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Happy 4th Birthday, Shinpai Deshou!

Hey everybody! Happy birthday! We just turned four! :) That’s pretty amazing to me. I still remember the shaky and false start of this blog about six years ago (on a blogger.com platform, before I knew WordPress was a thing, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Academic English, University of Tokyo

Institution: University of Tokyo Location: Japan Position: Assistant Professor The Centre for Global Communication Strategies (CGCS) at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo is now accepting applications for five assistant professorships. This large hire has been made … Continue reading

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Funding: 2014 Abe Fellowship Competition

2014 Abe Fellowship Competition (Deadline: September 1, 5PM) http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/ The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture

Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu and Edward Vickers, editors (Routledge: 2013) 264 pp ISBN: 978-0-415-71399-3 In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Technical IT Business Analyst to work in Tokyo for Multinational Corporation

Are you a Japanese national who wants to return to Japan; would you like to work for an International company with an International culture voted in the top 5 in “Great Place to Work – Japan” Company              : American … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Fixed-term position: Lecturer in Japanese, University of Cambridge

Institution:         University of Cambridge, Department of East Asian Studies Location:          United Kingdom Position:           Unestablished Lecturer in Japanese (Fixed Term) Salary: £37,756-£47,787 Reference: GX03463 Closing date: 15 August 2014 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Capturing Contemporary Japan

Satsuki Kawano, Susan Long, and myself, as editors; U. Hawaii Press What are people’s life experiences in present-day Japan? This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters collectively … Continue reading

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Chino Kaori Prize for Grad Student Essay on Japanese Art

The Japan Art History Forum (JAHF), a great online community / mailing list for art historians & scholars of visual culture of Japan, offers an annual prize for outstanding papers in Japanese art history or visual culture. I have copied … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ournal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies

The Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies is currently seeking manuscripts for the 2014-15 issue to be published in March 2015. This year, we are accepting full-length research papers (up to 20 pages in length), research notes (up to … 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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