Tag Archives: Japan

Job Opening: Academic English, University of Tokyo

Institution: University of Tokyo Location: Japan Position: Assistant Professor The Centre for Global Communication Strategies (CGCS) at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo is now accepting applications for five assistant professorships. This large hire has been made … Continue reading

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Funding: 2014 Abe Fellowship Competition

2014 Abe Fellowship Competition (Deadline: September 1, 5PM) http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/ The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture

Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu and Edward Vickers, editors (Routledge: 2013) 264 pp ISBN: 978-0-415-71399-3 In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Technical IT Business Analyst to work in Tokyo for Multinational Corporation

Are you a Japanese national who wants to return to Japan; would you like to work for an International company with an International culture voted in the top 5 in “Great Place to Work – Japan” Company              : American … Continue reading

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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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Book Announcement: Capturing Contemporary Japan

Satsuki Kawano, Susan Long, and myself, as editors; U. Hawaii Press What are people’s life experiences in present-day Japan? This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters collectively … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Modern Japanese Crests

Here’s a fun link I stashed away since earlier this year: Japanese family crests, or kamon have been embedded in all kinds of items since premodern times, from ceramics and kimono to castles. These days, you might find them most often on samurai … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ournal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies

The Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies is currently seeking manuscripts for the 2014-15 issue to be published in March 2015. This year, we are accepting full-length research papers (up to 20 pages in length), research notes (up to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard by an Edo Samurai

The translators and editors are delighted to announce the publication from Columbia University Press of Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard by an Edo Samurai, translated by Mark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Miyazaki Fumiko, Anne Walthall, and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: In-House Translator & Assistant Language Specialist

Sojitz is looking to recruit someone within Japan for an entry-level in-house translator position. Sojitz Corporation is a general trading company conducting trading and project investment in diverse fields including machinery, energy, metals, chemicals, and consumer lifestyle businesses. Position:        In-House Translator &Assistant … Continue reading

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