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Book Announcement: To Hallow Genji: A Tribute to Noh

This tribute to the Noh theater includes eighteen plays and four essays. Among the plays are five non-repertoire that survive in Zeami’s own hand. The eighteen are Genji kuyo, Akoya no matsu, Funabashi, Furu, Genjo, Hakozaki, Higaki, Kuzu, Matsura Sayohime, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Viscount Hayashi in The Lady’s Realm Magazine

This week’s fun link is a combination of my enjoyment of first-person accounts, historical ladies magazines, and the late Meiji period. This article from The Lady’s Realm (1903-4), a British women’s magazine, details the lifestyle of Viscount Hayashi and his wife Misao. I … 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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Job Opening: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution:   Arizona State University, School of International Letters & Cultures Location:   Arizona, United States Position:   Postdoctoral Scholar – Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture ~~Postdoctoral Scholar – Modern and Contemporary Japanese   Literature and Culture (JOB … 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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Book Announcement: Conquering Demons: The “Kirishitan,” Japan, and the World in Early Modern Japanese Literature

Jan C. Leuchtenberger Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 75 Copyright 2013, xii + 240 pages, 7 illustrations, 4 tables Hardback: ISBN 978-1-929280-77-3 ($65.00) Paperback: ISBN 978-1-929280-78-0 ($25.00) Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Language/Culture, Gettysburg College

Institution:   Gettysburg College, Asian Studies Location:   Pennsylvania, United States Position:   Visiting Assistant Professor, Japanese Language and Culture Japanese Language and Culture The Asian Studies Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year position, with strong possibility … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nihon no Kaomoji

Today’s FLF Link is JapaneseEmoticons.net, or 日本の顔文字. I’ve been looking for a site like this for a long time. There are quite a few of them out there, to be sure, but this is probably the cleanest, most nicely organized … Continue reading

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Call for Papers & Speakers: 2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

Call for Papers / Call for Speakers 2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium July 3 – July 6 Anime Expo 2014 Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA) http://www.anime-expo.org Keynote Speaker: Prof. Marc Steinberg (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada) Submission … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan

Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan By Ian McArthur ONE OF Japan’s first foreign-born entertainers is the subject of my new book,  the first about him in the English-speaking world. Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan … Continue reading

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