Author Archives: Travis

About Travis

I am an aspiring scholar of Japanese & Luchuan history with a particular interest in cultural history & the arts, from the traditional to the contemporary, the elite to the popular.

Okinawa Prefectural Government Scholarships

(reposting from Okinawa Association of America blog🙂 Kempi students from Argentina, China, Bolivia, Peru, and U.S. participating in the Grand Sanshin Gathering during the 2016 Worldwide Uchinaanchu Festival. Photo by Maiya Gessling, provided to OAA blog. Every year, the Okinawa … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: “Endless Discovery: Re-evaluating Japan’s Travel and Tourism”

“Endless Discovery: Re-evaluating Japan’s Travel and Tourism” 16th Annual International Conference on Japanese Studies by Ateneo de Manila University, Japanese Studies Program DATES: 2-3 February, 2018 VENUE: Ateneo de Manila University, Manila Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 October 2017 (reposting from … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction

Conference: Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction Where: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i When: February 23-24, 2018 CfP deadline: August 15, 2017 The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI) invites paper proposals for its twelfth … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Yoisho!

People pulling one of the parade floats at Gion Matsuri back in 2010. Photo by Travis. There sure are a ton of “expressions that appear to be a common part of everyday Japanese life but are not usually taught in … Continue reading

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Japan Foundation Summer Institute

Members of my group at the Institute. Photo thanks to Ida Ayu Laksmita Sari (center). The third annual Japan Foundation Summer Institute has just ended, and I feel so fortunate, and glad, to have taken part. The Institute is part … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Most Loyal Cat in Japan

Unrelated cat photo taken by Travis at Yanaka Cemetery in Tokyo, June 2013. Louise Hung is an American writer currently living in Japan. Her latest post on The Order of the Good Death, entitled “Paying my respects to the most … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Associate Program Officer , Arts & Cultural Exchange, JFNY

Position: Associate Program Officer, Arts & Cultural Exchange Institution: Japan Foundation Location: New York, NY The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program. This program promotes the introduction of Japanese arts … Continue reading

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