Category Archives: living abroad

Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – From 10 years out the gate.

As the first article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 series, Lara Mones, who is a Program Officer with Japan Society’s Performing Arts Program, will discuss her experiences and tips for the eventual encounter with the job market in Japan-related fields. === … Continue reading

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Workshop: IUC Intensive Kanbun Workshop

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama (administered by Stanford University), wishes to draw the attention of pmjs members to our offering of a three-week intensive course in reading kanbun in the summer of 2014. The course is intended … Continue reading

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Resource: Travel Panda

I recently came across a site called The Inaka Project, which looked like a, potentially, truly wonderful travel guide site for Japan. The site aimed to flesh out guides to Japan’s inaka, or rural countryside, by providing guides and articles … Continue reading

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Announcement: 2014 OAH-JAAS Japan Residencies Program

In cooperation with and support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the OAH and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS) plan to send two American scholars to Japanese universities for two-week residencies in the Spring of 2014. During their … Continue reading

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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? How one linguist carved out a niche using Japanese

Today we will be featuring a guest article by Joel Challender, a professional translator and interpreter who will discuss a bit about his career path and the process from the BA onward in the professional field. – Although Japanese language … Continue reading

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Funding: Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies

Applications for the new Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies are now available online! To start your application register at ofa.acls.org/ or click the Online Fellowship Application tab on the program’s page. You may view any of the … Continue reading

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Getting a Prepaid SoftBank Phone – even without resident card!

I’d had the impression, from various blogs and such mostly I suppose, that it was basically impossible to get a keitai (mobile phone / cellphone) in Japan – contract, or even prepaid – without a resident alien card (or permanent … Continue reading

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Funding: Semester at Sea Programs

Undergraduates may be interested in the Semester at Sea program: The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Virginia that administers the Semester at Sea study abroad program in conjunction with the University of Virginia as … Continue reading

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My Experience in Media Contents Translation

For today’s guest article, we’ll be featuring information from Ai-Lin, a Master’s student who has been working with a translation company in Japan on media contents materials for several months now. She writes a bit about her experiences as a … Continue reading

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Resource: Tools for Banking, Finance, and Law

Lately we’ve been fortunate to have a number of guest writers contributing articles related to translation and non-academic careers that use Japanese (and we have more to come in the near future!), but we’ve been a bit lax on updating … Continue reading

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