Tag Archives: Japan

Fun Link Friday: Breakdancing Monks

How do you bring your hobbies and skills into your everyday life? This past week Tricycle reported on some fun news in the world of Buddhism: two monks from different Buddhist practices who have formed a breakdancing duo. Hoping to … Continue reading

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Resource: North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC)

Today we are introducing a site and organization that offers a variety of resources useful to academics, writers, researchers, and various other professionals: the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC). From their website: Founded in 1991, NCC … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Move over, gingerbread house, here’s a sweets sailboat

While many of us may be honing our skills for seasonal gingerbread house competitions, none of us can hold a candle to the students of the recently opened Noda Kamada Gakuen vocational high school in Yokohama, who created a MASSIVE … Continue reading

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Resource: Accessible Japan

With the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Japan fast approaching, the question of accessibility has been a topic of much debate. But how accessible are different areas of Japan? Where can you find information on what you might need, especially … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film: The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades

Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film: The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades By Marc Yamada This book provides the first interdisciplinary examination of the popular fiction and film of the “lost decades” of Japan’s Heisei period (1989–2019). Presenting … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Defamiliarizing Japan’s Asia-Pacific War

DEFAMILIARIZING JAPAN’S ASIA-PACIFIC WAR Edited by W. Puck Brecher and Michael W. Myers This wide-ranging collection seeks to reassess conventional understanding of Japan’s Asia-Pacific War by defamiliarizing and expanding the rhetorical narrative. Its nine chapters, diverse in theme and method, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Power Rankings of Japan’s Mascots

Mascots are one of the most well-known aspects of Japan’s cute culture. Everyone from local governments to giant corporations battles it out for the affections of the public through the likability and charisma of their mascots. But as the Japan … Continue reading

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