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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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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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Book Announcement: Tenkō: Cultures of Political Conversion in Transwar Japan

Tenkō: Cultures of Political Conversion in Transwar Japan Edited By Irena Hayter, George T. Sipos, Mark Williams This book approaches the concept of tenkō (political conversion) as a response to the global crisis of interwar modernity, as opposed to a distinctly Japanese … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijro Suga Reader

Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijiro Suga Reader Edited by Doug Slaymaker This volume of essays and translations analyzes the prodigious and wide-ranging output of Keijiro Suga. Based in Japan, Keijiro Suga’s works are wide-ranging and multilingual. His volumes … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Pilgrims Until We Die: Unending Pilgrimage in Shikoku

Pilgrims Until We Die: Unending Pilgrimage in Shikoku Ian Reader and John Shultz The Shikoku pilgrimage, a 1400 kilometre, eighty-eight temple circuit around Japan’s fourth largest island, takes around forty days by foot, or one week by car. Historically, Buddhist … Continue reading

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