Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

Book Announcement: An Ise monogatari Reader: Contexts and Receptions

An Ise monogatari Reader: Contexts and Receptions Brill’s Japanese Studies Library, Volume: 69 Editors: Joshua S. Mostow, Tokurō Yamamoto, and Kurtis Hanlon An “Ise monogatari” Reader is the first collection of essays in English on The Ise Stories, a canonical … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Harvesting State Support: Institutional Change and Local Agency in Japanese Agriculture

Harvesting State Support: Institutional Change and Local Agency in Japanese Agriculture   Hanno Jentzsch Agriculture has been among the toughest political battlegrounds in postwar Japan and represents an ideal case study in institutional stability and change. Inefficient land use and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Values in Numbers: Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age

The Values in Numbers Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age Hoyt Long Ideas about how to study and understand cultural history—particularly literature—are rapidly changing as new digital archives and tools for searching them become available. This is not … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Oishii: The History of Sushi

Oishii: The History of Sushi Eric C. Rath Sushi and sashimi are by now a global sensation and have become perhaps the best known of Japanese foods—but they are also the most widely misunderstood. Oishii: The History of Sushi reveals … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Yasukuni Fundamentalism: Japanese Religions and the Politics of Restoration

Yasukuni Fundamentalism: Japanese Religions and the Politics of Restoration Mark R. Mullins Although religious fundamentalism is often thought to be confined to monotheistic “religions of the book,” this study examines the emergence of a fundamentalism rooted in the Shinto tradition … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Part-time Bilingual Japanese/English Opportunity – IREM

Part-time Bilingual Japanese/English OpportunityChicago, IL Description Who we are  At the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), we believe that well-managed properties improve the quality of life for people who live, work and shop in them.  We are the champion … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Tiny Worlds of Tanaka Tatsuya

In previous Fun Link Fridays we’ve featured the miniature worlds of Takanori Aiba‘s bonsai trees, making fantastical spaces with tiny models and growing techniques. This week our fun link is the art of Tanaka Tatsuya, who was recently featured on … Continue reading

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Resource: Japan Foundation Database of Translated Japanese Literature

For those who research translation and Japanese literature (or just really enjoy reading!), the Japan Foundation has created a database that catalogs Japanese literature translated into over two dozen languages. The website is set up with a bilingual interface in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Social Media Omamori

Looking to protect yourself against bad vibes from internet trolls? Want some good luck in getting lots of retweets and likes? The capsule toy company Tama-kyu has created mock-ups of the common omamori, charms sold at Buddhist temples and Shinto … Continue reading

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Resource: Radio Garden for Japanese listening

Lifelong Japanese language learners are often looking for ways to integrate listening practice into their daily lives, whether it’s movies, podcasts, anime, TV shows, or other media we tend to download. One cool project, Radio Garden, offers another option: tuning … Continue reading

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