In these years, the Newsletter was issued frequently, with an average of about thirty per month for the entire 4 1/2 year period.