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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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Fun Link Friday: Bringing the Murakami-style to life in video games

Fans of Haruki Murakami know his surreal writing style well, and now there is a Kickstarter out there that seeks to bring these elements to life in the form of a point-and-click adventure game. The studio of artists, game developers, programmers, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Meine Meinung

Meine Meinung, a 4-person musical group consisting of Eriko Iwasawa, Kenta Sato, Makoto Suzaki, and Hiroyuki Kato, love recording covers of anime and video game music and playing concerts, many of which they Ustream for free. If you like Studio … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Japan Media Arts Festival 2014

Via Art Radar. Deadline: Sept. 12, 2013 The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of MediaArts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment,Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Translator Japanese-UK English, Nintendo of Europe [UK] [Europe]

Via JETwit.com. Company: Nintendo of Europe Location: Frankfurt, Germany Languages: UK English, Japanese Thanks to our products Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™ we are one of the leading manufacturers of video games and consoles in the field of Interactive Entertainment. … Continue reading

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Translation services and the video game industry

Today we’re featuring a guest post by Natalie Jones, who works at the marketing team of Quick Lingo, a translation services company. In her article, she discusses video game translation as one avenue for aspiring translators, and talks a bit … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Contemporary Japanese Literature

For those looking for intelligent and entertaining discussions of Japanese literature and pop culture, I cannot recommend highly enough Kathryn Hemmann’s Contemporary Japanese Literature. Ms. Hemmann, a Japanese Literature PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, describes her blog as … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Anna the Red

Bento enthusiasts, Japanophiles, and gamers, take note! Whether you want to learn how to make fancy bento or just like looking at (and salivating over) Anna’s gorgeous kyaraben (character bento), check out http://www.annathered.com/ for bento-making, geekery, and fun. (All images … Continue reading

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