Our Policy: The Firearms Historical Academy of Japan is a group of researchers who study Japanese Firearms. The areas of investigation include weapons aesthetics & art, development, usage, technique, historic figures, industry, wars and so forth. We study, discuss and formalize, through publication, the relevant developments throughout the history of Japanese firearms since 1543 to the present.
Our Activities: F.H.A.J. convenes for their general meetings four times each year. Researchers are able to present their area of study; as published in their thesis.
Each year we have 1 or 2 tours, to research historical places in Japan relevant to firearm history.
To date we have published 364 documents, totaling 926 thesis. We continue to preserve past historical documents and writings.
In the future we aim to further our international exchange and co-operation with other countries and researchers, and to translate all of our thesis into other languages.
Piers, yes I was just getting into that, the English translation of some of the discussions are somewhat understandable. So have they been hiding this organisation from you? How dare they, trying to keep all that info to themselves.