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?

Resource: Tezuka Collection on Google Cultural Institute

Tezuka Productions Co. has created a collection on Google Cultural Institute, an online resource of images and information from museums and archives all over the world, about Tezuka Osamu’s contributions to anime.   The collection has three exhibits. The first is Tezuka Osamu: The … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Director of Development, U.S.-Japan Council

Institution: U.S.-Japan Council Location: Washington, DC Posted on April 14, 2014 Education requirements: BA required, MA preferred Languages: English (fluent), Japanese The U.S.-Japan Council (www.usjapancouncil.org) is a Japanese American-led non-profit organization fully dedicated to strengthening ties between the United States and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Letter from Sakamoto Ryoma Discovered in Tokyo Home

I think the quote says it all here. Wow! Totsugeki Atto Home (突撃!アッとホーム) airs every Saturday at 8:00pm. Each week the family-themed show revolves around several households across Japan and the small, intimate inner workings that make them function. One … Continue reading

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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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