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?

Job Opening: Executive Assistant to the Consul General and the Deputy Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco

Via JETWit Jobs mailing list Institution: Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco Location: San Francisco, CA Deadline: April 25, 2014 Education: n/a We are seeking a mature, experienced, well organized, detail oriented individual with the ability to provide executive assistance … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program and Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, George Washington University

Institution: George Washington University Location: Washington, DC Posted: 04/12/2014 Type: Full Time Campus Location: Foggy Bottom Education: Associate or higher Ad Statement: Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities Author: Richard Pearson 36 illus., 20 maps 432pp. November 2013 Cloth – Price: $55.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3712-9 Who are the people of the Ryukyu Islands? How could they survive … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Viscount Hayashi in The Lady’s Realm Magazine

This week’s fun link is a combination of my enjoyment of first-person accounts, historical ladies magazines, and the late Meiji period. This article from The Lady’s Realm (1903-4), a British women’s magazine, details the lifestyle of Viscount Hayashi and his wife Misao. I … Continue reading

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Podcast Recommendation: TBS文科系トークラジオLife

I am heart-broken that the radio show Suntory Saturday Waiting Bar Avanti ended–it was one of my favorite podcasts. To fill the gap for Japanese podcasts about culture, I’ve started listening to a new podcast: TBS文科系トークラジオLife (Life: TBS Cultural Talk-Radio). It’s sort of like This American Life in that that hosts discuss topics centered around a theme, but instead of going out to record stories like Avanti did and TAL does, they just talk with their guests. Continue reading

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Job Opening: Program Assistant, Asia Center, Harvard University

Institution: Harvard University Location: Cambridge, MA Posted: 04/04/2014 Department: Asia Center Education: n/a Duties & Responsibilities: Works primarily with the Associate Director, and also with other Asia Center staff including the Senior Program Manager to support the fast-paced and broad … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake Author: Gregory Smits 256pp. December 2013 Cloth - Price: $54.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3817-1 What are we to make of contemporary newspapers in Japan speculating about the possible … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Kanazawa in Spring

This Friday, brush up on your floral vocabulary with this tour of Kanazawa’s early-spring flowers over on かなざわ風便り. There’s dogtooth violet (片栗の花), camellias (椿), and more. Plus a stunning cityscape! Happy spring (and warm wishes for spring to come to colder … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium Editor: Burns, Susan L.; Brooks, Barbara J.; 312pp. December 2013 Cloth – Price: $45.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3715-0 Beginning in the nineteenth century, law as practice, discourse, and ideology became a … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Your Cat as a Cat-Bus

Sweet Ipomoea has done what many cat-owning Miyazaki fans have dreamed of for Halloween: made her cat a Catbus costume from Tonari no Totoro. For more photos and instructions, check out the full post on her blog.

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