Tag Archives: Japan

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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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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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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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Railway Tourism Posters from the 1930s

The nephew of an antique-shop owner discovered a collection of gorgeous Japan Rail tourism posters from the ’30s. Now restored, all 15 posters will be auctioned off on Heritage on March 22. The design is reminiscent both of hanga and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regionalizing Culture: the political economy of Japaneses popular culture in Asia

“Regionalizing Culture: the political economy of Japaneses popular culture in Asia” (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press). ISBN: 978-0-8248-3694-9 (Cloth $42.00) http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9036-9780824836948.aspx This ambitious work provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan

Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan, published through the Harvard Asia Center, is now available. This book is about the “losers” of the Meiji Restoration and the supporters who promoted their legacy. Although the violence of … Continue reading

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Conference: Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), June 21-22, 2014

Online Registration: Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), June 21-22 Early Bird online registration for ASCJ 2013 begins on February 20. Please see registration details below. All scholars of Asia are invited to attend the eighteenth annual meeting of the Asian … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: “The Mysterious Underground Men”

Announcing the publication of the English-language edition of one of Tezuka Osamu’s earliest books, and one of manga history’s most important: “The Mysterious Underground Men” (Chiteikoku no kaijin, 1948), published by PictureBox in New York. http://www.pictureboxinc.com/products/1196-the-mysterious-undergound-men The edition is in … Continue reading

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Job Openings: Research Officer (2 Positions), United Nations University [Tokyo]

Institution: United Nations University (UNU) Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) Location: Tokyo, Japan Deadline: March 31, 2014 Education: MA Start date: July 2014 preferred UNU mission The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations system. Its mission … Continue reading

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