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Book Announcement: Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory

Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard (Eds.) This collection features a wide range of inquiries into Japan’s contemporary media culture, situating popular media content and its related … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre

Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre Edited by Peter Eckersall, Barbara Geilhorn, Andreas Regelsberger and Cody Poulton Playwright, novelist and theatre director Okada Toshiki is one of the most important voices of the current generation of Japanese contemporary theatre makers. He … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Animated Film Classics

There’s no doubt that Japanese animation is now everywhere, from popular media we consume on Netflix to splashing across the big screen. But where did animated film begin? What kind of works were created? One great resource for exploring the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eight Dogs, or “Hakkenden” Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest

Eight Dogs, or “Hakkenden” Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest by Kyokutei Bakin Translated by Glynne Walley Kyokutei Bakin’s Nansō Satomi hakkenden is one of the monuments of Japanese literature. This multigenerational samurai saga was one of the most popular and influential books of … Continue reading

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Resource: Radio Garden for Japanese listening

Lifelong Japanese language learners are often looking for ways to integrate listening practice into their daily lives, whether it’s movies, podcasts, anime, TV shows, or other media we tend to download. One cool project, Radio Garden, offers another option: tuning … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japan

Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japanby Jan Bardsley Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized … Continue reading

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Japan and East Asian Studies Podcasts

Let’s face it, there are a ton of podcasts out there on Japanese language, culture, history, current events, and Japan in general. Few of us have the time to dig through them all and sort out what’s what. The subgenres … Continue reading

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Resource: Historical Sound Recordings from the National Diet Library

As the digitization of resources grows, it’s important remember that not everything is visual! At the end of 2019 Japan’s National Diet Library announced that it had added 1,000 new recordings to its already substantial database of historical sound recordings. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Newspaper Sculptures by Atsushi Adachi

The holidays are upon us, so it’s a quick Fun Link Friday this week! This article by Spoon & Tamago caught my eye a couple weeks ago– a report about an upcoming exhibit by artist Atsushi Adachi, who plays with the theme … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e project and modern prints

We’ve covered modern takes on and uses of ukiyo-e prints from early modern Japan a handful of times for our Fun Link Fridays here at Shinpai Deshou. The latest way in which ukiyo-e can be seen persisting in the cultural imaginary is … Continue reading

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