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Blog Review: I’ll Make It Myself

I was asked to review a friend of a friend’s blog (who also happens to be one of our writers!). To be honest, it’s a little terrifying. It’s a difficult task, but even so, I’d like to introduce you to … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Gaikokujin to Noh, My Journey into Noh Theatre

Thanks to Professor Yip’s course on Japanese Traditional Theatre at Gettysburg College, I have become a casual appreciator of noh theatre. Today’s featured research blog deepens my interest in dedicated international people engaged in the practice and study of noh. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japan Trends

What do Air Conditioned Shoes, Female-Only Apartments, and a Tokyo Music Subway Map all have in common? They’ve all been featured in Japan Trends, a website founded by CScout a company comprised of individuals with backgrounds in marketing, media, fashion, design and innovative … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Contemporary Japanese Literature

For those looking for intelligent and entertaining discussions of Japanese literature and pop culture, I cannot recommend highly enough Kathryn Hemmann’s Contemporary Japanese Literature. Ms. Hemmann, a Japanese Literature PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, describes her blog as … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Samurai Archives

As someone finishing up a Master’s degree in late medieval Japanese history, I understand how frustrating finding resources in English can be. Therefore, today we’re going to feature a site for studying Japanese history that I’ve too long neglected to … Continue reading

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Blog Review: 世論 What Japan Thinks

As a student of Japanese Studies, have you ever found yourself thinking, “What on earth do Japanese people think about (insert your topic here)?” or “How many Japanese people actually do (insert social habit here)?” If you haven’t discovered the … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Surviving in Japan (Without Much Japanese)

Anyone who has been to Japan before mastering the language has had to learn the very valuable art of surviving in Japan without much Japanese. Whether it’s an important word like “トイレ” (toilet) or simple self-introduction, a little bit can … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Observing Japan

We live in an increasingly globalized society in which it is becoming more and more important to familiarize ourselves with other cultures and political environments. Many of us have our hands full keeping up-to-date with our own government’s policies but … Continue reading

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Exploring History in Japanese Castles

One look at my keychain (mostly chains, very few keys) will alert you to the fact that I am a huge castle nerd. Besides the fact that medieval Japan is my research specialty (and IMO the coolest time period ever, … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Ishikawa JET blog

Being able to share information on working and living in Japan is one of the big perks of having the ability to blog. And when you surf the net, you’ll find a lot of sites are aimed at members of … Continue reading

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