Category Archives: living abroad

Resource: Accessible Japan

With the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Japan fast approaching, the question of accessibility has been a topic of much debate. But how accessible are different areas of Japan? Where can you find information on what you might need, especially … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Ise and Japan Study Program

Kogakkan University (located in Ise City, Mie Prefecture) will be hosting a sixth year of the “Ise and Japan Study Program.” The program is open to graduate (Master or PhD) or post-graduate researchers (including faculty) who are interested in learning … Continue reading

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Resource: All Research is Fieldwork: A Practical Introduction to Studying in Japan as a Foreign Researcher

The Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus) has just published an excellent preliminary guide to approaching fieldwork in Japan, by Prof. Levi McLaughlin (Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State). In it, he touches upon the importance of building personal connections with … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Making the Most of Your Research Year(s) Abroad

  For those of us pursuing advanced degrees in Japanese, going abroad for graduate research is often an exciting time full of possibilities. If you’re fortunate enough to have obtained substantial funding from a fellowship or your university, finally there … Continue reading

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Resource: Okinawa Hai!

Okinawa Hai! is one of a series of websites aimed, primarily, at helping US military families settle in, find their way around, and otherwise make the most of life in Okinawa, Germany, Korea, or Turkey, with the tagline “Helping you … Continue reading

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Resource: Asian Historical Architecture

Today we introduce a somewhat unusual resource, the site Asian Historical Architecture. This collection of user-donated materials provides a photographic survey of architectural heritage across Asia, taking “Asia” in a refreshingly broad interpretation. Background information and virtual tours are available … Continue reading

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Resources / Fun Links: Flying

I am no wizard at finding special deals on flights. Just a regular guy. There are dozens of articles and blog posts online purporting to offer tips on “The Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets” … Continue reading

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