Tag Archives: Japan

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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Book Announcement: Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond

Evgeny Steiner. Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 475 pp. with ill. This book examines Japanese culture of the Muromachi epoch (14-16 centuries) with Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) as its focal point. Ikkyu’s contribution to the culture of his time … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Lead USA Girl Scouts Overseas Advisor [Okinawa]

Employer: Girl Scouts of the USA Location: Okinawa, Japan Posted June 10, 2014 Three-year term assignment – based in Okinawa, Japan The Lead USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) Advisor is responsible for leading and managing the relationship between GSUSA and … Continue reading

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Internship: British Embassy Tokyo and British Consulate-General Osaka, Autumn 2014 [unpaid]

Via JETWit Jobs Mailing List. Institution: British Embassy Tokyo, British Consulate-General Osaka Location: 4 positions in Tokyo; 1 in Osaka, Japan Duration: 14 weeks, ~28 hours/week; 1 Sept. – 1 Dec. 2014 Language requirements vary by position Type: Unpaid but … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Compose Your Own J-Pop Songs

Thanks to RocketNews24, we now have a nice system for composing your own cheesy J-pop lyrics! Just follow the boxes, and make some choices :) Fuller explanation & translation of the chart at RocketNews.

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