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Book Announcement: Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom (Routledge) By Brian J. McVeigh Paperback: 978-0-415-73016-7; Hardback: 978-0-415-73014-3 Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy “how to” guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Travel Posters for Japanese Steamship Companies

If you liked our post on JR ads of the 1930s, you may enjoy this collection of steamship posters from the 1910s. These are scanned from the book Miwaku no Funatabi, published by the Museum of Maritime Science, 1993. I love … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

The SOAS Japan Research Centre, in association with Bloomsbury, is pleased to announce the publication of the first book in its new SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series. Jan Bardsley’s Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan reveals the diverse possibilities of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amusement Parks in Japan

Haunted houses are definitely my favorite part of amusement parks, and I recently had the terrifying pleasure of experiencing a haunted house in Japan for the first time on a visit to Tokyo Dome City. Although it mostly made me … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Constructing the Colonized Land: Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII

Constructing the Colonized Land: Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014 266 pp. ISBN: 9781409428183 (hbk) ISBN:9781409428190 (ebk-PDF) ISBN:9781472404367(ebk-ePUB) Despite the precipitous rise of East Asia as a center of architectural production since the Second … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Loneliness sells?

Some of you may remember many news articles in recent months detailing the popular practice of one restaurant, Tokyo’s Moomin Cafe, to provide single customers with oversized stuffed animals as company for their dining pleasure. Though I’ve not seen it … Continue reading

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