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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? The Struggles and Successes of Translating Mobile Apps

Starting to study Japanese in undergrad or high school, I think a lot of us imagine translating our favorite Japanese video games, anime, and movies. When I started studying Japanese in college I had a vague image of my future … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Making the Most of Your Research Year(s) Abroad

  For those of us pursuing advanced degrees in Japanese, going abroad for graduate research is often an exciting time full of possibilities. If you’re fortunate enough to have obtained substantial funding from a fellowship or your university, finally there … Continue reading

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Resources on Sexual Assault in Japan

It is an unfortunate reality that sexual crimes occur all over the world, no matter where you live or who you are. In Japan, where sexual crimes are seldom discussed openly, crime is perceived as far lower than other countries, and … Continue reading

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Resource: Petzold scrolls collection of Buddhist art

Harvard University’s Harvard-Yenching Library recently launched digital access to one of their most valuable collections, the Petzold scrolls collection. The collection includes 424 scrolls that were acquired from the family of Bruno Petzold (1873-1949) in 1951. Petzold was a German-born … Continue reading

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Resource: Truku-Japanese War Postcard Collection

The East Asian Image Collection hosted by the Skillman Library at Lafayette College recently added a new collection of picture postcards and rare books to their open-access digital archive, “The Truku-Japanese War Commemorative Postcard Collection.” The editor of the collection, … Continue reading

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Resource: Learning classical Japanese through Taketori Monogatari

The scholars of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Ohio State University have produced a wonderful website for studying and practicing classical Japanese: Taketori Monogatari. The website dissects passages from this classic tenth-century tale (known in English as … Continue reading

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Resource: Hachiman digital handscrolls

Today we introduce a recently launched online resource, the Hachiman Digital Handscrolls site produced by scholars of Heidelberg University. This is a wonderful research tool for art historians, historians, literature specialists, and any other number of scholars. As stated on … Continue reading

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