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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: Wagashi Designs from Nature

Japan’s wagashi (和菓子) are gorgeous gems of anko, mochi, and sugar. Get a look at how nature translates into sweets on Spoon & Tamago‘s review of Nakamura Hajime’s wagashi and nature photos from his website and book Wagashi. 

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Job Opening: International Recruitment Manager, Northeastern University

Institution: Northeastern University Location: Boston, MA Posted: 07/24/2014 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time Education: BA required, MA preferred Position Summary: The International Recruitment Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the recruitment of students for the International … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Media Relations Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

Institution: Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, Japan Information Center Location: Chicago, IL Position Available: Media Relations Coordinator Education: Bachelor’s/BA Deadline: Aug. 15, 2014 Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Japan Information Center Monitor and analyze newspapers, radio, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Program Officer, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) [US]

Via JETwit. Company: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) USA Office Location: Washington, DC Education: BA, MA Deadline: Aug. 11, 2014 Program Officer for JICA USA Office The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) USA Office based in DC is seeking an … Continue reading

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Job Opening: NGO Desk Coordinator Position, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) [Indonesia]

Any readers in Indonesia? Limited to Indonesian nationals and current residents of DKI Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, or Bekasi. Institution:Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Indonesia Office Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Education: Bachelor/BA Deadline: August 8, 2014 Type: 1-year contract The Japan … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Temporary Position in the Economic Section, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

Closing August 6! Institution: Consulate General of Japan at Chicago Position: Economic Assistant Location: Chicago, IL Type: Temporary Duration: from Monday, August 25 to Friday, November 14, 2014 Education: bachelor’s/BA Key Responsibilities o Monitor economic developments in 10 Midwest states … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Asian Program Coordinator, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Of interest to those pursuing work with China as well. Institution: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Location: Pembroke, NC Posted: 07/18/2014 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time Education: MA required, PhD preferred Experience with China preferred … Continue reading

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Internship: ArtAsiaPacific [Hong Kong] [unpaid]

Company: ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) Location: Hong Kong Type: unpaid, full time Length: 3-4 months Deadline: Aug. 20, 2014, for fall; Nov. 20, 2014, for winter (see details) Education: current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates Credit available ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) is accepting … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Three Tales of Okiku

Obon season is fast upon us, so get into a spooky mood with three variations on the one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories over on Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Okiku is one of the most interesting yurei in Japan. She is a true … Continue reading

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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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