Category Archives: useful links

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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Resource: Tezuka Collection on Google Cultural Institute

Tezuka Productions Co. has created a collection on Google Cultural Institute, an online resource of images and information from museums and archives all over the world, about Tezuka Osamu’s contributions to anime.   The collection has three exhibits. The first is Tezuka Osamu: The … 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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Resources: Journals on Japanese and Asian Studies

Hail, dear readers! You have not been forgotten. I apologize for the lack of substantial main articles and resource posts in the last couple months, but your main editor here is currently slogging through preliminary exam preparations and other such … Continue reading

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Resource: Asian/Asian Am Digital Studies

Dr. Anne Cong-Huyen, currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA, has assembled a wonderful list of websites, projects, and individuals related to Asian / Asian-American Studies + Digital Humanities. As she writes: … 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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Funding: The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies

Scholarship opportunity for PhD students in all fields of Japanese studies!! The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies is pleased to announce a 10-month fellowship program for Ph.D. students in all fields of Japanese studies, generously sponsored by The Nippon … Continue reading

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Workshop: Theatre Nohgaku

Theatre Nohgaku wishes to announce its 2014 Workshop Season. We will again be conducting three workshops in the writing and literary structure of noh, in the music of noh, and in the costumes and costuming of noh. These are open … 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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