Tag Archives: Japanese

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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Call for Applications: 7th Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography

The Seventh Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography will run between Monday 10 August and Friday 21 August 2020. Core contents of the Summer School As always our Summer School focuses on Edo-period materials. Our sustained work in teaching … Continue reading

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Announcement: Boston Career Forum for Japanese-English Bilinguals

Boston Career Forum 2019 Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 An opportunity for Japanese-English bilinguals to meet industry professionals! See the video below for more information. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Culture Through Videogames

Japanese Culture Through Videogames Rachael Hutchinson Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analyzed together to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Library Technician (with Japanese language skills)

Deadline: July 12 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538094000 Summary This position is located in the Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. The position description number for this position is 349101. The incumbent of … Continue reading

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Middlebury Summer School of Japanese: Experiences, Challenges, and Alternatives

Today we are featuring a guest post by Elena Kirillova, currently a Master’s student in Japanese Language and Literature. She provides a detailed overview of the Middlebury Summer School of Japanese, including both the program’s contents and her personal experiences/challenges … Continue reading

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