Category Archives: graduate school

Japan and East Asian Studies Podcasts

Let’s face it, there are a ton of podcasts out there on Japanese language, culture, history, current events, and Japan in general. Few of us have the time to dig through them all and sort out what’s what. The subgenres … Continue reading

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Funding: KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program

Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR PHD RESEARCH IN JAPAN ​ The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. The … Continue reading

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Resource: Japan Biographical Database

Today’s resource is the Japan Biographical Database. This bilingual, interactive database is a network studies project run by a research unit of the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo. Focusing on early modern Japan, the participants have spent years … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Sasakawa Studentships at the University of East Anglia, UK

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, has once again been invited to submit applications for a number of Postgraduate Studentships from the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. These are available for students pursuing postgraduate (MA and PhD) … Continue reading

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Japan Foundation’s Former Fellows Video Series

Do you ever wonder what some folks did with their BA in Japanese Studies? 😉 At the end of last year Japan Foundation called on former fellows to talk about various aspects of their Japanese Studies careers, research, and teaching. … Continue reading

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Resource: Denshō

How do we preserve peoples’ experiences and stories while placing them in historical context? How can these narratives help us to promote equity and justice? These are some of the driving questions behind Densho, a nonprofit organization begun in 1996 … 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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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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Recommendations for Employment Seekers in and Beyond Academia

Today’s guest post is by Philip C. Brown, Professor of Japanese history at The Ohio State University. This is a complementary article to his submission to Round 2 of the “The ‘Rebirth’ of Japanese Studies” virtual roundtable for the Association … Continue reading

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