Category Archives: main posts

Resource: Bell Historical Postcard Collection

With digitization of notable collections increasing it’s wonderful to learn about new and fascinating archives. This week we briefly feature the Bell Historical Postcard Collection at the University of Hawai’i. Originally donated to the university as a scrapbook by Mr. … Continue reading

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Resource: Bodies and Structures

This week I’m featuring a shorter resource post on the site Bodies and Structures, which is a collaborative research and teaching platform built by David Ambaras (North Carolina State University) and Kate McDonald (UC Santa Barbara) on spatial histories of … Continue reading

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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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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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Resource: Tsukioka Kōgyo, 月岡耕漁 The Art of Noh, 1869-1927

When we think of woodblock prints, typically what comes to mind is early modern Japan, with its wealth of colorful kabuki prints and personalities. However, woodblock printing continued to be a rich and fascinating artistic practice long after, and kabuki … Continue reading

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Resource: The World and Japan

For those who are interests in Japan in an international context, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) has a trilingual database on historical sources related to modern Japanese politics and international relations entitled “The World and Japan (世界と日本).” … 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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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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Resource: Videos on careers related to Japan

Anybody here interested in what you do with a degree in Japanese Studies? 😛 Justine Wiesinger, an assistant professor at Bates College, has recently been collecting videos from a wide variety of people who use Japanese in their careers to … Continue reading

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Resource: Jobrainbow.jp

JobRainbow.jp is a job-hunting website for those seeking jobs at companies or organizations in Japan that are LGBTQ+ friendly. I suppose I should note a disclaimer in this post, that I (Travis) do not identify as LGBTQ+, and quite obviously … Continue reading

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