Tag Archives: Japanese

Book Announcement: Kanbunmyaku: The Literary Sinitic Context and the Birth of Modern Japanese Language and Literature

Kanbunmyaku: The Literary Sinitic Context and the Birth of Modern Japanese Language and Literature Series: Language, Writing and Literary Culture in the Sinographic Cosmopolis, Volume: 2 Author: Mareshi Saito Editors / Translators: Ross King and Christina Laffin In Kanbunmyaku: The … Continue reading

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Japanese Translation Competitions and Prizes

For those who are looking to test out their translation skills as they level-up their Japanese, I’ve compiled a list of currently active translation prizes and competitions. This includes those that are specific to Japanese translations and those that are … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Original Kanji Contest

Everyone knows that there’s nothing fun about the pandemic and it’s certainly been on all of our minds for months and months now. This past year Grape brought to our attention that there has been a contest for ten years+ … Continue reading

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Japan Foundation’s Former Fellows Video Series

Do you ever wonder what some folks did with their BA in Japanese Studies? 😉 At the end of last year Japan Foundation called on former fellows to talk about various aspects of their Japanese Studies careers, research, and teaching. … Continue reading

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Funding: Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

16th Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, … Continue reading

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Writing into a Career: Learning How to Write and Adult in Japan and the United States

Today’s guest post is by Daniel Morales. Daniel Morales is a writer and translator based in Chicago. He studied Japanese literature at Harvard and writing at the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. After graduate school, he … Continue reading

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Resource: How to Japonese Podcast

What was your path to learning Japanese like? And how did you maintain it? What do you use those skills for now in your career? For those interested in podcasts and learning more about how people in the Japan field … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: UChicago 2020 Kuzushiji Summer Workshop

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago invites applicants to its annual Kuzushiji Summer Workshop, which offers advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars intensive instruction in reading print and manuscript materials from the Tokugawa … Continue reading

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Funding: 2020 Moeson fellowship (LC’s Asian Division)

Applications are now being accepted for the Asian Division’s 2020 Florence Tan Moeson fellowship, which supports a minimum of five business days of research in the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Here’s the link for … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Is Japanese the most difficult language?

The Language Nerds blog recently posted an article summarizing reports from The Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State, categorizing world languages and their difficulty (namely, the amount of time officials have to spend learning them). The categories … Continue reading

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