Author Archives: Leah

About Leah

Leah is an Edo-period courtier by day and a writer and translator by night. Or is it the other way around?

Fun Link Friday: Bonsai in Space

We’ve seen bonsai of Bag End, but what about bonsai in space? For his Exobiotantic “installation,” Azuma Makoto launched two botanical objects into space from a Nevada launch site. Check out the links to learn more about the construction and the … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Academic Assistant East Asian Studies, Bucknell University [part-time]

Institution: Bucknell University Location: Lewisburg, PA Posted: 07/03/2014 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Part-Time/Adjunct Job Summary: Bucknell University seeks a part-time Academic Assistant to oversee the daily operations of the East Asian Studies department. The position provides support to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Library Acquisitions Assistant, University of California, Berkeley

Institution: University of California, Berkeley Location: Berkeley, CA Initial Review Date: July 26, 2014 Type: Full Time About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost

Via Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost by Zack Davisson Chin Music Press Inc. (September 2, 2014) I am proud to announce that my book Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost is finally available for preorder! This book is the culmination of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Persian Surcoat

Something for the history scholars today: Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s jinbaori robe has been restored and will be on display in Kodaiji Sho Museum in Kyoto for a few weeks. The robe was made from a Persian tapestry from the Safavid dynasty … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “Let It Go”: Japanese Google Translate Version

While the actual translation into Japanese of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen is beautifully done, what would have happened if Google Translate had done the translation? YouTuber N.Y. sora not only posts the Google Translate lyrics in Japanese alongside … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Art through a Lifetime: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

Via University of Washington Press. Art through a Lifetime: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection VOLUME 1: MIYEKO MURASE, WITH IL KIM, SHI-YEE LIU, GRATIA WILLIAMS NAKAHASHI, STEPHANIE WADA; VOLUME 2: MIYEKO MURASE, SOYOUNG LEE, DAVID AKE SENSABAUGH, WITH IL KIM, SHI-YEE … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Office Manager, Hinoki International School

Via the UM-CJS Mailing List. Institution: Hinoki International School Location: Livonia, Michigan Type: bilingual (“high proficiency”) Deadline: open until filled Position Summary: Assists the Principal, Board of Education Members, and Consortium by performing secretarial and clerical duties as described below. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Secret Science Behind Japanese Food Pairings

Why does sushi taste so good with wasabi? Why is edamame such a popular beer snack? Graham Nelson explores the science behind popular Japanese food pairings over on Spoon & Tamago. Check it out here.

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Job Opening: Lead USA Girl Scouts Overseas Advisor [Okinawa]

Employer: Girl Scouts of the USA Location: Okinawa, Japan Posted June 10, 2014 Three-year term assignment – based in Okinawa, Japan The Lead USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) Advisor is responsible for leading and managing the relationship between GSUSA and … Continue reading

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