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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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Resource: Komonjo website

One of the premodern document types that receives the least attention in terms of English-language learning resources is komonjo, documents such as letters or official orders that are outside the purview of more narrative works such as diaries or literary … Continue reading

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How to Change to a Cultural Activities Visa (in Tokyo)

This guide was written from my own experience changing from a student visa to a cultural activities visa in Tokyo after switching research fellowships in 2015. The Shinagawa office, which is the main immigration office for the Tokyo area, recently changed … Continue reading

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Resource: University of Pennsylvania’s Japanese Juvenile Fiction Collection

Today’s resource is just a quick glance at a database for those literature-minded folk interested in modern Japanese literature or, more specifically, juvenile fiction in Japan. In recent years, the University of Pennsylvania has digitized a sizable collection of Japanese … Continue reading

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Program: “Tokyo: High City and Low City” – NEH Summer 2016 Institute for College and University Teachers

The NEH Summer Institute titled “Tokyo: High City and Low City” is a four-week workshop designed to lead participants in an in-depth humanistic exploration of the literary, religious, and philosophical movements that have visibly—and invisibly—contributed to the construction of modern Japan. By providing a … Continue reading

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Workshop: Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

The third Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from 1 August to 13 August 2016 at Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submitting an application is 31 March 2016.  The theme for 2016 is ‘Education and Learning in Early-modern … Continue reading

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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? Welcome to the Wonderful World of Patent Law

[Today’s post is by a graduate of Gettysburg College who spent several years working in the patent field. Here she introduces the various opportunities that graduates with skills in Japanese and a variety of other fields can take advantage of to … Continue reading

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