Tag Archives: Japanese culture

Job Opening: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution:    University of California – Davis, East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) Location:          California, United States Position:           Associate Professor, Full Professor in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Literature and Art after Fukushima

Gebhardt, Lisette; Masami, Yuki (eds.) (2014): Literature and Art after Fukushima. Four Approaches. (German Studies on Japanese Literature and Culture Vol. 7). Berlin: EB-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-86893-118-1 http://www.ebv-berlin.de/Band-7-Literature-and-Art-after-Fukushima This English language volume “Literature and Art after ‘Fukushima’” has been edited by … 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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Book Announcement: Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost

Via Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost by Zack Davisson Chin Music Press Inc. (September 2, 2014) I am proud to announce that my book Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost is finally available for preorder! This book is the culmination of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: All About Tsukemono

Miki Kawasaki just published a gorgeously photographed guide to tsukemono (漬け物) on Serious Eats. The article covers the history and purpose of tsukemono as well as the how they’re made and how to serve them. Japanese pickles—known collectively as tsukemono—can easily go unnoticed as … 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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