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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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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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Resource: Historical Sound Recordings from the National Diet Library

As the digitization of resources grows, it’s important remember that not everything is visual! At the end of 2019 Japan’s National Diet Library announced that it had added 1,000 new recordings to its already substantial database of historical sound recordings. … Continue reading

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Writing into a Career: Learning How to Write and Adult in Japan and the United States

Today’s guest post is by Daniel Morales. Daniel Morales is a writer and translator based in Chicago. He studied Japanese literature at Harvard and writing at the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. After graduate school, he … Continue reading

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Life after Japanese Studies (Part 2): Reconnecting with Professional Networks and Seeking Jobs after JET

This guest series features Danielle Reed, who launched her own consulting practice PinPath, LLC in November 2019. Previously she worked as the Senior Program Director of S&R Foundation, a private family foundation with the mission of supporting talented individuals with high … Continue reading

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Resource: How to Japonese Podcast

What was your path to learning Japanese like? And how did you maintain it? What do you use those skills for now in your career? For those interested in podcasts and learning more about how people in the Japan field … Continue reading

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Life after Japanese Studies: Identifying, Maintaining, Contributing to and Building (non-academic) Professional Networks — This guest series features Danielle Reed, who launched her own consulting practice PinPath, LLC in November 2019. Previously she worked as the Senior Program Director of … Continue reading

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Resource: North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC)

Today we are introducing a site and organization that offers a variety of resources useful to academics, writers, researchers, and various other professionals: the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC). From their website: Founded in 1991, NCC … Continue reading

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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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Resource: Finding Study or Grant Programs through IIE

This week we have a quickie resource page that might be of interest to some readers. Those looking outside of typical study abroad databases may find it useful to explore the Institute for International Education (IIE) website’s program search page. … Continue reading

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