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Book Announcement: Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan Ehrhardt, George, Axel Klein, Levi McLaughlin, and Steven R. Reed, editors Japan Research Monograph 18 2014. 298 pp. ISBN-13 978-1-55729-111-0 ISBN-10 1-55729-111-X $25.00 http://ieas.berkeley.edu/publications/jrm18.html The book covers Kōmeitō’s founding in Nichiren Buddhist doctrinal mandates and its … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “Ghibli Land”

As much as I’m against Disneyfication and as much as I love Baudrillard’s work on simulacra and theme parks, I would totally visit “Ghibli Land” as imagined by artist TAKUMI. Check out his Facebook page here and the Spoon & … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Kinema Club Conference on Film and Moving Images from Japan

Kinema Club XV at Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany Film and Moving Images From Japan NOW –  Film in the New Media Ecology Dates: June 5 & 6  Goethe University Frankfurt / Nippon Connection Film Festival Deadline for submissions: March … Continue reading

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Workshop: Theatre Nohgaku

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University, in cooperation with Theatre Nohgaku, is delighted to announce “Welcome to the World of Noh,” a four-day program of workshops and a lecture-demonstration on noh that will take … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture  (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014). Publisher’s summary: Play is one of the most powerful cultural forces in contemporary Japan and in other late modern societies. In this notable contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

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Program: The University of Tokyo: Summer Program on Media Content Studies in Japan

Warmest greeting from Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (III) of the University of Tokyo. We would like to inform you that the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project in conjunction with the University of Tokyo will host a summer program … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Star Wars at the Sapporo Snow Festival

If you’ve already seen the pictures of the Star Wars sculpture at the 2015 Sapporo Snow Festival, head over to the official page and check out the images of how it was built over the course of a month. Click … Continue reading

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