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Resource: ANA Experience Japan Fares

There are a variety of ways to travel domestically within Japan on special passes or discounts – two of the most well-known are the Japan Rail Pass, which allows unlimited train rides on JR trains, for a set period (e.g. … Continue reading

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Resource: Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection – Japanese Diaspora Initiative

Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Library & Archives recently launched the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection as a part of their Japanese Diaspora Initiative, which aims to make the Hoover Institution the leading center for archive-based research and analysis on the historical … Continue reading

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Resource: Open Access Tools from Impactstory

Open access and the issue of paywalls continue to be major topics of discussion in academia. Journal subscriptions, and subscriptions to online databases like JSTOR, continue to get more and more expensive, and, increasingly, many university libraries and other such … Continue reading

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Resources: Translation and Interpretation

In the past, we’ve featured a number of articles on breaking into the field of translation or interpretation, and an important part of any career course in these areas is being aware of organizations and events relevant to that work. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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