Category Archives: culture

Living in Japan Part 1: Preparations Before You Arrive

As some of you following us on Facebook and Twitter probably know, I recently relocated to Japan for research, with the intention of sticking around for at least a year or two. Despite being several years into my doctoral work, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship

Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship Koseki, Identification and Documentation Edited by David Chapman, Karl Jakon Krogness Routledge – 2014 – 266 pages Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Crochet yourself a delicious meal

Japan is famous for its obsession with fake food, but step outside your plastic comfort zone and get your crochet needle ready for this delicious looking bowl of fake ramen, brought to you with a full “how to” by Youtube … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Photographic Manipulation in Asia

Composite Realities: the Art of Photographic Manipulation in Asia Special issue of the TAP Review, guest edited by Claire Roberts (University of Adelaide, Australia) and Yi Gu  (University of Toronto, Canada) Manipulation – of light, time and process – is … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: NexGen Pacific Artists Program

The Pacific Islands Society (PacSoc) is pleased to announce the second edition of its Next Generation (NexGen) Pacific Artists Program, which targets visual artists (aged < 35) from the Pacific Islands. The program provides participants with a global stage to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Modern Buddhism in Japan

Modern Buddhism in Japan edited by Hayashi Makoto, Otani Eiichi, and Paul L. Swanson. Published by Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2014 (224 pp). This is a collection of essays on the development of Buddhism in Japan in response … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins [London]

16 September – 19 December 2014 Victoria Miro · Gallery I & Garden, 16 Wharf Road London N1 7RW http://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/464/ Victoria Miro is delighted to present a new body of sculptures and paintings by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama dedicated to … Continue reading

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