Category Archives: study tools

Understanding Japanese Politics for the Non-Japanese Speaker: A Resource Guide

This week we have a detailed guest article by Alec Williams, who provides an excellent guide to a variety of online resources for English speakers interested in politics and international relations with an eye on Japan. Have any more to add? Please leave … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Workshop: hentaigana and kuzushiji workshop

The Penn Faculty Working Group for Reading Asian Manuscripts will hold a four-day workshop on reading Edo-period hentaigana and kuzushiji July 22-25, 2014, and invites applications from faculty and graduate students from all fields of Japanese studies to participate. The workshop … 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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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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Program: Japan and its Buddhist Traditions

The program lasts three months and is based in Kyoto. Classes are held at Ryukoku University’s Omiya campus, where the students also have access to the library, computer cluster, and dining hall. Participants take the following core courses: *Practice and … Continue reading

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Summer Program: Media Mix Summer Program 2014

The Media Mix Summer Program 2014 is organized by the University of Tokyo and supported by the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation. It is a two-week summer program to be held at the University of Tokyo, Komaba campus from July 14-26, 2014. … Continue reading

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Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago invites applications for the 2014 Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji taking place June 16-21.  The workshop will meet each day from 9-4.   It is open to students and faculty with a working knowledge … Continue reading

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Summer Program: Kyoto Traditional Theatre Training

The intensive summer program in Kyoto Traditional Theatre Training invites applications to its 30th annual program, July 18-20 (orientation and overview of performing arts) and training (Jul 21-Aug 8). Master-teachers of the Kanze school noh, Okura school kyogen, and Wakayagi school of nihonbuyo classical dance offer … Continue reading

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Workshop: University of Chicago Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji, June 16th-20th

The 2014 University of Chicago Japan Studies Summer Workshop:  Reading Kuzushiji will take place June 16-20. It is open to students and faculty with a working knowledge of classical Japanese and hentaigana. Our instructor will be Professor Aratake Kenichiro (http://www.cneas.tohoku.ac.jp/staff/aratake/aratake.html) of … 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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