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Book Announcement: Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Edited ByBarbara Holthus, Isaac Gagné, Wolfram Manzenreiter, Franz Waldenberger This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions

CALL FOR PAPERS ‘Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions’ Japanese Studies Workshop, The University of Manchester Tuesday, 31 May 2016 PhD Student workshop Narratives of decline are embedded in both academic and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Japan: Pre-modern, Modern and Contemporary—A Return Trip from the East to the West. Learning in, about and from Japan

CALL FOR PAPERS The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese Department) at the “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University (Bucharest, Romania), with the support of its collaborators from Kyoto University and Osaka University (Japan), is pleased to announce organizing the third edition of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Japan

Contemporary Japan (CJ) is the biannual journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ) published by de Gruyter, Berlin, New York. We are currently calling for papers for the autumn 2015 issue. Articles should be submitted by 31 … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Modern Japanese Crests

Here’s a fun link I stashed away since earlier this year: Japanese family crests, or kamon have been embedded in all kinds of items since premodern times, from ceramics and kimono to castles. These days, you might find them most often on samurai … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral research fellowship in oral history

Institution: Ryerson University, Sociology Location: Ontario, Canada Position: Post-doctoral Fellow Landscapes of Injustice Partnership Project POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ORAL HISTORY Position start date Fall 2014 Landscapes of Injustice is a seven-year multi-sector, interdisciplinary project that aims to explore and narrate … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ), recently published an edited volume, Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2013) This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution:   Arizona State University, School of International Letters & Cultures Location:   Arizona, United States Position:   Postdoctoral Scholar – Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture ~~Postdoctoral Scholar – Modern and Contemporary Japanese   Literature and Culture (JOB … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Conquering Demons: The “Kirishitan,” Japan, and the World in Early Modern Japanese Literature

Jan C. Leuchtenberger Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 75 Copyright 2013, xii + 240 pages, 7 illustrations, 4 tables Hardback: ISBN 978-1-929280-77-3 ($65.00) Paperback: ISBN 978-1-929280-78-0 ($25.00) Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: “The Mysterious Underground Men”

Announcing the publication of the English-language edition of one of Tezuka Osamu’s earliest books, and one of manga history’s most important: “The Mysterious Underground Men” (Chiteikoku no kaijin, 1948), published by PictureBox in New York. http://www.pictureboxinc.com/products/1196-the-mysterious-undergound-men The edition is in … Continue reading

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