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Job Opening: Lecturer in Japanese

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CONTINUING LECTURER IN JAPANESE The School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University invites applications for a continuing lecturer position in Japanese beginning August, 2014. Continuing Lectureships are non-tenure-track teaching positions, with medical and retirement benefits. We seek … 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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Fun Link Friday: Wasei-Eigo Poll

Check out the results of the “‘English’ words Japanese don’t realise aren’t English” poll on What Japan Thinks for a list of useful wasei-eigo words. I actually think these lists are great for learning the correct way to use these terms … Continue reading

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Workshop: IUC Intensive Kanbun Workshop

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama (administered by Stanford University), wishes to draw the attention of pmjs members to our offering of a three-week intensive course in reading kanbun in the summer of 2014. The course is intended … Continue reading

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Workshop: USC Kambun workshop

A KAMBUN WORKSHOP this summer at USC in Los Angeles Reading the Shôyûki of Fujiwara Sanesuke July 14 to August 8, 2014 The Project for Premodern Japan Studies in the History Department of the University of Southern California announces this … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Nippon.com

The Nippon Communications Foundation (the fellows behind Nippon.com, formerly of Japan Echo) is hiring a Japanese-to-English translator. I have recently posted about Nippon.com my own blog, the awkwardly-titled A Man With Tea. The site contains articles on a wide range … Continue reading

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Funding: David L. Boren Fellowships

Application for the 2014-15 David L. Boren Fellowships for International Study, funded by the National Security Education Program, is now available on the Boren website.  This fellowship may be used to study in Japan.  US citizenship required. Deadline: January 28, 2014. … Continue reading

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Funding: Applications for 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program  Deadline: November 15, 2013 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based … Continue reading

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Workshop: Edo-period written Japanese: an intensive course

江戸時代の書き言葉   集中セミナー Emmanuel College (The University of Cambridge – Dr Laura Moretti) and Nishōgakusha University (Tokyo – Prof Yamabe Susumu) will offer a two-week intense course that teaches comprehensively the written languages and the written styles used in early-modern … Continue reading

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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? How one linguist carved out a niche using Japanese

Today we will be featuring a guest article by Joel Challender, a professional translator and interpreter who will discuss a bit about his career path and the process from the BA onward in the professional field. – Although Japanese language … Continue reading

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