Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

2022 J>E eJuku Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the next JAT (Japan Association of Translators) eJuku session will be held as indicated below. For general information on eJuku, please visit the webpage “What is e-Juku?” Spring 2022 J>E eJuku session – Language … Continue reading

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Online Intensive 1st-Year Japanese Language Course (University of Michigan)

Online Intensive First-Year Japanese Language Course at the University of Michigan! The University of Michigan is offering a beginner’s level Japanese course, open to both UM and non-UM students! This intensive summer course fits two semesters worth of content into an … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Venice-Princeton Summer School in Classical Chinese & Classical Japanese/Kanbun

Call for Applications Venice-Princeton Summer School in Classical Chinese and Classical Japanese/Kanbun The Ca’ Foscari – Princeton Summer School in Classical Chinese and Classical Japanese/Kanbun is unique in its kind. It offers two tracks of comprehensive, grammar-focused instruction which are designed especially for students … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan

Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan Sherzod Muminov The odyssey of 600,000 imperial Japanese soldiers incarcerated in Soviet labor camps after World War II and their fraught repatriation to postwar Japan. In … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Japanese Economy

The Japanese Economy Hiroaki Richard Watanabe The Japanese economy was once considered a “miracle”. Although still the world’s third largest economy, it continues to feel the effects of the collapse of a massive asset price bubble in the early 1990s. … Continue reading

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IUC Series: Distance Learning at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies

This article compiles information and reflections on the switch to virtual programming at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies located in Yokohama. Three students who experienced the 10-month program fully online share how the IUC experience has changed and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Master Spy on a Mission: The Untold Story of Onodera Makoto and Swedish Intelligence 1941–1945

Master Spy on a Mission: The Untold Story of Onodera Makoto and Swedish Intelligence 1941–1945 Bert Edström Neutral Sweden’s importance for Japanese intelligence grew during the World War II. As Japan’s military attaché posted in Sweden, Makoto Onodera was second to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory

Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard (Eds.) This collection features a wide range of inquiries into Japan’s contemporary media culture, situating popular media content and its related … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Screens

Japanese Screens By Claire Akiko Brisset, Torahiko Terada, Anne Marie Christin Japanese screens (byobu, meaning “barrier against the wind”) are made of wooden lattices with two to twelve panels, covered with a paper or fabric canvas. They are unique for … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo

Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo Thomas Baudinette Shinjuku Ni-chōme is a nightlife district in central Tokyo filled with bars and clubs targeting the city’s gay male community. Typically understood as a “safe space” where … Continue reading

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