Category Archives: undergraduate

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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Freeman-Asia funding for undergrad study abroad Returns!

From a report on the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s own webpage: The Institute of International Education (IIE) today announced the relaunch of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) to help 400 American undergraduates study in East or Southeast … Continue reading

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Funding: Graduate Student Grants at Kyushu University

Please see below for a scholarship opportunity for 3 months to 12 months study at either the graduate or undergraduate level at Kyushu University. http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb/admission/scholarship-e a partial summary of the information on the webpage: 1) Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students … 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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Resource: The Great Kantō Earthquake Archive

This week’s resource is a digital archive, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s collection on the Great Kantō Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 of 1923. One of the most destructive natural disasters in Japan’s recorded history, the Kantō earthquake caused devastating damage throughout … 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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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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