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Workshop: Kambun Workshop at USC, July 10-Aug. 4, 2017

The University of Southern California Project for Premodern Japan Studies is pleased to announce that there will be a Kambun Workshop at USC this summer.  We will focus on Kamakura materials—Professor Takahashi Shinichirô will join us from the University of Tokyo … Continue reading

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Workshop: Noh Training Project 2017 (Tokyo)

The Kita School of Noh and Theatre Nohgaku are pleased to announce the Noh Training Project Tokyo 2017–an intensive three-week workshop focusing on the performance elements of Japanese classical noh theatre. The workshop will include five hours daily of instruction … Continue reading

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3 Best Chat Apps for Practicing Japanese

When studying Japanese or any foreign language, everyone knows that practice makes perfect! But it can be hard to stay motivated to practice everyday, especially if you don’t have any Japanese speaking friends available to talk with. Luckily there’s an … Continue reading

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Workshop: Japanese Language Text Mining: Digital Methods for Japanese Studies

Emory University is pleased to accept applications, beginning January 20, 2017, for participation in an interdisciplinary workshop — Japanese Language Text Mining: Digital Humanities Methods for Japanese Studies. The workshop will bring together researchers working across the fields of computational text … Continue reading

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Resource: Translation Workshops

Translation is, without a doubt, one of the most popular ways to use your Japanese in the professional world. But there are so many types of translation work out there that many people embark on that journey with a trial-and-error … Continue reading

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Online Workshop: Japanese Culture Through Rare Books

Japanese Culture Through Rare Books–Second offering, organized by Prof. Takahiro Sasaki of the Shido Bunko 斯道文庫, Keio University in Tokyo. Three parts offering, first part starting on January 9, 2017 Explore the important roles that books have played in the … Continue reading

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Resource: A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art

Chances are that if you have tried to google something about Buddhist deities, particularly some of the rarer ones, you’ve come across the A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art. Run by Mark Schumacher, an independent researcher with … Continue reading

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