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Workshop: Traditional Theater Training, Kyoto (summer 2016)

Want to train with real masters in Kyoto this summer? The 32nd annual Traditional Theater Training (T.T.T.) 2016 will be held at the Kyoto Art Center. T.T.T. is a three-week summer intensive training program that introduces the traditional arts of noh, kyogen, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan edited by Kaori H. Okano Critical Studies in Asian Education series About the Book Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A history of Japan

If you have two eyes, know someone who knows something about Japan, and are on the internet, you have probably already been linked to this viral video that’s made the rounds in the last couple days. A 9-minute summary of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio

The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio Yanagita Kunio (1875–1962) was a public intellectual who played a pivotal role in shaping modern Japan’s cultural identity. A self-taught folk scholar and elite bureaucrat, he promoted … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hachiko’s “hachiko”

Yes, yes, Hachiko again! Today’s fun link is more of a fun picture. The east coast of the US was just hit with a big snow storm, and a week or so ago we got real snow for the first time … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book explains the history of nuclear power in Japan, the sociopolitical backdrop of post-3.11 social movements, the censorial pressures that musicians are under, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Eating from Miyazaki films

It’s getting extra cold just about everywhere, so it’s time to curl up with some comfort food! Buzzfeed posted an article last year we’ve just stumbled across that definitely gets our stomachs rumbling: Here’s How To Eat Everything You’ve Ever Wanted … Continue reading

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