Category Archives: study tools

Call for Applicants: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)

Greetings from the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)! As we look forward to 2015, we wanted to send information regarding the KCJS programs, including application deadlines for the upcoming semester. Summer Programs in Modern and Classical Japanese The KCJS … Continue reading

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Workshop: Intensive Workshop in Japanese Early-modern Textual Scholarship 2015

J-PATS (Japanese Palaeography and Textual Scholarship Network; www.jpats), The University of Cambridge (Department of East Asian Studies) and Emmanuel College (Cambridge) are organizing the first Intensive Workshop in Japanese Early-modern Textual Scholarship. This three-day intense course offers an introduction to the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Youtubers for Listening Practice

Last month, RocketNews24 presented a wonderful and detailed list of youtubers they recommend to improve your Japanese listening skills. I love youtube, so this guide was helpful. For language learning, I feel old that this option for being exposed to … Continue reading

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Resources: Premodern literature in translation

Recently we posted a guide to several resources for finding Japanese literature in translation, including databases for old and new works and international competitions for translating recent works. As a complement to these sites, today we’re providing a quickie resource … Continue reading

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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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Resources: Japanese Literature in Translation

In college, when I had a lot more time to read modern and premodern Japanese literature, I often found myself wondering whether certain authors had more works in translation that I could get my hands on, but didn’t know where … Continue reading

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Resources for Studying Buddhism

Glancing through our resources page, I noticed our lack of sites on Buddhism. Sure enough, I had a few things on hand that anyone researching Buddhism in Japan or Buddhism in general will find quite useful. I’m not an expert … Continue reading

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