Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

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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Book Announcement: The Japanese Economy

The Japanese Economy Hiroaki Richard Watanabe Although still the world’s third largest economy, Japan continues to feel the effects of the collapse of a massive asset price bubble in the early 1990s. In recent years further setbacks, including both the … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Japanese Game Localization

Today we’re featuring a guest post by Sarah Tangney, a translator and editor with experience working in game localization. She received her BA in English with a minor in Japanese from a small liberal arts college in the United States … Continue reading

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Funding: Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

16th Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japan Society, Digital Producer

Location: New York, New York Sector: Non Profit Experience: Mid Career Position description Join our team at this exciting time as our new President and CEO reintroduces Japan Society for the global era in our second century with plans for … Continue reading

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