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Book Announcement: Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands

Over the long course of Japan’s history, its people profited from their rich natural environment while simultaneously facing significant environmental challenges. Over time, they have altered their natural environment in numerous ways, from landscape modification to industrial pollution. How has … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Asia through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders

How has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred both literally and visually across linguistic, geopolitical and cultural boundaries? This book explores the shifting roles of those who produce, critique and translate creative forms and practices, for which distinctions of geography, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: JAPAN THIS!

Ever wondered how Japanese places got their names? In his blog “JAPAN THIS!“, Marky Star shares some wonderfully brief, witty, well-researched, and picture-filled posts on why Tokyo neighborhoods like Ochanomizu, Shibuya, and Nogizaka are called what they are. This is … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Japanese Cities in Global Networks

2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) NY, Feb 24-28 Organizers: Carola Hein (Bryn Mawr College), Paul Waley (University of Leeds) and Cary Karacas (City University New York) In recent years there has been a revival of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Inter-Asian Connections III Workshop: Asian Crossings, 1789-1914

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/pages/interasia-program/inter-asian-connections-iii-workshop-asian-crossings-1789-1914/ WORKSHOP DIRECTORS: Ross Forman National University of Singapore ellrgf@nus.edu.sg Julia Kuehn  The University of Hong Kong jkuehn@hku.hk Call for Workshop Papers  DEADLINE: June 24, 2011 The long nineteenth century was a period of major social, economic, and cultural shifts … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Do you know your prefectures?

Back to some fun game links, this week we’re featuring two prefectural guessing games to see if you know your Japan geography! They’re simple, but very addictive. The first, from http://www.purposegames.com/ is Prefectures of Japan. Each prefecture has a little … Continue reading

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