Academic Articles Based on Nishiogiology 

A Tokyo Restaurant Community Faces COVID-19

James Farrer. 2020. “A Tokyo Restaurant Community Faces COVID-19” Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa 2020 (2); 245-54. 

Independent restaurants are threatened both by COVID-19 and the social distancing measures necessary to contain the pandemic. In one Tokyo community, restaurant patrons have organized to support local eateries.

Grimy Heritage: Organic Bar Streets in Shanghai and Tokyo

James Farrer. 2019. “Grimy Heritage: Organic Bar Streets in Shanghai and Tokyo”  Built Heritage Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. pp. 73-85.

A comparative study of Shanghai and Tokyo emphasizing the importance of preserving vernacular drinking streets and the challenges of doing so. 


Global Japanese Cuisine Research Webpage

"Global Japanese Cuisine" is Nishiogiology's sister project. It researches Japanese food around the world based on fieldwork and interviews on five continents. The project webpage includes photos from fieldwork as well as links to the numerous publications from the project.  

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