Category Archives: undergraduate

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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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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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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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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Middlebury Summer School of Japanese: Experiences, Challenges, and Alternatives

Today we are featuring a guest post by Elena Kirillova, currently a Master’s student in Japanese Language and Literature. She provides a detailed overview of the Middlebury Summer School of Japanese, including both the program’s contents and her personal experiences/challenges … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Sakae Japan Internship Program

The Sakae Japan Internship Program (SJIP) is looking for motivated students and recent graduates who would like to start a career in Japan through tailored internships. SJIP arranges internships in a wide variety of industries on a case-by-case basis, with … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program

Program Overview: Inaugurated in May 2013, the Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program is a critical element of the Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. It is designed to support the Center’s … Continue reading

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