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Book Announcement: Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan

Drinking Bomb and Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan Jeffrey W. Alexander In Japan, beer has been known, since the 1960s, as the “beverage of the masses,” and whisky culture has roots stretching back to the 1950s. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Summer Workshop: 2018 Korean Art Workshop for Doctoral Students

Program: Korean Art Workshop for Doctoral Students Dates: July 15-22, 2018 Place: Seoul, Korea The Korea Foundation is pleased to invite qualified doctoral students majoring in Korean/East Asian art to participate in the “2018 Korean Art Workshop for Doctoral Students” … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Engaging Japanese Philosophy: A Short History

Engaging Japanese Philosophy: A Short History Thomas P. Kasulis University of Hawai’i Press 746pp. December 2017 From the UHP web site (http://www.uhawaiipress.com/p-9844-9780824874070.aspx): Philosophy challenges our assumptions—especially when it comes to us from another culture. In exploring Japanese philosophy, a dependable … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan

Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan: A Transdisciplinary Perspective Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ewa Machotka Published by Amsterdam University Press This multidisciplinary book analyses the contradictory coexistence of consumerism and environmentalism in contemporary Japan. It focuses on the dilemma that … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Traditional Japanese Colors

A quickie fun link for you all while I’m out of town! Have you ever been told that the color of a gift from Japan is in a very traditional color? Or wondered, when translating, exactly what color that kanji … Continue reading

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Resource: Re-envisioning Japan

How do we connect to objects, and how did people connect to them when they were made? Today’s resource is ReEnvisioning Japan, a collaborative digital humanities project produced through the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries Digital Scholarship Lab. Rooted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Heaven’s Wind (Amatsukaze) – a dual language anthology of contemporary Japanese writing

Edited and translated by Ekuni, Kaori, Kakuta, Mitsuyo, Kuroda, Natsuko, Matsuda, Aoko, Mukoda, Kuniko, Turvill, Angus Heaven’s Wind is a collection of short stories by five of Japan’s leading contemporary authors: Kuniko Mukoda – The Otter; Natsuko Kuroda – Ball, Kaori Ekuni – Summer … Continue reading

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