Category Archives: useful links

Resource: Finding Internships/Jobs through Active Connector

Through the magic of new Twitter followers, I recently came across the Active Connector website, which may be of use to people at various levels of Japanese competency who are interested in finding internships or jobs in or related to … Continue reading

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Resource: The Peace Learning Archive in Okinawa

Paula brought to my attention this beautiful site, which describes itself as following: The Peace Learning Archive in OKINAWA is a culmination of the creation methods of “pluralistic digital archives” established with the workings of the archives related to Nagasaki, … Continue reading

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Resource: Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia

The Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia entry for Tomari Jochiku, a 16th-17th century Confucian scholar from Yakushima, who served as an official tutor to both King Shô Hô and daimyô Shimazu Mitsuhisa. For those of us studying, or just interested in, Okinawan … Continue reading

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Resource: Interactive Heiji Scroll Viewer

On the heels of our last post about the Mongol Invasion website from Bowdoin College, this week we give you a quick look at another great site they maintain for close examination of handscroll paintings. In addition to the Mongol … Continue reading

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Resource: Interactive Resources on the Mongol Invasions

Looking back at 2014, there was big news in October that underwater remains of a shipwreck likely to be part of the 13th century Mongol fleet that attacked Japan were found near Nagasaki. Similar finds stirred historians and archaeologists alike … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: チンする、お茶する、ググる

If you’re into quirky notes about language use, and especially if you don’t mind some jargony linguistics writing, Language Log is a great blog co-run by Prof Victor Mair and a bunch of other prominent linguists & scholars. Recent posts … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 5: Furnishing Your Japanese Apartment

In the previous two articles about living in Japan, I detailed the process of finding and selecting apartments in Japan. But one of the most expensive parts of moving into a new apartment is getting all the new furniture and … Continue reading

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