The Japan Association for Nilo-Ethiopian Studies, JANES, was founded in 1992 by several researchers who were interested in the region from Northeast Africa to the East African coast and surrounding areas.
One of the central aims of JANES is to contribute to the development of this area through more extensive research. Some of the activities undertaken include deepening academic exchanges between institutions and communicating the results of relevant research.
i. Organization of a general meeting and annual conference.
ii. Publication of an Association journal, “Nilo–Ethiopian Studies,” and a newsletter, “JANES Newsletter.”
iii. Promotion of academic exchanges with other related associations inside and outside the country.
iv. Other activities deemed necessary to further the Association’s objectives.
The Association is composed of regular members, supporting members, and honorary members.