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Call for Applicants: Noh Training Project US 2021

Training opportunity: Noh Training Project US 2021 The Noh Training Project is an intensive 3-week training program covering the singing and dancing of Japan’s centuries-old dance-drama with veteran performers from Theatre Nohgaku. During the final week of instruction, Kita school Master Teacher … 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: 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: Writing Business Emails in Japanese

Writing Business Emails in Japanese by Matsumoto Setsuko, Nanba Fusae, et al. Published by the Japan Times. My thanks to Dr. Alison Miller who recommended this book on Twitter recently. Despite some practice over the past X years of graduate … 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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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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Funding: Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2020

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia invites applications to join our intensive three-week advanced undergraduate level fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage (25 July – 15 August 2020). Application Deadline is 31 March 2020. With the support of the Ishibashi … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: 11th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies, which will be held on July 3rd, 2020 at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: UChicago 2020 Kuzushiji Summer Workshop

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago invites applicants to its annual Kuzushiji Summer Workshop, which offers advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars intensive instruction in reading print and manuscript materials from the Tokugawa … Continue reading

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