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Job Opening: Assistant Curator of Asian Art

Institution: Worcester Art Museum Location: Worcester, MA Application Deadline: November 15, 2014 Education: PhD preferred The Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Assistant Curator of Asian Art to help lead a distinctive program centered upon the Museum’s significant Asian collections, launched … Continue reading

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Resource: Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan

Are you a numbers junkie and interested in learning all about Japan? Look no further and explore the Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan. About The Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan, also known as e-Stat, first launched in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 5 Japanese Homes Designed to Keep You in Shape

The holidays. I bet you’re thinking about social gatherings with friends and family, copious amounts of food including cakes and cookies, staying warm by the fireplace, and all the general merriment that comes this time of year. I, however, was told … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “Origami Heaven” Event

I feel a little bad to talk about an event that has already passed. However, I stumbled upon it from TokyoTako’s blog post on “Origami Heaven” an event that happened earlier this month. What was truly awe inspiring to me, … Continue reading

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Blog Review: I’ll Make It Myself

I was asked to review a friend of a friend’s blog (who also happens to be one of our writers!). To be honest, it’s a little terrifying. It’s a difficult task, but even so, I’d like to introduce you to … Continue reading

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Resource: Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters

  It’s been almost one year since the March 11, 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami disaster devastated parts of northeastern Japan. As of February 25th, 2012, the death toll is currently confirmed at 15,853 people while 3,283 remain missing. … Continue reading

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FLF: 100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags

A friend of mine sent an old post from Web Designer Depot of 100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags I thought worth sharing. From the Web Designer Depot: These flags feature highly stylized bicolor geometric symbols, often incorporating Japanese or Latin characters, making them especially … Continue reading

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FLF: Anatomical Cross-sections Made from Japanese Mulberry Paper

Lost at E-Minor shared some fascinating art by Lisa Nilsson earlier this month. Her Tissue Series “Anatomical Cross-Sections in Paper” utilizes Japanese mulberry paper. Lisa writes on her website that: These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges … Continue reading

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Resource: USCF Japanese Woodblock Prints

Interested in Japanese medical history and art? Check out the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Digital Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints! About In 1963, an East Asian collection was started by UCSF Provost and university librarian, later Chancellor, John … Continue reading

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Resource: Encyclopedia of Shinto

Do you have an interest in Shinto? Looking for a handy online reference item to check information? Check out the Encyclopedia of Shinto. About The Encyclopedia of Shinto in an online translation of the Shintō jiten edited by the Institute … Continue reading

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