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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.

Book Announcement: Comfort Women: A Movement for Justice and Women’s Rights in the United States

Comfort Women: A Movement for Justice and Women’s Rights in the United States Edited by Jung-Sil Lee and Dennis P. Halpin. This new edited volume archives nearly thirty years of activism, records the achievements of the “comfort women” redress movement … Continue reading

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Resource: Denshō

How do we preserve peoples’ experiences and stories while placing them in historical context? How can these narratives help us to promote equity and justice? These are some of the driving questions behind Densho, a nonprofit organization begun in 1996 … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Marriage and Marriageability: The Practices of Matchmaking between Men from Japan and Women from Northeast China

Marriage and Marriageability: The Practices of Matchmaking between Men from Japan and Women from Northeast China BY CHIGUSA YAMAURA How do the Japanese men and Chinese women who participate in cross-border matchmaking—individuals whose only interaction is often just one brief … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Shinpai Deshou~! 🎂

Oh my goodness! Amid the vortex that is this pandemic, July 30 rolled right by and I completely forgot that this year What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies celebrates TEN YEARS of activity! Wow!! A million thanks … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree: Giun’s Verse Comments on Dōgen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree: Giun’s Verse Comments on Dōgen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye Steven Heine OVERVIEW This book provides a translation and critical bilingual edition on the Verse Comments on the Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Masterful kiri-e designs by Masayo Fukuda

In past Fun Link Fridays we’ve featured some cool paper artistry, from pop-up designs and intricate cranes to moving paper sculptures. Today’s feature is next-level kiri-e (paper cutting) by Masayo Fukuda, who has over 25 years of experience making cut-outs that … Continue reading

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Open Access Special Journal Issue: Narratological Perspectives on Premodern Japanese Literature

Narratological Perspectives on Premodern Japanese Literature Edited by Sebastian Balmes With articles by Sonja Arntzen, Jinno Hidenori, Midorikawa Machiko, Simone Müller, Takeuchi Akiko, Michael Watson, Robert F. Wittkamp, and myself. This special issue comprises eight studies that deal with Japanese … Continue reading

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Funding: Tanaka & Green Academic Scholarships

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is pleased to announce the opening of the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants should fill out the online application form and submit the following documents with the application form before … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea

Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea by David Fedman Japanese colonial rule in Korea (1905–1945) ushered in natural resource management programs that profoundly altered access to and ownership of the peninsula’s extensive mountains and forests. Under … Continue reading

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Job Opening: News Assistant – Pentagon/Foreign Affairs

Location: Washington, D.C. Sector: Commercial Experience: Early Career   Position description Company: The Asahi Shimbun Position: News Assistant – Pentagon/Foreign Affairs Salary: $36,000 to $40,800 The Asahi Shimbun is Japan’s leading national daily newspaper. Based in Tokyo, it has a … Continue reading

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