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Book Announcement: Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan

Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan By Ian McArthur ONE OF Japan’s first foreign-born entertainers is the subject of my new book,  the first about him in the English-speaking world. Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Japan Media Arts Festival 2014

Via Art Radar. Deadline: Sept. 12, 2013 The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of MediaArts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment,Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Laughing like in the “good old days”? The Boom of Rakugo and Yose Engei in the 21st Century

Symposium at the University of Vienna October 11th  to 12th 2013 (Rakugo-kai with Shunpuutei Ichinosuke on October 12th 2013) The submission deadline for papers is August 5th 2013. More than 40 years after the famous rakugo-ka Tatekawa Danshi predicted the death of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850

Via the University of Hawai’i Press: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8943-9780824837402.aspx An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850 Editor: Jones, Sumie; Watanabe, Kenji; 528pp. February 2013 Paper – Price: $30.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3740-2 Cloth – Price: $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3629-0 During the eighteenth century, Edo … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Prof. Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan–and Japan to the West

“Professor” Risley (Richard Risley Carlisle) introduced the Western circus to Japan in 1864. Three years later, this former acrobat gave many in the West their first glimpse of Japan when he took his “Imperial Japanese Troupe” of acrobats and jugglers … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: TEDxTokyo 2011

Are you looking for a stimulating discussion of Japan from leaders in the here and now? Check out this week’s FLF–TedxTokyo. TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit making innovate content from thinkers, professionals, and artists around the world … Continue reading

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